My Chemical Romance Parts Ways with Mike Pedicone

Earlier today in a blog post, Frank Iero announced that My Chemical Romance has officially ended their relationship with drummer Mike Pedicone. The reason according to Iero is that Pedicone was caught stealing from the band and has confessed to it.

From My Chemical Romance’s Official Website:

The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington. We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation. The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to. We just want him out of our lives.

Pedicone, the former drummer from the band The Bled, was brought in last year to replace drummer Bob Bryar who parted ways with the band during the recording of Danger Days. Pedicone had been described as a friend of the band, which makes this revelation even more shocking.

MCR has said they plan to have a new drummer in place by their Salt Lake City date and so far have not indicated that they will be cancelling any shows on the Honda Civic Tour, which they are currently co-headling with Blink-182.