Fall Out Boy
• FREAKIEST FAN MOMENT
"A girl at one of our shows was up against the stage and she got her arm crushed [by the crowd] – you could see it was broken," recalls Stump. "She's like 'I'm not leaving until you play my favorite song,' so we were like, 'Let's play it as fast as we can. We have to get her to the hospital!'"
• A SPELL OF INSPIRATION
Michael Jackson's "Thriller album was definitely a huge inspiration," says Stump. And lyrics? Watching the National Spelling Bee, says Wentz. "There's these kids on it spelling insane words and I had this extreme kind of jealousy. It's impossible not to have that kind of obsession inform your songs."
Stump recalls a memorable celeb run-in while playing a radio show at New York City's Madison Square Garden. "At the end of the night, I go back to the dressing room and there's a shadowy figure in the corner. He steps out and says, 'Can my kids take a picture with you, man?' It's Bruce Springsteen! And I'm like, 'Of course I'll take a picture with you, you're the Boss.' That was one of the coolest things ever."