Remember 2005? The days that were owned by the likes of Fall Out Boy and Panic at the Disco? Do you remember where you were? Were you basking in the post-punk glory, wearing skin tight jeans, faded ’80s throwback shirts, and bucket hats? Or, were you scoffing at it all? C’mon, it’s not too far back to remember. Odds are readers, you were doing one or the other. With that in mind, this piece of news will either make you jump for joy or reach for tissues: Patrick Stump has quit Fall Out Boy.
It all started with a Twitter message, started by bassist Pete Wentz, who on Monday, ignited the drama with the following” “A hiatus is forever until you get lonely or old. I don’t plan on either. I can’t imagine playing in FOB again.” It didn’t take long for everyone to react to that little bit… including the band’s members.
That’s when Spin caught up with Stump, who remarked, “I’m not in Fall Out Boy right now. But one way or another, the band will always be around. Steven Tyler isn’t in Aerosmith anymore, but his gravestone will probably say something about Aerosmith. Whether we play again or not, I don’t know. If we do, it will be for the right reasons. If we don’t, it will also be for the right reasons.”
Stump, instead, insists that he wants to focus on his solo career.
“I’m really not worried about Fall Out Boy,” Stump said. “I’m so psyched about where I’m at right now, recording this solo album.” He’s not alone, either. All four members of the Chicago-based band are currently involved in other projects, as well.
However, that doesn’t change the guys’ feelings, as drummer Andy Hurley comments via his message board for his Minneapolis band Fuck City, “I really wish I could tell everyone if we were done or not. But I just don’t know. It’s not looking great right now… Pete loves fob. I love fob. Patrick loves fob. and Joe loves fob. It’s just that we’re in different places…”
This morning, in a fit of nostalgia that only begs for more questions, Wentz posted an old photo of the band with the caption, “I miss truck stops and sneaking nachos.”
We’ll miss neither, but we’ll keep you posted as this unfolds.