Fall Out Boy biography

Fall Out Boy is an acclaimed American rock band with an unbeatable track record. Three people met in a local bookstore and had a long discussion about the metal band, Neurosis. Those three people, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Patrick Stump later decided to form a pop bunk band in 2001. That is exactly how this band came into existence. They invited Andrew Hurley to join this group to make it a four-man rock band.

The lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of this Chicago-based band is Patrick Stump. Joe Trohman plays the role of lead guitarist. Pete Wentz is the bassist and Andy Hurley takes up the role of drummer. Emerged from the hardcore punk scene in Chicago, the founding members were keen on creating a pop bunk band. The first album of this band, Take This to Your Grave was released in 2003. It was a great success and helped Fall Out Boy build a loyal fan base. This album is often known as the most influential blueprint for pop punk music in recent times.

The release of the label, From Under the Cork Tree in 2005 was a major milestone in the history of Fall Out Boy. It contained two super hit singles, Dance, Dance, and Sugar, We're Goin Down. These songs got the platinum certification to take the reputation of the band to the next level. Further, they received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist in 2006. The next release of the band in 2007, Infinity on High, debuted at the top position on the Billboard 200. The sales of this album crossed 260,000 in the first week itself. It comprised two enormously celebrated singles Thnks fr th Mmrs and This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race.

Fall Out Boy released their fourth album, Folie à Deux, in 2008. It was not a huge success as expected. After the release of one of the most successful singles, Believers Never Die, Fall Out Boy took a break for four years. During the period, they got engaged in a wide variety of side projects. In 2013, all members came together to create their fifth album, Save Rock and Roll. It was a second career number one for the band. One of the singles in this album, My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) was on the top 20 list of all leading charts.

Fall Out Boy launched 8 punk-influenced tracks, titled EP PAX AM Days, in association with producer Ryan Adams. It was in 2015 that the sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho was released. It reached the number one position on the Billboard 200. The next project was a debut remix album, titled, Make America Psycho Again. Mania, the seventh studio album of Fall Out Boy was the number one song on the Billboard chart. With the stupendous performance of this album, the band achieved the distinction of taking the fourth album to the number one position and the sixth album to the top 10 positions consecutively.

Fall Out Boy – Musical Style and Influences

As mentioned above, Fall Out Boy is known as a pop-punk band. You can also find the influences of electropop, punk rock, power pop, alternative rock, and pop-rock. It is a well-known fact that all members of this group had hardcore punk roots. A central part of the sound stems from the lyrics of the songs created by this rock group. With a harmonious combination of softcore, hardcore punk, and pop sensibility, Fall Out Boy made a huge impact on the musical sensibility of a large number of people.

Fall Out Boy – Major Awards and Achievements

Fall Out Boy won numerous awards and honors for its commendable contributions to the music industry. In 2014 and 2016, Fall Out Boy won the Alternative Press Music Awards. This group was chosen for the Kerrang Awards 5 times. It is the recipient of the 6 Teen Choice Awards. Other awards won by this band include MTV Video Music Awards, Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, World Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and many more. Fall Out Boy also received two Grammy nominations for the Best New Artist in 2006 and the Best Rock Artist in 2018. This music group won many other prestigious award nominations and honors.

Fall Out Boy – Albums and Other Creations

The first album of Fall Out Boy, Take This to Your Grave was launched in 2003. Other albums of this group include From Under the Cork Tree (2005), Infinity on High (2007), Folie à Deux (2008), Save Rock and Roll (2013), American Beauty/American Psycho (2015), and Mania (2018).

Fall Out Boy – Members

The current members of this band are Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz, and Andy Hurley. The former members include Ben Rose, John Flamandan, T.J. Kunasch, Brandon Hamm, and Mike Pareskuwicz.

The legacy of Fall Out Boy is incredibly inspiring. The members of this group were the first ones to receive the honor, Hall of Wood in 2015. It was conferred to them at the MtvU Woodie Awards. This is a prestigious honor given to musicians who influence aspiring musicians and maintain a loyal fan base. The famous American monthly magazine, Rolling Stone chose the album, Take This To Your Grave as the fifth-greatest pop-punk album of all time.

The famous British Magazine, Rock Sound picked the same album as the 18th best pop-punk album. In 2017, Fall Out Boy was inducted into the Rock Sound's Hall of Fame. It also holds the record of the most nominated band in the history for the Rock Video Category. It can be said without an iota of a doubt that this group is one of the most influential pop-punk bands you can ever come across in the history of rock music.

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