Fall Out Boy - Looking After Andy...
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. Whatever 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
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