January 21, 2015

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11 Things You Didn't Know About Fall Out Boy

#1Their name is a 'Simpsons' reference

Bands are always getting asked where their name came from. The secret is that most have no real meaning, that it just "sounded right." Fall Out Boy's story is a little bit more interesting—they were accidentally christened by a fan! The tale goes like this: The guys played a show without completely agreeing on a name. Legend has it their original moniker was something verbose, and maybe even a Tom Waits reference. The Illinois act went through a list of possible names at an early performance and a fan yelled out, "F*ck that! No! You're Fall Out Boy!" The rest is history.

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