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- Posted on Sep 23rd 2009 4:30PM by Dan Reilly
Although Pryor may not relate to FOB's brand of pop-punk, he accepts the connection. "There's an element of people who have obviously discovered us because of them, but I don't think they're necessarily offended by anything we've said. A kid came up to me at our last show in Italy and was wearing a Fall Out Boy shirt and he obviously found out about us through them," he says. "I used to do that. I found out about a lot of stuff. I found out about the Misfits because of Metallica."
Even after all these years -- the band recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its landmark sophomore album, 'Something to Write Home About' -- the emo label still doesn't make sense to Pryor. "From day one, it was something the hardcore kids and the pop-punk kids would call us to make fun of us," he says. "It's funny now that it's like a marketing term. It's something people strive to be. We just didn't really give a s---."
"Maybe when I was 16 I would've really liked it," he adds of today's music. "You don't want to sound like a curmudgeon, like 'You damn kids and your emo! Get off my lawn!' It's just not my thing. I listen to NPR and folk music most of the time."