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Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer. He was born April 9, 1977 in Newark, New Jersey. Way is the lead singer and co-founder of the punk rock band My Chemical Romance. His brother Mikey is the bass player for the band. Way used to have long black hair but cut it off and dyed it blonde to better understand the idea behind their new album, The Black Parade. After a while it was black again and a bit longer, because he said it was annoying to try and keep it the same, before my chemical romance Gerard had red hair, now with the new album (danger days) he has dyed it red again, he said that he dyed it so he always has some colour no matter what he is wearing. Despite this, Gerard has revived his habit of backtracking on what he says and redyed his hair black which was revealed to fans on October 28th 2011. Now, in 2012 his hair is gingery blonde. Gerard married Lyn Z of Mindless Self Indulgence on September 3rd 2007. He and LynZ announced that they were having a baby in November of 2008. Their daughter, Bandit Lee Way, was born on May 27, 2009. She arrived at 2:57 PM and weighed 6 pounds and 5.6 ounces. Gerard has said that both Bandit and LynZ are "happy and healthy". Way is also the writer of the comic book series "The Umbrella Academy".
Before My Chemical Romance [change]
Way attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999. As a child, Way grew up in a dangerous neighborhood where crimes happened often. He said that he was not allowed to play outside much when he was younger. In place of that, he had to stay indoors. While not being able to play in the park, he created his own imaginary world in his head. This led to his love for artwork. Gerard hoped to one day be a comic book artist. Before the attack on 9/11, Way was working on his cartoon The Breakfast Monkey. He wanted it to be shown on Cartoon Network. The cartoon was rejected because it was very similar to the series Aqua Teen Hunger Force.