Patrick Stump life and biography

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Patrick Stump biography

Date of birth : 1984-04-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Glenview, Illinois,U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-17
Credited as : Singer, Fall Out Boy, Electromatic Stump-O-Matic Signature Guitar

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Born and raised in suburban Chicago, Patrick Stump made a name for himself as the frontman of Fall Out Boy, one of the most successful emo bands during the early 21st century. When the band took a break in 2009, he used the opportunity to launch a solo career, ditching the sound he'd cooked up with his Fall Out Boy bandmates and transforming himself into a sort of pop-punk Justin Timberlake, with R&B, soul, and electronica serving as his new influences.

Stump was originally a drummer, acting as such in a Chicago-area band when he first crossed paths with guitarist Joe Trohman at a local Borders bookstore. Trohman was in the process of putting together a new band with his friend Pete Wentz, and though Stump initially tried out as its drummer, he soon joined the burgeoning group as its mild-mannered frontman. Stump wanted to sing and write songs, and as Fall Out Boy developed, he became the yin to Wentz's yang. Stump was responsible for the catchy melodies that supported Wentz's personal lyrics, and his shy personality balanced out the attention-loving celebrity persona of his counterpart. As the band took off, Stump also began flexing his production and remixing skills on the side, growing his résumé to include work on albums for acts like the Hush Sound, Gym Class Heroes, and Cobra Starship.


Fall Out Boy issued five records between 2003 and 2008, including two gold albums, one platinum release, and one multi-platinum smash. Stump and Wentz found themselves arguing throughout the making of Folie à Deux, though, and the band took a break soon after its 2008 release. While his bandmates launched side projects with other musicians -- Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley formed the Damned Things with a handful of collaborators, and Wentz teamed up with vocalist Bebe Rexha to form Black Cards -- Stump took the opposite approach, recording a solo album entirely by himself. Playing every instrument and handling his own production duties, he explored a different style of music, one informed by the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, and Justin Timberlake.

On May 6, 2011, Stump updated his website and also posted to his Facebook and Twitter, announcing "I feel like I'm gonna explode 5.9.11" with a link which led to a video called "Tsar bomba", which was a video of a bomb explosion. The "I feel like I'm gonna explode" phrase came from a song called "Explode", which Stump premiered at his live show and could be from his upcoming album. The "5.9.11" was a date.
A new song, titled "Explode" was revealed on May 9, 2011, with a message, "Listen to "Explode" off of my upcoming album Soul Punk on Vulture". Vulture was the website that Stump released the song to. NyMag.com commented that the song is "heavily indebted to Michael Jackson and, in good news for FOB loyalists, not totally unlike Stump's old band"The song's video caption read "Soul Punk: coming late Summer".

In June 28, 2011, Stump released a remix of a track from Soul Punk. The song titled "This City" features artist Lupe Fiasco.

During his work on his solo record, Stump contributed a cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday" to the 2011 tribute album, Listen to Me: Buddy Holly to a positive reception. Victoria Asher provided backing vocals and other musicians played the instruments. Stump and the album's contributing artists performed at the tribute event at the Music Box Theater.

In January 2008, Stump was a guest star on the television crime-drama Law & Order. He appeared in the Season 18 two-hour premiere as Marty Dressler, a lowly employee of an electrical company, who is suspected in the kidnapping of the wife and daughter of an executive. The episode, titled "Darkness", aired on January 2, 2008 on NBC. There was rumour that he was not paid for this episode, but he has debunked those rumours and said that he was paid well for his appearance.

Stump has made a short film in 2009 called Moustachette which has been shown at film festivals. It was released online in September 2011.

On February 1, 2009, Gretsch released the G5135PS Electromatic Stump-O-Matic Signature Guitar, based on their model body with personal stylings by Patrick Stump such as a "kill switch" and stripes. Also, Stump signed and gave away two of his signature guitars that he used to record Fall Out Boy's fifth album, Folie à Deux. He has another Stump-O-Matic with white and silver stripes, which he used for most of the guitar recording on Soul Punk and at his solo concerts.

He also appeared as a guest with Daryl Hall from Hall and Oates on 'Live from Daryl's House', playing guitar on several of Hall and Oates' own songs, as well playing guitar on a couple of selections from the catalog of Fall Out Boy, such as "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "I Don't Care" and, additionally, performing as a drummer/vocalist on a version of "Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year" on the same show.


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