Pete Wentz updated fans on his official web site in reaction to an item in the New York Post claiming he and wife Ashlee Simpson have been unable to secure a deal to sell photos of their baby son Bronx Mowgli. The Fall Out Boy bassist tells readers:
About baby pics gossip: truth is like every celeb couple we were offered mounds and mounds of money by mags from here to Guam to pimp out the baby. We just don’t want to go down that road with him.
We are not placing judgment on those that do as they often use the money in a very charitable way. However, we have made the decision to not sell Bronx’s baby pictures right now. We understand that like other celebrities have said, “There is a bounty on our heads” for these pictures. There is a danger when there are cameras being held over walls and into our backyard. We are followed day and night and that was fine when it was us but we are going to do our best to shelter Bronx from that as much as possible. It’s scary to be followed by 10 cars to your home. We understand the curiosity, just not the viciousness that comes along with it when it becomes so insatiable. We know there will be a time when we’ll share him with everyone because that insatiable curiosity becomes unsafe or simply because we’re proud parents who want to show him off! We know our fans support and care about us and want to know about our family and we’ve always been straight up and open with those who care about us most, so at some time, when it makes sense, Bronx will be out in the world.
In the meantime, we’d like to say thank you to those who have allowed us relative privacy in letting us just be a family for now – and to enjoy all the happiness he’s brought us.
ps trust me he’s cute. He looks like his mommy.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy guided NME through the band’s latest album ‘Folie à Deux’ track by track. Watch it below and here’s a tracklisting guide to follow as he does the rundown:
1. “Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes”
2. “I Don’t Care”
3. “She’s My Winona”
4. “America’s Suitehearts”
5. “Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet”
6. “The (Shipped) Gold Standard”
7. “(Coffee’s For Closers)”
8. “What a Catch, Donnie”
10. “Tiffany Blews”
12. “20 Dollar Nose Bleed”
13. “West Coast Smoker”
14. “Beat It”
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz spoke to Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday for the first time since his wife Ashlee Simpson gave birth to their son Bronx Mowgli. “I feel weird—people have all these ideas of what it means now,” Wentz said when asked about the baby’s unusual name. “I think it’s kind of cool to leave the narrative the way it is. People are stoked or pissed or whatever… I don’t think anybody knows the real story of why or how.” But he then revealed, “We came up with the idea Bronx, we’d been throwing it back and forth a while ago.” But as for Mowgli, he says, “The Jungle Book is something me and Ashlee bonded over. It’s really cool.”
Audio at ryanseacrest.com has since been removed.
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz elisted help of the e.m.o. assistance terminal for The Cab’s song ‘Bounce, Bounce’. The computer told him, “Pete Wentz, you have sold your soul to me. Now, you must go find a dance for The Cab in order for you to find meaning in your own life.” Pete then got wife Ashlee Simpson and her friend Nicole to demonstrate what moves the Las Vegas group should adopt. But someone, apparently a band member, wasn’t impressed. Watch the clip below.
Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump talked with Billy Bush on his Westwood One radio show about setting the world record for the most radio interviews in a single day and why they bumped back the release of their new album ‘Folie à Deux’ from election day to December 16th. Wentz admitted “it became too cute, it became a gimmick”, while Stump said the idea of even one person deciding to go buy their album rather than vote “just felt gross.” Watch the interview below.
TeamObama.com brings viewers Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and why the bassist voting for Barack Obama on November 4th. “I believe that he is someone who is outside of Washington. He has similar ideals as me and I believe he will enforce them and get it done in Washington. He also addresses many specific issues on the economy and foreign policy that I believe in. So, I’m hanging out in Germany, but I’m gonna make sure I get back to vote. So should you.”
Video at YouTube has since been removed.
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz joined Boys Like Girls on stage for the end of ‘The Great Escape’ at the sold out Fall Out Boy/Boys Like Girls show at Wembley Arena in London, England on October 22nd. Watch the performance below.
A new Fall Out Boy video featuring bassist Pete Wentz in a disguise to deliver the band’s Fresh Only Bakery donuts and t-shirts to random people in LA on their just purchased delivery truck has been posted online… Though the paparazzi blew his cover. Watch the clip below.
Fall Out Boy purchased a donut delivery truck from a guy off Craigslist and graffiti sprayed it with Fresh Only Bakery, Fall Out Boy The Return, the first single ‘I Don’t Care’ and the album title ‘Folie A Deux’. Bassist Pete Wentz got behind the wheel for the first time in the clip, having a tough time driving the stick shift. Pete then made some graffiti mods to some banners their label posted in Los Angeles. Watch the webisode via YouTube below.
As Pete Wentz prepares to become a father, the Fall Out Boy bassist spoke with People magazine about what his father told him he should prepare for. “The best advice my dad has given me was, go with your gut,” Wentz said at his Angels & King nightspot in Chicago. “And he said you can’t really have expectations. If I have expectations that he’s going to be a rock star, I’m sure he’ll come out being into sports, and if I have expectations that he’ll be into sports then he’ll be into math or something.” Read more.