Pete Wentz will be the first one to tell you that no matter what he does from here on out, he'll always be known as "the dude from Fall Out Boy." So as he prepares to launch his first post-FOB project — a group he's calling Black Cards — he's not shying away from talking about his (former?) band, as well. He knows the comparisons between the two are inevitable.
That said, those comparisons are also pretty unfounded. Much like the music being made by fellow FOBs Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley these days, Wentz's Black Cards is about as far removed from Fall Out Boy as you can get. And yet, he must still answer the questions, about just what his new endeavors (and the endeavors of his bandmates) mean for the future of the band.
"We've always been friends, so I think everyone is interested in supporting each other's projects," Wentz wrote in an email to MTV News. "I really miss touring and seeing the guys everyday onstage. At the same time, I feel like I want to keep traveling and creating new ideas. I think what everyone is doing now will be important to the legacy of Fall Out Boy."
And while words like "legacy" will no doubt make the Fall Out fanatics a little nervous, Wentz knows that — for the time being, at least — he's got to move forward, meaning he's primarily focused on assembling his Black Cards band. Last week, he revealed to Rolling Stone the identity of his mysterious frontwoman: Her name is Bebe Rexha. And on Tuesday (July 20), he decided to dispel some rumors about who isn't in the group, namely former Chiodos frontman Craig Owens, who's signed to Wentz's Decaydance label, or Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie.
"I can confirm [that] neither Craig& #8212; who has amazing new songs and a new record soon — or Brendon — who is working on Panic! in between beating the sh-- out of me at ping-pong — are in the group," Wentz wrote. "The other guys, some people may recognize, but no one who people will be like, 'Oh My God, they got that guy???' As soon as we figure out everyone's role, we'll announce them. Expect some news in the next week or so."
So, it looks like we'll just have to wait for more information. Like we said, he's got to keep moving forward.
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