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Patrick Martin Stumph' (born April 27, 1984), known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead singer/guitarist/composer of Fall Out Boy, an American 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 R&B, as well as one of the best voices in pop punk, according to Billboard. With Fall Out Boy he placed singles in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and their 2007 album Infinity on High reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with two more albums peaking in the top 10. The band toured extensively since their early days and have performed over 1300 shows since their inception in 2001. He has collaborated with an extensive list of artists and has produced albums for other artists including Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes.
After Fall Out Boy's hiatus in late 2009, Stump released his debut solo album, Soul Punk, on October 18, 2011; on which he wrote all the songs, played all the instruments, as well as handling production and self-funding it. It served as an outlet for the music that he could not make with Fall Out Boy. A remix of "This City" was released as the first single to iTunes and a music video has been created, featuring Lupe Fiasco. He released his debut six-song EP titled Truant Wave on February 22, 2011. His solo work is a major musical departure from the pop punk sound of Fall Out Boy. His influence by Michael Jackson and Prince among many other artists is evident through his soulful electronic sound, which he coined as "soul punk". He has toured in the US and played some dates in Europe in support of Soul Punk and Truant Wave, and opened for Panic! at the Disco on their month-long US fall tour which began on October 9, 2011. On February 4, 2013, Fall Out Boy announced a comeback with the single "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)", the album Save Rock and Roll and a subsequent tour, which all came as a complete surprise to fans. The EP PAX AM Dayswas later released on October 15, 2013.
Stump was born in Evanston, Illinois to David Stumph, a folk singer, and Patricia Vaughn. He grew up in Glenview, Illinois and attendedGlenbrook South High School. Stump's parents split up when he was eight. He has an older sister named Megan, and an older brother named Kevin who is an accomplished violinist. Stump is a self-taught guitarist and musician who has said he is obsessed with Prince andDavid Bowie. His musical idols growing up also included Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and Nat King Cole. He originally played the drums in various local suburban Chicago power violence and hardcore punk bands, most notably Xgrinding processX, Patterson and for two shows in Arma Angelus. Stump lives in his hometown of Chicago and for work purposes spends a lot of time in a house he owns in Los Angeles.
Current Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman met Patrick Stump at a Borders bookstore over a mutual interest, and he introduced Stump to bassist Pete Wentz. Despite originally auditioning as the drummer for Fall Out Boy, and having no previous experience singing in a band nor a single singing lesson, Stump became the somewhat reluctant lead singer after his extensive vocal range and ability was discovered. Several lineup changes were to follow, after which he began playing rhythm guitar for the band when a guitar player quit only days before the band's first tour. As the group does not have specific guitar roles, Trohman and Stump switch between lead and rhythm guitar in recording sessions and at live shows, although Stump views himself as more of a rhythm guitarist because of his drumming background. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary composer for the band, with bassist Pete Wentz taking lyrical duties.
Following a 2002 Split EP with Project Rocket, the band's first mini-LP, Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend, was released in 2003 on Uprising Records, though they shortly left the label to sign to Fueled By Ramen. They released their first full-length album Take This To Your Grave in 2003. It has been credited with earning the band's first significant fan base, as well as some minor commercial success. Fall Out Boy in concert. From left to right:Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump.In 2003, Stump and his fellow band members went on to sign with Island Records, and released the acoustic-based EP My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue CD and DVD in 2004 to hold fans over while the group recorded their major label debut. The CD gave the band aBillboard 200 hit, charting at No. 153. This was followed by their third studio album, From Under The Cork Tree in 2005, which was the band's mainstream breakthrough. It has since been certified double platinum by the RIAA, with a sales total of more than 2.5 million. It debuted and peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, becoming the band's first top 10 album. The chart topping lead single "Sugar, We're Goin Down" reached No. 8 on the Hot 100 and received heavy airplay rotation at Pop and Alternative radio. The album's second single, "Dance, Dance", also enjoyed mainstream success, peaking at No. 9 on the Hot 100 and becoming Fall Out Boy's second top 10 hit. It won various awards and was certified platinum. The band heavily toured in 2005 and 2006 in support of From Under the Cork Tree. Fall Out Boy was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 2005.
Fall Out Boy's fourth studio effort, Infinity on High, was released to major chart success in 2007. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 260,000 sales, becoming the group's first No. 1 album and second top 10 release. It also debuted atop other various Billboard charts and charted in the top five worldwide. Infinity was spurred on by the lead single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", which hit No. 2. "Thnks fr th Mmrs", the second single from the album, peaked at No. 11.
The band's most recent album, Folie à Deux, was released in December 2008. Its sales were less than stellar in comparison to Infinity on High, but gave the band its third consecutive top 10 album, debuting and peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with 150,000 opening week sales. The lead single, "I Don't Care", landed at No. 21 on the Hot 100 and went Platinum. Stump recalled that he was overindulgent on the record, feeling that he pushed the band in a direction they may not have wanted to go.
The band was the opening act for Blink-182's reunion tour in 2009. They released their first greatest hits album, Believers Never Die - Greatest Hits, later that year, featuring all of their previous single releases, two new songs, including the single "Alpha Dog", and two rarities. In late 2009 the band took an indefinite break to "decompress," with the band members embarking on various side projects, with Stump going solo, Trohman and Hurley forming heavy metal supergroup The Damned Things, and Wentz starting the electropop/experimental group Black Cards.
On February 4, Fall Out Boy suddenly announced their return with a new album entitled Save Rock and Roll, issued on April 12, 2013, and released a new song, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" as well as tour dates. The band played their first show in over three years on the night of February 4 in Chicago.
In January 2010 Patrick Stump announced that he was working on a self-written, -performed and -produced solo album. He also debuted his slimmed down look which was a complete departure from his Fall Out Boy image. Later during that year he leaked the title of Soul Punk, which was released on October 18, 2011.
Stump explained that he named the album Soul Punk because he wanted to contribute to the musical vernacular of both. "I'm just as pissed off as I was while screaming in punk bands, but I feel like I'm directing it into something positive and centered around love." He has created a video on his website that shows him playing numerous instruments, starting with drum kit then adding more such as synthesizer, cowbell, electric guitar and bass, amongst others. He has already performed a few songs live at his debut solo performance, at SXSW 2010 in Austin, Texas, including "As Long As I Know I'm Getting Paid" and "Love, Selfish Love", that may have originally been off his upcoming solo album, but have since been included as a part of his solo debut EP, Truant Wave.
On November 29, 2010, Stump put up on his website two different versions of his debut song, "Spotlight". One is called "Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)", and the other is called "Spotlight (New Regrets)", with download links for both songs. Stump claims after months he still could not decide which version he liked better and asked his fans to vote in the poll, also on his website, for the version of the single they liked better and wanted to see on the album. The polls closed leaning toward "Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)", however Stump has since decided to include "Spotlight (New Regrets)" on Soul Punk and put "Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)" on his debut EP, Truant Wave, claiming that the votes were too close and that he felt as if "Oh Nostalgia basically needed its own record", building Truant Wave around it. In early 2011 Stump put up a poll asking which song he should do an a cappella cover of next.
Stump released the first EP of his solo career, Truant Wave, digitally on February 22, 2011, through his own record label, Nervous Breakdance Media. The extended play consisted of songs Stump "felt strongly about but didn't have place for within the narrative of Soul Punk" and includes special guest artists Alph-A-Bit, Om’mas Keith of Sa-Ra, David-Andrew 'D.A.' Wallach of Chester French, and Driis. On June 9, he released the EP on a 12" vinyl.
On May 6, 2011, Stump updated his website and also posted to his Facebook and Twitter, announcing "I feel like I'm gonna explode 5.9.11" with a link which led to a video called "Tsar bomba", which was a video of a bomb explosion. The "I feel like I'm gonna explode" phrase came from his song "Explode", which Stump premiered at his live show and ended up on Soul Punk. "Explode" was released on May 9, 2011. NyMag.com commented that the song is "heavily indebted to Michael Jackson and, in good news for FOB loyalists, not totally unlike Stump's old band". The song's video caption read "Soul Punk: coming late Summer".
On June 27, 2011, Stump wrote on his Facebook and Twitter page, "Tuesday". The next day (the Tuesday he was referring to), Stump released a remix of a Soul Punk track, "This City", featuring rapper Lupe Fiasco. On July 26, the remix was released as the album's first single to iTunes.
During the production of Soul Punk, Stump contributed a cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday" to the 2011 tribute album, Listen to Me: Buddy Holly to a positive reception. Victoria Asher provided backing vocals. Stump and the album's contributing artists performed at the tribute event at the Music Box Theater. It has been revealed that Stump is currently working on a track with Craig Mabbitt and TJ Bell of Escape the Fate.
In a blog post in February 2012 after disappearing from the internet, Stump mentioned that he will halt performing. He stated that the relentless criticism he has received from Soul Punkand Fall Out Boy's latest release, Folie à Deux, was "some big cosmic sign that says I should disappear" and that although he was prepared for criticism, he was not prepared to accept that people who ostensibly supported something he was involved in would turn into "haters" and attack his ambition and slimmed down image. He went on to write "It’s tempting to say I won’t ever play/tour/record again, but I think that’s probably just pent up poor-me emotional pessimism talking." 
On May 20, he returned to blog and offer an explanation of his lack of updates and his music career. Confirming by saying: "I won’t ever quit music, I just may not release some of my own for a little bit" and that he may tour to support Soul Punk in the future. He says that in the last 6 months of going silent he has taken actingclasses and co-written and collaborated with other musicians. These collaborations include: Escape The Fate, Kat Graham, Poreotics, Amountboyz,The King Blues, All Time Low, Before You Exit, and Yellowcard.. As of February 2013, Soul Punk has sold 23,000 copies in the US.
As a producer, along with a handful of Fall Out Boy tracks, Stump has worked with The Hush Sound on Like Vines, Gym Class Heroes on As Cruel As School Children and Cobra Starship on ¡Viva La Cobra!. He also produced the song "Little Weapon" on Lupe Fiasco's The Cool. He was featured in a song by hip-hop group The Roots on their 2008 albumRising Down. In 2008, he executive- and co-produced The Cab's Whisper War and Gym Class Heroes' The Quilt, as well as several tracks on Tyga's No Introduction.
In addition to producing albums, Stump has also remixed various tracks for soundtracks or special releases. Among various others, he made a "Queen Of Apology" remix for The Soundson the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack, a remix of the Fall Out Boy single "Dance, Dance" available on the "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" EP, a "Sugar, We're Goin Down" remix on Fall Out Boy's From Under the Cork Tree special edition release, and "Pace Yourself" for The Higher on their album, On Fire. He also remixed Good Charlotte's "Little Things" for their remix compilation, Greatest Remixes.
In January 2008, Stump was a guest star on the television crime-drama Law & Order. He appeared in the Season 18 two-hour premiere as Marty Dressler, a lowly employee of an electrical company, who is suspected in the kidnapping of the wife and daughter of an executive. The episode, "Darkness", aired on January 2, 2008, on NBC. There was a rumor that he was not paid for this episode, but he has debunked that and said that he was paid well for his appearance.
On February 1, 2009, Gretsch released the G5135PS Electromatic Stump-O-Matic Signature Guitar, based on their model body with personal stylings by Patrick Stump such as a "kill switch" and stripes. Also, Stump signed and gave away two of his signature guitars that he used to record Fall Out Boy's fifth album, Folie à Deux. He has another Stump-O-Matic with white and silver stripes, which he used for most of the guitar recording on Soul Punk and at his solo concerts.
Stump appeared as a guest with Daryl Hall from Hall and Oates on 'Live from Daryl's House', playing guitar on several of Hall and Oates' own songs, as well as on a couple of Fall Out Boy selections, such as "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "I Don't Care" and, additionally, performing as a drummer/vocalist on a version of "Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year" at the same show.
- As a solo artist
- Studio albums
- Extended plays
- With Fall Out Boy
- Take This to Your Grave (2003)
- My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue (2004)
- From Under the Cork Tree (2005)
- Infinity on High (2007)
- Live in Phoenix (2008)
- Folie à Deux (2008)
- With other artists (selected list)
|2005||"Cupid's Chokehold" #4 Hot 100||Vocals||Gym Class Heroes||The Papercut Chronicles|
|"Everything Is Alright"||Vocals||Motion City Soundtrack||Commit This to Memory|
|2006||"Second Chances"||Vocals||October Fall||A Season In Hell|
|"Don't Wake Me Up"||Vocals||The Hush Sound||Like Vines|
|"One Day I'll Stay Home"||Vocals||Misery Signals||Mirrors|
|"Queen of Apology"||Remix||The Sounds||Snakes on a Plane: The Album|
|2007||"If You Could Remember"||Vocals||Damnation A.D.||In This Life or the Next|
|"One and Only"||Co-wrote/vocals/guitar||Timbaland||Shock Value|
|"Clothes Off!!"||Vocals||Gym Class Heroes||As Cruel as School Children|
|"King of Wishful Thinking"||Vocals||New Found Glory||From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II|
|"The City Is at War"||Co-wrote/production/vocals||Cobra Starship||¡Viva La Cobra!|
|"One Day, Robots Will Cry"||Co-wrote/production/vocals|
|"Kiss My Sass"||Co-wrote/production/vocals|
|"Damn You Look Good and I'm Drunk (Scandalous)"||Co-wrote/production/vocals|
|"The World Has Its Shine (But I Would Drop It on a Dime)"||Co-wrote/production/vocals|
|"Smile for the Paparazzi"||Co-wrote/production/vocals|
|"Prostitution Is the World's Oldest Profession (And I, Dear Madame, Am a Professional)"||Co-wrote/production/vocals|
|"My Moves Are White (White Hot, That Is)"||Co-wrote/production/vocals|
|"Little Weapon"||Co-wrote/production||Lupe Fiasco||Lupe Fiasco's the Cool|
|2008||"One of THOSE Nights"||Co-wrote/production/vocals/instrumentation||The Cab||Whisper War|
|"That '70s Song"||Co-wrote|
|"I'm a Wonder"||Co-wrote/vocals|
|"Birthday Girl"||Vocals||The Roots||Rising Down|
|"Supersize Me"||Production||Tyga||No Introduction|
|"Don't Regret It Now"||Production/vocals|
|"Est. (80's Baby)"||Production/backing vocals|
|"Guilty as Charged (song)"||Production||Gym Class Heroes||The Quilt|
|"Drnk Txt Rmeo"||Production|
|"Like Father, Like Son (Papa's Song)"||Production|
|"Blinded by the Sun"||Production/vocals|
|"Catch Me If You Can"||Production|
|"Live a Little"||Production|
|"No Place to Run"||Production|
|"That's What It Takes, Dear"||Vocals||Kristeen Young||Music For Strippers, Hookers, and The Odd On-Looker|
|"Little Things"||Remix||Good Charlotte||Greatest Remixes|
|2009||"Open Happiness"||Vocals||Coca-Cola Company||Coke Commercial|
|"You're Not In On The Joke"||Vocals||Cobra Starship||Hot Mess|
|2010||"Feet Don't Fail"||Vocals||Claude Kelly||Unknown|
|"The Other Side"||Co-wrote||Bruno Mars||Doo-Wops & Hooligans|
|2011||"The Last Hero"||Vocals||XV||Zero Heroes|
|"Bummed Out Blues"||Vocals||Murs||Mursworld 2011 Winter/Spring|
|"All Your Heart"||Vocals||Transit||Listen and Forgive|
|"Jock Powerviolence"||Vocals||Weekend Nachos||Worthless|
Stump played twelve small shows around the United States in support of Soul Punk and Truant Wave. He visited Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The tour began on April 3, 2011 in Chicago and ended on April 15 in California. It was his first tour as a solo artist. Tours were also scheduled in London, UK (2 dates); Paris,France and Koln, Germany. His five-piece backing band consists of bassist Matt Rubano (formerly of Taking Back Sunday), guitarist Michael Day, keyboardist/saxophonist Casey Benjamin (who has performed with Mos Def and Q-Tip), and drummer Skoota Warner.
He performed in a sleek black tuxedo, white moon boots and fingerless leather gloves, and on some songs he played the electric guitar. His setlist varied from show to show, and premiered songs possibly from Soul Punk, such as "Explode", "Allie", "Cryptozoology" and "Everybody Wants Somebody", as well as covers including "Cupid's Chokehold" by Gym Class Heroes, "All of the Lights" by Kayne West, "Kiss My Sass" by Cobra Starship, "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Prince. He played songs from Truant Wave as well as "Spotlight (New Regrets)" which he previously released as a 7" vinyl.
He began his second US tour (first full-headline tour) August 3, 2011. Prior to that he performed at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan on July 30. As part of his US tour he playedLollapalooza in Chicago.
He announced a month-long US fall tour in support of Panic! at the Disco. It began on October 9. After the tour, he headlined the Metro in Chicago. He has been a guest at many radio sponsored shows. Stump's TV guest appearances include Good Morning New Orleans, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Hoppus on Music.