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Pete Wentz

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Pete Wentz, the bassist and primary lyricist for the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy, was born Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III in Wilmette, Illinois. He is the son of Dale (Lewis), a high school admissions counselor, and Pete Wentz, an attorney. His grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, served as U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone. Pete's father is of German and English descent, while Pete's maternal grandparents were both from black Jamaican families. Pete grew up in the Chicago hardcore punk scene, and was in several bands before Fall Out Boy, including Firstborn, Arma Angelus, 7 Angels of the Apocalypse / Culture of Violence, Extinction, Forever Ended Today, and Yellow Road Priest. He grew up with band member Joseph Trohman. Fall Out Boy is the 4th band that Pete Wentz and Andrew Hurley have done together.Wentz has written a book entitled The Boy With the Thorn In His Side, which is a story based on nightmares he had as a child. It is named after a song by The Smiths. He has another book titled "Rainy Day Kids," which was scheduled to be released February 14th, 2006, but has been postponed because he was unsatisfied with some of the material. In addition, Wentz is writing another book, alternating chapters with William Beckett of The Academy Is....Wentz has a company called Clandestine Industries, which distributes books and, more notably, clothing, among other things. Additionally, he owns his own imprint of Fueled By Ramen, Decaydance Records, which has signed on several bands, including: Panic! At The Disco, October Fall, Gym Class Heroes and The Hush Soundand Lifetime . He also has a film production company called Bartskull Films, which has released the DVD "Release the Bats", a film about Peter, his friends both in and outside of Fall Out Boy, and many Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen bands.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Pete & Ashlee Spend Valentine's Day Together

Pete & Ashlee Spend Valentine's Day Together

Divorcing couple Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson enjoyed an amicable Valentine's Day lunch with their son Bronx at the Beverly Hills Hotel today.Sometimes irreconcilable differences can bring people… READ MORE >

Ashlee and Pete -- They Were In Different Marriages

Ashlee and Pete -- They Were In Different Marriages

It's as if Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz were in two different marriages ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.TMZ broke the story ... Ashlee filed for divorce Wednesday. Turns out she's… READ MORE >

- 1990 days ago
Pete Wentz -- I Did NOT Want This Divorce!

Pete Wentz -- I Did NOT Want This Divorce!

Pete Wentz is getting divorced against his will -- so say sources close to the rocker ... he absolutely did not want to end his marriage to Ashlee Simpson. We're told Wentz tried talking Ashlee… READ MORE >

- 1992 days ago
Ashlee Simpson Files for Divorce

Ashlee Simpson
Files for Divorce

TMZ has learned ... Ashlee Simpson just filed for divorce from hubby Pete Wentz.In documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Simpson cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the… READ MORE >

- 1992 days ago
Pete Wentz:  Ashlee and I Just Grew Apart

Pete Wentz: Ashlee and I Just Grew Apart

Sources connected with Pete Wentz tell TMZ ... Ashlee Simpson's claim that Pete was just too erratic is BS -- and they simply grew apart.We're told Pete agrees with Ashlee -- no third parties were… READ MORE >

- 1992 days ago
Ashlee Simpson: Pete Was Just Too 'Erratic'

Ashlee Simpson: Pete Was Just Too 'Erratic'

Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce because she can't handle Pete Wentz's crazy behavior ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.TMZ just broke the story that Ashlee has filed for divorce.Our… READ MORE >

- 1992 days ago
Where Ya Going, Pete Wentz?

Where Ya Going, Pete Wentz?

Pete Wentz was in Dallas for an event leading up to the Super Bowl ... but then left town the day before the game! READ MORE >

- 1996 days ago
Pete Wentz's Son Involved in Minor Car Crash

Pete Wentz's Son Involved in Minor Car Crash

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson's 1-year-old son was involved in a minor car accident today in Los Angeles -- but don't worry, we're told the kid is fine.According to a rep for the Fall Out Boy band… READ MORE >

- 2259 days ago
Wentz vs. Lambert: Who'd You Rather?!

Wentz vs. Lambert
Who'd You Rather?

Emo singers and fans of guyliner Pete Wentz in NYC (left) -- and "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert in L.A. today.Question is ... See Also Gosselin vs. Lohan: Who'd You Rather?  READ MORE >

- 2476 days ago
Senator's Very Own Doogie Howser

Senator's Very Own Doogie Howser

Senator James Inhofe (R, OK) is appealing to the youth of America -- in fact, he's hiring them to run his shop! Check out the Senator's Chief of Staff, 29-year-old Ryan Thompson -- the youngest of… READ MORE >

- 2645 days ago

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