My chemical romance
1. My chemical romance
Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013.
The band was formed by frontman Gerard Way and drummer Matt Pelissier soon
after the September 11 attacks. Witnessing the World Trade Center towers fall
influenced Way's life to the extent that he decided to start a band.
The name of the band was suggested by bass guitarist Mikey Way, younger brother
of Gerard, who was working in a Barnes & Noble when he was struck by the title of a
book by Irvine Welsh named Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance.
Following a tour with Avenged Sevenfold, the band
began working on their second album, which was
entitled Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. Released in
2004, the album went platinum in just over a
year.The band released four singles from the album:
"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)", "Thank You for the
Venom", "Helena", and "The Ghost of You". After
returning from a tour of Japan in July 2004, the band
replaced Matt Pelissier with Bob Bryar.
told his fans about the end of musical activity.
Following the band's break-up, the members of the band
continued to pursue music. Lead vocalist Gerard Way
announced his debut solo album Hesitant Alien with the
release of an advance-single, "Action Cat". Hesitant
Alien was released on September 29, 2014 in the UK, and a
day later in the U.S. Hesitant Alien was a moderate
commercial success, topping the US Billboard Alternative
Albums chart and reaching No. 16 on the US Billboard
200. Hesitant Alien also topped the "Ten Essential
Albums Of 2014" list in Alternative Press