While former Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump's latest blog post starts off warm and fuzzy -- commenting on a nostalgic piece published by Under the Gun Review about the importance of his band's breakout album, "From Under the Cork Tree" -- the sentiments that followed were anything but.
"I wasn't prepared for was the fervor of the hate from people who were ostensibly my own supporters (or at least supporters of something I had been part of)," he laments. "The barrage of 'We liked you better fat,' the threatening letters to my home, the kids that paid for tickets to my solo shows to tell me how much I sucked without Fall Out Boy, that wasn't something I suppose I was or ever will be ready for. That's dedication. That's real palpable anger."