Patrick Stump Quits Music?
2012-03-01 by andcas | 116 Comments
The former Fall Out Boy frontman recently took to his blog to
explain the current state of his personal life and musical
career. In shambles, Stump revealed a collection of somber
occurrences such as his latest album commercially tanking,
receiving threatening home letters, and kids attending shows
only to viciously insult him. The now 27-year-old opened up
about how he feels like a "has-been" brought on by guilt trips
for losing weight and his previous band being put on hiatus.

The hardest hit is the massive financial loss in support of Soul
Punk
where nearly all his hard earned savings have vanished
in pursuit of his solo dream. The downward spiral dates back
to 2009 when the group parted ways apparently due to Folie A
Deux's
failure in sales and fans turning on them at concerts.

It's uncertain if Stump will ever choose to grace the microphone or stage again but for now he
sees all this as a sign to disappear completely from the limelight. There's still huge optimism
that one day Fall Out Boy will reunite but until then it's unlikely a solo follow-up will come. In
the meantime Stump will continue to be a songwriter/producer and try to seek other avenues.

http://www.patrickstump.com/post/18474641989

Tagged: Patrick Stump

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Psychaberration
March 1st 2012
62 Comments


It's a shame to me, personally. I liked what he was doing with his solo work quite a bit. It's been a while since I've heard some new listenable pop/R&B

that said, he'll be back.

Mickeymau5
March 1st 2012
1614 Comments


Thats sad.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2012
21967 Comments


feel kinda sorry for him

gabethepiratesquid
March 1st 2012
4521 Comments


I really loved Soul Punk. I really thought it'd make it better, and it's really sad to see what people
have been doing to him. He's such a nice and talented guy.

deadsound
March 1st 2012
9 Comments


Poor guy. Fans can really be vicious.

Midjicka
March 1st 2012
232 Comments


ahhh, what a shame.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2012
1997 Comments


That's unfortunate. I liked his solo stuff and he has a really great voice.

Pretty lame that people show up just to heckle him.

But as far as finances go... Well, I dunno. It just doesn't seem like you should really be expecting big returns from music anymore due to downloading and such. Sure, maybe if you're Lady Gaga or whatever but... Well, sorry, Stump isn't there. Fall Out Boy wasn't even there.

That's not saying you can't be successful as a musician, but it is saying that you've got to modify your expectations to reflect things. It's unfortunate, but true.

Maniac!
March 1st 2012
26250 Comments


sucks cause this guy can sing his ass off

Satellite
March 1st 2012
20818 Comments


and fans turning on them at concerts

hmm i don't know anything about this. anyone care to elaborate?

excellent article andcas.

Emim
March 1st 2012
26625 Comments


meh. fob always sucked

cvlts
March 1st 2012
8960 Comments


he stopped trying to be cool a long time ago

Emim
March 1st 2012
26625 Comments


not to say I'm not sorry for him, I am, but couldn't resist a dig at fob

johnnydeking29
March 1st 2012
9143 Comments


FOB did suck, but I still feel sorry for him

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static2dope
March 1st 2012
898 Comments


he should really start a hardcore band. his appearance on the latest weekend nachos album was killer

bloc
March 1st 2012
34872 Comments


Damn, I do kind of pity the man. I've always been a Fall Out Boy fan.

Sirob
March 1st 2012
2653 Comments


damn that sucks. people are dicks

Xenophanes
Emeritus
March 1st 2012
10594 Comments


Now this is how articles should be written. Great job.

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johnnydeking29
March 1st 2012
9143 Comments


"he should really start a hardcore band"
great idea, that would scare all the gay, single minded FOB fans away as well

Xenophanes
Emeritus
March 1st 2012
10594 Comments


"...guilt trips for losing weight"

What is this I don't even?

Satellite
March 1st 2012
20818 Comments


i know plenty of gay dudes who like hardcore bands js

johnnydeking29
March 1st 2012
9143 Comments


what I mean is, it would open up a new audience who weren't mad at him for his solo stuff not being like FOB

MeatSalad
March 1st 2012
14586 Comments


Good singer, not a fan of his music and never really have been. Still, that's shitty to deal with emotionally.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2012
1997 Comments


Since he went solo, he was getting shit for gaining weight.

But seriously, who really gives a shit?

deadsound
March 1st 2012
9 Comments


"fans loathed the last album and would nearly boo them off stage."

that's ridiculous because folie a deux one of fall out boys best records.

DinosaurJones
March 1st 2012
491 Comments


Wow, that's actually really depressing.

johnnydeking29
March 1st 2012
9143 Comments


@andcas I thought that there were a few die hard FOB fans that cared about their roots and then legions of so-called fanboys/girls who dug IOH coz it was poppy?

LG
March 1st 2012
3049 Comments


ahahahahahahahaha fatty got laughed at

Maniac!
March 1st 2012
26250 Comments


I still jam Infinity on High and idgaf

ProjectFreak
March 1st 2012
1373 Comments


pity. i liked soul punk.

Psychaberration
March 1st 2012
62 Comments


Reading the post in full made me feel even worse for him.

It's like if half the world heard you pissed your pants in class in 2nd grade and refused to let you live it down.

LG
March 1st 2012
3049 Comments


I've always enjoyed most of their singles, never actually listened to a full record tho

paxman
March 1st 2012
4084 Comments


I really wish this was about Pete Wentz

Maize
March 1st 2012
155 Comments


i feel bad for him, but when are solo careers of ex poppy emo frontmen ever successful?

North0House2
March 1st 2012
5857 Comments


I never cared for FOB or any of his stuff, but I still feel bad for the guy... I was expecting some lame reason for it, but this is really a valid reason to leave. Hopefully things look up for him.

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TooLateToGoBack
March 1st 2012
1767 Comments


Damn, I feel bad for the guy. He's always had a great voice.

Shame Soul Punk failed so hard. I checked the sales, and 9000 copies sold in the first week is terrible. Especially considering he put a lot of his own funds into the making the album.

SMH at "fans" also turning on FOB. Folie A Deux was a great record.

botb
March 1st 2012
9686 Comments


he stopped trying to be cool a long time ago [2]

livingisland
March 1st 2012
527 Comments


"brought on by guilt trips for losing weight"

The stupidity of fanbases can truly be baffling at times.

gabethepiratesquid
March 1st 2012
4521 Comments


Weren't members of FOB and that guy from Rise Against in a hardcore band together?

but yeah I really hope he doesn't give up music because that'd be really sad.

slashface000
March 1st 2012
38 Comments


Musician receives criticism, may quit music?

In the meantime he will continue to make music

Skimaskcheck
March 1st 2012
2360 Comments


really good read, pretty sad though

slashface000
March 1st 2012
38 Comments


Just condensing the article for anyone who doesn't want to read through several paragraphs of tears

Kris.
March 1st 2012
12345 Comments


dang man thats pretty sad
hope things get better for him

slashface000
March 1st 2012
38 Comments


lol xD Sick Comeback Dude

CutMan
March 1st 2012
1790 Comments


This... depresses the shit out of me.

Alexcore
March 1st 2012
1130 Comments


Ten years late

Tyrael
March 1st 2012
20883 Comments


fu-ck-ing awful news

And I didn't think Folie A Deux was that bad

If I ever hear someone say stuff like that I'm gonna fucking punch them in the throat

that said, this is brilliantly written andcas

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Tyrael
March 1st 2012
20883 Comments


my love for this guy goes back far

I can tell ;]

Scoot
March 1st 2012
17771 Comments


never liked his music but nobody decent should have to go out like that

SonicDriveIn
March 1st 2012
42 Comments


This is why I tell people, even if you don't like an artist don't go out of your way to insult them, just let them do what they want, not everyone can make music you like

MuhNamesTyler
March 1st 2012
4181 Comments


Wow never listened to his solo stuff for whatever reason but this is just sad.

also

everyone needs to get over themselves and bring back fob.[2]

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IMZA1793
March 1st 2012
843 Comments


wtf some fans actually hated him for getting thinner? what?

Timmons
March 1st 2012
561 Comments


really sad

GeoffJesterPemberton
March 1st 2012
209 Comments


I'm a fan. I'll pay 30 dollars for a show to insult the artist.

Fuck people.

BallsToTheWall
March 1st 2012
44473 Comments


He's only 27? Shit man, seems like FOB disbanded so long ago.

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Slum
March 1st 2012
2579 Comments


Pretty fucked up what the fans did to him, even tough i'm not a fan of his solo stuff this is pretty backwards

AsoTamaki
March 1st 2012
2525 Comments


Wow, talk about emo. A fitting end.

Mickeymau5
March 1st 2012
1614 Comments


"but I think that’s probably just pent up poor-me emotional pessimism talking (I suppose can be excused of that though right? I am the guy from That Emo Band after all)."

cvlts
March 1st 2012
8960 Comments


andy hurley's in Enabler now and i hope it stays that way for awhile

AsoTamaki
March 1st 2012
2525 Comments


you don't even know what emo is.
It's a melodramatic blog post.

SpaceWhale
March 1st 2012
156 Comments


people are terrible sometimes.

iFghtffyrdmns
March 1st 2012
7047 Comments


whoever you think
is watching you dance from across the room

they aren't.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2012
50451 Comments


So Fall Out Boy broke up because their last album sold ONLY 500,000 copies?

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2012
23843 Comments


great article man. this sounds really lame, Fall Out Boy fans are just the worst.

their stuff was hit or miss for me but I liked them more than I disliked them.

bloc
March 1st 2012
34872 Comments


Foli was pretty bad though

steventon
March 1st 2012
152 Comments


bad enough you would send death threats and buy tickets just to yell shit at him for it?

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2012
23843 Comments


"and buy tickets just to yell shit at him for it?"

not going to lie, back in high school three of my friends and I considered buying tickets for a Simple Plan show just to yell shit at them and make fun of their fans but then we realized that was insanely lame so we didn't

Scoot
March 1st 2012
17771 Comments


"It's a melodramatic blog post."

you gave lulu a 5 and attempted to justify it

ssj4gogeta17
March 1st 2012
86 Comments


feel bad for the guy. hope he makes it through this stuff

17WordHaiku
March 1st 2012
160 Comments


Musicians always need to be prepared to receive criticism. But to that level is a little much. It seems like he's taking it really hard. I was never a FOB fan but I hope he can find success with something.

AsoTamaki
March 1st 2012
2525 Comments


Lol, Scoot. You're still upset about not being able to understand that album? Don't worry, man. Your literacy skills will improve over time and one day you will definitely be able to enjoy Lulu. Just keep at it, trooper.

AsoTamaki
March 1st 2012
2525 Comments


As always, your logic is irrefutable.

Tyrael
March 1st 2012
20883 Comments


AsoTamaki's my fav troll atm

FearThyEvil
March 1st 2012
12558 Comments


This is pretty sad because he can sing.

AsoTamaki
March 1st 2012
2525 Comments


Hm, not sure. It seemed the most believable after edit #3, imo. This final version is questionable.

AsoTamaki
March 1st 2012
2525 Comments


Nah, "With Arms Wide Open" is far more satisfying after gulping down some bro powder.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2012
19790 Comments


This sucks! I've always liked Patrick's unique voice.

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linchpin313
March 1st 2012
813 Comments


27 years too late

henryChinaski
March 1st 2012
2765 Comments


Kinda sad. Really talented dude.

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chesse13
March 1st 2012
3444 Comments


fucking terrible, if this were me i would be pretty crushed too

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sspedding
March 1st 2012
4765 Comments


this is sad and i dont even like Fall Out Boy, he is immensely talented.

alextheantichrist
March 1st 2012
53 Comments


It is very sad knowing. Patrick is very talented and it's too bad people don't see that.

SCREAMorphine
March 1st 2012
1753 Comments


Poor guy, hopefully Fall Out Boy stays dead

Jamatha
March 1st 2012
108 Comments


thanks for the memories

theashesfromautumn01
March 1st 2012
1031 Comments


im STUMPED as to how he remains so positive.

chesse13
March 1st 2012
3444 Comments


yeah i wonder how PATRICK copes with it

auberginedreams
March 1st 2012
6034 Comments


didn't realize this guy was so young, isn't pete wentz like 30-something? i feel sorry for anyone that's a has-been at 27, the dude should be at the height of his career right now. makes me wonder what justin beiber will be like in 10 years lol. stump's new stuff has admittedly been pretty shitty, but early FOB is sort of a guilty pleasure of mine. hopefully he can put out another under the cork tree or something, but still, i suppose its better to be a has-been than a never-was.

TheGardener
March 1st 2012
150 Comments


This makes me really really sad. I still listen to Take This to Your Grave all the time and even though I was not a big fan of their other stuff he is obviously a talented musician and vocalist. Hope he gets through it.

AlasKenColors
March 1st 2012
159 Comments


Wow. I never really was into Fall Out Boy, just not my cup of tea, but he was a good vocalist. Regardless of your stance on musical preference, this is a shitty thing to do to another human being, especially when being considered a "fan".

Hopefully things get better for him in the near future.

Kris.
March 1st 2012
12345 Comments


i dont understand how im overweight and people make fun of me for it but then this guy loses weight and people are like YOU WERE BETTER WHEN YOU WERE FAT RABBLERABBLERABBLE

people are so fucking dumb

Quen
March 1st 2012
1633 Comments


Bummer. I love this guys voice.

CatfishSoup
March 1st 2012
180 Comments


Wasn't keen on his solo stuff.... but his a very talented and unique musician. Loved Fall Out Boy, not even calling it a guilty pleasure. (Fall Out Boy emo? lol)
But yeah that sucks...

Maybe a post hardcore genre would be interesting. His music is interesting enough, plus his a great vocalist.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2012
16142 Comments


Posting a blog response to this article in two secs

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spillingmercury
March 1st 2012
877 Comments


i dont understand how im overweight and people make fun of me for it but then this guy loses weight and people are like YOU WERE BETTER WHEN YOU WERE FAT RABBLERABBLERABBLE

Because awful people will be awful people and are never satisfied with other people. Also, fat Stump = Fall Out Boy era.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2012
16142 Comments


I couldn't care less if he is a fat lard or a twig

As long as he stays as cool as he's been

ChuckyTruant
March 1st 2012
15718 Comments


man that really sucks

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mxbrady
March 1st 2012
1166 Comments


Liked Fall Out Boy when I was 12 (not a dig, truth), don't care much for them now.
But that's still pretty sad. Comes with fame in pop music though, I suppose.

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spillingmercury
March 1st 2012
877 Comments


I couldn't care less if he is a fat lard or a twig

As long as he stays as cool as he's been

Well, yeah, that should be the case with all musicians but unfortunately whatever fans that have been hassling him obviously believe that he's changed for the worse because his physical image has. They associate his new image with the musical direction they don't like, and have decided to attack that along with his sound.

drasticaction74
March 1st 2012
1739 Comments


yea fuck his non-fat ass what is he creamer

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JAV
March 1st 2012
1939 Comments


Being in fall out boy finally caught up with him.

ThomasTheCure
March 1st 2012
287 Comments


not a fan of his solo material, but i've always enjoyed FOB and it's a shame that shit isn't working out for him.

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mastille
March 1st 2012
532 Comments


Aw, I like Patrick. That's such a shame. Even checked his twitter a while back and was definitely going 'all or nothing' on Soul Punk. Pop isn't my genre, but I love his voice.

Thanks for the memories man

newjunkaesthetic93
March 1st 2012
1871 Comments


Not really a fan, but that sucks that people are showing up to shows just to heckle him. I bet FOB gets back together in
the next few years though, has a hit single, and goes on a big tour that earns him a ton of money. So I can't feel that
sorry for him.

dimsim3478
March 2nd 2012
5075 Comments


A real shame, but I can't help but feel that if FOB get back together, Pat will be there for it.

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Steoandnoodles
March 2nd 2012
2832 Comments


Darn it! He was on to a winner with Soul Punk.
I had already imagined what his sophomore was going to sound like, ironing out all the creases of the debut, maybe some brass instruments.

What a shame. =(
People can be so cruel.

ConsiderPhlebas
March 2nd 2012
6157 Comments


Great article, sad news. He should start a new band, do some tours and have fun. His record was sweet, though.

Jamatha
March 2nd 2012
108 Comments


Shame he cant sing live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FccXA0VsXz8&feature=related

Zorak
March 2nd 2012
3191 Comments


Best article I've seen in awhile. Nice job andcas.

JohnnyBiggs
March 2nd 2012
61 Comments


Wow, what a shame. FOB is a very polarizing band... people think they suck ass, but they also have a nice fanbase.

For the record, I think Mr. Stump is an incredible singer, his voice is comparable to that of Prince's and he can play the shit out of his instruments.

But some of that stuff described is simply unacceptable. What the hell's the matter with the world?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 2nd 2012
50451 Comments


I'll forever remember him for singing on that awesome Misery Signals song
RIP

Gyromania
March 2nd 2012
15784 Comments


Yeah this is sad news indeed. FOB fans are fucking stupid, and his solo album was surprisingly great.

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Satellite
March 2nd 2012
20818 Comments


Brendan Kelly of the Lawrence Arms wrote a lengthy open letter to Pat Stump today...

http://www.badsandwichchronicles.net/2012/an-open-letter-to-pat-stump/

good read.

loveisamixtape
March 2nd 2012
6037 Comments


people have been saying that he "can't sing anymore"

i don't understand where that is coming from. the most recent thing i heard his voice on was that Transit song that released late last year and he sounded fucking awesome in it.

i feel awful for the guy, really. fans can be fucking malicious

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jwyles4
March 2nd 2012
311 Comments


Fall Out Boy reunion please

SCREAMorphine
March 2nd 2012
1753 Comments


Both blogs made a good read

Titan50
March 3rd 2012
4588 Comments


Fucking hell, this sucks. Fall Out Boy are one of my favourite bands

krig9412
March 4th 2012
794 Comments


Fall Out Boy was actually pretty great going along, Infinity on High is probably one of the best pop-punk albums I know of.

Shame he went through this shit, his music was always well done and sounded like it actually came from the heart.



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