Fixated On One Star

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Created on: 13 Jul 2006
Fans of Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy and the website Fixated on one Star.


Fall Out Boy was formed in early 2001 by friends Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz. The two had played in various bands in the Chicago area. They decided they wanted to start a band that was more similar to bands they listened to growing up such as Green Day, Descendents, and The Smiths. Trohman met high schooler Patrick Stump in a Borders Bookstore. Trohman introduced himself to Stump when he overheard him talking about the band Neurosis, in which they shared a mutual interest. Stump auditioned as a drummer, but as soon as his vocal range was discovered, he became the lead singer. Two other Chicago musicians were recruited; T.J. Raccine on guitar and a drummer simply credited as Mike. The following year, the band debuted with a self-released demo and followed it up with the May 28, 2002 release of Split EP, which featured Project Rocket, on Uprising Records. The group released a mini-LP, Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend, on Uprising Records, in 2003.

The band was nameless for their first two shows. At the end of their second show, they asked the audience to yell out their ideas for a name. One audience member suggested "Fallout Boy," a reference to the sidekick of the Simpsons cartoon character Radioactive Man.


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