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My Chemical Romance

"My Chemical Romance" is an American rock band from New Jersey. Formed in 2001, the band consists of Gerard Way (lead vocals), Mikey Way (bass), Bob Bryar (drums), Frank Iero, and Ray Toro (guitar).

My Chemical Romance cites their main influences as The Misfits, Morrissey/The Smiths, and Iron Maiden. Growing up, they were also very influenced by horror films and comic books, and therefore their music, lyrics, and image all have overt elements of fantasy, storytelling, horror, and theatricality. The band members hail from Belleville and Kearny, New Jersey, except drummer Bob Bryar, who is from Chicago, Illinois. Bassist Mikey Way coined the band's name from a book entitled ''Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance'', by Irvine Welsh.


The band was formed by frontman Gerard Way and ex-drummer Matt Pelissier. The first song they wrote was ''Skylines and Turnstiles'', which was written by Gerard about his feelings on September 11th. Shortly after, Ray Toro, Mikey Way (Gerard's brother), and Frank Iero would join the band. The band immediatly started playing numerous local shows in basements in Montclair and New Brunswick, VFWs like Boonton Elks, and clubs such the Lo...

Background group or band
Origin New Jersey, United States
Genre Rock
Years active 2001–present
Current members Gerard Way
Mikey Way
Frank Iero
Ray Toro
Bob Bryar
Past members Matt Pelissier
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