1. Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III , known professionally as Pete Wentz, is an American musician best known for being the bassist, primary lyricist and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy.
2. He owns a record label, DCD2 Records, which has signed bands including Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.
3. Wentz has also ventured into other non-musical projects, including writing, acting, and fashion; in 2005 he founded a clothing company called Clandestine Industries.
4. He also hosts the TV show Best Ink and runs a film production company called Bartskull Films, as well as a bar called Angels & Kings.
5. Wentz was born Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III, in Wilmette, Illinois, an affluent suburb of Chicago. He has a younger sister, Hillary, and a younger brother, Andrew.
6. Music was more of a challenge and, in the end, felt more interesting.”
7. During his first year of high school, he began skipping school regularly, and a school counselor convinced his parents to send him to boot camp to straighten him out.
8. During this time, Wentz began writing songs as a way to vent his frustrations.
9. Wentz was primarily involved in the Chicago hardcore punk scene and was in several bands in the late 1990s.
10. Andy Hurley agreed to drum part-time, but only joined the band full-time later.
11. In 2002, Arma Angelus, the band in which Wentz was the vocalist, played its last show.
12. In 2002, Fall Out Boy released an EP called Fall Out Boy/Project Rocket Split EP.