Since Fall Out Boy announced that they were taking 2010 off last summer, rumors have floated about whether the bad is done for good. This week, Fall Out Boy bassist and Wilmette native Pete Wentz took to his blog and Twitter where breakup rumors were pretty much confirmed.
On Tuesday, Wentz explained that he was not sure about what the rest of the band had planned--but made it pretty clear that he was moving on:
i dont know the future of fall out boy. its embarrassing to say one thing and then have the future dictate another. as far as i know fall out boy is on break. (no one wants to say the "h" word). as much as i dont have a solo project, i also cant predict that id ever play in fall out boy again. not due to personal relationships as much as a band we grew apart. in this statement id like to include there is the possibility that fob will play again with out me or i will be a part of it when everyone is on the same page. it is no ones fault and there is no animosity about the decision. i felt as fans you deserve to know. there is no singular reason for this. the side projects or bands are supported by all members of the band. i am the single biggest fan of fob and if this is our legacy than so be it. i am proud of it.
More than 200 comments from upset fans followed the post, and Wentz took to Twitter where he continued to publicly air a seemingly internal struggle about his future with the band:
"Something would have to change in my head or my heart - not my wallet. It'd have to be real."
Wentz is not the only one who seems to be opting out of the ever-popular pop-punk band. Frontman Patrick Stump told SPIN this week that he is "not in Fall Out Boy right now," adding: "Whether we play again or not, I don't know. If we do, it will be for the right reasons. If we don't, it will also be for the right reasons."
Stump is also releasing a solo album, and released a pretty awesome video of the work he is doing in the studio this week.
As for the others, moving on doesn't seem to be a problem. Guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley formed the Damned Things with members of Anthrax and Wentz recently recorded a track for the Alice In Wonderland Soundtrack--and there's the whole being married and having a cute baby thing.
For further proof of Fall Out Boy's demise, you can check out what musician Alexander Deleon posted on Wentz's blog Wednesday. A Fall Out Boy obituary? Sure seems that way.