The fans of one of the most popular bands in the world, Fall Out Boy, will have a wrong time over here.
The news was broken on Wednesday, January 18, that guitar player Joe Trohman had decided to leave the band to devote himself solely to his mental health.
Joe Trohman Leaves Fall Out Boy Over Mental Health
Joe Trohman, the guitarist for Fall Out Boy, will be stepping down from the band. The band’s official Instagram account shared a statement about Trohman stepping away from the band for a spell to focus on his mental health, which was posted Wednesday.
It is worth noting that Trohman made a note that was written in the following manner: “Neil Young once howled that it’s better to burn out than to fade away. But I can tell you unequivocally that burning out is dreadful. Without divulging all the details, I must disclose that my mental health has rapidly deteriorated over the past several years. So, to avoid fading away and never returning, I will be taking a break from work which regrettably includes stepping away from Fall Out Boy for a spell.”
Even though the band is releasing a new album at the same time as Trohman’s decision to leave, Trohman says he must put his mental health first at this particular point in time. However, the singer did make sure that he would return to the group once he had taken the necessary time to recover from his health.
The Eighth Studio Album From Fall Out Boy Was Announced Earlier Wednesday
As part of the announcement, Fall Out Boy also revealed that their eighth studio album would be released on March 24 under the title So Much (For) Stardust. Taking it back to the band’s roots for its new album, So Much (for) Stardust, Fall Out Boy returns to their musical roots for the first time since the band’s 2003 debut album, Take This to Your Grave, which the band will be releasing on Fueled by Ramen.
David Braun and Open the Portal will create a high-concept video to accompany the new single ‘Love From the Other Side.’ This is the first single to be released on March 24. On Wednesday evening, the band could appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Still, it is being determined whether the guitarist will also be able to attend the show.
In addition to Trohman, the band consists of singer Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, drummer Andy Hurley, and drummer Luke Renner, who have all been with the band since its inception in the early 2000s.
About The Band ‘Fall Oy Boy’
Founded in Chicago in 2001 by a group of hardcore punk veterans, Fall Out Boy is a rock band of Chicago-based musicians. In the summer of 2011, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Patrick Stump met in a local bookstore over a discussion about a metal band called Neurosis.
As a result, they began forming a pop punk band, which eventually included drummer Andrew Hurley. As a result of their successful debut LP “Take This To Your Grave,” released in 2003, the band quickly rose to fame.
There was a flood of well-wishes from fans in the comments section following Trohman’s announcement, with one fan advising Trohman that he should take as much time as he needs to heal from his recent health issues.
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