My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar Part Ways

Fans haven’t heard much from My Chemical Romance since they announced that they were cancelling several tour dates due to lead singer Gerard Way’s throat problems. And now we have another update from them, but it certainly isn’t good news.

Frank Iero posted the following on the band’s official web page earlier today:

As of 4 weeks ago, My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar parted ways. This was a painful decision for all of us to make and was not taken lightly. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and expect you all to do the same.


Bryar had been with the band since 2004 when he replaced the band’s original drummer Matt Pelissier. No word yet on who will be taking over drumming duties for My Chem as they work on their highly anticipated new album.

My best to Bob in his future and I hope this isn’t the last we hear from him. Also, you do not know how much I hate having to end my hiatus with this post.