Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Troman says he’s ‘leaving’ the band – NBC Chicago
Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Troman has announced his intention to retire from music ahead of the band’s first album in years.
The group, which started out in suburban Chicago, posted a post from their favorite member on Instagram Wednesday night.
“It’s better to burn out than burn out,” Neil Young once said. But I can tell you unequivocally, this burn is terrible, “Trohman wrote to his fans. “Without going into all the details, I have to say that my mental health has deteriorated rapidly over the past few years. So, to avoid disappearing and never coming back, I’m taking a break from my work, which unfortunately means leaving Fall Out Boy for a spell.”
Trochman admitted he “absolutely” plans to “return home,” but the length of his absence is unclear.
“It’s hard for me to make this decision, especially when I release a new album, which fills me with great pride (the sin I’m most proud of),” he wrote. “So the question remains: Do I go home?” Absolutely, one hundred percent. In the meantime, I mean putting myself and my mind first. Thank you to everyone, including my teammates and my family, for understanding and respecting this difficult but necessary decision.”
The announcement was made on the same day the band released a new music video for “Love From the Other Side” from their upcoming album, So Much (For) Stardust, which is scheduled for release on March 24.
Trohman was not present at the band’s recent “Jimmy Kimmel Live” performance.
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