Welp … it sounds like they’ve actually gone and done it … the most prominent members of Fall Out Boy, namely Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump, are confirming that FOB are no longer together as a band. Words like “hiatus” and “break” are being thrown into the mix but it really sounds like the band is dunzo for good, at least for now:
It looks like the members of Fall Out Boy may be on the outs – for good. After months of speculation, Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump have confirmed that their band, Fall Out Boy, is not together at this time. “As far as I know,” bassist Wentz wrote on his blog Tuesday, “Fall Out Boy is on break … I can’t predict that I’d ever play in Fall Out Boy again.” Meanwhile, frontman Stump issued a more definitive statement. “I’m not in Fall Out Boy right now,” he told Spin.com. Wentz added via Twitter that to continue in the band, “Something would have to change in my head or my heart – not my wallet. It’d have to be real.” And this is a real ending, at least according to Wentz, who Tweeted, “A hiatus is forever until you get lonely or old, [and] I don’t plan on either” … “One way or another, the band will always be around,” said Stump. Echoed Wentz on his blog, “There is the possibility that FOB will play again with or without me.” What’s next for the former bandmates? Stump is already at work on a solo album, but Wentz – who has a 1-year-old son with wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz – is eager to move forward with new project, and maybe a tour. “Letting go of this giant part of my life has been hard,” he blogged. “But I want to be back on tour having my son watch me from the side of the stage.”
Yeah … I think we all saw this coming for some time now. It makes sense that the guys would start to grow apart and it’s natural that they would want to spin off and do their own projects (as in Patrick‘s case) or settle down and enjoy life (as in Pete‘s case). I suspect all of the members of Fall Out Boy will be just fine in the short term and, who knows, they might get the itch to make new music again sometime in the future as a singular unit again. I predict Fall Out Boy will reunite again in the future … but for now, it seems like the right time to give them a hearty Peace the Spork Out.