The band is out promoting a new album is and back on tour after taking a break for a few years. While visiting Seacrest Studios, Fall Out Boy answered questions from enthusiastic patients and even sang Happy Birthday to two girls.
Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley began playing together more than a decade ago; however, they say their music careers began long before Fall Out Boy was formed. “A lot of our parents raised us around music, and we also played instruments growing up,” Trohman says. “Also, we grew up watching MTV when they played lots of music videos, and we were like ‘I want to do what they are doing.’”
Fall Out Boy rose to fame with songs like Sugar, We’re Goin Down, Thnks fr th Mmrs and Dance, Dance. When asked about his favorite song, Stump says Dance, Dance stands out from the rest. Not to mention, he wrote it while crammed in the back of a van.
I think Dance, Dance was probably the most exciting song to write for me because it just kind of happened,” Stump says.
After years of success, Fall Out Boy took a break and focused on individual projects. They released Save Rock and Roll this year and are back with a fresh perspective. Wentz now has a 5-year-old son and has ditched the eyeliner. Stump told the audience that he has a few hobbies besides music, including learning new languages like Japanese.
The band wrapped up their visit by taking pictures with patients and signing autographs. Thanks, Fall Out Boy, for stopping by the hospital.