Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz told the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday (May 22nd) that he sees the band's comeback this year with a chart-topping album as "vindication," explaining, "It's crazy to have Fall Out Boy have a Number One album in the year 2013. To write an album that's just for ourselves, kind of in secret, and then for it to be embraced on such a bigger level, it feels cool and it feels like some sort of vindication -- but not in a negative context -- just in the way that maybe we made the album the right way."
Fall Out Boy issued its fifth studio album, Save Rock And Roll, earlier this spring after a hiatus of more than four years during which many assumed the band was over.
Frontman Patrick Stump told us that the group only thought about pleasing themselves while making the new record: "I kind of purposely wasn't so focused on what people would think and more just what we would think, you know. Because I think the kind of lesson of having done it for, I guess, 11 years or whatever is that you're not gonna please everybody. And the thing is that it kind of forces you to focus more on just making sure that you can sign off on everything and you're not -- there are no decisions made out of fear."
Save Rock And Roll debuted at Number One on the Billboard album chart last month, selling 154,000 copies in its first week of release.
That was the third biggest sales week ever for the Chicago-based group and its second Number One debut after 2007's Infinity On High.
Fall Out Boy kicked off a spring/summer tour of smaller venues earlier this week and plays on Friday (May 24th) in Toronto. A North American arena tour is ...