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is an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois,
(a suburb of Chicago) that formed in 2001. The band consists of
Patrick Stump (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, primary composer),
Pete Wentz (bass guitar, backing vocals, primary lyricist)
Joe Throhman (lead guitar),
and Andy Hurley (drums, percussion).
Patrick Stump | April 27 | 1984
was raised in Glenview, Illinois, and is an Irish American singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, and music critic. Patrick was the drummer of a few suburban Chicago bands. Despite originally auditioning as the drummer for Fall Out Boy, and having no previous experience singing in a band, he became the somewhat reluctant lead singer after his vocal range was discovered.
Pete Wentz | June 5 | 1979
was born Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III, in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. He is an American musician, lyricist and Music video director, most famous for his work with the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy. In recent years, he has hosted the MTV program FNMTV.
Joe Throhman | Sempetmber 1 | 1984
was raised in South Russell, Ohio before moving to the Chicago area. Trohman and Pete Wentz attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and the two briefly played together in a band called Arma Angelus. Trohman then met Patrick Stump at a Borders bookstore in Chicago, leading to the formation of the band Fall Out Boy.
Andy Hurley | May 31 | 1980
is an American musician and drummer of the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy. Prior to Fall Out Boy, Hurley drummed in Project Rocket. Andy joined Fall Out Boy in 2003 where he started on the album, Take This to Your Grave.