Fall Out Boy talk Panic! At The Disco splitting up

Fall Out Boy have shared their views on the recent split of Panic! At The Disco.

The band were speaking as part of a new interview with NME‘s In Conversation series on Saturday when they opened up about their relationship with the band, and explained how they “respect” the members’ decision to call it quits.

When asked if it felt like the end of an era, bassist Pete Wentz stated, “I think so. Obviously, Panic! changed so much between members, sonically and what it was; they’ve felt like mini-chapters [that] have opened and closed.”


Panic! – who formed in 2004 – announced that they would be disbanding in January, with singer Brendon Urie confirming that he wants to focus on his family. According to Wentz, this was a decision he admired.

“I think that as far as Brendon wanting to live a more private life and be a dad, in that regard a new chapter for him has started, which I can really appreciate being a dad [myself],” Wentz said. “Everybody’s journey is unto yourself, so it’s going to be so different. I have a lot of respect for him making that decision.”

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Panic! At The Disco ended their final tour earlier this month, playing their last-ever performance in Manchester on March 10. “I’m overcome with gratitude,” wrote Urie after the show. “I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. For the last 18 years, it’s truly been an experience that I’ll always be grateful for.”

Fall Out Boy, on the other hand, just released their first new album in four years – ‘So Much (For) Stardust’. The album follows on from their 2018 LP, ‘Mania’, which saw the band venture away from their pop-punk roots, and explore EDM avenues.

Elsewhere in the interview, the band explained how the latest album differs from ‘Mania’. “We wanted to make an album that felt like it made it worthwhile to go and tour it,” explained Wentz. “A ‘whatever’ album from Fall Out Boy 20 years in is probably not worth making.”


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Patrick Stump agreed: “We wanted to make a record that was very tangible, that was very live in terms of instruments. What you hear on the record, somebody had to perform.”

In last week’s review, NME described the album as Fall Out Boy as returning to their roots, in a way that was still able to “appease the sensibilities of lifelong fans”.

‘So Much (For) Stardust’ is out now via Fueled By Ramen.

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Travie McCoy leads “Fuck Tyga” chant for Mod Sun at New York gig

Mod Sun brought out Gym Class HeroesTravie McCoy at a show in New York earlier this week, during which the latter lead a chant of “Fuck Tyga” with the crowd.

Mod Sun recently split up with Avril Lavigne, to whom he got engaged last year. “In 1 week my entire life completely changed…I just know there’s a plan for it all,” he said on social media shortly after the news surfaced. “I’ll keep my head up + always listen to my heart, even when it feels broken 💔 Being surrounded by love every night on tour has been an absolute blessing. I have the best friends in the entire world, thanks for always having my back. See you on stage.”

Lavigne has since been rumoured to be dating rapper Tyga, and the pair were seen kissing at Paris Fashion Week.


Check out footage of Travie McCoy starting the chant below:


Unforgettable ❤️ #modsun #traviemccoy #nyc #irvingplaza #modsunconcert #modsuntour

♬ original sound – Nikki ❤️📚

In other news, Mod Sun and Machine Gun Kelly jointly took home the prize for Worst Director at the Razzies last week for their film Good Mourning.

Kelly and Sun’s stoner film follows movie star London Clash (portrayed by Kelly) after he wakes up to what he believes is a break-up text from the love of his life – and things go downhill from that moment onwards.

Good Mourning was nominated in almost all of the Razzies 2023 categories: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (MGK), Worst Supporting Actor (Pete Davidson), Worst Screen Couple (MGK and Mod Sun) and Worst Screenplay.

Critic Matt Conway of Battle Royale With Cheese wrote: “The overwhelming lack of cohesion should not be too shocking considering Kelly and Sun wrote the film in a mere few days.


“Kelly and Sun’s directorial approach is similarly listless. Aside from a few clever artistic flourishes, their production values lack competence and an attractive creative vision.”

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