This post smells of shenanigans because it’s been said and brought forth so many times, but I’m bringing it up (again) just to to discuss it in a nice happy setting – almost like the way your parents sat you down and told you that were adopted. What, was that just my childhood?
Allegedly, Fall Out Boy is coming back. You know, the band that you loved, the band that got you through middle school and your crushes and growing up as an awkward adolescent in general. The band hasn’t confirmed anything (as per usual), but it’s seeming different this time because of two reasons; Twitter and Property of Zack. Beau Bokan of Blessthefall (also the man who’s married to the greatest girl ever) tweeted out a confirmation of what Pup Fresh had already disclosed according to their Tweet: “You’d think after we’ve been posting about Fall Out Boy’s reunion for months it wouldn’t be so shocking for everyone…”. There’s been a sort of mocking attitude about it, but when Property of Zack posted it on January 25, the post went viral, sending Tumblr and the internet into a sort of tailspin.
I was inclined to believe this at first for a few reasons. POZ has always been a reliable news source for me when it comes to alternative music; I mean, once you get over their annoying “read more” posts on Tumblr, it because almost second nature to take what they say at face value. The site’s always been on top of things, and their affiliation with BuzzMedia (Alter The Press, UTG Review, Absolute Punk) speaks well of their ability and gives them good Internet points. However, after talking it over with my man Wellington Gibson (The Wellz Street Journal) and Krista Pisall (Unified Sound), I’m feeling skeptical about this – the band hasn’t confirmed this at all. POZ also hasn’t cited who its “several trusted sources” are. Pup Fresh’s Twitter feed derisively chortles about people not believing when it was first announced, but jumping eagerly on the POZ train.
“We told you so” tweet.
— PupFresh.com (@PupFresh) January 25, 2013
You’d think after we’ve been posting about Fall Out Boy’s reunion for months it wouldn’t be so shocking for everyone… — PupFresh.com (@PupFresh) January 25, 2013
Truth be told, this post doesn’t help the situation at all – but if you came to read this as a fan expecting confirmation of the supposed comeback, this isn’t it. Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley have all said nothing about this, and until they do, treat this the way you would a camp fire – feel some warmth from it, poke it cautiously, but don’t jump into it.
You might end up burned.
The rumors are still untrue, unreal & totally outta this world! *shreds gnar, does surf’s up hand signal*. Seriously, it’s not going down.
— Joseph Trojamun(@trohman) January 25, 2013