My Chemical Breakup

My Chemical Romance- A band made up of legends. Their music will forever live on, but they won’t be releasing any new music. This band consisted of Gerard Way (lead singer), Frank Ireo and Ray Toro (guitarists), Bob Bryar (drums)(the original drummer Matt Pelissier left), and Mikey Way (bassist).  The band broke up on March 22, 2013.

Emma Cote’s (8) MCR merchandise.

Many fans are upset with the news about the split, but most are coping. It’s been a hard time for rock fans lately. An idolized rock figure from another band, Mitch Lucker, died September 1st. Then Mikey Way (MCR’s bassist) got engaged to a model while his then wife was pregnant, which made many MCR fans upset. Rosalina Navarro says, “It’s been a bad year for rock.”

Resulting in the band’s disbandment several unstable fans of MCR committed suicide. Emma Cote (8) says, “I understand where they are coming from but, they went way too far. It’s stupid but also sad.” This isn’t the first time MCR has been blamed for the death of a fan. In 2008 a young girl hanged herself believing that was what MCR was all about. People then started to point fingers at the band. Contrary to what they thought, the band had been speaking out against suicide. Many fans argue that MCR is about saving lives, not ending them.