Fall Out Boy is an American rock band from Wilmette, near Chicago. Formed in 2001, it is composed of Patrick Stump (singer, guitarist and composer), Pete Wentz (bass, vocals and lyrics), Joe Trohman (guitar and voice) and Andrew Hurley (drums and percussion). They have had some success since they started recording under their album From Under the Cork Tree. Released in 2005, this album has sold more than 2.5 million copies in the United States alone, where it has been certified double platinum. The Fall Out Boys were also nominated in the "Best Revelation of the Year" category at the 2006 Grammy Awards. The band has currently sold more than 34 million albums, making it one of the biggest record sellers of this year. decade.
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Fall Out Boy is a group formed in early 2001 by two friends, Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz, who played in various hardcore punk bands in the Chicago area. Supported by Rob Kat, a friend of Joe Trohman and also a producer, they decided to launch their band in the same style as they were listening at the time, Green Day, Descendents or The Smiths. Trohman met at Patrick Stump High School in a Borders> store; he introduced himself to him when he heard that he was talking about the Neurosis group, of which they are both fans. Stump was then auditioned for drums, but soon after the other band members discovered his vocal qualities and he became the singer.
Two other musicians are then recruited to play the drums and the guitar. During the year, the group begins with the release of a self-produced demo, followed on May 28, 2002 by the release of a split EP with the band Project Rocket, then the mini-LP Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend under the label Uprising Records in 2003>.