Fall Out Boy founding guitarist Joe Trohman shared a note on social media on Wednesday saying he’s taking a break from the band. Earlier in the day, the band announced their upcoming eighth album So Much (For) Stardust coming on March 24, and released the LP’s first single Love From the Other Side.
“Without divulging all the details, I must disclose that my mental health has rapidly deteriorated over the past several years,” Trohman said in a message posted to Fall Out Boy’s Instagram page. “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,” it added.
Who is Joe Trohman?
Joe Trohman is a musician, singer, and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of Fall Out Boy. He is also the lead guitarist for the heavy metal supergroup Damned Things.
Trohman has been with the Fall Out Boy band since its early 2000s formation in the suburbs of Chicago, alongside singer Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, and drummer Andy Hurley.
Joe was born on September 1, 1984, in Hollywood, Florida. He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He played bass with fellow Fall Out Boy band member Pete Wentz in a band called Arma Angelus.
Trohman is married to Marie Goble since October 28, 2011. The couple have two daughters together, Ruby and Zayda Mae.
He has worked on several superhit albums including From Under the Cork Tree, Take This to Your Grave, Folie a Deux and Infinity on High. With the Damned Things, the guitarist released the album Ironiclast. He has also worked with bassist Josh Newton and has released the EP Schadenfreude for the band With Knives.
Trohman has also written/co-written many songs including Alone Together, Centuries, Irresistible, Uma Thurman, and The Phoenix.