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My Chemical Romance sack drummer

By | Published on Monday 5 September 2011

My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance have fired their drummer, Michael Pedicone, after he was caught stealing from the band last week. It’s not clear what he stole, though no one seems to be denying that something was stolen somewhere along the line. Pedicone only joined the band late last year after previous drummer Bob Bryar quit.

The band’s guitarist Frank Iero said in a statement this weekend: “The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red-handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington. We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation. The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to. We just want him out of our lives”.

Pedicone himself took to Twitter to respond, saying: “What happened is more complicated than it sounds but I did make a mistake. It was never my intention to hurt this band or all of you. It was an error in judgement based on a whole other situation that’s way deeper but this does not define me”.

According to Altpress Jarrod Alexander of Dead Country filled in on drums for the band this weekend, though it’s not known if he is a permanent replacement.