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Fall Out Boy Release New Songs In Greatest Hits

Fall Out Boy are planning to release a Greatest Hits bundle, which will include the band’s first new material since 2008’s Folie A Deux. 

The first of the new tracks, Alpha Dog is taken from the band’s Welcome To The New Administration mixtape which was the precursor to their fifth studio album and surprisingly left-off the final track list. If you didn’t catch the previously released snippet you can catch the full song on the video above.

Sure to fuel the rumours that the band are about to call it quits for good, bassist and sometimes-main man Pete Wentz told MTV News that he doesn’t want fans to think he is cashing in. “To me, calling it a greatest hits [means] if you’re not an avid Fall Out Boy fan, it’s an easy way to get all the songs, to take a dip in the water,” he laughed. “But if you are a Fall Out Boy fan, you can just go buy those two [new] songs off iTunes, or you can buy the package, because you will find some stuff in there that you’ll think is cool.”

The album, entitled Believers Never Die will also include DVD commentaries and a bunch of other goodies for all you FOB die-hards and can be yours from November 17th.



Ryan Ross: “Panic! At The Disco Split Was Amicable”

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After news spread last week of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker’s decision to leave Panic! At The Disco (full story reported HERE), fans have been left reeling and wanting a better of explanation of why the split had to happen.

Founder of the band, Ryan Ross has spoken to MTV to explain exactly what the “creative differences” were between himself and frontman Brendon Urie that forced hisdeparture:

“It’s been a little while, a few months since we started thinking that this might be the best thing to do.” Ross told MTV.com. “Jon and I had been writing a bunch of stuff on the road, and it just got to a point when we were off tour…that it became pretty apparent that we all weren’t wanting to go in the same direction. There was a period where we weren’t really talking to each other all that much, and Jon and I were just living at my house and continuing to write. And we kind of realized we needed to get over not speaking and figure out what was actually going on. So we all sat down and pretty much came to the conclusion that the best thing for everyone was to do what we did.”

Many fans had speculated that Ryan and Jon were reluctant to return to the band’s signature sound, especially after the remaining members of Panic! posted a new demo last week (found HERE) that sounded distinctly similar to debut A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. According to Ross, both parties had two very drastic directions that they wanted the band to go in:

Brendon has always been a fan of pop music, but that’s such a broad term, because I guess I would say I would be too, but in a different way. Jon and I are still very much influenced by the Beatles and Beach Boys stuff and the Kinks and stuff like that. And so that’s the stuff we were writing at my house … that’s the stuff we’re going to make now. I haven’t heard any of Brendon and [drummer] Spencer [Smith]’s stuff, to be honest.”

Despite his lack of knowledge of his former bandmate’s affairs, he assures fans that the split has not ruined the foursome’s friendship: “There was really no argument, which is really the best way that could’ve worked out. … I think really everybody will be happy doing what we’re doing. Me and Jon are really excited about what we’re working on, and those guys are happy too. I guess it got to the point where there might have been too many cooks in the kitchen.”

The same, however can perhaps not be said for Ross’s former mentor, Decaydance Records top-dog/Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz: “I haven’t spoken to him in a while, since this happened. I guess I’ve been meaning to call him back. He called me, but I’ve missed a lot of phone calls this week,” Ross said. “We’re not sure [whether Ross’ and Walker’s new band will be on Wentz’s Decaydance Records]. I’ll have to talk to him, but obviously from what’s happening online, I think he’s … he’s written a lot about them. I don’t know if they’re working together on their stuff. I’m not really sure, but it’s been awhile since we’ve spoken. It’s strange. It’s kind of weird.”



UPDATE: Ryan & Jon Quit Panic At The Disco

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In a shock announcement, founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker have revealed that they will be leaving Panic At The Disco indefinitely. 

Reported by Decaydance and posted on FriendsorEnemies.com, the post can be read in full below:

“To Whom This May Concern:

Ryan Ross and Jon Walker will be leaving Panic at the Disco to embark on a musical excursion of their own. Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we’ve creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve. Over the years, we have remained close and honest with each other, which helped us to realize that our goals were different and that parting ways is truly what is best for each of us. We are all excited for the future, you should be too.

-Ryan & Jon

Stay posted to the Panic site for updates on Ryan and Jon’s new project, as well as a message from Brendon and Spencer who will continue on as Panic At The Disco. All touring and album plans for Panic will continue as previously announced.

 UPDATE: The aforementioned message from remaining members Brendon and Spencer has been posted on the official Panic At The Disco website an can be read below:

“We just wanted to let you know, that the news of Ryan and Jon leaving the band is unfortunately true. It’s been an amazing journey being in a band with them, but sometimes individual tastes take friends in different directions and you can’t ignore it. They are some of the most talented guys we know, and we’re sure that whatever they do next will be great. That said, Panic At The Disco is alive and very very well. We are working on new songs that we are excited for you to hear. Our dates with Blink and Fall Out Boy start in a little less than a month, and we wouldn’t miss those for the world. We know everybody has a lot of questions at this point with everything being so out of the blue, most of those should be answered in the coming weeks. We appreciate every one of you, and hope you continue with us on this incredible ride.

Pay attention we have a surprise in store for you.

-Brendon and Spencer

PS we were cleaning out the practice space and you’ll never guess what we found!”

This is bound to completely surprise and sadden fans, especially since it was only last month that Ryan Ross was speaking about Panic recording the band’s third album and their future plans. Things seem more bleak due to the fact that Ryan Ross was the main songwriter and founder of the band, leaving the fourpiece now two members down. The news that they will still make the Fall Out Boy gives us hope, aswell as the fact that from various Tweets of Pete Wentz’ official Twitter account, Wentz has confirmed there are 4 Panic demos which sound like a “natural progression from A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out”. Sounds good to us! Thoughts?



Pete Wentz: “Folie A Deux” could be FOB’s last album

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The most vocal member of Fall Out Boy, bassist mainman Pete Wentz has sent the forums and hearts of fangirls around the world into near breakdown by hinting that the end of FOB may be nigh.

Whilst chatting to fans through his official Twitter, Wentz dropped the bombshell by refusing to comment on when we can expect the new Fall Out Boy album, describing 2008’s Folie A Deux as the band’s “possible Swan Song”.

The Question posed and Wentz’ answer can be viewed below:

“Q: Can we expect a new FOB CD next year?
A: I’m not sure. This may be the swan song. But we might have another in us. We’ll see.”So what do you think? Are you surprised as this revelation? Do you think it’s just a random comment that will lead to nothing, or does this predict the end of  the much-loved pop-punk quartet.

UPDATE: In an email to MTV.com Wentz has today (23rd June) assured fans that the future of the band is still solid what sounds awfully like his attempt to backtrack.
When asked if his comments were meant to imply the end of Fall Out Boy he said: “No, we’re not calling it quits, but [we’ve got] no future album plans right now. We can’t quit, we’re waiting to get fired.”



You Me At Six Butcher Fall Out Boy Song


UK sickly-sweet popstars You Me At Six have attempted to cover Fall Out Boy’s hugely popular single ‘Sugar We’re Goin’ Down’ from 2005’s ‘From Under The Cork Tree’.

You can hear the god-awful b-side on their upcoming single ‘Finders Keepers’, or if you don’t want to waste your hard earned cash you can listen above. To be completely biased, it sounds like a disaster, but coming from someone who thinks the world’s obsession with the ‘band’ is a farce in itself they were never going to win us over. I think it’s his voice to be honest.

If anyone wants to protest and tell us what you see in them then feel free. What do you think of the cover? Good or shite?



Blink 182 Post Full America Tour Dates & Support From FOB, TBS, Weezer & Panic


As previously reported, Blink 182 have broken their silence and announced that they will be touring across America this summer, with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Panic At The Disco, All American Rejects, Asher Roth and Chester French in tow.

Following last week’s announcement, the Blink camp has posted the full list of dates that they will be hitting this Summer, starting in July and ending in October.

Check out the post below:

” If it hadn’t been for drummer Travis Barker’s near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer.

But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a nearly 50-date North American arena and amphitheater tour, beginning July 24 at the Joint in Las Vegas, and wrapping Oct. 3 at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City, N.J

Tickets for the tour go on sale May 30 at livenation.com. Presenting sponsors of trek include T-Mobile Sidekick LX, State Farm Insurance and MySpace.

Beyond October, Blink-182 has offers to play Australia’s Big Day Out and other European music festivals in 2010, according to Devoe. “That’s what I’m hoping is going to happen,” the manager says. “And in between these tours is when they’re going to be working on an album.”

Blink-182 doesn’t plan to route another North American tour until the band releases a new album, Devoe says. He notes that Blink-182 can’t work as quickly as it used to because the band members have family obligations and some live in different cities.

Here are Blink-182’s upcoming tour dates:

July 24: Las Vegas (the Joint)
July 28: Vancouver (GM Place)
July 30: Calgary, AB (Saddledome)
July 31: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
Aug. 1: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Center)
Aug. 2: Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
Aug. 4: Milwaukee (Marcus Amphitheater)
Aug. 6: Boston (Comcast Center)
Aug. 7 Quebec City, QC (Colisee Pepsi)
Aug. 8: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Aug. 9: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon Theater at Jones Beach)
Aug. 12: Hershey, Pa. (the Star Pavilion)
Aug. 13: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 14: Pittsburgh (Post Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 15: Chicago (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Aug. 16: Omaha, Neb. (Westfair Amphitheater)
Aug. 18: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Center)
Aug. 20: Indianapolis (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug. 21: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 22: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 23: Toronto (Molson Amphitheater)
Aug. 25: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 27: Saratoga, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 28: Camden, Pa. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 29: Hartford, Conn. (New England Dodge Music Center)
Aug. 30: Washington, D.C. (TBD)
Aug. 31: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon Theater at Jones Beach)
Sept. 2: Cleveland (Blossom Music Center)
Sept. 3: St. Louis (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 4: Kansas City, Kan. (Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone)
Sept. 6: Denver (Fiddlers Green Amphitheater)
Sept. 7: Salt Lake City (David O. McKay Events Center)
Sept. 10: Seattle (White River Amphitheater)
Sept. 12: Sacramento, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheater)
Sept. 13: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheater)
Sept. 14: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
Sept. 16: San Diego (Cricket Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 17: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 19: Phoenix (Tempe Beach Park)
Sept. 21: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
Sept. 23: Dallas (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Sept. 24: Houston (Superpages.com Center)
Sept. 26: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheater)
Sept. 27: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheater)
Sept. 29: Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater)
Oct. 1: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Oct. 2: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Oct. 3: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Events Center)”



Blink 182 To Tour With Fall Out Boy and Weezer!

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Recently reformed Pop-punk heroes, Blink 182 have finally answered fan’s prayers and announced their plans for a massive July tour across America.

Mark Hoppus announced that the mammouth tour will take them through the States from July 24th all the way until October, taking some famous friends on the road with them aswell. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Hoppus said: We started talking about bands to tour with and Weezer was actually one of the first ones that came up. They wanted to do the tour, and so did Fall Out Boy. It worked out perfectly.”

Unfortunately those hoping to watch the trio performing on the same stage will be out of luck, as Fall Out Boy have signed on for two-thirds of the dates, with Weezer filling the remaining third.

It’s no secret that Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz is friends with the Blink boys, speaking to RS he said: “When we started our band, we were like, ‘Man, that’d be so awesome to meet Blink-182′. It’s been a great stretch of headlining tours the last few years, but there’s something interesting about opening up for bands when you have to rope the audience in.”

Attempting to cater to a credit-crunch plagued audience, Blink have also announced that tickets will be as low as $20 for the arenas. “We want this to be an experience that brings the show out to the audience.” Hoppus commented, also revealing that Kanye West and Daft Punk‘s set designer will be incorporated into creating the live show.

No word yet on if and when they will tour the rest of the world, but a full list of tour dates have now been posted. Check them out plus details on the full set of all-star supports RIGHT HERE. Would you see the Blink/Fall Out Boy/Weezer show if it pulled into your town?