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

Throwback Thursday >> Patrick Stump – “This City”

First off, this post really isn’t about a throwback song, it’s more of a love note to my hometown of San Jose. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am a huge San Jose Sharks fan & last night the team defeated the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals to move on to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.   Continue reading Throwback Thursday >> Patrick Stump – “This City”

Kirsten’s Birthday Playlist – The Dance It Out Mix

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Wait…WHAT?’s Favorite Albums of 2011 (#5 – #1)

Alright y’all, let’s just jump right in! Here are my top five album picks that I found to be absolute ear candy in 2011!

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Wait…WHAT?’s Favorite Concert Moments of 2011

2011 was apparently the year of the live show. I somehow managed to attend 27 shows this year, which is a new record for me. I saw some artists for the first time, like Rihanna, Goo Goo Dolls, and Keith Urban. I also tallied up more shows from some of my favorites, like Gavin DeGraw, Kris Allen, and David Cook.

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VIDEO: Patrick Stump Performs “This City” on The Tonight Show

Last night on The Tonight Show, Patrick Stump took the stage to perform his current single, “This City.”

Check it out!

All this performance did was make me want to see him in concert again…BADLY. Seriously y’all, one of the best live acts out there right now.

Pick up a copy of Patrick’s record, Soul Punk, if you haven’t already!

 

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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