Emo on the Skids

Fall Out Boy tries to outgrow its own genre

Well, step 3 involves taking over the world, and that requires time.

¨I think, to me, it´s that this is a brand,¨ he says of his entrepreneurial adventures. ¨It´s a culture. We´ve taken notes from, like, older Def Jam, back when LL Cool J was there. You bought every record that came out of it. The last record was so hot, you didn´t know what the next record was going to be, but you knew you were going to buy it. Also, I think when you get to be a band of our size, corporate involvement is just a necessary evil, so I think, Why can´t you just be that corporation?´ Why do you need a middle man?¨

Wentz laughs when his plot to conquer the planet through music is revealed. ¨Yeah, there´s definitely a part of me that´s not ashamed to admit I want to be in the biggest band on the planet,¨ he says.

Gee, Fall Out Boy doesn't look like an emo band.
Gee, Fall Out Boy doesn't look like an emo band.

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Fall Out Boy performs Saturday, June 16, at Sound Advice Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. Paul Wall, +44, and the Academy Is... are also on the bill. Tickets start at $23.75, and the show starts at 6 p.m. Call 561-795-8883, or visit www.soundadviceamp.com.

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Stump acknowledges his bandmate´s plans for world domination. ¨We all aspire to things outside our reach,¨ he says, ¨but, I think more than anything, that´s what drives [Pete].¨

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