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Brandon Herbel 02/16/05 09:46 AM

Fall Out Boy - 02.16.05
 
You guys did a song for the upcoming Police tribute album. Did you guys have
a say on what song you guys did? If so why Roxanne?


Uhm our manager called us up and told us, we always loved the guys over at
Militia and wanted to work with them so we said okay- but we didn't pick the
song (the ones we wanted better bands already had ha-ha)- but hey who can
argue with playing a song about a hooker.

Are you guys big fans of Police?

"Mostly, we are, mostly".

Yes.

The band is also in the middle of recording your new album. How is it going
so far?


Its going well. We are almost done with tracking and then we have to pick
the songs and order and mix.

Anything that is highly influencing the writing of the new album?

Just the scene we have come from- I think its funny because everybody either
worships us or despises us for a record we wrote four years ago and since
then a lot has changed, and a lot has stayed the same.... we have been on
tour for almost 300 days in a year and that will definitely affect the way
you view the world- we had a chance to interact with some of the coolest
people in bands and music and at the same time we got to see the other side
of them- which is that most people aren't who they say they are- and we
definitely address that on this record- and just what this whole stupid
thing has spiraled into and our own part in it- pointing fingers at
ourselves for our role in it- we named the record what we did for a reason-
and hopefully people will investigate that for themselves. its funny how
people only hype this record that it is going to be the biggest thing ever
or the biggest letdown ever- and its funny because at the end of the day we
are just some kids from the suburbs of chicago who wrote some dumb songs in
our parents attic-- you get the chance to read about us on the internet-
whether we are vilified or idolized and then people will meet us in real
life at a show and realize we are the most ordinary people you will ever
know- not assholes but not geniuses either- we are just kind of thrust into
an extraordinary situation.... oh yeah and the drugs have influenced us a
lot too. ha.

Who is producing the new album?

Neal Averon.

How do you guys take all the violence that has shown up in the music scene
lately?


I think shows are the one place people should feel safe and should be a sanctuary - when it's not, things get pretty depressing.

Fall Out Boy had a great year in 2004, and big plans or anything in the
works for 2005?


We are working on some tours, the entire warped tour, the fueled by ramen
tour, etc.

Are there any bands or albums that we should check out?

The academy is, panic at the disco, gym class heroes, October fall, the new
spitalfield record, new comeback kid record, quicksand (an old band you
should know), lifetime (a band every band on this site rips off, including
fob), XOskeletons, somegirls, we are lions

Who has been your favorite band you've toured with?

We loved touring with early november, matchbook romance, the academy is,
punchline...

Have any crazy stories from the road?

Every band has crazy ones I guess. We have some funny ones, involving pubes
and pee and all but lets keep this pg (don't worry it was all dude on dude).

If you were a hotdog, would you eat yourself?

Rip Harry Carry

Pete - I'm guessing by the title of your book that you're a big Smiths fan.
Any favorite song or album by them?


I tend to go with meat is murder- but then if I was to say I would probably
say, "viva hate" which although is a Morrissey record- Johnny Marr wrote most
of it.... the smiths and Morrissey are rad but just like nightmare before
Xmas they will be a lot cooler when its just us losers who are into them
again. Then again what do I know?

Thanks for the interview....

punkerx99 02/16/05 10:18 AM

Nice interview.

I interviewed Pete as well-- you guys can read that by clicking the link in my signature if you so choose to.

MidniteVulture 02/16/05 11:41 AM

It's true, Lifetime is a band that everybody needs to know.

redeyes 02/16/05 11:53 AM

is anybody else over fall-out boy trying to prove themselves as scene as possible.

"the smiths and Morrissey are rad but just like nightmare before
Xmas they will be a lot cooler when its just us losers who are into them
again."

who fuckin says that? eat a dick pete.

LPMagic 02/16/05 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redeyes
is anybody else over fall-out boy trying to prove themselves as scene as possible.

"the smiths and Morrissey are rad but just like nightmare before
Xmas they will be a lot cooler when its just us losers who are into them
again."

who fuckin says that? eat a dick pete.


You don't see the truth in what he said? I think it's bullshit how people feel the need to censor themselves or to speak their minds so politicly correct so that "dicks" like you won't bash them. The same people who complain about all the little preteens getting into bands like My Chemical Romance and Blink 182 are the same people who think the same type of things Pete just said. He just has the balls to say it.

- Jeff

giantasinrobot 02/16/05 01:24 PM

essentially youre right jeff.

FanUvBlink2135 02/16/05 06:05 PM

If you were a hotdog, would you eat yourself?

Rip Harry Carry

haha...best question ever.

FinchBulldog2 02/16/05 08:31 PM

I like this band...Pete bugs me but he's prob nice.

FOBcareemo 02/16/05 09:01 PM

it bugs like mad when people hate on pete even though he is cocky i think he has every right to be have u seen some of the shit he's written? i know i know there are propably do the same thing but hes been the one that i can relate to best he embodies the feeling a despair i get every once in a while (ok fine every 7 hours like clockwork) he is what he is and you telling him shit isnt gonna change a thing

XPrettyXWasteX 02/19/05 09:10 PM

i love fall out boy. and you gotta love lifetime.

hello houston 09/14/05 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FanUvBlink2135
If you were a hotdog, would you eat yourself?

Rip Harry Carry

haha...best question ever.


lol

Lokster208 12/21/05 08:23 AM

this interview made me smile, and pete seems like a pretty funny guy on the q&a on the fall out boy website so i liked seeing some (ok not much) seriousness come out of this interview.

FallOutBoyRoXx 12/23/05 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FOBcareemo
it bugs like mad when people hate on pete even though he is cocky i think he has every right to be have u seen some of the shit he's written? i know i know there are propably do the same thing but hes been the one that i can relate to best he embodies the feeling a despair i get every once in a while (ok fine every 7 hours like clockwork) he is what he is and you telling him shit isnt gonna change a thing

heyy fOB SO TOTALLY ROxX:p

kandice06 01/16/06 05:33 AM

i personally love pete and the fob guys. i really hate it when people bag out them and other bands- i mean really- the people who say nasty things ARENT famous or in the music industry. do you really think pete or patrick or joe or andy care if you hate them? NOPE, coz there are so many people who love them and buy their stuff.. for haters- maybe when you're famous then you can sit back and critisize. leave fob alone.

mayomuffins 04/13/06 06:35 AM

yeah...too many posers...nightmare before Christmas rocks