Douchebags in Fall Out Boy might get sued again for ripping off yet another band

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By G.W. Schulz

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It's tough to come up with your own musical concepts and ideas when your schedule is loaded with photo sessions and magazine interviews inquiring about your sex life on behalf of thousands of barely legal teenage girls.

How does Fall Out Boy have time to write music these days? They’re everywhere ‘cept behind their instruments. They're on the cover of Rolling Stone. They're on the cover of Spin. Shit, the New Yorker even ran a piece on them, dutifully highlighting in the photo that one guy who insists on liberally applying mascara and not wearing a shirt. You're no Iggy Pop, douchebag. Who is their publicist fellating to get all this good press, by the way? Do people still buy this trash? Most of all, why is Microsoft Word telling me not to use “fellatio” as a verb, or even “douchbag” as a noun? Perhaps the new Word version in Microsoft Vista will list “Fall Out Boy” among the alternatives for “douchebags.”

Anyway, it looks like Nicholas Hans of the now-defunct Knives Out is considering legal action against Fall Out Douche for ripping off the image that appeared on a shirt Knives Out was selling a few years ago in 2001 while on tour.

The shirt depicts a hand with a ribbon tied around the wrist and a caption reading "Don't open until after X-Mas." An almost identical phrase and overall concept appears in the lyrics of a Fall Out Boy song.

It's not the first time Fall Out Boy has been accused of ripping off someone else. The band settled with former American Nightmare vocalist (and revered lyricist/poet) Wesley Eisold after allegedly lifting some material from published poetry and American Nightmare lyrics belonging to Eisold.

American Nightmare played mostly straight-ahead East Coast hardcore and broke up a few years ago shortly after switching their name to Give up the Ghost. These days, Eisold is performing with Some Girls, featuring members of the Locust and Unbroken (even further back, some of you may remember the Swing Kids and Crimson Curse; this crew – stretching from SoCal to Massachusetts – has history all over the place). Apparently, Weisold even received published credit for three songs on Fall Out Boy's new record, "Infinity on High." These dudes can't even write their own lyrics, and we're still giving them loads of good press? Cruel world.

Fall Out Boy’s unfortunate connections to the more obscure elements of hardcore are well-documented. Decaydance, the label of Fall Out Douche bassist Pete Wentz, recently signed the reformed and hugely influential ‘90s New Jersey band Lifetime, a fact that’s apparently weirding out everyone.

Comments

HAHAHAHAHA...damn...this is a great blog..fob suck so bad....when i first saw pics of fob on the cover of lame magz i always thoguht that ptet wentz loser was the singer...the focus is always on him...i cant even wear a black band shirt anymore cos of bands and fans like this..its embarrassing..to be hoesnt i havent even been to a hc/punk show in 8 years cos of this shit..thanks fob and bands like mcr good charlotte..fuckin sell outs..best hc band ever TOE TO TOE Sydney's finest...get the album TAO.

Posted by Xspiritof84X on Sep. 15, 2008 @ 2:11 am

Haha, of course all the fall out boy fanatics come on here defending a band with little credibility or talent.
American Nightmare is so good.
Everything Fall Out Boy does has been done better before.
The whole t-shirt thing is a bit ridiculous, but seriously...ripping off another band's (especially a fairly influential band's) lyrics does not go unnoticed, and it's really pathetic.
ps. pitchfork is equally as ridiculous as this...
pss. to the guy that cheers'd "real boston hardcore", you're an idiot as well. Get off your high horse.
psss. you're all so redundant it's also ridiculous.

Posted by grow up on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 11:36 am

hahahaha

i'm a few years late with this article but i've been following what happened between FOB and wesley eisold. FOB settled it out of court so they obviously KNEW they were fucked because they stole or "borrowed" lyrics.

and as for all you FOB fans, you guys can suck some big genital warted dicks. FOB is only celebrated in the mainstream for one reason, they're GENERIC AS SHIIIIIET NIGGA. i could record me pooping and add it in the background of their songs and i bet it would still sell.

FOB is pretty fucking gay. they don't believe in what they do, look at their resume of bands they've been in and you'll see they were hardcore punk bands, FOB was put together to make catchy ass music and to make money and all you cum breath twat fans are helping them out in destroying how music is looked at. i bet all of you listen to bands you can ALWAYS find at your local wal mart, and you don't give music that sounds foreign to FOB a chance because it's not hot-topic friendly.

you dirty sweaty cunts.

Posted by nicholas on Apr. 16, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

This was hilarious. Fall Out Boy is possibly one of the worst bands out there today, however, I guess compared to the rest of the shit on the radio it seems good.

Posted by Holly on Sep. 16, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

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