Fall Out Boy
Fuelled by a love of punk, metal and hip hop and named after a character from The Simpsons, Fall Out Boy rose from the Chicago hardcore scene to become poster boys for the emo generation. Self-released albums and a hefty amount of gigs helped build a large underground following before they released their major label debut album From Under The Cork Tree in 2005. The combination of Patrick Stump's soaring harmonies, Pete Wentz's heart-felt lyrics and a ferocious punk-pop thrash soon attracted a wider audience with singles Sugar, We're Going Down and Dance, Dance both making both the UK and US Top 10s. As Wentz's relationship with Ashlee Simpson filled the tabloid gossip columns, Infinity On High (2007) became their first US Number 1 album and lead single This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race became a global hit. After fifth studio album Folie a Deux (2008) and greatest hits compilation Believers Never Die (2009), the band took an indefinite hiatus.