Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman has introduced he’s “stepping away” from the band for the sake of his psychological well being.
An announcement from Trohman was posted to the band’s Twitter web page late Wednesday night time, together with a black and white image of him enjoying the guitar.
The information got here lower than 24 hours after the band introduced its new album “So A lot (For) Stardust,” which can be launched on March 24.
Expressing his hope that the break would solely be short-term, Trohman mentioned: “Neil Younger as soon as howled that it’s higher to burn out than to fade away.
“However I can inform you unequivocally that burning out is dreadful. With out divulging all the small print, I have to disclose that my psychological well being has quickly deteriorated over the previous a number of years. So, to keep away from fading away and by no means returning, I can be taking a break from work which regrettably contains stepping away from Fall Out Boy for a spell.”
He mentioned that it “pains me to make this resolution, particularly once we are releasing a brand new album that fills me with nice pleasure,” however added that he would 100% be returning “to the fold.”
“Within the meantime, I have to recuperate which suggests placing myself and my psychological well being first.”
The group’s co-founder thanked his bandmates, household and followers for “understanding and respecting this tough, however mandatory, resolution.”
Final yr Trohman launched his memoir known as “None of This Rocks.” Revealed by Headline, the guide covers, amongst different issues, his struggles with despair and his mom’s psychological sickness.
Fall Out Boy, additionally made up of Andy Hurley, Peter Wentz and Patrick Stump, fashioned within the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, Illinois, in 2001. Influenced by the town’s punk scene, they created a punkish pop music sound heard on their 2003 debut album “Take This to Your Grave.” Grammy-nominated for Greatest New Artist in 2006, their subsequent album, “Infinity on Excessive,” topped the Billboard chart at No. 1. Their music “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Scorching 100 chart in 2007.
The group went on an “indefinite hiatus” in 2009 however in 2013 launched a secretly recorded album known as “Save Rock and Roll.”
In an interview that yr with CNN, Trohman mentioned that the 4 of them had “wanted slightly time away from the band.”
He added: “Guys are notoriously dangerous at emoting and speaking, and I feel we needed to discover ways to try this. But in addition taking that point aside to be with our households, do different initiatives, work with totally different folks and expertise various things allowed us to return again and understand that perhaps we did this factor not so effectively; perhaps we must always have talked extra; perhaps we shouldn’t have been so passive-aggressive; perhaps this man ought to have voiced his opinion extra. I feel we’re higher at that, and it has been very wholesome for the band.”