Fall Out Boy is from Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.A. and was created in 2001. The rock band was comprised of members, Patrick Stump- composer (lead vocalist and guitarist), Pete Wentz (lyricist and guitarist), Joe Trohman (guitarist), and Andy Hurley (drummer).
With the artistic contribution of Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz as the band’s main composer and main lyricist, the band emerged from the concealed music arena and got hold of middle-of-the road success with their main title debut on 2005, “From Under the Cork Tree” as a succession album from their 2003 album, “Take This to Your Grave”. The album received many awards and attained dual platinum after it reached 2.5 million in sales in the U.S.
The band then released their sequel album in 2007, “Infinity on High” and became an all-out success in the charts. At the outset, making it to the Billboard 200 at #1 spot and marketed 260,000 album sales in the initial week.
Fall Out Boy’s general music style was widely described pop punk, pop rock and emo.
The band was founded by buddies Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz in 2001, who used to perform in countless hard-core/punk groups within Chicago. With their inspiration bands such as Green Day, The Smiths and Descendants, the duo thought of forming their own band. Back in high school, when Trohman met Stump in a bookstore and he tried out as a drummer but when he showed his remarkable vocal scope steered towards his current position as the lead vocals of Fall Out Boy. The drummer for the band’s original line-up was Ben Rose and shortly thereafter, he departed. There were quite a few changes in the drumming and rhythm guitar positions until Andy Hurley had joined the band.
The newly formed band was unnamed on their initial couple of performances, and they thought that the audience should decide the name for their band. At the finale of their second performance, they probed the audience to holler out their suggestions. One audience made a suggestion of the name “Fallout Boy” as referred to the partner of Radioactive Man in the Simpsons. And their band name was born.
In 2003, the group brought about an LP called “Evening Out with Your Girlfriend”. In the same year, they came out with their second studio album, “Take This to Your Grave”. The album had been officially recognized. Stump teamed up with Wentz on the wordings. With the album tracks, “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy” and “Saturday” achieving a video exposure on Fuse, Target’s in-store audio-visual stream, MTV and U, the album made a very impressive sale and finally earned Gold for the sale of 500,000 copies.
Halfway through 2003, the band signed a record deal under the giant tag Island Records. While recording the “middle-of-the-road” debut, the group distributed the acoustic DVD/EP, “My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side” to “My Tongue” on May 18, 2004. It made its way at #153 on Billboard 200, Fall Out Boy’s initial track on the chart.
In Late 2004, Fall Out Boy started working on the continuation to “Take This to Your Grave”.
But the band encountered an impediment in early 2005 after Wentz’s apprehensions about making a new album ended in a suicide attempt. Wentz described that creating the record was overpowering and he was feeling either completely anxious or depressed. His main fear was after working so hard on the album, it will end up being a monumental flop. After going through treatment, Wentz reunited with the rest of the band and travelled to Burbank, CA for the album recording. The band ascended to conventional feat for the album, “From Under the Cork Tree” which was brought to the public on May 3, 2005; #9 on the US Billboard 200 and sold out 68,000 copies on the initial week. It lingered on the chart for 77 long weeks and mapping about a quarter of a year in the top 20.
The record earned the band massive money-making success and achieving them two platinum disks for making a sale of 2.4 million copies in the USA alone and more than 3 million globally certifying the album as the best-seller for the group. The album “Under the Cork Tree” was boosted by the sensational main single “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” which climbed up at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single occupied the top 10 for 5 weeks and charted almost half a year in the top 20.
Getting substantial airtime cycle at both Alternative and Pop stations, it logged at #3 on the Modern Rock Charts and displayed Fall Out Boy to a new brand, conventional listeners and viewers through the internet and radio. It became a bastion on the Hot 100, occupying the chart in 42 weeks before it stepped down. The music video gets hold of the #1 spot on MTV, and stepped out August 26, 2005. The video grabbed the MTV2 Award in 2005, instigating an enormous new attention and upsurge in sales. The chart topping the single marketed more than 2 million copies and was recognized dual platinum by the RIAA. The band was voted at the Grammy’s 2006 for Best New Artist. The next track brought to the public “Dance, Dance” from their debut album, which became the band’s next top 10 track and logged at #9 on the Hot 100. It worked up to #6 on the Pop 100 and turned out to be Fall Out Boy’s top charting track in terms of airtime exposures and made it to #2 on the Modern Rock Charts.
Fall Out Boy released their 4th studio album, “Infinity on High”, in early 2007 under Island Records.
The album demonstrated a parting in Fall Out Boy’s signature sound where the group applied a different display of melodic styles comprising of funk, flamenco and R&B. Infinity gained extraordinary success and sold 260,000 copies and made it to #1 on the US Billboard 200. Worldwide, the album sold more than 2 million copies and won them platinum.
In late 2008, the band distributed their 5th studio album, “Folie à Deux” as a succession to the 2007 effort “Infinity on High”. Fall Out Boy evolved past their original sound and embark on a new musical route for the album. Folie was released and logged at #8 on the Billboard 200. In November 17, 2009, the group distributed a greatest hits collection album called “Believers Never Die” – Greatest Hits.
On November 20, 2009,the band declared they are going on an indeterminate break, expressing uncertainties regarding the future of the band. Pete Wentz expressed that his reasons for taking a cessation is that he feels his name and marriage to artist Ashlee Simpson had caused a deterrent factor for the group.
Subsequent to the statement of Fall Out Boy’s indefinite break, group members enthused to musical side ventures that they deemed they couldn’t partake in Fall Out Boy was functional.