Joe Trohman Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Joe Trohman Wiki, Biography

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, American punk-rock band Fall Out Boy announced that lead guitarist Joe Trohman will be taking a break to focus on his mental health. The news was shared on the band’s official Twitter account, @falloutboy, on Joe’s behalf. In the statement, the musician announced:

“My mental health has deteriorated rapidly in recent years. So to avoid fading away and never coming back, I’m taking a break from work.” The guitarist stated that he would return but he needed time to recover. He concluded the message by thanking his bandmates and family members.

In addition to being the guitarist, Joe Trohman provided backing vocals for the punk-rock band. Trohman also formed the heavy metal band The Damned Things along with Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley in 2010.

“Can’t wait to rock with you in the future when you come back”: Fans wish Joe Trohman a speedy recovery

Joe and Fall Out Boy fans quickly took to Twitter to extend their support for the guitarist. Several users commented that they were proud that he was taking the necessary steps to improve. They added that they were glad he was putting himself first.

Some users also stated that they would miss him on tour but would patiently wait for his return.

Joe Trohman toured once with the band Arma Angelus, which was led by Fall Out Boy bandmate Pete Wentz.

Born in Florida in 1984, Joseph Mark Trohman or Joe Trohman grew up in Ohio before his family moved to Chicago. The self-taught guitarist’s first musical stint was with Chicago hardcore band Voices Still Heard.

Joe attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, along with Pete Wentz, with whom he shared a close bond. In 2001, the pair began a punk-rock side project with the intention of being “easy and escapist”. This project eventually became Fall Out Boy.

Coincidentally, all four members of the gang have been associated with Arma Angelus.

In November 2009, Fall Out Boy announced their hiatus, which led to the formation of The Damned Things, who released their debut album Ironiclast in 2010. The band eventually regrouped in 2013.

Joe is an avid guitar collector and has designed his signature guitar, the Joe Trohman Telecaster, which was made by Squier Guitars by Fender.

The multifaceted musician has been vocal about his mental health issues specifically related to depression, OCD, and impostor syndrome. In March 2021, Joe announced his podcast, I Hate Myself, which focused on such struggles in association with Heavy Metal Magazine and Seth Green. Joe published his memoir, titled None of this Rocks, in 2022.

Fall Out Boy recently announced his eighth studio album, So Much (For) Stardust, with the release of his first single, Love From The Other Side. This makes it five years since they last released an album and three since a single came out. The album is scheduled to be released on March 24, 2023.