On Sunday Pete Wentz decided to talk one-on-one with [artist id="1235716"]Fall Out Boy[/artist] fans. He logged on AIM, but declared “this is stupid” when it made his computer crash. He then signed on to the message board at Fall Out Boy’s official site, but that made the site crash, so he was forced to abandon that idea, too. Finally, he created a special Twitter account — which worked! — and he fielded a ton of questions before calling it a night and deleting the account permanently.
And while the gesture was much appreciated by FOB fans, it was the final answer he gave during his Twitter chat that really had them buzzing.
When asked “Can we expect a new FOB CD next year?,” Wentz replied “I’m not sure. This may be the swan song. But we might have another in us. We’ll see.”
That rather puzzling statement had many wondering if Fall Out Boy are calling it quits.
Of course, we were too. So we reached out to Wentz for clarification on his comments. Did he mean to imply that FOB were about to throw in the towel?
“No, we’re not calling it quits, but [we've got] no future album plans right now,” he wrote in an e-mail to MTV News on Tuesday (June 23). “We can’t quit, we’re waiting to get fired.”
Good idea — that way, you can collect unemployment. But all kidding aside, Wentz was fairly open about the fact that FOB really have no idea about what they’ll be doing next: There aren’t any new songs in the hopper, and it sounds like everyone is just looking to recharge the batteries after what has been a very hectic four-year run. Then again, that could all change tomorrow …
“I think it’s all in context,” Wentz wrote. “There aren’t any new FOB songs currently because we don’t write music just for the sake of it. At the same time, tomorrow maybe we will. We will stop doing FOB when it stops being fun. Currently, we’re about to go out on what we think will be a really fun tour [with Blink-182]. All I meant in the [Twitter] statement is that if [Fall Out Boy's single] ‘What a Catch, Donnie’ was the last statement we made, I would feel content.”
And rest assured, FOB fans: If Wentz and company ever decide that it’s time to call it a day, then you’ll be the first to know about it.
“This was not meant to be some cliffhanger to keep people on the edge of their seats,” Wentz wrote. “We adore our fans and I believe everyone will know when it’s all over.”