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Glenview, Illinois (2001 – present)

Fall Out Boy is a band formed in 2001 in Glenview, Illinois after good friends Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz met high schooler Patrick Stump. Stump originally auditioned as a drummer, but soon became the lead singer. 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, Evening Out With Your Girlfriend, also on Uprising Records, in 2003.

2003–2004: Independent success

After the release of their mini-album, Fall Out Boy built a large cult following playing in the Chicago area and drummer Andy Hurley, formerly of Racetraitor, joined the band while the two other members left. At this time, Stump also took over rhythm guitar duties. During this time, they played many local shows at the The Knights of Columbus Hall in Arlington Heights, Illinois, also the site of their first video: Dead on Arrival. The same year, after signing to Fueled By Ramen, they released their first full-length album, Take This to Your Grave, on May 6, 2003. The band received an advance from Island Records to record their proper debut, but the advance came with a right of first refusal for Island on Fall Out Boy’s next album. With major financing in place, the recording of Take This to Your Grave took place at producer & Garbage drummer Butch Vig’s Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, with Sean O’Keefe producing.


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  • ichiro5

    I've been wondering do these guys use playback on guitar and bass. I mean at least Pete looks like he truly fakes it all when playing live, but I have also checked some of the bass tabs and they don't look very complicated so I don't know what to think. I've watched some live videos and all but Andy look like they're not plugged in and just faking they're playing. I still believe the vocals are real live..

    20 May 10:31am Reply
  • nataliasuxxx

    19 May 2:29pm Reply
  • Tiny_Heart

    Uma Thurman is best on new album

    18 May 2:51am Reply
  • Z2b

    Nice new Album

    17 May 9:48am Reply
  • roderichfuss

    Marcou o meu 2007, agradecendo a existência. <3

    16 May 2:23am Reply
  • DespicableGypsy

    i walked into hot topic yesterday and they immediately started playing american beauty/american psycho. it's like they sense my approach and must please the queen

    12 May 8:59pm Reply
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    12 May 3:49am Reply
  • beyndigo

    Alone Together ♥

    12 May 12:42am Reply
  • westisonfire

    Twin Skeletons <3

    11 May 10:55pm Reply
  • patriotsaint_

    this band is really important [8]

    11 May 10:52pm Reply
  • Malone__

    Uma Thurman. ♥ [7]

    10 May 2:06pm Reply
  • allmyfaults

    Haven't listened to them since Folie a deux.... what the FUCK happened?! O.O

    10 May 12:08am Reply
  • DatGlitterBitch

    update: I finally saw this band for the first time ever and IT REALLY WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFEEE ***AND I WAS PRACTICALLY FRONT ROW

    4 May 2:42pm Reply
  • br34d-h34d

    folie a deux is the last good thing they made. ab/ap is a step up from srar but not a big one

    3 May 2:10am Reply
  • bellees2

    @DatGlitterBitch the best day of your life!

    1 May 2:18pm Reply
  • DatGlitterBitch

    I'm finally going to see this band in 2 days, what should I expect??

    1 May 6:56am Reply
  • bellees2

    Remember me for centuries

    30 Apr 2:47pm Reply
  • edwayles

    this band is really important [11]

    30 Apr 11:28am Reply
  • IAmMrDexB

    I'm only scrobbling them cause of Radio 1. They're getting way too mainstream and overrated.

    30 Apr 10:30am Reply
  • beyc4use

    this band is really important [10]

    30 Apr 8:07am Reply
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