Grammy-nominated, pop-punk band Fall Out Boy stopped by Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. The band is out with a new album and back on tour after taking a break for a few years – exciting fans across the nation. While visiting the studio, Fall Out Boy answered questions from enthusiastic patients and even sang Happy Birthday to two girls.
Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley began playing together more than a decade ago; however, they said their music careers began long before Fall Out Boy was formed. “A lot of our parents raised us around music, and we also played instruments growing up,” Trohman said. “Also, we grew up watching MTV when they played lots of music videos, and we were like ‘I want to do what they are doing.’”
Fall Out Boy rose to fame with songs like “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”, “Thnks fr th Mmrs”, and “Dance, Dance”. When asked about his favorite song, Stump said “Dance, Dance” stands out from the rest. Not to mention – he wrote it while crammed in the back of a van. “I think Dance, Dance was probably the most exciting song to write for me because it just kind of happened,” Stump said.
After years of success, Fall Out Boy took a break and focused on individual projects. They released Save Rock and Roll this year and are back with a fresh perspective. Wentz now has a 5-year-old son and has ditched the eyeliner. Stump told the audience that he has a few hobbies besides music, including, learning new languages like Japanese.
The band wrapped up their visit by taking pictures with patients and signing autographs. Thanks, Fall Out Boy, for stopping by the hospital and making it a very special birthday for two of our guests.