Lyn-Z, born as Lindsey Ann Ballato on May 22, 1979, is the extremely talented and very beautiful bass player of the incredible techno-punk band Mindless Self Indulgence, which she joined in 2001. She can complete impressive back bends while playing the bass and crowd surfs in most of her MSI shows. Lyn-Z recently married her longterm love, Gerard Way, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance (also known as the greatest alternative band ever).
"This band has worked our fucking asses off for 10 fucking years. We should play no matter what - sick, broken, we still played. Iv'e cried my eyes out before I've walked out on stage and still put on a performance that I was proud of. A lot of this comes back to my desire to inspire, particularly women, because when I was a kid and going to punk rock shows, there weren't any girls on stage playing instruments that weren't there as a pretty prop. Girls that weren't afraid to get their make-up smeared and look sweaty.. To be fearless and make the stage their own. It's what gets me out of bed in the morning. To suddenly have that all taken away from me, and become 'the wife of', is without a doubt the most disappointing and fucking heartbreaking thing that could ever happen, because it's exactly the opposite of what I stand for. It's not only detrimental to me as a person, but the message that this fucking conveys to the girls that come to see us play is 'You can work your ass off for ten years and you can be amazing, but at the end of the day you will simply be who you're married to. Is this nineteen-fucking-fifty-three?" - Lyn-Z