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Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III was born on June 5, 1979 in Wilmette, Illinois. He is the bassist, back-up vocalist, and primary lyricist of Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy.He attended NorthShore Country Day School. After graduating from high school in 1997 (where he was an all-state soccer player), he attended DePaul University where he studied Political Science, dropping out one semester shy of graduation to focus on music.
An avid bassist, Wentz was primarily involved in the Chicago hardcore punk scene and was in several bands in the late 1990s, including xfirstbornx, Arma Angelus (With frontman Tim McIlrath from Rise Against), 7 Angels of the Apocalypse / Culture of Violence, Extinction, Forever Ended Today, Yellow Road Priest, and Project Rocket. In 2001, he cofounded the alternative rock band Fall Out Boy with Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump, and Andy Hurley. He was a vegan "for a number of years," along with fellow band member Andy Hurley. He is now a vegetarian.
Wentz has written a book entitled The Boy With the Thorn In His Side, which is a story based on nightmares he had as a child the title was taken from a track off of the Smiths' critically-acclaimed record The Queen is Dead. He has another book titled "Rainy Day Kids", which was scheduled to be released February 14, 2006, but has been postponed. In addition, Wentz is currently writing another book, alternating chapters with William Beckett of The Academy Is....
Wentz has a company called Clandestine Industries, which distributes books and, more notably, clothing, among other things. Additionally, he owns his own imprint of Fueled By Ramen, Decaydance Records, which has signed several bands, including: Panic! At The Disco, October Fall, Gym Class Heroes, The Hush Sound, Cobra Starship, and Lifetime. He also has a film production company called Bartskull Films, which has released the DVD Release the Bats which star Pete, fellow Fall Out Boy bandmates, and a few of his personal friends.
Pete grew up in the Chicago hardcore punk scene, and was in several bands before Fall Out Boy, including Firstborn, Arma Angelus, 7 Angels of the Apocalypse / Culture of Violence, Extinction, and Yellow Road Priest.
Full Name: Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III
Dog and Best friend:Hemingway Wentz
Girlfriend: Ashlee Simpson (GRRRR)
Role in Fall Out Boy: Bassist, Back-Up Vocalist, and Main Lyricist
Birthday: June 5, 1979
Founded: Decaydance Records,Clandestine Industries, and co-founded Fall Out Boy
Favorite Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas and Star Wars.
His nicknames: P, Pete, Petah, Petey, Peter Panda, Peter Pan
Pete Wentz Quotes
"If you know me you know how uncool I am. I stutter, wear bad clothes, make bad jokes, make conversation uncomfortable, the list goes on. Thank you for making me feel okay."
"You can live with me in this house I've built out of writers blocks."
"My parents treat me like I'm 14. They make me clean my room and stuff like that. They're always like "I don't care what MTV says you are."
See, there's the bands that you say you like to sound smart, and there's the bands you say you like to get laid. And then there's the bands you really listen to.
"We're sick of hearing people say "that band is so gay" or "those guys are fags". Gay is not a synonym for shitty. If you want to say something's shitty, say it's shitty. Stop being such homophobic assholes!"
"I was isolating myself further and further, and the more I isolated myself, the more isolated I'd feel. I wasn't sleeping. I just wanted my head to shut off, like, I just wanted to completely stop thinking about anything at all." - Rolling Stone Magazine
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