After an extensive tour for Folie à Deux, the members of Fall Out Boy each have their own reasons to take a break. Patrick Stump, lead vocals, is at the heaviest weight he has been and hates the “emo” titling Fall Out Boy had be associated with. Andy Hurley, drummer, fallsl into a deep state of depression after coming off tour to an empty schedule. Pete Wentz, bassist, has been abusing Xanax and is divorced by his wife, Ashlee Simpson, and is on a rigorous therapy schedule. Patrick Stump:
It’s been about ten years and for a better part of that we were working constantly. We were tired of the grind. We would play 500 shows in a two-year period, you know? And the other thing — the fact that we weren’t all into the same kind of music made the band kind of cool, but it’s very strange when it’s expected that you be monogamous with that band for the rest of your life. Andy Hurley is a metal drummer, first and foremost, and it was really awkward for him to think that he’d never play metal again. It was awkward for me to never sing R&B music again or to never play drums myself. Everybody had their own reasoning. It’s not creative difference. It’s just, like, creative wanderlust.