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Bassist Pete Wentz Talks Fall Out Boy’s Hiatus, Writing New Music for "Save Rock and Roll"

Image courtesy of Island Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Island Records (via ABC News Radio)

Just one day after Fall Out Boy announced that they’ve reunited for a new album and a new tour, bassist Pete Wentz posted a message on his website to discuss the band’s hiatus and what fans can expect from their upcoming release, Save Rock and Roll .

Wentz explains that while there was “no real plan” for the band’s three year break, it was important for everyone to step back from the band for a while.  “We toured non-stop for seven years all over the world,” he writes.  “We needed to figure ourselves out in being creative and our personal lives.  We never thought it would end up being as big of a deal as it was.”

The bassist adds that a writing session with frontman Patrick Stump helped shape the sound of Save Rock and Roll .   “About nine or ten months ago Patrick and I wrote a few songs - they didn’t feel right, so we kept our heads down and went about other projects,” he explains.  “When we got together more recently we felt like we had written a few of the most compelling and heartfelt songs Fall Out Boy has ever written.”

The album’s first single, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," is now available on iTunes.  Save Rock and Roll will arrive in stores on May 7, which is the 10th anniversary of the band's first full-length studio album, Take This to Your Grav e.  The band launches their North American tour this spring, starting May 14 at Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets for all the dates will go on sale Friday and Saturday via Ticketmaster.

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