Ben Mollin to head "The Clandestine Industries salon" for Pete Wentz

By | March 6, 2008 at 3:01 AM

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz is opening a punk-themed unisex beauty parlor in Chicago, according to the New York Daily News.

Wentz will call it The Clandestine Industries salon.

Head stylist Ben Mollin from Bravo’s “Shear Genius” is already booking appointments, but the first snips won’t happen until the hair cuttery opens in April.

This isn’t the first time Wentz has branched out beyond the music industry.

He has his own fashion line – Clandestine Industries Clothing (coming soon to your local Nordstrom) – and opened the Angels and Kings bar, in New York, last April with friends Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travis McCoy and Yellow Fever clothing designer Jamison Ernest.

Meanwhile, Wentz has fuelled reports he is planning to propose to his long-term girlfriend Ashlee Simpson after she was spotted sporting a diamond band on her ring finger.

However, Ashlee was quick to dismiss wedding rumours, insisting: “It’s a promise ring!”

Fall Out Boy have also announced plans to become comic book stars, according to the comic news website Newsarama.com. The project will be published by the Dabel Brothers and will be spearheaded by drummer Andy Hurley, a noted comic book fan, and bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz, who has already had success with the clothing company Clandestine Industries and record label Decaydance.

The Dabel Brothers, known for their adaptations of the works of fantasy authors like Anita Blake and George R.R. Martin, have reportedly been looking to work with a music group for a while. The Fall Out Boy project will reportedly consist of short stories told via two plus-size issues that will arrive later this year. Brothers’ house artist Dan Fraga is expected to be involved in the project in some capacity, and the issues will later be collected by Del Rey/Random House for bookstores.

As of now, there’s no word if any of the Fall Out Boy stories will feature a crossover with My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy Series.

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