Through some combination of Twitter and his blog, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has given us ample reason to think the band is calling it quits. I’ll let you read the Twitter stuff on your own (and you should—he’s actually sort of funny and surprisingly reasonable), but this was posted on his blog this morning:
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.
Wentz is kind of a tool, of course, with the silly eye makeup and the ridiculous sweatshirts and his new preferred role as celebrity host of assorted MTV shows, but Fall Out Boy was never half as bad as the generation of emo bands they inspired—the kids who, when trying to emulate them, badly botched (or straight-up ignored) FOB’s soul influences and couldn’t come close to matching their pure pop craftsmanship, and were left with nothing more than, well, the sweatshirts and the eye makeup. Anyway, they will be missed, strangely. [Rolling Stone]