The My Chemical Romance break up is sort of explained - Reverb

The My Chemical Romance break up is sort of explained

My Chemical Romance announced their break up on Friday via the band’s web site without a clear reason behind the decision. Fans seeking answers woke up today to a letter on frontman Gerard Way’s Twitlonger page that gave insight into the breakup—sort of.

Way wrote, “I woke up this morning still dreaming, or not fully aware of myself just yet. The sun poked through the windows, touching my face, and then a deep sadness overcame me, immediately, bringing me to life and realization- My Chemical Romance had ended.”

The singer went on to talk about making coffee and a small brown bird in his library, allowing fans to make their own connection to the bizarre post and the demise of MCR.

“It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all. I have always felt that the art I have made (alone or with friends) contains all of my intent when executed properly, and thus, no explanation required,” Way wrote of the My Chemical Romance break up. “It is simply not in my nature to excuse, explain, or justify any action I have taken as a result of thinking it through with a clear head, and in my truth. I had always felt this situation involving the end of this band would be different, in the eventuality it happened. I would be cryptic in its existence, and open upon its death.”

Formed in 2001 by high school friends Way and original drummer Matt Pelissier, MCR remained at the forefront of their genre for 12 years. The New Jersey alternative rock band put out four studio albums including the platinum selling “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” (2004) and the critically acclaimed concept album “The Black Parade” (2006).

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  • Killjoy

    No D: It can’t be…the band…my saviors…they’ve splitted…..Now its gonna be the Great Depression II, cuz the most amazing band Called My Chemical Romance have splitted :c

  • Kbro

    NO!! This can’t be happening! I’ve grown up with this band! They can’t just quit now!!

  • shadow shifter

    I just cannot believe this! My best friend, my neighbor, his sister and I are all die hard MCR fans and we are all in a state of mourning for the time being. At first I couldn’t and didn’t believe the news, then I looked it up and now I am just so sad! Well now at least I can say that I was alive during the rise and fall of one of the world’s greatest bands. *cries into pillow*

  • Torali Bangled Tiger

    Aww! D: No! My favorite band MCR has split up?! No fun!

  • MinxyMisfit

    Um, if you had kept reading his post, you would have seen he actually *does* offer an explanation…

  • MinxyMisfit

    Gerard says: “There are many reasons My Chemical Romance ended. The triggerman is unimportant… And I can assure you there was no divorce, argument, failure, accident, villain, or knife in the back that caused this, again this was no one’s fault, and it had been quietly in the works, whether we knew it or not, long before any sensationalism, scandal, or rumor.”

  • KnightOwl

    Chemical equation done right :C

  • inevertoldyouwhatididforalivin

    cool so the best bands ever are breaking up, while sucky copy bands are out there getting big. first breaking ben and now this? BS

  • Dar

    Oh no MCR is loved even by us older timers (59) you’ve touched our hearts for many years Thank You for existing ! Truly a caring fan …

  • Shalayne Johnson

    I’m glad they broke up, they were my favorite band and it means that Gerard, Lindsey and their daughter can have a lot more family time. Besides its life and its something we fans have to get over and move on. A lot of bands break up but that still shouldn’t make anyone depressed.

    • jane

      im finding it really hard to move on….6 months later

  • Alex

    I used to be obsessed with Mcr, I still love them, I rarely listen to their music, but after finding out this news, I feel like I’ve neglected not listening to their music, I wish I stayed in touch with the music, this news is so upsetting, so many people I know are going to suffer, their depression will become awful, my best friend literally was about to kill herself and this band saved her. I don’t know what I’m going to do about her..