Fall Out Boy new album: Pete Wentz reveals THIS iconic band inspired their new project; Here’s how

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Andy Hurley, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Fans will soon be able to hear Fall Out Boy’s upcoming eighth studio album “So Much (for) Stardust” after months of anticipation. However, their fans were unaware that the new album was inspired by one of the most legendary bands of all time, as revealed by their bassist.

Pete Wentz, the group’s lyricist, revealed in an interview with Zane Low on Apple Music 1 that he was inspired by a documentary featuring Metallica titled “Some Kind of Monster” while writing songs for their upcoming project.

Prior to writing, he watched the film and noted that in his head, the iconic metal band “were a band for 30 or 40 years.”

He added:

“I don’t really know why but I was like, oh, we’ve been a band the same length that they were a band when they shot this, which is just a really weird mirror to look into.”

Aside from him, some of his bandmates, including lead singer and guitarist Patrick Stump, watched the documentary.

The musician chimed in, saying that many things have to fall into place for any band today, “let alone a good one.”

After months of teasing fans, the band has finally released the lead single, “Love From the Other Side,” from their eighth studio album.

Since late November, when a cryptic advertisement appeared in The Chicago Tribune, fans have been waiting for an announcement. An entire black page has the text “FOB 8,” a reference to their eighth album, as well as the message “if you build it, they will come.”

Following this, more hints were shared online, such as postcards from “Pink Seashell Beach” sent to fans. The letter appeared to contain lyrics from an unreleased song.

Supporters also received an e-mail with the subject “A Homeboy’s Life,” in which Fall Out Boy revealed that they have been jamming ideas and can’t wait to finally release it.

The most recent teaser was a package of mysterious seashells sent to fans, including Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Skyes.

The new album by Fall Out Boy, “So Much (for) Stardust,” will be available for purchase and streaming on March 24, 2023.