Apparently, Grant Morrison isn’t the only villain menacing the popular art-punk-pop band My Chemical Romance. Late last week, the band’s drummer Michael Pedicone was kicked out of the group for allegedly stealing from the band.
The Hollywood Reporter picked up on the news which first broke on My Chemical Romance’s own website this past Friday. Here’s what the group said of the situation with their former bandmate:
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. The people who play in this band are a family, and family should not take advantage of each other like he did. We are currently moving forward, and hope to have a new drummer in place for our show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show must go on.
Pedicone originally joined the band in late 2010, taking the place of previous drummer Bob Pryor. On Twitter Pedicone claimed of the incident, “What happened is more complicated than it sounds but I did make a mistake. It was never my intention to hurt this band or all of you.” No confirmation on this yet, but our suspicion is that this is all part of a bid to form an all-felon supergroup with recently-exiled Coheed and Cambria bassist Mike Todd.
Despite the theft and seeming betrayal of their drummer, MCR’s ongoing tour will continue apace, however, as the band has brought in Dead Country’s Jarrod Alexander to fill the void in their rhythm section.
What do you think about Pedicone’s alleged theft from the Fabulous Killjoys? Is there something more going on here, could he possibly be in league with the villainous Korse? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.