Fall Out Boy bitter over Grammy snub

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Kanye West leads this year's Grammy nominations, so he's not having a fit (yet). But apparently another Chicago music star is voicing his disappointment about being snubbed from this year's nominations ...

Among the dozens of categories and hundreds of artists nominated, Chicago-area band Fall Out Boy — which topped the charts in February with the album "Infinity on High" — is nowhere to be found.

As bassist and omnipresent public face for the band Pete Wentz tossed off quickly on the band's blog, "The first reaction is jealousy mixed with a slight sense of entitlement. We just want to be a part of your club. We feel like the Orphans in the movie 'The Warriors,' when we are just dying to be the Baseball Furies. We play the events for you and the right parties all the time (which is a bit embarrassing either for you or us, not sure which, possibly both. It's kind of like being invited to a birthday party and then not allowed to eat the cake)."

He also added that “a fifty-year-old white man shouldn’t decide whether we [Fall Out Boy] are relevant or not."

Later, to MTV, Wentz continued: “It’s interesting, because you see the same people at the same podiums year after year, and I don’t know if people who love music can relate to that. It just seems like the same people get the nominations each year, and the same people make it up to the podium. If people are worried about us not having anything to whine about anymore, well, now we have plenty to whine about. And If people wanted to shut us up, they should’ve just given us that f---ing Grammy nomination.”

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