Patrick Stump: The band just kind of happened through all [of us] hanging out in the hardcore scene. I randomly bumped into Joe [Trohman], our guitar player, who often said I could sing. I didn't know whether or not I could. Basically, we would have been a hardcore band, but I was just singing, so we made our own band around that. We didn't have a name, and someone shouted it out at a show.