My Chemical Romance Publicly Fire Drummer for Alleged Theft

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Who knew that My Chemical Romance would be so public about their internal problems? Last Friday, September 2, those Fabulous Killjoys alerted fans that they had shown their drummer Micheal Pedicone the door for allegedly stealing from the band.

While they insist they will not press charges for an incident that happened after their last show in Auburn, Washington, when police were called, they struck a mightly blow against Pedicone’s character when guitarist Frank Iero wrote on the band's 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."

Iero went on to vent: “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, who joined the band less than a year ago, took to his Twitter account @Shredicone to defend himself against the charges, saying, “It was an error in judgement based on a whole other situation that's way deeper but this does not define me.”

But it very well may for some time to come. MCR didn’t waste any time getting a replacement. They called on Jarrod Alexander (Death By Stereo, Suicide File) to fill in when they played Salt Lake City on Saturday. No word on whether Alexander will be a permanent solution.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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