Bradley: How long
has Fall Out Boy been around? How many shows have you played to
date? Do you keep a band diary?
FOB: About 2
and a half years now. We played over 270 shows last year. Yes.
Scope it over at http://www.falloutboyrock.com/journal.
is Fall Out Boy from? What bands have you been in prior to FOB?
FOB: The suburbs
of Chicago. We were in some hardcore bands like: Racetraitor,
Arma Angelus, Extinction, and Birthright.
Bradley: Fall Out
Boy is a Simpsons reference, has there been any legal issues with
FOB: It's spelled
Fall Out Boy. So its not a Simpsons reference, ha.
have been going pretty fast for you guys lately, do you have time
to stop and smell the roses? And if so, what do they smell like?
FOB: They smell
like dogshit. Wait that is dogshit.
Bradley: What has
been your favorite venue to play of all time?
Heights Knights of Columbus.
Bradley: Have you
ever been dumpster-diving? And if so, what did you score?
FOB: Just cause
we don't shower dont make us homeless.
Bradley: Lets put
this to an end, who is the hottest member of the band?
FOB: Ack, why
Bradley: If you
had to label yourself in a musical category would you suck it
up and take it like a man, throw a temper tantrum like a child,
or debate about it endlessly like a senior citizen?
are for the library and I ain't no bookworm.
Bradley: What musical
category do you put yourself in? How did you get involved in this
type of music?
FOB: Pop and
punk, not pop punk. I got involved cause I think I did something
bad in another life that I'm being punished for
Bradley: How did
the high-school student produced show, Paradox, impact your sound
FOB: Ah, I dunno.
I think I hung out with some kids from it.
Bradley: How does
Fall Out Boy distinguish between punk and pop-punk? What is pop
punk to you?
FOB: I dunno.
It's so stupid to sit here and try to dumb it down. In the end
no one wants to be what they are. We play with certain bands that
sound a certain way. If you want to call us pop punk that is fine.
We play music that we love and that is what's important to us.
do you have hopes that someone will make a musical based on the songs of Fall
Out Boy similar to the way playwright Catherine Johnson
employed ABBA in the Broadway musical, "Mamma Mia!" ?
FOB: He says
it's already in production.
Bradley: What are
your top 5 Chicago bands?
FOB: Cheap Trick,
Alkaline Trio, The Academy, Extinction, Naked Raygun, and Screeching
Weasel(had to get it in there).
Bradley: What is
your current relationship with the area known as Chicagoland?
FOB: I sleep
in a bed located there when I'm home. And miss most of my friends
Bradley: What subscriptions,
if any, do you have?
Bradley: On a scale
of 1 to 10, (1 being Mel Gibson and 10 being Pauly Shore) how
seriously do you take yourselves as a group?
FOB: Those two
sound very similiar to me.
you think Redline Distribution is just soo awesome?
Bradley: On women;
bikini, boyshort, or thong?
FOB: Thong, ain't
got no time for a camel toe.
Bradley: The Hilton
or The Holiday Inn?
FOB: Pete likes
the Paris Hilton.
or Lincoln Logs?
FOB: Legos, duh.
one: cassette tape / vinyl / compact disk / eight track / i-pod.
and Dragons or Mike Tyson's Punch Out?
FOB: We ain't
no geeks. Tyson's Punch Out.
FOB: These questions,
grosser than gross?
FOB: The sick
chair I'm sitting in.
Bradley: Has anyone
in the band ever landed a kickflip?
FOB: We swear
we were landing them yesterday.