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Pete Wentz says his young son wants to follow in his dad's footsteps and be in a band

Pete Wentz says his young son wants to follow in his dad's footsteps and be in a band

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Pete Wentz says his young son wants to follow in his dad's footsteps and be in a band

Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz has revealed how becoming a father has given him a new outlook on life.

The 33-year-old, who attempted suicide with a drugs overdose in 2005, counts his four-year-old son Bronx from his marriage to Ashlee Simpson as his saving grace.

"I think you need something to take care of in order to figure out who you are as a person and in that way, being a dad has levelled me out more than anything," he told Metro.

"Before, I was in a place where it was all or nothing but now I allow myself to have fights with people but they don't have to be friendship-ending fights. I allow myself to be unhappy but now I express being unhappy," he added.

Pete - whose group is back with their new album Save Rock And Roll, which is out now - admitted that his young son is already showing signs on following in his father's footsteps.

"We have these amazing moments like we were in the car and he said, 'When I grow up I'm going to work in a band with you'," he said.

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