Fall Out Boy Announce ‘Folie a Deux’ Release Date

Fall Out Boy posted a mock press conference on their YouTube channel to announce their fifth studio album ‘Folie a Deux’ will be released November 4th, election day in America. Check out the mixtape bassist Pete Wentz refers to at citizensforourbetterment.com and watch the message below.

Fall Out Boy ‘Golden’ Live Video

Fall Out Boy are out with a live video for ‘Golden’, off the Wilmette, Illinois pop punk group’s live CD/DVD ‘****: Live in Phoenix’, out now on Island Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

Fall Out Boy ‘Beat It’ Video Featuring John Mayer

Fall Out Boy are out with the video to their new single ‘Beat It’, a cover of the Michael Jackson classic, featuring John Mayer. The track is included on the rock group’s CD/DVD ‘****: Live in Phoenix’, out now on Island Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

CW11 Talk With Fall Out Boy At Z100 Jingle Ball

Fall Out Boy spoke with CW11 on the red carpet at the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York City at Madison Square Garden on Friday (December 14). Asked about a possible Fall Out Boy for President run, bassist Pete Wentz joked, “Yes. I think we have as good of a chance as Alan Keyes.” Wentz later joked, “When we’re on New York TV stations our favorite city is New York.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Patrick Stump Comments On Death Of Casey Calvert

Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump sent out a message to AbsolutePunk.net regarding the deaths of Kanye West’s mother Donda and Casey Calvert of Hawthorne Heights. “You know, to be frank I didn’t know Casey very well,” Stump writes. “I have far reaching memories of him in the early days when we played a comic book shop together. We talked hardcore and laughed about Kiss makeup. Then on that tour we did together I remember him being simply genuine, always pleasant, always kind. Now, I’m sure no one needs another arrogant rock star prattling on about how the world done him wrong and all, but I’m pissed that Casey’s not here anymore. I’m pissed because I think I took him for granted a little. Pissed at myself. Cause every band we’ve had the luxury of touring with I’d say with maybe one or two exceptions, are all people I’ve really liked and if you don’t ever tell those people it can be too late.” Read more.

Every Time I Die’s Williams Defends Buckley Performing With Fall Out Boy

In a blog posting at Every Time I Die’s MySpace, guitarist Andy Williams addressed the backlash the metal band have been facing after band frontman Keith Buckley joined pop punk group Fall Out Boy onstage for a cover of Pantera’s ‘Walk’ at the Mohawk Place on November 19th in Buffalo. He writes:

A long time ago, when we were first starting out we would play places like Chicago and Milwaukee. We would play with bands like Kill The Slave Master, Extinction, Race Traitor and Arma Angelus. All great bands from that area at the time. We would joke around and fu** around with the dudes in that band cuz they were OUR friends. They would put us up and cook for us. They would always put us on the biggest shows and every once in awhile you would get an unexpected call because they were just thinking about us and wanted to [hear] from us and it was vice versa, they would come to Buffalo and the same would happen and our phone actually went both ways. We went on tour with Martyr, 7 Angels, 7 Plagues and Andy Hurley went just to hang out with us. On that tour Pete came to a show in Chicago and danced for us and then we stayed with them. He gave me a demo and said “Hey man, I know you won’t like this. It’s my new band. were a pop punk band!” I chuckled and didn’t really take him serious. I went back and listened to it. I have to tell you honestly, I really didn’t like it. He was right. But I gave it the benefit of a doubt cuz he always treated me with respect. Sooooooooo, basically my point is that how can you throw jabs at us for just hanging with friends of around 10 years? Some of us in the band have known those dudes for almost 15 years now. Next time a friend of yours asks you to show up at a birthday party, you should question it because hes your friend and he does things for you and you love that person?? There is no question, you go. That’s what the problem is with people today is that everyone is so worried about how they look and what people are going to think of them. Fu** that, be your own person and do what you want. If someone isn’t “cool” or popular, but is always good to you and actually sticks his or her neck out for you, do that person the favor and pay it forward. I hope this shines a little more light on a situation that shouldn’t even be questioned. But there is a bit of history between us and those boys. Nothing changes when you consider someone a friend.

Love you all
Andy Williams
Every Time I Die

Watch the performance below the fold.

Fellow Musicians Pay Tribute To Hawthorne Heights’ Casey Calvert

MTV News spoke with several fellow musicians in wake of Saturday’s loss of Hawthorne Heights’ guitarist Casey Calvert. “My mind was blown when we got the call about Casey passing away,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz wrote in an e-mail on Monday. “It’s something that hits you pretty hard, especially after we got to know Casey on the Black Clouds [and Underdogs] Tour. He was one of the sweetest guys in a band that we’ve ever had the chance to tour with. More than anything, it reminds you of what’s really important in life — it humanizes the situation. Maybe gossip in blogs and first-week sales mean a bit less than telling people you care about how much you love them.” Read more, including thoughts from FOB’s Joe Trohman, Relient K frontman Matt Thiessen, Paramore drummer Zac Farro, and the A.K.A.s frontman Mike Ski here.

On TV: Fall Out Boy, Plain White T’s, AMAs

Rock acts on television this week include

Juliette Lewis and the Licks, who visit ‘The Sauce’ on Monday

Avenged Sevenfold, who visit ‘The Sauce’ on Tuesday

Plain White T’s, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday

Fall Out Boy, who visit ‘The Sauce’ on Wednesday

Angels & Airwaves, who appear on ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday

Sebastian Bach, who appears on ‘TRL’ on Thursday

Motion City Soundtrack, who perform on ‘The Sauce’ on Thursday

Sunday’s American Music Awards on ABC feature performances by Lenny Kravitz and Daughtry, and presenters Slash and Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver

Patrick Stump Expects More Singls From ‘Infinity On High’

Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump tells Billboard he still thinks the band’s platinum ‘Infinity on High’ still has life left in it. “I don’t really feel like we’re done with this one yet,” Stump tells Gary Graff. “I feel like it’s still in its cycle. There’s a lot of songs on it I’m really proud of. I don’t think we have one really monster hit on this record like ‘Sugar’, but there are a lot of really strong individual songs. If a song is effective enough it’ll work as a single, and I think we have a lot of effective songs that aren’t necessarily monsters.” ‘Infinity on High’, their fourth album, was released in February and has so far spawned four singles, the most successful being ‘This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race’, which peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. Read more.