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Pete Wentz Launches Ronin Brand

Pete Wentz has launched a new clothing and jewelry brand called Ronin.

Born out of the idea of wandering, a samurai without a master, and the free dreams that accompany facing the world on your own, Ronin is a jewelry line built for modern times. Founded in 2019 by Pete Wentz, the line focuses on simple, quality unisex pieces that externally project one’s inward creativity and individuality.

The Inspiration Behind the Latest Fall Out Boy Song

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy talks with Radio.com about the inspiration behind “Dear Future Self (Hands Up):”

The song that we’re always in search of, to me, is ‘Hey Ya.’” That’s the song. It’s like this perfect song because it’s weird and you’ve never heard something like that before, but at the same time it feels like, warm and fuzzy, because it feels like something you have known. That’s what we’re on the search for.

Pete Wentz Writing Music for New Snapchat Series

Pete Wentz is helping write music for an upcoming Snapchat series:

Two series, anthology series Mind Yourself from Barcroft Studios and scripted comedy Everything’s Fine from Paul Feig’s Powderkeg, deal with mental health. The former will tell the story of a young person suffering from or recovering from a mental health issue, while the latter will look at a college student dealing with bipolar disorder and trying to make it in the music industry. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy will serve as a producer and music supervisor on Everything’s Fine and will bring original music to the show.

Fender Announces New Non-Profit

Fender has launched a new non-profit with various musicians, including Brendon Urie, Pete Wentz, and Avril Lavigne, to raise money for musical educational institutions and organizations.

Fender Play Foundation works with organizations, educators and artists to support communities through equipment donations, personalized instruction and artist experiences. Operating under the belief that music is the universal language that empowers self-expression and community building everywhere, the Fender Play Foundation strives to place these powerful tools in the hands of youth who aspire to play.

How Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer Teamed Up

Chris Payne, writing at Billboard:

Masterminding the operation is Crush Music, the New York- and L.A.-based company that manages all three acts: Fall Out Boy since 2002 (the band has helped Crush grow as much as Crush helped it), Weezer since 2016 (Crush’s label arm has released the band’s last four albums with Atlantic) and Green Day since 2017 (when the group parted ways with its manager of 21 years, Pat Magnarella). “I asked Green Day what their goals were because they have already achieved almost every goal a band has,” recalls Crush co-founder Jonathan Daniel. “And Mike said, ‘Well, we want to play stadiums.’”

Listening to Fall Out Boy on the Brink of Collapse

John Bazley, writing at Catapult:

We didn’t yet know exactly how the following year would work its fingernails into our neighborhood and pick it apart, but there was a palpable feeling of impending doom lingering over the roofs in my hometown.

All easy to ignore, of course, when Fall Out Boy would release a new record. I was twelve, living within my CD collection and the narratives it projected upon the world in front of me. I didn’t know about subprime mortgages or Lehman Brothers then. I just counted the days until Infinity On High. There was no other world event that could possibly take precedent over the release of that album. My excitement for Infinity On High may have been an unsustainable motivator, but sustainability itself was a questionable construct in 2007.

This is very well written.