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2001 – 2013 (12 years)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
- Frank Iero (2002 – present)
- Gerard Way
- James Dewees (2007 – present)
- Matt Pelissier (2001 – 2004)
- Mikey Way (2001 – present)
- Ray Toro (2001 – present)
My Chemical Romance (also known My Chem, MCR, and The Black Parade) is an American rock band that formed in 2001. The current members of the band are Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Frank Iero, Mikey Way, and Bob Bryar.
Shortly after forming, the band signed to Eyeball Records and released their debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in 2002.
They signed with Reprise Records the next year and released their major label debut Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge in 2004. The album was a major commercial success, selling over two million copies due in part to the success of the singles "Helena", "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)", and "The Ghost of You".
The band followed this success with 2006's The Black Parade, featuring their biggest hit "Welcome to the Black Parade". While the band defines their sound as simply "rock", the sub genre of the band's recordings has been a subject of debate among fans and the media.
The bands bassist and lead singers brother, Mikey Way, is currently on hiatus from touring with the band, primarily to spend time with his new wife, and whilst on tour Matt Cortez, a guitar technician, is filling in for him.
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