My Chemical Romance, the rise and fall of a great band

My Chemical Romance is one of the worlds biggest emo bands ever. They started as a garage rock band that took the teenage punk scene by storm back in 2004 with their major label debut album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.

Their band started back in 2001 when lead singer Gerard Way and his brother, bass player Mikey Way, decided to start a band. They found guitar players Ray Toro and Frank Iero and started My Chemical Romance.

They signed to Eyeball Records in 2002, a year after forming, and released their first debut album. Shortly after this release they were offered a deal with Warner Brothers records through the aggregate label Reprise.

They hit the scene fast. They quickly became one of the most successful punk emo bands on the market. With the rise of their hits such as Helena, Ghost of you, and Black Parade, Kids were hooked.

The band continued to find success within their touring, selling out shows and even whole tours only days after their tickets went up for sale. Their music videos gained much critical and mass appeal when they hit the video sharing site YouTube. An average My Chemical Romance video would easily have 15-20 million views.

Just earlier this year, the successful band decided to call it quits and go their separate ways.  This is the public statement that they made on their website.

Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
—My Chemical Romance

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