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Fall Out Boy - Looking After Andy...

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Fraser McAlpine | 18:07 UK time, Monday, 17 September 2007


See that fella on the end there with all the arrows pointing at him? Stop looking at Pete Wentz for a second, and go look. No, not Patrick Stump, the OTHER end. Him with the hair and the beard. Oh just LOOK, WILL YOU? That's Andy. He's the drummer in Fall Out B...have you gone back to look at Wentzy again? Look, I'm TALKING to you, the least you can do is PAY ATTENTION.

Right, that's better. This is Andy from Fall Out Boy. He is - it's fair to say - NOT the most famous member of his band. Or the second most-famous...or (and this one you can debate, if you like) the third.

But he is still a real human being, with real human being feelings about things. And as such, he is not to be discounted just because his bandmates are hogging the limelight. Andy Fall Out BoyWhatever happened to good old-fashioned FAIR PLAY? EH?

It was with this in mind that ChartBlog went in search of the elusive backroom beat-powerhouse behind Fall Out Boy. We wanted to show him that people DO care. We wanted to ask him if he's OK. We wanted to give him a great big hug over the phone, which is very hard to do, but totally worth it if you can manage it. So, we got in touch with Team Fall Out, strings were pulled, and suddenly there he was, all vulnerable and expectant.

What I Expected: A tear-stained counselling session about the pain of being overlooked...heart-warming tales of friendship and support...mild confusion from Andy...
What I Did Not Expect: Well, there's actually a reason why Pete and Patrick take the lion's share of promotional duties...


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Your ChartBlog interviewer was: Fraser McAlpine

Here's the video for 'Listen, Listen, I've Got This Joke And I Think It Would Make A Really Good Song Title. Are You Listening? Are You? Oh Come On Guys, This One Is A Classic! Please? Pretty Please? OK, Here Goes. It's - I'm Like A Lawyer With The Way I'm Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & You) Geddit? I'm Like A Lawyer, See? A LAWYER? Oh FINE THEN. I'm Going Out Now. I Might Even Cut Myself. ON THE HAIR! HAPPY NOW???'

Fall Out Boy are also available in website form...
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  1. At 08:53 PM on 17 Sep 2007, Kerri wrote:

    gah! i tried to listen but media player wont play it! "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. If you typed a URL in the Open URL dialog box, try using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:")." is what is comes up with.. and in english that means what?? *cries* i REALLY wanted to listen to this too.. any ideas on how to get it to work?

  2. At 06:34 PM on 18 Sep 2007, PBG wrote:

    awww this video makes me feel all sad inside....I LOVE the 'Fine, I might even cut myself....ON THE HAIR!' bit made me laugh. GENIUS!

  3. At 02:40 PM on 19 Sep 2007, Amy wrote:

    where is mcfly?! plz put up some new news bout them soon!!! PLZ :) :) :) :D :D :D

  4. At 12:51 PM on 21 Sep 2007, Kayla wrote:

    The thing is, Andy has always been my fave!

    I have a thing for patrick too
    wentz just doesnt light my fire!


  5. At 10:41 PM on 21 Sep 2007, Aleesha wrote:

    ANDY IS F****** AWESOME !!!
    (i don't really see wat the big fuss abut pete is anyway although hes cool too)

  6. At 12:58 PM on 22 Sep 2007, Ed wrote:

    That video is gr8

    andy is an amazing drummer.

  7. At 11:07 AM on 23 Sep 2007, Hannah Davis wrote:

    I love Fall Out Boy, I am a huge fan of all of them, Andy is a wicked guy!!!

  8. At 09:13 PM on 23 Sep 2007, marj wrote:

    love the video, shame invisiblechildren.com dont get so much media here as they do in the states. always loved Andy he is a really nice bloke (I have met them twice) the band isn't all about Pete.

  9. At 06:11 PM on 29 Sep 2007, FOBLOVER wrote:

    OMG! FOB ROCK! there should be more about them, and is pete wentz THAT popular? not to say he doesnt rock or anything. i

  10. At 04:30 PM on 03 Oct 2007, zahra wrote:

    hi i love fall out boy and there songs r gr8

  11. At 04:34 PM on 03 Oct 2007, zahra wrote:

    hi i love fall out boy and there songs r gr8

  12. At 08:33 AM on 04 Oct 2007, Emo_doll wrote:

    I LUV FOB. they rock. the songs r gr8 & pete wents is so hot!!

  13. At 12:27 PM on 04 Oct 2007, Mr H wrote:

    At 08:53 PM on 17 Sep 2007, Kerri wrote: gah! i tried to listen but media player wont play it! "*cries* i REALLY wanted to listen to this too.. any ideas on how to get it to work?

    It's Gods way of telling you that FOB are complete and utter pants, and that you must devote the rest of your life paying penance for the follies of your youth.

    Oh, sorry, I meant to say OMG! FOB Rool! FOB rso wkd n cool n gr8

  14. At 11:00 AM on 27 Oct 2007, Mercy wrote:

    I think Andy is awesome. I worked on the above video in Ugnada.. yes i did, and u can check out the pics i took on my myspace page, the pics section. I bonded with more than the rest and to say the least, he is a great conversationalist.

    And he is fine wiht not beingf in limelight, that's makes him a very easy person to relate to!!

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