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POLITICAL PARTY

Pete Wentz gets warmed up backstage with Pharrell Williams and his Fall Out Boy bandmate Patrick Stump before performing at a Rock the Vote event in Denver. Before the show, Wentz confirmed his band's plans to release a politically-themed new album on Nov. 4 and cast his vote for Britney Spears to win at the upcoming Video Music Awards.