Pete Wentz

Born Jun 5, 1979

Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III, better known as Pete Wentz, is an American musician best known for being the bassist and primary lyricist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Since the announcement of Fall Out Boy's indefinite hiatus, Wentz has formed the experimental electropop group Black Cards. He owns a record label, Decaydance Records, which has signed bands such as Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pete Wentz.


1979 Birth Born on June 5, 1979.


2002 23 Years Old In 2002, Arma Angelus, the band in which Wentz was the vocalist, played its last show. In 2002, Fall Out Boy released an EP called Fall Out Boy/Project Rocket Split EP. … Read More
2005 26 Years Old Wentz has bipolar disorder, and has taken medication for it since he was eighteen. In February 2005, Wentz attempted suicide by taking an overdose of the anxiety medication Ativan, and as a result, spent a week in the hospital. … Read More
2006 27 Years Old In 2006, Wentz started dating singer Ashlee Simpson.
In April 2007, Pete came out with his own signature Squier Precision Bass. … Read More
In 2008, Fender gave his son, Bronx Wentz, a three-quarter-sized modified version of his guitar.


…  During Fall Out Boy's temporary hiatus in 2009–12, Wentz formed the experimental, electropop and dubstep group Black Cards. … Read More
2010 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2010, Wentz, with singer Bebe Rexha, guitarist Nate Patterson, and drummer Spencer Peterson, formed the ska/electropop band Black Cards. … Read More
2011 32 Years Old Their divorce was finalized on November 22, 2011.
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However, in February 2012, he posted a photo on his personal blog of what appeared to be a rough draft of the book's manuscript, explaining that he was currently in the process of editing Rainy Day Kids and that it would be 40–50 pages longer than he originally expected.
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