Artist 101: My Chemical Romance

Your go-to-guide for everything you need to know about the American band My Chemical Romance.

Who are the members of My Chemical Romance?

  • Gerard Way 2001-2013 (lead vocalist)

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  • Mikey Way 2001-2013 (bassist)

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  • Frank Iero 2002-2013 (guitarist and backup vocalist)

  • James Dewees 2007-2013 (percussion)

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  • Ray Toro 2001-2013 (lead guitarist)

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  • Bob Bryar 2004-2010 (drummer)

  • Matt Pelissier 2001-2004 (drummer)

When and where were they born?

  • Gerard Way – 1977 April 9,
    Summit, New Jersey, United States
  • Ray Toro – 1977 July 15,
    Kearny, New Jersey, United States
  • Bob Bryar – 1979 December 31,
    Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Matt Pelissier – 1977 March 16,
    Summit, New Jersey, United States
  • Mikey Way – 1980 September 10,
    Kearny, New Jersey, United StatesFrank Iero
  • Frank Iero – 1981 October 31,
    Belleville, New Jersey, United States
  • James Dewees – 1976 March 13,
    Liberty, Missouri, United States

What is their most popular song?

7 facts about My Chemical Romance

  1. The name “My Chemical Romance” came from a book that Gerard had read titled “My Chemical Reactions”
  2. Before the band, Gerard worked in a comic book store which paid well but he quit and went to start MCR
  3. In “Welcome to the Black Parade” Mikey was the only one with a medal on his jacket and it was the same in the “Ghost of You” video and he was the only one to die.
  4. The album titled “The black Parade” sold 2 million copies which beat the first two albums.
  5. My Chemical Romance starred in an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.
  6. Before MCR Mikey tried out for Franks band “Pence prep” but wasn’t good enough
  7. Both Mikey and Gerard are half Italian and half Scottish

What else do I need to know about the band?

My Chemical Romance (often abbreviated as MCR) was an American rock band from New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. The band’s best-known lineup consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way and drummer Bob Bryar. Founded by Gerard, Mikey, Toro, Matt Pelissier, and later joined by Iero. The band released four studio albums.

What are their social media links?

Twitter: (Gerard Way) @gerardway, (Mikey Way) @mikeyway, (Frank Iero) @frankiero, (My Chemical Romance) @MCRofficial

Instagram: @mikeyway, @gerardway, @ray.toro.official, @bcbryar

Facebook: My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way, Frank Iero, Mikey Way

Written by Caroline

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