Pete Wentz Says Fall Out Boy Have To ‘Breathe’ Between Albums

Bassist 'accidentally' fueled breakup rumors by saying they weren't working on new music.

SAN PEDRO, CaliforniaPete Wentz caused quite a stir late last month when he “accidentally” led [artist id="1235716"]Fall Out Boy[/artist] fans to believe that the band was calling it quits by tweeting that the band had no plans for new music at the moment.

Last week, Wentz assured MTV News that the band isn’t breaking up at the moment. And when we caught up with them on the set of their video for “What a Catch, Donnie,” he once again clarified that FOB, who released Folie à Deux in December, don’t have any plans to split up.

“I think I fueled that [rumor] accidentally,” Wentz said. “I think that when someone asked me if we were working on any new Fall Out Boy songs, I said, ‘No, not right now.’

“We’re working on getting the Blink-182 tour,” he continued. “[Then] we’ll see where we’re standing.”

In spite the minor disruption he may have caused by saying the band wasn’t working on new music, Wentz said doesn’t think that there’s an endless demand for FOB. “I don’t know that the world has to be all Fall Out Boy, all the time. When I see stuff like that with other bands, it sort of drives me crazy.”

Instead, the band is taking the time “to breathe” between albums, though they continue to tour together and work on other projects. “We don’t make albums for the sake of making them,” he explained. “So, when the time is right, I’m sure we will.”