Gerard Way Says He “Wouldn’t Count Out” A My Chemical Romance Reunion

If you’ve got even a drop of emo in your blood, you might want to sit down for this one, because former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has said that he “wouldn’t count out” a possible band reunion at some point in the future.

Speaking with Billboard, Way says, “I wouldn’t count [a reunion] out, but at the same time everybody’s doing stuff in their lives now that they’re really enjoying.

“In some ways I don’t really miss it; It had gotten so big it was very unwieldy. It took a toll on my mental life and personal life.

“The thing I’m happiest about right now is everybody’s relationships with each other are really strong. That’s more important than anything else to me.”

*cue the memes*

Way says he’s starting to plan out a new solo album with “a bunch of stuff I’ve written over the past couple of years”, as the follow-up to 2014’s Hesitant Alien.

“I’m just about to seriously figure out my schedule in terms of how many weeks I’m writing comics and how many weeks I’m writing music. There’s a plan to put something out; I don’t know when that’ll come, but the process is starting,” he says.

My Chemical Romance split up in 2013, and there were rumours of a potential reunion swirling around last year, but the band eventually shut them down and went on to reissue their classic album The Black Parade for its 10th anniversary, and also shared an early version of the album’s title track.

Gallery: Gerard Way – Soundwave 2015, Melbourne / Photos: Brett Schewitz

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