Monday, March 25, 2013
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Splits Up, Thankfully!
This might be some really bad news for some of you: MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE have decided to part ways. In our humble opinion, now much more talented bands will have a chance at shining since MCR counts with legions of fans worldwide that will be forced to find other bands to support. But hey, we do respect MCR because even though their music wasn't great, they did work very hard on their craft. With that said, we wish them the best of luck!
Anyhow, the New Jersey-based Alternative Rock band announced Saturday that "it has come time for it to end." The quartet thanked fans in a statement and said the experience was "a true blessing."
The group said they've "shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends."
But why exactly did the band break up? The exact reason has not surfaced, but here is an excerpt from the extensive essay written by the bands singer Gerard Way:
"We were spectacular.
"Every show I knew this, every show I felt it with or without external confirmation.
"There were some clunkers, sometimes our secondhand gear broke, sometimes I had no voice- we were still great. It is this belief that made us who we were, but also many other things, all of them vital-
And all of the things that made us great were the very things that were going to end us-
"Fiction. Friction. Creation. Destruction. Opposition. Aggression. Ambition. Heart. Hate. Courage. Spite. Beauty. Desperation. LOVE. Fear. Glamour. Weakness. Hope.
"That last one is very important. My Chemical Romance had, built within its core, a fail-safe. A doomsday device, should certain events occur or cease occurring, would detonate. I shared knowledge of this “flaw” within weeks of its inception.
Personally, I embraced it because, again, it made us perfect. A perfect machine, beautiful, yet self aware of it’s system. Under directive to terminate before it becomes compromised. To protect the idea- at all costs. This probably sounds like something ripped from the pages of a four-color comic book, and that’s the point.
No compromise. No surrender. No fucking shit.
"To me that’s rock and roll. And I believe in rock and roll."
Read his entire essay HERE!
Group members included:
- Vocalist Gerard Way
- Bassist Mikey Way
- Guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero.
Their last album was 2010's 'Danger Days: The True Lives of the
My Chemical Romance's official site