Fall Out Boy Guitarist: “We Don’t Worry About How Other People Describe Us”

Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementEver since they started out, Fall Out Boy have been followed by labels. One label that has stuck with them throughout their career is that they are an "emo" band.

"I've always thought that genre was bulls**t," guitarist Joe Trohman tells Rolling Stone. "It's best we don't worry about how other people describe us. They still call us emo and pop-punk, which is pretty incredible. If those terms didn't lose their meaning when [2005 album From] Under the Cork Tree came out, they've officially lost all their meaning now. But however people need to box us in is fine, but I don't think we sound anything like Promise Ring or other emo bands."

FOB's forthcoming album, American Beauty/American Psycho, continues the band's stadium rock trend that they started with their 2013 comeback album, Save Rock and Roll. One of the tracks on AB/AP is entitled "Uma Thurman" -- a name which Pete Wentz says the actress had to legally approve.

"We might have been able to get away with it under parody law, but we don't know many lawyers," he says. "We do have a ragtag bunch of friends and someone was able to get it right to her and explain the vibe."

American Beauty/American Psycho will be released on January 20.

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