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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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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 >

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 >

- 2694 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 >

- 2958 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 >

- 3175 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 >

- 3344 days ago
Pete and Ashlee Give Away the Bronx

Pete and Ashlee Give Away the Bronx

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?Apparently unable to hock their baby pics to the highest or even lowest bidder, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz posted pics of their bundle of joy… READ MORE >

- 3466 days ago
Bronx Mowgli Wentz -- Bimmer Schemer?

Bronx Mowgli Wentz -- Bimmer Schemer?

Celebs love free stuff, but if Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson are looking for a future handout by naming their kid Bronx Mowgli Wentz (BMW) ... they should have named it Vince Wentz.We contacted… READ MORE >

- 3499 days ago
Ashlee and Pete -- Jungle Fever

Ashlee and Pete
Jungle Fever

And their next child shall be named Queens Baloo.Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz had their kid yesterday (well done, blah blah blah), but couldn't resist the temptation to give their new son a name… READ MORE >

- 3501 days ago
Can You Tell Pete How to Get to Sesame St.?

Can You Tell Pete How to Get to Sesame St.?

Judging by that Count doll sticking out of Pete Wentz's bag at LAX yesterday, it looks like Ashlee's going to have two kids on her hands ... and we don't mean twins. See Also Fake Singer's Real… READ MORE >

- 3574 days ago
Joel & Pete: One of These Fools Has Gots to Go!

Joel & Pete: One of These Fools Has Gots to Go!

Good Charlotte's Joel Madden (left) and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz (right).These two have more in common than just a flat iron ... Wannabe punk poser in hipster-lite boy bland Man-bangs Guyliner A… READ MORE >

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