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Fall Out Boy

Mostly Credited As: Fall Out Boy
Birth Name: Fall Out Boy
Date Of Birth: 2001
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Fall Out Boy


Fall Out Boy formed in Chicago out of the ashes of different hardcore bands. Wentz grew up with Trohman and had previously played in a band with Hurley, so when their other groups imploded, the three got together to jam. Soon after they bumped into Stump, whose melodic, but edgy vocals were a perfect fit. But even after the ingredients were in place, the musicians had no lofty career ambitions. “We just wanted to do something different with no intention of it ever becoming anything,” Wentz says. “We didn’t even have a name until after our second show, when we played some college and asked the crowd what we should be called and someone screamed out ‘Fall Out Boy.’”

Being from the Midwest instead of somewhere like Los Angeles or New York, the odds were against them from the start, which only made them try harder. Fortunately, by being removed from any major scene, they could develop organically without outside pressure, which has helped turn them into the band they are today. With lineup and name secured, Fall Out Boy recorded a three song demo, which they sent to every record label they could think of. They attracted the attention of numerous companies, but eventually signed with fledgling label Fueled by Ramen for their debut, Take This to Your Grave, which sold over 200,000 copies. “We decided to sign to Fueled by Ramen because it was a long shot, and Fall Out Boy is a long shot,” Wentz says. “It turned out to be the best decision we’ve ever made.”

For their big break into the mainstream, they joined forces with Island Records, which will help them reconnect with their core fans while reaching an entirely new audience.
“With this record, we’ve got a bigger focus and a grander idea,” Wentz says. “We don’t want to disappoint the 200,000 people who are part of a very cult following that hangs onto our every word, and we won’t. But we wrote this record for all the people who haven't heard of Fall Out Boy before. When George Lucas did “Return of the Jedi,” he wanted it to appeal to the person who saw “Star Wars,” but at the same time, if somebody wasn't born when that came out, they can still go see the movie and have it be a very exciting thing for them. That’s the kind of thing we want to achieve.”

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Warped Hall of Fame (2007)As: Themselves
Big In 2005 (2005)As: Themselves
Episode Cast Credits 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 115 63x115: (Jun/20/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Fall Out Boy; Gabrielle Reece; the best beaches; Greek grilling. 56x220: (Jul/06/2007) As Themselves 

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2001) 
  The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2013) 12x01: (Dec/10/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Radio 1 Teen Awards (2010) 
  Radio 1 Teen Awards 2013 01x04: (Nov/03/2013) As Themselves 

America's Got Talent (2006) 
  Semifinals Week 2, Results (6 of 12 advance) 08x23: (Sep/04/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  Ryan Reynolds, Bob Saget, Fall Out Boy, Michael Winslow 05x112: (Jul/18/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Voice (US) (2011) 
  Live Semi-Final Results 04x26: (Jun/11/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Live @ Much (2002) 
  Fall Out Boy 11x??: (May/23/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Magic Johnson, Savannah Guthrie, Fall Out Boy 21x89: (May/06/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Christina Applegate, Frank Caliendo, Fall Out Boy 17x29: (Oct/30/2008) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Mitt Romney, D.L. Hughley, Fall Out Boy 15x147: (May/02/2007) As Themselves 
  Rosie O’Donnell, Chris Paplham, Fall Out Boy 14x125: (Apr/03/2006) As Themselves 

90210 (2008) 
  Scandal Royale 05x21: (May/06/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Conan (2010) 
  Django Snowchained 03x76: (Apr/17/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Brian Cox, Anna Friel, Paul Gascoigne, Fall Out Boy 10x05: (Apr/12/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Soundstage (2003) (2003) 
  Fall Out Boy 07x12: (Jul/23/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Season 20, Episode 99 27x104: (Jan/22/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Miley Cyrus, Jamie Foxx, Fall Out Boy; Kelly Ripa's Exercise Routine 26x84: (Dec/27/2007) As Themselves 
  Billy Bob Thornton; Fall Out Boy; 26x08: (Sep/12/2007) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Meredith Vieira, Marc Maron, Fall Out Boy 16x70: (Jan/21/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Matt Dillon, Al Roker, Fallout Boy 12x119: (May/10/2005) As Themselves 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Tom Cruise, Fall Out Boy 16x60: (Dec/16/2008) As Themselves 
  Dr. Phil McGraw, Fall Out Boy 14x89: (Feb/05/2007) As Themselves 
  Heather Graham, Fall Out Boy 13x71: (Jan/02/2006) As Themselves 

Dance on Sunset (2008) 
  Episode 3 01x03: (Apr/13/2008) As Themselves 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Joe Rogan, Fall Out Boy 06x60: (May/17/2007) As Themselves 
  Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, Jessica Kirson, Fall Out Boy, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 04x94: (Nov/04/2005) As Themselves 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Gwen Stefani, Justin Chambers, Fall Out Boy 05x23: (Feb/08/2007) As Themselves 
  Anthony Anderson, Caprice, & Fall Out Boy 03x92: (Jul/18/2005) As Themselves 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy 31x13: (Mar/04/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

One Tree Hill (2003) 
  Just Watch the Fireworks 03x15: (Feb/15/2006) As Themselves 
  An Attempt to Tip the Scales 03x04: (Oct/26/2005) As Themselves 

MTV Video Music Awards (1984) 
  22nd Annual MTV Video Music Awards 22x01: (Aug/28/2005) As Themselves (Winner: MTV2 Award) 
Featured Songs

One Tree Hill Songs:
Letting Go + I Don't Care 
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) + The Take Over, The Breaks Over 
When It isn't Like It Should Be + I've Got a Dark Alley And a Bad Idea That Says You 
Just Watch the Fireworks + A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch 
Brave New World + Sugar, We're Going Down 
An Attempt to Tip the Scales + Dance, Dance 
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea + Sugar, We're Going Down 
TRL Songs:
November 28, 2005 + Dance, Dance 
November 17, 2005 + Dance, Dance 
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Songs:
Scarlett Johansson, Larry the Cable Guy, Fall Out Boy + Dance, Dance 
Saturday Night Live Songs:
Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy + Dance, Dance 
The Simpsons Songs:
Lisa the Drama Queen + Opening Theme Song 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
A Noble Return + Sugar We're Going Down 
Do You Remember The First Time? + Thanks for the Memories 
A New York Story + This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race 
American Idol Songs:
Top 12 Male Semifinalists Perform + Sugar We're Going Down 
Supernatural Songs:
Bloody Mary + Sugar, We're Going Down 
Best Week Ever Songs:
June 8th + Thnks fr th Mmrs 
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Trivia

Original names also considered for Fall Out Boy were: Short Story, Unhappy Ending and Forget Me Not

AKA FOB

That the cover of the first fob demo was a scene from karate kid and featured the songs: growing up, jericho, and switchblades and infidelity.

Up for a Best New Artist Grammy.

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