Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, lead guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley. The band originated from Chicago's hardcore punk scene, with which all members were involved at one point. The group was formed by Wentz and Trohman as a pop punk side project of the members' respective hardcore bands, and Stump joined shortly thereafter. The group went through a succession of drummers before landing Hurley and recording the group's debut album, Take This to Your Grave (2003). The album became an underground success and helped the band gain a dedicated fanbase through heavy touring, as well as some moderate commercial success. Take This to Your Grave has commonly been cited as an influential blueprint for pop punk music in the 2000s.
With Wentz as the band's lyricist and Stump as the primary composer, the band's 2005 major-label breakthrough, From Under the Cork Tree, produced two hit singles, Sugar, We're Goin Down and Dance, Dance, and went double platinum, transforming the group into superstars and making Wentz a celebrity and tabloid fixture. Fall Out Boy received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2006 Grammy Awards. The band's 2007 follow-up, Infinity on High, landed at number one on the Billboard 200 with 260,000 first week sales. It produced two worldwide hit singles, This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race and Thnks fr th Mmrs. Folie à Deux, the band's fourth album, created a mixed response from fans and commercially undersold expectations. Following the release of Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits, the band took a hiatus from 2009 to 2012 to "decompress," exploring various side projects. The band regrouped and recorded Save Rock and Roll (2013), which gave the band it's second career number one and produced the top 20 single My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up). The group's sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho (2015), released worldwide on Island Records, was preceded by the top 10 hit Centuries and also spawned the single Uma Thurman, which peaked at 22 on Hot 100. The album peaked at No. 1, making it the band's third No. 1 album and the group's fifth consecutive top 10 album.
Teen Titans Go!
Tara Strong (the voice of Raven) once said in an interview she ran into Pete Wentz on a plane and he mentioned how much he and his band loved the show and which lead to the band to guest star in Teen Titans Go!. While the band was in the recording studio in early October 2016, Tara Strong, along with Greg Cipes (the voice of Beast Boy), even did a short little vine with them specially titled "Beast Boy or Fall Out Boy".
- Patrick Stump (lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist)
- Joe Trohman (lead guitarist)
- Pete Wentz (bass guitarist)
- Andy Hurley (drummer)
Past Band Members
- Ben Rose
- Mike Pareskuwicz
- T.J. Kunasch
- Brandon Hamm
- Fall Out Boy is the third major celebrity guest in the series who had voiced themselves in an episode of Teen Titans Go!, with the first two being LeBron James in "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul" and CeeLo Green in "Chapter One: I Saw You Dance".
- Teen Titans Go! is not the only animated show Fall Out Boy has guest starred in. The band also guest starred (as cameos) in the popular non-kid friendly animated internet series Happy Tree Friends, in a music video the band did for the series.
- Fall Out Boy has made a remix of the song, The Night Begins to Shine.