Tuesday, May 23, 2006

If You Can't Beat 'Em ... P33N 'Em

Pete Wentz, the bassist and all-around attention whore from the band Fall Out Boy, has decided to use his crotch-region for his own promotional benefit ... and the promotional benefit of one of his labelmates. As you may recall, Pete suffered a wee bit of embarrassment a couple of months ago when his own super-private nude photos were leaked from his Sidekick II to the InterWeb. Peter has since decided that it would be a good idea to try and promote a band on his record label, The Hush Sound, by using his, now-infamous, crotch area. The photos* were attached to the latest Fueled By Ramen newsletter:

-----Original Message-----
To: adam@fueledbyramen.com, nicholas.scimeca@friendsorenemies.com
Subject: NEW PIX!
From: Petey Wentz
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 12:37:32

hey guys.. i took some more pics. let me know what you think.


p.s. the new hush sound cd rules


I don't know that homeskillet is doing the band much good -- the cd must really suck hardcore if Pete is resorting to this tactic to drum up sales. Is anyone interested in buying? Operators are standing by. [Source via Source]

UPDATE: Check it out ... there pictures were also used in an ad in Alternative Press magazine to promote The Hush Sound CD:

Never underestimate the power of the P33N. [Source]

*Incidentally, these pictures are a lot clearer than the first set of photos. It's nice to know that Pete has finally shelled out for a decent digital camera.