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Gerard Way

September 30th, 2014

Born:
Gerard Way

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s




Gerard Way

Biography

As the compelling, pale-faced frontman of dynamic rock outfit My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way is one of a few key musicians responsible for bringing emo and punk music into the mainstream eye at the turn of the millennium — and successfully sparking a million conversations about what is and is not considered punk in the process. He was born on April 9, 1977, in Newark, NJ, and raised in nearby Belleville. His grandmother Elena was a huge source of inspiration and encouragement to him growing up, teaching the young Way how to sing, draw, and perform. Way's first public performance was as Peter Pan in an elementary school play, but just as that show was over, he made a conscious decision to immerse himself in art and comics (preferring things “slightly evil”) rather than anything dealing with drama club. Since his neighborhood wasn't exactly the safest place, Way spent a lot of time indoors with his younger brother Mikey, creating imaginary worlds to which they could escape. Despite his passion for drawing, Way never lost his love of music and taught himself how to play guitar as a teenager. He was a withdrawn kid — in contrast to his outgoing, life-of-the-party brother — and Way spent a lot of time by himself sketching and listening to bands like Iron Maiden, the Smiths, the Cure, the Misfits, and Queen.

Top Albums


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Top Songs

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No Shows Hesitant Alien 4:12 $1.29
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Action Cat Hesitant Alien 3:07 $1.29
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Millions Hesitant Alien 3:28 $1.29
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Brother Hesitant Alien 4:30 $1.29
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Juarez Hesitant Alien 2:49 $1.29
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Zero Zero Hesitant Alien 2:49 $1.29
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Action Cat Action Cat – Single 3:07 $1.29
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Get the Gang Together Hesitant Alien 3:40 $1.29
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Drugstore Perfume Hesitant Alien 4:49 $1.29
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Bureau Hesitant Alien 2:37 $1.29
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Maya the Psychic Hesitant Alien 3:01 $1.29

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