Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman, Photo by Billy Siegle
Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley are teaming with Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley and Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano for a metal side project that has been described by Ian as “Kyuss meeting Thin Lizzy.”
Speaking exclusively to Rock Sound, Ian had this to say about their new band, The Damned Things.
“We just started working on songs together and I really dug it,” said Ian. “It just felt really good. From there we decided that obviously both of us are pretty busy in our day jobs but let’s see what we can do with this. Even if it takes us five years to make a record, why not?
“People think of Fall Out Boy and they think of Pete Wentz and Patrick. These two guys, man, they’re fu**ing hardcore dudes. Joe writes some amazing riffs. We have this song called ‘A Great Reckoning’ that I swear to God, this song could be on any Thin Lizzy record. He fu**ing blew my mind with this song and I just can’t wait for people to hear it.”
During an August visit to Fender Headquarters, Trohman––sporting a large silver skull ring that was a gift from Ian––also spoke extensively about the Anthrax thrasher.
“He’s been one of my idols forever,” said Trohman. “It’s insane to get to hang out and play with him.”