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Find Out How Guitar Tech And Musician Josh Newton Keeps Fall Out Boy In Tune

(L - R) Guitarist Joe Trohman and bassist Josh Newton, playing together in The Damned Things. [Photo: Getty Images]

(L – R) Guitarist Joe Trohman and bassist Josh Newton, playing together in The Damned Things. [Photo: Getty Images]

Behind the scenes of every big live show you’ve ever seen is an army of techs, sound men and roadies who make sure every last detail of the performance goes off without a hitch. They make sure the guitars are in tune, the amps are all working properly, that the drums aren’t louder than the vocals and at the end of the night all the equipment is safely packed up and ready to go to the next gig. Josh Newton is one of these people and for the past few years has been the guitar tech for Fall Out Boy‘s Joe Trohman. Newton is an impressive and experianced musician in his own right and has played with everyone from  acclaimed indie rockers Shiner to metalcore heroes Every Time I Die. He first met Trohman when the latter band’s singer Keith Buckley was recruited into the super group The Damned Things and Newton ended up becoming their bassist. Trohman asked him to stick around when Fall Out Boy started up again and he even filled on for the guitarist recently in the U.K. when Trohman had to cancel due to a family emergency. Read our interview with Josh Newton and find out what goes into a major tour and what a guitar tech’s worst nightmare is. Read more…

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Watch The Best Moments From Charli XCX + Fall Out Boy’s Super Bowl Blitz Performance RIGHT HERE!

Super Bowl weekend is here, and the ultimate pre-game started last night. Charli XCX and Fall Out Boy tore down the stage live at VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert For The Troops in Glendale, AZ, hosted by Nick Lacey. Charlie XCX brought out her fan favorites “Boom Clap” and “Break the Rules” as Fall Out Boy performed their new single “Centuries” along with popular hits.

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MUSIC SEEN: Get Up Front For Charli XCX + Fall Out Boy’s Super Bowl Blitz Performances

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The  VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert For The Troops maybe over, but the pre-game party for Super Bowl weekend isn’t stopping. How do you follow up one of the biggest events of 2015? Watch it again, duh. Relive Charli XCX pumping up the crowd to “Boom Clap,” and Fall Out Boy rock out to their new hit “Centuries” and more.

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Fall Out Boy Is Back To Take Over ‘VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz’ This Friday

Fall Out Boy is no stranger to smashing the Super Bowl Blitz stage. Last year, fans in the crowd sang along word for word as they performed “Sugar, We’re Going Down Swinging” with special guest Hayley Williams and this year they’re back with all new material. Tune in Friday at 9pm EST to watch the boys play at VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert For The Troops alongside punk rock princess Charli XCX.

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We Gave Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz A Bag Of His Favorite Records To See What He Had To Say!


Happy days are here again Fall Out Boy fanatics. The boys release their brand new album American Beauty / American Psycho today, chock full of anthemic melodies, infectious hooks and the band’s usual mix of poignant lyrics without the pretentsion. There’s a song on the new album called “Favorite Record” and to mark today’s release we handed bassist Pete Wentz a bag full of some of his favorite records (hopefully) and others that relate to his past and asked him to talk about what they meant to him. Read more…