Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977 in Belleville, New Jersey, United States) is an American musician and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance
from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. He is the executive producer of the band LostAlone
's second album I'm a UFO in This City
. Way also wrote the comic mini-series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and wrote the Eisner Award-winning comic book The Umbrella Academy. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien
was released on September 30, 2014 via Reprise Records.