My Chemical Romance calls it quits

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Alternative rock group My Chemical Romance is calling it quits after 12 years together.

Friday the band posted the announcement on their website saying the 12 years together, “has been a true blessing,” continuing they wrote, “And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end.”

The New Jersey band was formed by front-man Gerard Way and drummer Matt Pelissier soon after the tragic events of September 11. Way penned the song “Skylines and Turnstiles,” expressing his feelings of that tragic day. At the time, Way had a difficult time playing guitar and singing, so Ray Toro was brought on to take over guitar duties.

The band released four studio albums during their time together:

‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’ (2002)

‘Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge’ (2004)

‘The Black Parade’ (2006)

‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ (2010)

The band recently consisted of Gerard Way (vocals, guitar), Ray Toro (guitar), Frank Iero (guitar) and Mikey Way (bass).

There statement in full:

“Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”


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