Gerard Way

Submitted by on Oct 20, 2015

Gerard Way

Gerard Arthur Way (Gerard Arthur Way) (born April 9, 1977 in Newark, New Jersey) – former lead singer of the American rock band My Chemical Romance.

Background:

Way – Italian-Scottish descent. He first began singing in fourth grade, playing the role of Peter Pan in the school play. This prompted his grandmother, Elena Lee Rush, the only member of his family is interested in music (in the words of Gerard, she played the piano and had a great ear for music), Gerard was very surprised, realizing that can really sing. Besides music Way also fond of drawing and comics. After graduating from high school in 1995, he entered the Way Art School School of Visual Arts in New York, completing it in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

During the September 11 attacks Way worked in New York. This event prompted him to review and radically change their lives. He decided to link it with the music and created a My Chemical Romance (the name of the proposed Mikey Way, it borrowed from Irvine Welsh, author of the book Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance). Also in the group included Gerard Ray Toro, Matt Pelisser (later replaced by Bob Bryar), Frank Iero, and Mikey’s brother Gerard. The band performed on the east coast and soon released their first album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002). For Hemingway music has become an effective tool in the fight against the eternal depression, alcoholism and drugs, which led to writing deeply personal songs such as «Demolition Lovers», devoted to his (now ex) girlfriend or «Helena», written after the death of his grandmother, which is always very supportive of Gerard and the rest of the group.

Despite the success as a musician, Wei did not give up painting – he drew for his and other similar groups. For example, the album My Chemical Romance «Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge» and «The Black Parade» painted by Gerard. With his work, he also collected money for various charities, including the fight against breast cancer. He also recorded a cover version of the song «Under Pressure» together with the group The Used to aid the victims of the tsunami (which were sent all the money from the sale of this single).

Recently, the transmission MTV2 All That Rocks, he was recognized as “the all-powerful king of rock» (Almighty King of Rock), collecting 63% of the vote.

Singer My Chemical Romance Gerard Way (Gerard Way) and his wife Lindsey Ballato (Lindsay Ballata) celebrating the addition to the family. May 27, 2009 the couple had a daughter, which he called the weird band name Lee (Bandit Lee).

The girl was born healthy and strong, weighing 2.9 kilograms. Mother and baby are doing well. “Everyone is happy,” – said in a statement released on behalf of Gerard and Lindsey.

This first child couples married in the year 2007. Recall that Lindsay is Ballata bassist of the New York team of Mindless Self Indulgence, which acts under the name Lyn-Z.

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