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Pete Wentz: Fall Out Boy is coming of age

Pete Wentz says Fall Out Boy's legacy is important.

The pop rock band from Chicago formed in 2001 and after a three-year hiatus the guys returned to the industry in 2013 with more determination and passion than ever.

Because they've been around for so long, Pete isn't sure where he and bandmates Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman stand on the spectrum of music. There's quite a bit of pressure for them to maintain their popularity for as long as possible.

"It's interesting because we're not in this esteemed class. I know it because we inducted Green Day into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they're up there alongside The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, and Foo Fighters. So that's this upper tier, and then there's young, up-and-coming bands, and I think we're kind of in the middle somewhere," he mused to elle.com. "It's like having to fight a war on two fronts. Our legacy is important but I also think it's important for kids to go out on these summer tours and get to see a band whose songs are being played on pop radio right now. It's a really weird spot. It's like we're at the awkward, acne stage in our career."

Pete feels relieved that the group have passed the chaotic stage of their fame and when he looks at the younger generation such as Brit boyband One Direction, he admits he couldn't go through it again. The attention was so much that Pete reveals four years of his life are foggy due to so much going on around him.

Something else that has changed is Fall Out Boy's image and on the topic of Pete's previous use of guy-liner, the star cringed when sharing his methods.

"I would put eyeliner on but then I would also use eyeshadow to kind of blow it out," he laughed.

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