Patrick Stump
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"Patrick Martin Stumph", known professionally as "Patrick Vaughn Stump", is an United States/American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, pianist, and composer of Fall Out Boy, an American Rock music/rock band from Wilmette, Illinois. Stump embarked on a solo career as a side project from Fall Out Boy during its hiatus.

He has been credited for being a soulful vocalist suitable for contemporary R&B/R&B, as well as one of the best voices in pop punk, according to Billboard (magazine)/Billboard. With Fall Out Boy he placed singles in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100/Billboard Hot 100 and their 2007 album Infinity on High reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200/Billboard 200, with two more albums peaking in the top 10. The band has toured extensively, having performed over 1,300 shows since their inception in 2001. Stump has collaborated with an extensive list of artists and has produced albums for other artists including Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes.

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Quiet IS the new loud.

I love playing Michigan, I'm really excited that we begin the tour in Detroit. It's one of those places where we know the kids like the back of our hands and they know us -- it's like home.

Our fans are pretty loyal. In the beginning, we had to play a lot of shows to, like, one kid at a time. Those kids stuck with us and have been incredibly supportive. They have a lot more ownership of us than other bands, they can have Fall Out Boy. That's how we feel.

He's writing what I'm singing, and I'm writing what he's playing.

Here's the thing about Kelly Clarkson. At the end of the day, she's an amazing singer, and you can't fault her for that.

I don't think we care anymore about what we're gonna do. We're just gonna be our own band and we're not gonna pretend to be any more rock or any less whatever than we are. We're kinda hardcore kids, we're kinda a metal band in this weird way, we're kinda into soul, we're kinda into folk, we're kinda into a lot of stuff and we're just gonna do whatever we do.

I think you can totally be a totally normal kid from the suburbs of Chicago and go off and play shows. It's one of those things that when you go home, you're still the nerd you were when you left, and your parents still get to yell at you about cleaning up your room, and your girlfriend still drags you to the pet store.

I have a girlfriend and she hasn't minded, ... She thinks it's funny I have to sing about that stuff.

I'm really glad I put aside whatever ego I had and just let (Wentz) be free.