1. if you are a fan of this band- please donít pit us against each other. however you feel about patrick i feel it x a million. that was one of the things that led to us taking time off- we felt as though some of the base and media pit us against each other. were a team. we fight for the user.
2. Iíve had a few people in my timeline bugging out about me not sticking around after shows. last year i got a threat during a post show hang. i donít feel comfortable or safe sticking around areas that arenít secure because of that. if you happen to run into me for sure come over and say hey- i do not bite, much. until i feel a bit better about that stuff Iím gonna stick to m&gís and what not.
3. the album cover: Iíve always felt a particular draw to this part of the world.
during WW2 my grandpa was shot down over burma and lived in a prison camp there. my grandma joined the OSS (the precursor to the modern CIA) and set out to thailand to search for him. since he returned to his family and i have been constantly interested in the area. i had a friend enter and document huge butterflies along the river and the discontent of the people and monks at their treatment by the junta. we held our breaths and watched as thousands of red cloths resisted. i love this photograph. it is so simple but says so much. it screams to me of a brothers separated by worlds- but connected forever as brothers. i sometimes thing there isnít a stronger yet more complicated bond than brothers. i love this photo. it is peace in a violent world. it is change in the face of an everlasting constant. but at the end of the day it is art. it is supposed to challenge you. we do not simply make things that we think are molded to be consumed by our fans- that is not what dictates what we create. it is our art- i hope that you wait until you here the accompanying album to judge how you feel about it- but at the end of the day its art and you arenít supposed to just like it. we arenít a reality television show, were a band.
I tried to allude to it in the news post -- if the comments in ours news post about the RockSound magazine cover were the same on places like Tumblr, etc., it was mostly shit like "about time Patrick is in the forefront he's the real front man of this band" and whatever ... faux competition.
wait, so because he doesn't necessarily feel safe just hanging out outside after shows makes him a diva? He's a got a young kid, it's more important that Pete stays safe and sticks around for his son than meeting a few kids after the show.
Not sure why Pete gets so much shit. Met him once a couple years back and he was the nicest guy in the world. I don't care how they "market" Fall Out Boy pre-hiatus or post-hiatus. We're lucky FOB is back to even be marketed.