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Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz sells home, gives a shout out to school band

Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz, two members of Fall Out Boy
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Fall Out Boy is busy out on tour with Paramore and New Politics, but there is plenty going on for the band aside from the Monumentour. According to an Aug. 2, 2014 report, bassist Pete Wentz has sold his Studio City home.

When Pete Wentz bought the property two years ago, public records state that he paid $1.05 million, but he sold the property for $1.23 million. The home has four bedrooms and over three baths, but the thing that seems to have made the property unique is the wooded surroundings and a waterfall fountain.

Although their Monumentour is successful with fans turning out in large numbers to watch Fall Out Boy perform, not everyone is a fan of the band’s music. The Garden Spot Marching Band from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania intended on playing an instrumental version of the Fall Out Boy song “Thnks fr the Mmrs” as well as “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars. However, according to PennLive, the Eastern Lancaster County School District School Board upheld the decision that was first made by the administration to remove the songs. According to reports, the lyrics to the popular “Thnks fr the Mmrs” were the reason behind deciding to remove the songs, despite the fact that the marching band had been practicing it along with the Bruno Mars song.

Fall Out Boy caught wind of the issue though and during a concert at the end of July, Pete Wentz addressed the situation in a video that was later uploaded to Fall Out Boy’s YouTube account saying:

"We heard about a school band that was going to perform this song and someone decided not to allow them to do the song and we just wanted to say we stand on the side of creativity and making music and the hard work that goes into that and we would like to come back to your school and perform with your band at your school at some point. A song that is sanctioned if possible.”

According to several reports, the shout out from the band was surprising, but they are looking forward to possibly meeting the band in the future. The Garden Spot Marching Band responded with their own YouTube video letting Fall Out Boy know that they “graciously accept their proposal.”

Fall Out Boy’s Monumentour will wrap up later this summer. They will be back in Pennsylvania Aug. 31 for a show in Scranton.

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