In a new interview Gerard Way has been talking about My Chemical Romance splitting up.
He first discussed the time between releasing ’06’s ‘The Black Parade’ and ’10’s ‘Danger Days’.
“Everybody’s got an opinion, no one gets left alone anymore and it stopped being about the art.”
“I like playing with expectations. I thought, ‘Whatever we do next, everyone’s going to hate it – there’s just no way we can top that [album].’”
“There were a lot of really dark times during that period, and I was drinking again, which I haven’t talked about a lot, but it was a really difficult time for me.”
He then moved on to the feelings within the band when they were actually touring ‘Danger Days’:
“It was tough on all the guys. We scrapped records, spent millions of dollars, and we were touring on this record, and it didn’t feel like the world needed My Chem anymore.”
“When we were breaking out and fighting, there was the Bush administration, wars for oil, and all this stuff, so it was a good time to be counter culture.”
“But when ‘Danger Days’ was out, we had Obama, things were going really well, we were making so much progress.”
“I’m able to read the writing on the wall pretty clearly, and I was like, ‘Nobody really needs us now – I think it’s time to finish.’”
He closed by commenting on whether a reunion is on the cards:
“We all got together recently and it was wonderful – we didn’t even talk about the band or playing shows again.”
“I don’t know if anything will happen in the future, but what I do know is everyone has a really great life right now.”
“I think My Chem will always be there for us if we want it, but it adds a layer of stress.”