Friday Factoid Friday: The Rise Against / Fall Out Boy connection

Friday Factoid Friday: The Rise Against / Fall Out Boy connection

Every Friday the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene are going to unleash a little bit of punk scene trivia all over your asses. Today’s “fun factoid” is about 2 amazing bands 2 well known bands (Fall Out Boy and Rise Against) and a little know connection between them.

Many of you know Tim McIlrath as the front man for the Chicago punk band Rise Against and you may also know Pete Wentz as the bassist for pop-punk/emo/rock band Fall Out Boy. However, you may be surprised to find out that both musicians got their start in the same Chicago hardcore scene and at one time even played together in the same metalcore band – Arma Angelus. Ironically, Wentz was on vocals in this band and McIlrath was on bass.  Tim left Arma Angelus in 1999 to start Rise Against but the band continued to put out music and tour until 2002.

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