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Vocalist and Frontman of My Chemical Romance
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Gerard Way was born in Newark, New Jersey to Donald and Donna Lee Way. He was raised in Belleville, New Jersey and first began singing publicly in the fourth grade, when he played the role of Peter Pan in a school musical production. His maternal grandmother, Elena Lee Rush, was a great creative influence who taught him to sing, paint, and perform from a young age. He has referred to her in interviews, quoting that "She has taught me everything I know".
Gerard Way attended Belleville High School until he graduated in 1995. Deciding to persue a career in the comic-book industry he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999.
In 2001 Way co-created a cartoon with Joe Boyle called The Breakfast Monkey. They pitched the cartoon to Cartoon Network, but they declined to pick up the concept, saying that it was too similar to aother existing property they allready have.
Way was working for the Cartoon Network in New York City during the September 11, 2001 attacks. Seeing the effects of the attacks first hand prompted Way to change his views on life in the following weeks.
To help deal with the emotional effects the attacks had on him, Way wrote the lyrics to the song `Skylines and Turnstiles` which since, has been regarded as "the first song by My Chemical Romance" .Soon after, the formation of My Chemical Romance began.
In many interviews Way has stated that music turned out to be an effective outlet to deal with his long-time battles against depression, alcoholism and prescription drug use. The use of music as a way to resolve personal battles has caused Way to create deeply personal songs such as "Helena",which was written in memory of his late grandmother mentioned above.
Way has recently established himself as comic-book writer, writing for the comic miniseries, The Umbrella Academy.
On September 3, 2007 after a concert in Colorado, Gerard married Lyn-Z of Mindless Self Indulgence.
Their daughter, Bandit Lee Way, was born on May 27, 2009 in Los Angeles at 2:57 P.M. and weighed 6 lbs., 5.6 oz.
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Belleville High School
the School of Visual Arts in New York City
Full Name at Birth
Gerard Arthur Way
Alicia Simmons, Frank Iero (Plays rhythm guitar in the band My Chemical Romance), Bob Bryer (former drummer of the band My Chemical Romance), Ray Toro (Plays lead guitar in the band My Chemical Romance)
Elena (Helena) Lee Rush (grandmother) (Gerard say : "She has taught me everything I know")
Donna Way nee Rush
Blur, Chemical Brothers, Morrissey, The Pixies, Sleigh Bells, M.I.A., The Bouncing Souls
The Universal (Blur), Leave Home (Chemical Brothers), The Operation (Morrissey), Velouria (The Pixies), Head On (The Pixies), Born Free (M.I.A.)
The Umbrella Academy
Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) 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 November 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 Warner Bros. Records.
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Frank Iero, Mikey Way, Ray Toro
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Posted by brian 1 year ago
what a hot band. love all their music
Posted by Joe 1 year ago
Would love to meet you before I die,
Posted by greg fischer 1 year ago
We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
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You can find the statue proposal on Kickstarter dot com