Posts tagged "Patrick Stump"

‘American Idol’ Recap: Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz & Patrick Stump Give Advice, Caleb Johnson Rocks Out

We bade a fond farewell last week to MK Nobilette, bringing the total remaining American Idol finalists down to nine. As the contestants get that much closer to the final round of competition, tensions continue to rise. Wednesday (March 26) night saw nine live performances from the contestants on the Hollywood stage with a strong focus on the singers’ abilities to work with the band in keeping with this week’s theme, “with the band.” More »

Patrick Stump Says Joining Taylor Swift On Stage Was “The Coolest”

Taylor Swift‘s Red tour hit up New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium on Saturday (July 13), and the singer surprised fans by bringing out Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump for a duet of FOB’s “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up).” Not surprisingly, the two stars worked the stadium into a frenzy. So when Stump recently spoke to MTV about the experience, he had some glowing things to say.

“It was just one of the coolest things and I felt very lucky to be there. She really gave a lot of love to the fans,” Stump said. “It definitely felt like getting to see a completely different world. It was awesome. I’m very satisfied with how it went.” He added: “She’s a hell of an entertainer and her audience was amazing.” We’re assuming he’s not talking about this particular sect of her audience.

Check out their rockin’ performance below. More »

Gym Class Heroes Go ‘Unplugged’ With Patrick Stump And Neon Hitch: Watch Their Performances

patrick stump gym class heroes unplugged
It's Like Warped Tour Up In Here!
Gym Class HeroesVH1 Unplugged premiered online last night, and as it turns out, the New York-based group’s songs don’t sound all that different when played acoustically. If anything, stripping down their tunes helped bring the focus on frontman Travie McCoy‘s gift for storytelling.

GCH’s friend and collaborator Patrick Stump played soloist for the evening, filling in for Bruno Mars on “Billionaire”, Ryan Tedder on “The Fighter” and Adam Levine on “Stereo Hearts” (an ironic song to play unplugged). Flame-haired vixen Neon Hitch also showed up to lend her voice to The Papercut Chronicles II single “Ass Back Home”. Watch all the performances below. More »

Patrick Stump Joins Gym Class Heroes For “Stereo Hearts” On ‘VH1 Unplugged’

patrick stump gym class heroes vh1 unplugged
GCH Get Unplugged With Patrick
Besides a surprise guest appearance on House, Patrick Stump has been laying low throughout 2012. And though the guy deserves a break from the limelight (writing, producing and playing every instrument on your solo album is one exhausting feat), we’re happy to see him pop up again for Gym Glass Heroes‘ upcoming VH1 Unplugged episode. Stump, a longtime producer, collaborator and friend of the band, filled in for Adam Levine on a live, stripped down version of the group’s Top 10 hit “Stereo Hearts”.

“I’ve actually been dying for this day,” said GCH frontman Travie McCoy of the band’s first Unplugged taping. “It gives us a chance to breathe new life into these songs as we strip them down, it’s very cool.”

Watch Stump become a Gym Class Hero in the preview performance above, and check out the full episode of VH1 Unplugged: Gym Class Heroes when it premieres online Thursday July 12 at 4 p.m. EST. [Via VH1]

Patrick Stump Guest Stars On ‘House’: Watch A Preview

patrick stump house
Watch Video
Though it appears musical Renaissance man Patrick Stump is taking a break from his own tunes (at least according to his recent, totally depressing blog post), he’s working on a number of other projects. “I’ve been moonlighting as a professional songwriter/producer for hire and I’ve even been doing a bit of acting here and there,” he wrote on his blog in February, and it looks like that “bit of acting” is a guest spot on Fox’s House. In the episode, Stump puts on adorably geeky black frame glasses as a possible love interest for Charlyne Yi’s character, Dr. Park. And —what a coincidence! — he’s in a band.  More »

The 10 Best Album Covers Of 2011

Though we admittedly had a ball compiling  the list of the 10 Worst Album Covers of 2011, we’re not just a bunch of haters here at Idolator. There were several album covers from LPs released this year — 10 to be precise — that we fell head over heels in love with, either due to the cover’s originality, its entertainment value, or just the sheer beauty of the particular piece. Last year we chose Katy Perry’s whimsical Teenage Dream as our favorite cover art, and this year’s #1 pick is just as dreamy. Check out the 10 best examples of how an album’s cover can elevate the entire experience of enjoying music.

‘Glee’ Cast To Appear On ‘Inside The Actor’s Studio’: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Lea Michelle, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and series creator Ryan Murphy taped an appearance on Inside The Actor’s Studio. Our favorite part: when host James Lipton asks Colfer what he’d like to hear God say at the pearly gates of Heaven, he replies, “Don’t listen to them. You get to come in too.” [PopCrush]

:: Demi Lovato is set to perform at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards. [Neon Limelight]

:: Hit the streets of New York with Patrick Stump and see what it’s like to spend a day as the Soul Punk singer. [PopDust]

:: Jessie J spilled her New Years resolution. And it’s definitely not what you would expect. [Huffington Post]

:: Kevin Federline sends Britney Spears best wishes upon learning of her engagement. [Pink Is The New Blog]

After the jump, find out which acts you can find on the tube today.
More »

Best Music 2011: Patrick Stump Picks His Favorite Album Of The Year

As another year of music comes to a close, we’ll be analyzing and debating the critics’ picks of what tunes summed up 2011 best. But we’re also interested in the perspective of the artists who helped shape the sound of the past 12 months. We’ve picked a special class of pop artists — talents who defined what we heard and saw in 2011 — to participate in our special year-end feature, exclusively sharing with us their picks for the best albums and most exciting performers in music.

Kicking off our annual series is Patrick Stump, who selected an album from a songwriting legend, and someone who clearly influenced the “This City” crooner’s own musicianship. And that talent has been in evidence more than ever this year, as Patrick rocked a string of a cappella crowd pleasers, and his debut solo LP, Soul Punk, which itself ranks among the best albums of 2011 . Jump below to find out whose music had the biggest impact on Stump in 2011. More »

2011′s Best Albums: Idolator’s Favorite 10 Out Of ’11

Since January, our ears have reveled in hearing new LPs from several bona fide superstars and promising debuts from up-and-coming artists. Of course, there was also one juggernaut from a power-house Brit vocalist that shattered all expectations. Naturally, a few of our discoveries rose above the usual din, and it’s about time we shared the music that truly sound-tracked our 2011.

And so, like at the end of 2010, each of the site’s three editors recently took it upon themselves to strap on their pumped up kicks and sift through the records that ran the world, rolled in the deep and took them to their own personal edge of glory in 2011. Head below to catch the roundup of Idolator’s 10 Favorite Albums Of The Year (which, we’ll point out, are in no particular order).
More »

Patrick Stump Brings “This City” To ‘The Tonight Show’


Patrick Stump was originally supposed to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno a few weeks ago, but got bumped because President Obama decided he wanted to chit-chat with Jay. (The nerve!) Stump finally got his chance to shine on the late night talk show while wearing a flashy cobalt blue suit (complete with one of his favorite things — a matching bowtie!) as he performed “This City”. The Soul Punk singer sounded phenomenal, though we’re itching for a new single at this point. The bubbly ode to drinking, “Run Dry”, would be our pick. Nevertheless, check out the boy in bright blue below!

More »