Hi fellow friends of kupika!This is Pete Lewis Kingston Wentz (Also
known as Pete Wentz).I was born in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of
Chicago, Illinois. Im the oldest of three children and I attended New
Trier Township High School and North Shore Country Day School where I
was an all-state soccer player. After graduating from high school in
1997, I attended DePaul University, where I studied political science,
dropping out one semester shy of graduation to focus on music.
I recalled in a Rolling Stone interview, thats my earliest musical
memory was listening to The Foundations' song "Build Me Up Buttercup"
in the back of my dad's car.
I was primarily involved in the Chicago hardcore punk scene and was in
several bands in the late 1990s. This including First Born, Arma
Angelus (alongside Tim McIlrath, frontman of Rise Against), Yellow
Road Priest, Racetraitor and many other relatively unknown bands. I
claim to have co-founded the pop-punk band Fall Out Boy with Joe
Trohman and Patrick Stump, with Andy Hurley later joining the band;
but it was later said that I did this for the attention. I told my
fans that it was actually Joe Trohman that founded the band. In 2004,
Arma Angelus, the band in which I was the vocalist, played its last
In 2002, Fall Out Boy released a EP called Fall Out Boy/Project Rocket
Split EP. Soon after, in 2003, the band released Fall Out Boy's
Evening Out With Your Girlfriend on Uprising Records.This album would
later be digitally remastered and reissued after the bands second
successful full album release (Take This To your Grave).
Drummer Andy Hurley soon became a part of the band, playing along side
me, bassist. Later in 2003, I and the rest of his band mates signed
with Island Records, also releasing an acoustic EP called My Heart
Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue and DVD, in 2004.
After Fall Out Boy released the My Heart... EP, they came out with
their third album, entitled From Under the Cork Tree, in 2005. The
album peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 charts. I wrote the first
single, "Sugar, We're Goin Down" (peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot
100), with my dad in Chicago.
February 6, 2007 was the release date for Fall Out Boy's fourth
full-length album, Infinity On High.Well if you actually took the time
to read my profile,I really appreciate it oh and thanks for the