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It's true: Fall Out Boy's sound has evolved over the years. But one thing's for certain: The band are fans of hardcore music. And drummer Andy Hurley confirmed this fact in a new interview with Exclaim!.

Talking more about some of the band's older hits—”Thriller” and “Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy”—he says that they do have a particular influence: Racetraitor and Harvest, to be exact.

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“Patrick [Stump] wrote that song to a Racetraitor breakdown because he just ripped it off, which is fair, because that's a band I was—well, am—in,” Hurley explains on Fall Out Boy's track “Thriller.”

“Especially back then, Patrick would try to adapt hardcore breakdowns or hardcore rhythmic sensibilities into a pop sensibility, to see where you could take that, which I think was really interesting.”

He then explains that there are other hardcore elements played out in “Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy,” which was “kind of translated from a Harvest part.”


And while Hurley can confirm that the band are a bit poppier now, he says he'll still throw in a double bass whenever he can.

Watch the interview below:

Not to mention, Hurley himself is clearly phenomenal at what he does—and must like to keep busy—drumming for the Damned ThingsSECT and more. Talking to Exclaim!, he reveals more about his first band (Global Scam—a mix of “death metal and punk, so it was kind of weird”) and his first heavy bands, Racetraitor and Killtheslavemaster. Those bands led to him meeting Pete, and well, that led to Fall Out Boy. 

He also talks about his favorite bands growing up (Slayer, Morbid Angel, New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul and his favorite band of all time: Metallica) and his inspiration being Dave Lombardo.

Watch the rest of the interview clips below:

Not to mention, there's plenty to look forward to in the Fall Out Boy camp. The band just wrapped up their M A  N   I    A tour, with the record due out Jan. 19.

When talking about their new album for issue 347, Patrick Stump says this album is going to be different than anything they’ve done before.

“This [record] is the most off-script we’ve gone,” Stump tells AP for the very first story on their new album. “I want to try to invent something, because life’s too short.”  

And we’re stoked to give it a listen. Check out the track listing here, and see their forthcoming tour dates below!

01/08 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
01/10 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
01/11 – London, England @ Electric Brixton
02/28 – Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage
03/02 – Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Bank Arena
03/03 – Melbourne, Australia @ Margaret Court Arena
03/05 – Perth, Australia @ Red Hill Auditorium
03/07 – Auckland, New Zealand @ The Trusts Arena
03/27 – Birmingham, England @ Birmingham Arena
03/28 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena
03/29 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena
03/31 – London, England @ The O2
04/03 – Paris, France @ Zenith
04/04 – Amsterdam, Netherland @ AFAS Live
04/06 – Berlin, Germany @ Max Schmelling Halle
04/07 – Hamburg, Germany @ Mehr Theater
04/08 – Munchen, Germany @ Zenith
04/10 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
04/12 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National

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