When it comes to performing live, I’ve always been known as the guy that “goes off.” I still try to. I think the back catalog sort of requires it. A lot of the older material has this sort of high-octane energy that goes hand in hand with going wild on stage. I try to balance that with serving the song the way it should be played, as opposed to ignoring the playing in lieu of the spazzing. Some of the newer material does require more focus on not just the playing, but controlling the sounds/effects a little more. I still like to feel the music and let that move me in somewhat jarring ways.
— Joe Trohman