Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Troman has announced he will be “stepping away” from the band due to mental health reasons.
A statement from Troman was posted on the band’s website twitter A page late Wednesday night featured a black-and-white photo of him playing a guitar.
The news comes less than 24 hours after the band announced their new album, So Much (For) Stardust, which will be released on March 24th.
Troman expressed hope that the break was only temporary, stating:
“But I can unequivocally say that burnout is terrifying. Without going into all the details, I have to reveal that my mental health has deteriorated rapidly over the last few years. In order to disappear and never come back, I will unfortunately take a break from my work that involves casting spells away from Fall Out Boy.”
He said, “It’s been a very tough decision to make, especially when we’re releasing a new album that I’m very proud of,” but added that he’s 100% back “in the fold.” rice field.
“In the meantime, I have to recover, which means putting myself and my mental health first.”
The group’s co-founder thanked his bandmates, family and fans for “understanding and respecting this difficult but necessary decision.”
Last year, Troman released a memoir, None of This Rocks. Published by Headline, the book covers, among other things, her struggles with depression and her mother’s mental illness.
Fall Out Boy, also made up of Andy Hurley, Peter Wentz and Patrick Stump, formed in 2001 in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, Illinois. Influenced by the city’s punk scene, they created the punk pop music sound heard on his 2003 debut album. “Take this to your grave.” Their next album, Infinity on High, which was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2006 Grammy Awards, landed him No. 1 on the Billboard charts. bottom. Their song “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” topped his US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2007.
The group went on an “indefinite hiatus” in 2009, but released a secretly recorded album called “Save Rock and Roll” in 2013.
In an interview with CNN that year, Troman said the four “needed to get away from the band for a bit.”
He added: But taking time out to be with my family, doing other projects, working with different people, experiencing different things kept us coming back and this I realized that it didn’t work. Maybe we should have talked more. Maybe we shouldn’t have been so passive-aggressive. Maybe this person should have said his opinion more. I think we are better at that, and that’s very healthy for the band. ”