Fall Out Boys attempt to break world record

Can Wentz and Stump talk the talk?
Can Wentz and Stump talk the talk?

Bassist Pete Wentz's well-known skills as a motormouth will come in handy as he and Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump attempt to break a Guinness World Record of most radio interviews by a pair completed in 24 hours.

The two band members will attempt to hit as many radio stations as possible across America on 31 October (which just so happens to be Halloween) Oct. 31 beginning at 3 pm PST at Premiere Studios in Los Angeles.

For those keeping track of such things, the current record for radio interviews completed by two people in 24 hours is 57.

Fall Out Boy attempted to break another world record by playing a show at a scientific colony in Antarctica earlier this year, but their efforts were thwarted by bad weather.

Should Wentz and Stump break the interview record - and meteorological conditions shouldn't be an issue in this case - it'll be great promotion for the launch of Fall Out Boy's new album, Folie A Deux, coming 15 and 16 December.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.