My Chemical Romance and drummer Bob Bryar have parted ways, it was announced today via a post on Guitarist Frank Iero’s blog.
“Recently it seems as though every time we write to you guys we have bad news, and we apologize for that, but we’ve learned in life you can’t have the sweet without the sour. As a band we have been very fortunate over the years that our sweet times have greatly outweighed the sour ones, and a great deal of that is owed to you, the fans. Which is why we wanted this news to come from us and not some bullshit gossip site.
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 picked up the sticks for MCR in 2004, replacing original drummer Matt Pelissier. Previous to that, Bryar served as Drum tech to the band.
Iero’s post also had a tid bit of info about the bands highly anticipated 4th studio album:
“We also wanted to give you all a quick heads up on how the record is progressing. We have been writing some very powerful new songs so this week the four of us entered the studio once again, and what has been ending up on tape each night is some of the most exciting and honest work we have ever created.”
No news as yet as to who will be drumming on the new recordings… Or when the band will make it back out to Australia.