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 We recently had a chance to sit down with Pete Wentz, bassist of Fall Out Boy, THE band that is about to break big. With a rabid following and the hooks to match, this summer should easily be the summer of the Fall Out. We got to talk to Pete before their sold out show at the Avalon in Boston. Give a Listen* as we talk about about their new CD Under the Cork Tree, their fanbase, rock music, and creative control.*Windows Media Player 9 is needed to listen to this interview.

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1. Tell us about the new cd, Under the Cork Tree?

2. Have you been working in the new songs? What has the reception to them been so far?

3. Some of the songs have already been leaked. Do you see that as a big problem?

4. What do you think of people taping your live shows and trading them online?

5. The Fall Out Boy fan seems to want to know every detail about you. Does it ever get intrusive?

6. Their are always rumors going around about you guys. What is the craziest that you have heard?

7. Your website is set up in a way that you need to pre-order the cd before gaining access to the site. Whose idea was that?

8. Has it been different working with a major label? Have you felt any push back on things?

9.Will we ever see some of the recorded songs that didn't make the CD?

10.You write all the lyrics and them pass them off and the songs are built which seems like a difficult process. Has that ever been a problem?

11.You recently released a book, is that something you plan on doing more of?

12.What are some of the stuff that you are listening to now?

I want to thank Pete and the guys of Fall Out Boy for taking the time to talk with me. It was great getting a chance to chat before the show and they really blow you away live, no matter what Pete said. These guys are all MONSTERS live. We look forward to when Fall Out Boy returns to Boston Keep your eye up for when they come to your town.

Drop us a line to let me know what you think of what Pete said or just to tell us how much we suck! Email me at falloutboy@empyrelounge.com