Fall Out Boy Push Back Release of ‘MANIA’

Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump posted a statement to Twitter to let fans know about the delay of the band’s seventh studio album, MANIA. Originally scheduled to be released on September 15, the album has now been delayed to January 19, 2018.  Read the full statement from Stump below.


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Review >> Fall Out Boy – ‘The Boys of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago’ DVD

In late October, popular multi-platinum selling rock band Fall Out Boy (Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley) released their new live DVD, The Boys of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago. The DVD was filmed at their hometown show in Chicago, one of the band’s 39 stops during their 2015 North American tour. The band hit the road following the release of their platinum-certified sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho, which spawned hit singles “Centuries,” “Uma Thurman,” and “Irresistible.” Continue reading Review >> Fall Out Boy – ‘The Boys of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago’ DVD

Fall Out Boy Cover “Uptown Funk” at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

Fall Out Boy recently visited BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, where they performed a couple songs from their upcoming album, American Beauty/American Psycho, and covered Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ huge hit, “Uptown Funk.”

Follow the jump to listen to American Beauty/American Psycho before it hits stores and digital retailers on January 20.

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Music Review >> Patrick Stump – ‘Soul Punk’

Last month, Patrick Stump (formerly of pop-punk band Fall Out Boy) debuted Soul Punk, his first full-length solo endeavor. This record taps into a much funkier side of Stump than what fans are accustomed to hearing from the singer.

In an interview with Alternative Press, Stump was candid about the music he made with Fall Out Boy and other collaborators. “At no point in any of this has it been my thing,” he stated. “I’ve never had my thing. I wanted to do my thing, and I wanted to do it my way… I wanted to set the tone for the future. [Soul Punk is] kind of like a calling card.”

Take one listen to Soul Punk’s opening track, “Explode,” and you will at once realize that this is not the Stump we all knew from Fall Out Boy. Rather, he’s emerged here as a pop/R&B/hip-hop dynamo to reignite appreciation for the art of music.

Really putting a stamp on his identity as an artist, Stump wrote and produced the entire record. He also played every instrument, including drums, bass, guitar, analog synth, piano, percussion, trumpet, saxophone, and mandolin — just to name a few.

Channeling his musical influences throughout the record — among them Prince, David Bowie and, obviously, Michael Jackson — Stump successfully manages to cross multiple genres. There’s hip-hop, R&B, and a little bit of rock thrown in that creates a record that the singer described as “hopefully smart pop” to Virgin.com’s Red Room.

“I wrote a lot of songs that on the surface sound like they’re very vapid and, you know, silly songs,” he explained. “But then I subverted in them a lot of meanings and a lot of things. It’s a very political record, but I disguised them as drinking songs or sexy R&B songs.”

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