As many of you astutely pointed out in the comments section, Fall Out Boy have not split-up and former Take That star Robbie Williams is not the new singer of Velvet Revolver. These two stories we in fact April Fools' day spoofs.
Kerrang! apologises for any distress we may have caused by suggesting our fave emo band are no more and that Bob from Stoke had joined VR, although both Slash and Williams have worked together in the past on celebrity covers band Camp Freddy.
This story is apparently true though.