The soothing balm contained in the news that Fall Out Ball have written a load of new songs is that they want to wait until they do anything with them, says Patrick Stump:
Presumably, he'll wait until the pride in the current album turns to shame, which could take quite a long time. After all, for most people, the cloying sense of shameful dullness would have started to kick in at the first playback of the record, and since Stump managed to get through apparently unaware that he's produced a record with all the charm of a salmon farm downpipe, who's to say if he'll ever feel it?
There is, though, to be some progression the next time Fall Out Boy record. And not just new sponsors:
"I think we'll change stylistically, but at the end of the day, that's just something you wear. You're still yourself."
Lessons in being punk from Green Day. It's like picking up a primer for the EU constitution by Richard Littlejohn.