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Fall Out Boy Q&A

| April 28, 2006 | 76 Comments

Hello, My Name Is Patrick
Q&A with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump


IE: We last talked to you guys before From Under The Cork Tree came out, and we heard Fall Out Boy have done pretty well. When do the solo albums come out?
Patrick Stump:
I know you’re joking, but I’ve gotten that question seriously before, or they’ll ask us who we want to collaborate with, and it’s like, ‘I don’t know. There’s four of us . . . I kind of like playing with these dudes.’ There’s Juelz Santana, Ne-Yo. He’s writing some stuff right now. We could all get together and have a pow-wow.


IE: Are there ways you’ve recognized you can use your power for good?
PS:
Now we’re in arenas and girls assume it’s the right time and place to show their breasts. That’s not what we’re into. I mean, we’re into breasts, they’re great and all, but it’s one of those things where we have enough respect for our audience and ourselves not to be interested in people being naked or stupid at our shows.

IE: Well, you have experience coming from hardcore shows where there’s that one guy who’s not into the music and just wants to kick some ass.
PS:
Right. That guy comes to Fall Out Boy shows still and we have just as much sympathy for him now as we did then.

IE: If you could take someone else’s role in the band, whose would it be?
PS:
I like singing a lot, but I don’t like being out front. I just like the physical act of singing. So, for that respect I’d kind of like to be a drummer again — that’s what I started out doing. So maybe I’d trade with Andy [Hurley]. Andy’s got a nice little voice.

IE: Are you still just a boy from the North Shore with a dream?
PS:
Totally. I live in Glenview still and it’s the same old story altogether. It’s funny we’re doing this, because I always pick up IE whenever I’m at Guitar Center.

IE: Oh, um, now that we know that, we’ll try not to make fun of you guys as much.
PS:
Please. I will end up reading it.

Fall Out Boy return to the UIC Pavilion on May 15th as headliners of The Black Clouds & Underdogs Tour with All-American Rejects.

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  1. Sarah-Jane says:

    I love you guys so much. You really are the best. Thnx for all the great music. xXx.

  2. miriam says:

    son plenazos… me encantan sus videos
    sigan asi

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hey….you guys rock. not like you’ll ever read this. but whatever.

  4. Nikole says:

    Just wanted to post to say that I hate bands. Once you fall in love with a certain music, there is no way to meet these people or even say two words to them so – it sucks.

  5. Megan says:

    OMG! I am not ashamed to admit that I am an obsessed and broke Fall Out Boy fan! I am missing two CDs (evening out w/ your gf and my heart will always be the B-side to my tounge) because my stupid music store moved it and I didn’t know, the only other things I’m missing would be off of the Director’s Cut of take this to your grave (I only have the normal one) and the kariokee. But needless to say, I have been spending all of my money on your CDs. In fact, yesterday I ditched school to go get Infinity on High, the special version. Okay, we had a snow day, but I had my mom drive me over fifteen miles just to get a poster free with it and I blew my allowance for next week. I just can’t figure out wat the cards are for. Can someone help me with that? I just want to thank you guys for everything because you are my idols and I have suceeded in changing my 11 year old brother into a Pete fan (Sorry Patrick, Andy, Joe… He’s 11, wat do you expect?) I’m ranting again, aren’t I? Well sorry, I just had an off day. It got better when I listened to Hum Hallelujah and Bang the Doldrums. I love you all and I think of you everyday!

    ~The Brilliant

  6. Julia says:

    Wow patrick is so amazing, i went to see them live a while ago. Like March 16, 2005. i want to go to another fall out boy show so bad. It was so kick ass. I definetly want to see them promote there new album “infinity on high” on the honda civic tour, but the closest it gets is manchester, MA. So I will either get my mom to drive me, or I can’t go. I would walk, but i’d probably die before I got there. Maine to Mass. yeah, fun trip. I’m all set with that……..

  7. Molly says:

    Wow! Fall Out Boy Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to say Patrick is my personal Favourite though! I saw them play live at Reading last year and I’m going to see them again this year! I love everything he said in the interview and he is an amazing man! I’d love to see him on drums but I never want him to stop singing because his voice makes Fall Out Boy what they are! I hope they keep going for a very long time! Their music deserves a perminent recognition in history and will always live on in the fans!

  8. Britney says:

    Fall Out Boy is just the coolest band to ever exist! Not only is their music great, but their personalities as well. Oh my gosh I just love them (not in a upsessed way though). I like Patrick the best though because of 1. He has a freakin sweet voice 2. He is probably the nicest guy out their and 3. He is so hilarious. I’m not a stalker or anything like other fans, so no need to worry. lol Well, anyways, after hearing your latest album, I believe you guys have what it takes to be the all time best to not just me (you already are) but to everyone. So see ya at the top!

  9. Steve Ryan says:

    Your music is generic. Grow up, maybe your music will actually be something to listen to if you do that.

  10. Barbylovespatrick says:

    I ABSOLUTLEY love Patrick!!!! and patrick if u r reading this i just want to tell u that i love you and that u must come to slovenia!!!! i think ur very beautiful and u have an amazing voice!! pete gets too much attention that u should get!! what is so special about pete anyway??

    i love u patrick!!

  11. IE says:

    Keep the comments constructive, people. Insults and other
    verbal abuse will get you banned from making further comments here. Thank You.

  12. Zoe says:

    hiii i’ve been an fob fan since under the cork tree and your music has help me so much! i was suicidal but your music helped me through it! If you guys are reading this thanks so much. Dont ever stop making your rockin’ music!!! love you guys! xoxo

  13. fall out kid says:

    why make them stop making music
    p.s love ya yal

  14. absolute fob lover #1 says:

    I love you Patrick! I love you Andy! I love you Pete!

    and joe is ok. :|

    But you guys are fricken’ awesome!

    love you all lots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I wish I could meet you guys

    I would hug all of you!

    in this order: (best for last; least favorite is first)

    1. Joe

    2. Andy

    3. Pete

    4. Patrick

    And then of coure I would want autographs, too.

    Love ya!

  15. Lexi says:

    Hey guys, I just wanted to say that your music probably saved me, and I want to thank you for that
    P.S I love you guys :-)

  16. brittany says:

    hello i love patrick stump!!! hey patick i was wondering if u didn’t mind emailing me please: falloutboystumplover@hotmail.com (p.s as u can tell i’m totally obsessed with u and the band lol hope that doesn’t bother u)

  17. [[j a d e]] says:

    heyah erm i dunno wot 2 say actuallly erm omg i love u patrick!!!! haha lyk evri other person on this haha x erm can u email me plz it wud be sooo great just 2 show my mates fankooo.

  18. kewlkate says:

    hey, if you guys (fall out boy) read this, YOU GUYS ROCK!!! i wish i can go to your concert but my mom dosen’t want to cross the border, so that sucks. i really want to meet you guys in person. I LOVE YOU FALL OUT BOY!!!

  19. Alina says:

    Патрик,ты самый лучший,твой голос просто супер!!!!!!!

    When you will arrive to Russia????

    I dont speak english
    Because I the Russian girl…… Excuse)))

  20. hello patrik eres un super papasito ok contestame el mail please su banda es una chimba besotes

  21. Kyle says:

    Hey patrick, Do you have any tips for beginner bands? me and my friends have had one for awhile but we dont know what to do now that we can actually play music. If u can gimme any tips that’d be great.

  22. Alexandra says:

    I love you, Patrick! Stay gold, Fall Out Boy forever!

  23. Garifallia says:

    HI!! FROM GREECE!!!

    I JUST KNOW ABOUT YOU WHEN THE INFINITI ON HIGH COME OUT. SINCE THEN I BOUGHT TAKE THIS TO YOUR GRAVE AND FROM UNDER THE CORK TREE INFINITI TOO!! YOU ARE JUST PERFECT!! ALL OF YOU ARE SPECIAL! (BUT I LIKE PATRICK MORE! MY SISTER AND MY BEST FRIEND LIKE PETER..)I LIKE JOE’S HAIR AND HE PLAYS GREAT!!!
    ILOVE
    PETE’S LYRICS AND HIS MADNESS!! I LIKE ANDY’S TATTOS AND HE’S PLAYING DRUMS TOTALY NICE!!!BUT I LOVE THE ANGEL VOICE OF PATRICK HIS HATS
    HIS SMILE HIS RED HAIR HIS BLUE OR KIND OF GREEN EYES!!! LOVE U GUYS!!
    ??? ??????? ????!! ???? ??? ??? ZAHARO!!

    KISSES FROM ZAHARO!!(my town)

  24. Sasha says:

    Hellooooowoow!so…..um …..just wanna say ….no, actually ask who’s that Patrick Stump?))just kiddin’ i heard your songs! you’ve got unusual voice. and druuums!!i’m drumin’ too and i like your music! don’t sure you’ll read this but i hope you(Patrick)will drum again! anyway reach to your target, aim so called! life is too fast..before you had time to glanced back it’s just shiooowwwww and you’re old and couldn’t take drumstick in your hands ))))sorry my english! stay as you are!best wishes
    Sasha

  25. KKXOXO says:

    If you guys (fall out boy) r reading this, just know I ABSOLUTELY LUVVV your songs! My favorite songs are 7 minutes in heaven (ataven halen), Bang the Doldrums, and XO. (I listened to bang the doldrums 52 times, according 2 my ipod) I think I memorized all the words to your songs (i think) My favorite video of urs is the Dance Dance video…
    Patrick, u r my favorite!!! I taught myself how 2 play guitar and u r my idol!! (BTW was Joe rite when he said ur a musical genius? I definitely support that idea) Pete, my BFF has a crush on u. I love how u dance in that dance dance video.. thats my favorite part. Hey Joe, u have awesome hair!! And Andy i love your drumming.. and your tattoos.
    To all of u your music saved me.. that 7 min in heaven song sort of describes me @ times.. like “sitting out dances on the wall..” thats definitely me. Heart u Patrick!

    P.S: Where did you get the idea for monkeys in ur Thnks Fr Th Mmrs video? ????????????????????????????

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