A band formed in Chicago. Currently their members are Patrick Stump
(rythm guitar, vocals, music composer), Joe Trohman
(guitar), Andy Hurley
(drums), and Pete Wentz
(second vocals, bass, and lyric composer). Theyre name is usually shortened to FOB. Their name comes from Fallout Boy, which was screamed to them when they asked for possible band names. Fallout Boy
Their discography include:
Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend (2002)
Take This to Your Grave (2003), Gold
From Under the Cork Tree (2005), Platinum (x3)
Infinity on High (2007), Platinum
As for their media attention, Joe + Andy get 5% of it, Patrick 25%-40%, Pete all the rest... even you can note this in their videos, as, whos the protagonist of Dance, Dance; who gets to be Blade on A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me", who gets to die in This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race, or who gets to kiss the girl (she was hot...) on Thnks Fr Th Mmrs.
They have good musci though. Even after being labeled emo, most people that label them this way don't know shit 'bout emo. It's called Pop-punk, dummasses
, or just Alternative. The vocals are unique, though not great, even, nasal sometimes, and unable to be recognized sometimes. The lyricsare sometimes lame, sometimes they carry meaning, like the lyrics from 7 Minutes to Heaven, which talk about Pete's suicide attempt/OD.
They have links with The Academy Is...
, Cobra Starship
(Gabe Saporta is better than FOB, 75% of the time), Gym Class Heroes
, and Panic! At the Disco
; and are now signed with Fueled by Ramen (along with all the bands I mentioned).