Fall Out Boy Guitarist Joe Trohman Resigns From Band – Full Statement

Joe Trohman has announced he will be taking a break from Fall Out Boy ahead of the release of their new album So much (for) stardust.

The musician has been with the rock group, which consists of vocalist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz and drummer Andy Hurley, since their debut in 2001.

They first entered the pop punk scene with the release of their 2005 album From under the cork oakfollowed by smash hit album infinity in height.

Trohman shared a statement explaining his decision to temporarily leave the group on social media, which was shared by the band on Wednesday, January 18.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Fall Out Boy Guitarist Joe Trohman Resigns From Band – Full Statement

Joe Trohman
Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman performs during the Hella Mega Tour at Comerica Park on August 10, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. On January 18, 2023, he announced that he was retiring from the band to attend to his mental health.
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The band shared Trohman’s statement with a picture of him playing the guitar, with his explanation included in the caption.

In it, the guitarist wrote: “A note from Joe: Neil Young once cried that it’s better to burn out than fade out. But I can tell you in no uncertain terms that burnout is awful.

“Without giving full details, I must disclose that my mental health has deteriorated rapidly in recent years.

“To avoid fading away and never coming back, I’m going to be taking a break from work, which regrettably includes retiring from Fall Out Boy for a while.”

The band’s next album So much (for) stardustis scheduled for release on March 24, 2023, but Trohman stated that while he’s proud of the music they’ve created, he won’t be involved in the promotion.

“It pains me to make this decision, especially when we release a new album that fills me with great pride (the sin I’m most proud of),” he continued, before allaying any fan concerns, that his hiatus could become permanent.

He continued, “So the question remains: will I return to the flock? Absolutely, one hundred percent. In the meantime, I need to recover, which means I’m putting myself and my sanity first.

“Thank you to everyone, including my bandmates and family, for your understanding and respect for this difficult but necessary decision.

“Smell you sooner or later, Joe Trohman.”

Fall Out Boy became household names on the rock music scene when they released their debut album. under the cork tree, with singles like “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance”.

The band followed this with albums infinity in height 2007 and slide for two in 2008 before the members decided to take the band on hiatus while focusing on their own projects.

Fall Out Boy returned with their album in 2013 Save Rock ‘n’ Roll before release American Beauty/American Psycho in 2015 and mania in 2018. So much (for) stardust is her eighth studio album.

This is breaking news and will be updated.

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