Gerard Arthur Way, born April 9th 1977 (yeah, you missed his birthday) is the lead singer and frontman of popular post-hardcore band My Chemical Romance
. Prior to forming the band in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York, he was a comic book artist and to this day his bedroom in his parents house is full of drawings and sketches.
Gerard writes (I think) all of the bands lyrics - his favourite lyric so far is "How wrong we were to think that immortality meant never dying" from Our Lady Of Sorrows. He has a beautiful voice and puts on an amazing live show (so I've heard). Their recent DVD, Life On The Murder Scene
, has been a big sucess, and both of their albums have recieved high praise from reviewers like Kerrang! and NME. Gerard has been known to ocassionaly make out with his fellow band-mates, inclusing his brother Mikey Way
, who plays bass, but despite popular debate Gerard is not gay or bisexual. I think - I'm not sure if this has been confirmed or not, but he has had several girlfriends in the past.
At the moment the band are taking a break from touring but are in the midst of preparing their third album.
And for all the dickwaads out there that think Gerard is gay because he has long hair and wears make-up....stfu. He has said himself that the make-up is specifically for the Revenge tour and that they're going to tone it down for the next album. In fact, in a lot of publicity shots Gerard isn't even wearing make-up, or at least very little of it. So therrree.
Nicknames include: Gee. Not sure of anymore, though internet losers like to call him 'Fag' and 'Gerard Gay' alot.
"If for one minute you think you're better than a sixteen year old girl in a Green Day t-shirt, you are sorely mistaken. Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about."
- Gerard Way