Every summer festival seasons comes the inevitable rumor mill of what big reunions could go down. And with that specific area one band for the last few years that every emo kid from the 2000’s is clamoring to see back on stage: My Chemical Romance.
Gerard Way has been busy since the band’s 2013 breakup with his comic book ‘Umbrealla Academy’ being adapted into a Netflix series and his own solo music.. Other MCR members have continued their music careers including Frank Iero who performs with his new backing band, the Penitence.
But what about that reunion that will make us cry black mascara tears?
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Way addressed the whole thing.
“When things start to succeed and go really well…that’s when a lot of people start to have an opinion and that’s when you run into struggle…everybody had a fucking opinion about what MCR should be. So it made it difficult to figure out what direction to take next. You get caught up in this trap of ‘Is it ever gonna be good enough?’”
“It wasn’t fun to make stuff any more. I think breaking up the band broke us out of that machine.”
Way was also considerate to note that he understands the consistent demand for the ‘Black Parade’ to march once again.
“We definitely get offers regularly to reunite – it’s a constant thing…It’s flattering, it’s really nice of people…I miss playing with the guys, but I don’t think so.”
Not to let every fan’s hope completely down, Way expressed the ideal scenario for the band to reform.
“I think if we ever did MCR again, we wouldn’t be in that machine any more,” he says. “It would literally just be like: ‘Here’s a new piece of music, we’re putting this out and that’s it, this is not up for debate.’”
“I think [My Chemical Romance] will always be there for us if we want it, but it adds a layer of stress. When something gets really big like that, it’s hard on you for many reasons, and it’s very stressful, so I wouldn’t want to disrupt anybody’s life right now.”