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December 11, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
"Best Ink" hits close to home for Chicagoans in its third season; the city can boast about contestant Amy Zager, an Uptown tattoo artist, and Pete Wentz, the show's host. Fall Out Boy bassist Wentz is back for a second season of the show, currently airing at 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Oxygen. Zager is one of the 14 tattoo artists vying to create the best ink and win the tattoo competition in which they must complete a series of art and tattoo challenges judged by Joe Capobianco, Sabina Kelley and Hannah Aitchison.
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December 11, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
"Best Ink" hits close to home for Chicagoans in its third season; the city can boast about contestant Amy Zager, an Uptown tattoo artist, and Pete Wentz, the show's host. Fall Out Boy bassist Wentz is back for a second season of the show, currently airing at 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Oxygen. Zager is one of the 14 tattoo artists vying to create the best ink and win the tattoo competition in which they must complete a series of art and tattoo challenges judged by Joe Capobianco, Sabina Kelley and Hannah Aitchison.
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February 4, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
The return of Fall Out Boy is something the world's 20-somethings have been waiting for and counting on in these hard times, with no music melancholy and self-pitying enough to quell all our feelings, no one to be our No. 1 with a bullet. Fear not, milennials! Fall Out Boy has indeed returned, releasing a new song, promising a new album and tour and an "intimate show" Monday night in Chicago at Subterranean, according to a press release. That's right, Feb. 4. We'd suggest get your tickets ASAP, but it sold out in minutes already.
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April 12, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
Via email, the Fall Out Boy bassist/lyricist, guitarist and drummer chimed in on their evolving sound, what makes them feel old and more. Bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz As you wrote lyrics for “Save Rock and Roll,” what topics did you find didn't interest you as much as they once did, and what took their place? What subject matter will always appeal to you?  It always changes I guess. I guess you will just write or think differently at every period of your life. So it is not topics that I stick to or what not. At the same time you just write differently...
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February 5, 2013 | By Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye Sound Board
Even if you're Tommy Lee, releasing pictures of your junk (intentionally or not) is never a plus in the musical credibility column. So it's no surprise that off-stage incidents like that progressively turned Pete Wentz into much more than the bassist and lyricist for Fall Out Boy, arguably the biggest rock band to come out of (suburban) Chicago in the past decade. He became the group's focal point to such an extent that, when the chart-topping band went on hiatus in late 2009, Wentz said in an interview, “I think the world needs a little less Pete Wentz.
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November 14, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye
***1/2 (out of four) The joke's on anyone who assumes “Community” funnyman Donald Glover can't rap. Under the Wu-Tang Clan Name Generator-created rap tag Childish Gambino, Glover has followed a handful of promising free albums/mixtapes and dropped one of the year's most bracing hip-hop records with his official debut, “Camp.” Wit and insight marry like reality show stars - wait, the opposite of that - as Glover reflects throughout...
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April 12, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
Via email, the Fall Out Boy bassist/lyricist, guitarist and drummer chimed in on their evolving sound, what makes them feel old and more. Bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz As you wrote lyrics for “Save Rock and Roll,” what topics did you find didn't interest you as much as they once did, and what took their place? What subject matter will always appeal to you?  It always changes I guess. I guess you will just write or think differently at every period of your life. So it is not topics that I stick to or what not. At the same time you...
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April 29, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Fall Out Boy bassist and "Best Ink" host Pete Wentz probably won't be there, but the Oxygen competition series is casting for an upcoming season in Chicago this weekend. If you're a tattoo artist age 21 or older, casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions would like to meet you between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Mad River Chicago, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave. Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves that will not be returned, a photo ID and photos of their artwork, which will be returned.
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April 9, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
 ***1/2 (out of four) When you don't see someone for years, it can take time to acclimate to who they are now. We change over time, and our friends, significant others and favorite bands may not grow with us. I'm not the same person I was 10 years ago when I discovered Fall Out Boy's endlessly listenable full-length debut, “Take This To Your Grave.” I didn't expect that on “Save Rock and Roll,” the hook-heavy Chicago band's first...
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February 4, 2013 | By Jessica Galliart, @jessicagalliart and RedEye Sound Board
“I was getting all nervous, like it's my first time.” Which “first time” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz was referring to, we don't really want to know, but the mortar attack of announcements that came from the Chicago four-piece the morning of Feb. 4 would make anybody nervous--new album ("Save Rock and Roll"), new single (“My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark [Light Em Up]”), new tour. Ending a more than three-year hiatus, Wentz, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Stump, guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley returned home to Chicago for an...
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February 5, 2013 | By Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye Sound Board
Even if you're Tommy Lee, releasing pictures of your junk (intentionally or not) is never a plus in the musical credibility column. So it's no surprise that off-stage incidents like that progressively turned Pete Wentz into much more than the bassist and lyricist for Fall Out Boy, arguably the biggest rock band to come out of (suburban) Chicago in the past decade. He became the group's focal point to such an extent that, when the chart-topping band went on hiatus in late 2009, Wentz said in an interview, “I think the world needs a little less Pete Wentz.
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February 4, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
The return of Fall Out Boy is something the world's 20-somethings have been waiting for and counting on in these hard times, with no music melancholy and self-pitying enough to quell all our feelings, no one to be our No. 1 with a bullet. Fear not, milennials! Fall Out Boy has indeed returned, releasing a new song, promising a new album and tour and an "intimate show" Monday night in Chicago at Subterranean, according to a press release. That's right, Feb. 4. We'd suggest get your tickets ASAP, but it sold out in minutes already.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye
***1/2 (out of four) The joke's on anyone who assumes “Community” funnyman Donald Glover can't rap. Under the Wu-Tang Clan Name Generator-created rap tag Childish Gambino, Glover has followed a handful of promising free albums/mixtapes and dropped one of the year's most bracing hip-hop records with his official debut, “Camp.” Wit and insight marry like reality show stars - wait, the opposite of that - as Glover reflects throughout...
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April 12, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump wants to make something clear. “In no world did my [solo] record not sell and my thing flopped and then I go, 'OK, well, I'll go back to Fall Out Boy,'” the 28-year-old frontman says by phone from London. “[Bleep] no. Whether or not people like [the new album], I think it's audible, you can tell in the music that we do that we are happy to be making this record. And that's the kind of thing you can't make out of obligation.” You can say that again.
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