In response to Neurosonic singer Jason Darr claiming during a recent concert that a cease and desist order came from Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz due to the band’s song ‘So Many People’, critical of Wentz’s girlfriend Ashlee Simpson, Darr has released the following statement:
Anyone silly enough to believe I was serious about the comment I made at my [Neurosonic] NYC Knitting Factory performance has no sense of humor. Before we played our song, ‘So Many People’ I joked that Pete Wentz had taken out a cease and desist for the song because my lyrics are all about Ashlee Simpson’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ debacle as well as celebrity culture. The song is not new… I wrote it 3 years ago… I wrote the music and had the initial lyrics right after the ‘Saturday Night Live’ debacle in October 2004, and completed the song right after Ashlee was given the Billboard award [December 2004]. ‘So Many People’ is on our album ‘Drama Queen’, which was released by our label Bodog Music in January 2007.
The song is tongue-in-cheek and it was mostly meant to blow off steam about a subject that is laughable at best… It is not meant to be malicious. I do mean every word of the song though, so you can take it or leave it. It’s only rock ‘n roll.