My Chemical Romance members getting along too well for reunion
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Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way told iNews that fans shouldn't read anything into reports that the four founding members of the band were spotted together recently, saying that a reunion is not on anyone's mind. Way explained, "We all got together recently and it was wonderful -- we didn’t even talk about the band or playing shows again. I don’t know if anything will happen in the future, but what I do know is everyone has a really great life right now.”
Way added, "I think My Chem will always be there for us if we want it, but it adds a layer of stress. When something gets really big like that, it’s hard on you for many reasons, and it’s very stressful, so I wouldn’t want to disrupt anybody’s life right now.”
- The singer said that the members of the group have an even better relationship now than they did when they were playing together, remarking, "It’s a tricky thing, because you have four guys that really get along, and I think we all fully understand each other now and love each other,”
- My Chemical Romance was active from 2001 through 2013, releasing four studio albums. The band's biggest success was the 2006 effort The Black Parade, which sold more than 1.6 million copies and yielded the hit singles "Welcome To The Black Parade," "Famous Last Words" and "Teenagers."
- Way admitted that following up The Black Parade took a toll on the band, saying, "It was tough on all the guys. We scrapped records, spent millions of dollars and we were touring on this record, and it didn’t feel like the world needed My Chem anymore."
- After the band dissolved, Way recorded a 2014 solo album called Hesitant Alien and has continued his career as a comic book writer. His award-winning book The Umbrella Academy is being developed as a series for Netflix.