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My Chemical Romance Breaks Up After 12 Years

Sat, March 23, 2013 10:22am EDT by 11 Comments
My Chemical Romance Break Up
Courtesy of My Chemical Romance

How sad! The popular rock band announced that they are splitting with a letter to the fans on their website on Mar. 23. Keep reading to see the band’s full statement!

My Chemical Romance, the alt-rock group behind massive hits such as “Helena” and “Welcome To The Black Parade,” announced on Mar. 23 that they were breaking up.

My Chemical Romance Calls It Quits

But even in splitting, the band reaffirmed why so many people loved them with a heartfelt, gracious letter posted 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.”

Judging from the letter — and the fact that it was posted in the first place — it seems like MCR is splitting amicably, that the time has come to move on to new things.

My Chemical Romance’s Legacy

Since their formation in 2001 by lead singer Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance scored four Billboard Top Ten hits and two platinum records. Their 2008 album, The Black Parade, was nominated for a Grammy.

MCR will be remembered for bridging the gap between popular music and emo rock. They made it cool to wear black and be emotive, and they gained a huge fan base while encouraging everyone to be themselves. They were talented and most of all inspirational to a generation. They will be missed.

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WATCH: My Chemical Romance – “Welcome to the Black Parade”

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