By Adam Wallis,

It’s been almost six years since world-renowned pop-punk outfit My Chemical Romance (or MCR), parted methods.

Over the weekend, ex-frontman and lyrical mastermind Gerard Means, opened up in regards to the band’s break up for the primary time throughout an interview with The Guardian.

The 41-year-old was detailing his model new Netflix present “The Umbrella Academy”, earlier than being requested about MCR’s whereabouts. He revealed that strain to create a worthy follow-up to the band’s hottest document ‘The Black Parade’ (2006), had a lot to do with their collective resolution.

“It wasn’t enjoyable to make stuff anymore,” he admitted. “I feel breaking apart the band broke us out of that machine.”

Mikey Way (L) and Gerard Way (R) of My Chemical Romance perform as part of the 'Honda Civic Tour' at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Oct. 5, 2011 in Mountain View, Calif.
Mikey Means (L) and Gerard Means (R) of My Chemical Romance carry out as a part of the ‘Honda Civic Tour’ at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Oct. 5, 2011 in Mountain View, Calif.
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Throughout the studio periods of MCR’s fourth and closing document ‘Hazard Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’, is reportedly when the strain considerably weighed down on the band. Means stated they’d felt it as quickly as they dropped ‘The Black Parade’.

“When issues begin to succeed and go very well…” he stated, “that’s when lots of people begin to have an opinion and that’s whenever you run into battle. You get caught up on this lure of ‘Is it ever gonna be ok?’

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“All people had a f**king opinion about what MCR must be,” he continued, “so it made it troublesome to determine what route to take subsequent.”

Based on The Guardian, Means credited the band’s break up partly to the altering of the world — most notably with their opinions that former president Barack Obama’s America was altering issues for the higher, which means that their job was executed.

Upon reflection, nonetheless, the frontman admitted with Donald Trump in energy he’s contemplated their return.

“I considered [it] when the world began to get tremendous f**ked-up once more,” he stated.

“It positively got here into my head, however I’ve modified a lot as an individual. I don’t know the way I’d match into it any extra. However the world is unquestionably in want of one thing optimistic.

“We positively get presents usually to reunite,” he stated. “It’s a continuing factor.

“It’s flattering and it’s very nice of individuals. I do miss taking part in with the blokes, however I don’t suppose so,” Means concluded.

Gerard Way attends day two of WonderCon 2017 at Anaheim Convention Center on April 1, 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.
Gerard Means attends day two of WonderCon 2017 at Anaheim Conference Heart on April 1, 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.
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March 22, 2013, marked the official finish of MCR. The band posted an official assertion on its web site explaining their resolution:

“Being on this band for the previous 12 years has been a real blessing. We’ve gotten to go locations we by no means knew we might. We’ve been in a position to see and expertise issues we by no means imagined attainable.

We’ve shared the stage with individuals we admire, individuals we glance as much as, and better of all, our mates. And now, like all nice issues, it has come time for it to finish. Thanks for your whole help, and for being a part of the journey.”

In disbelief, many followers reached out to the band questioning the authenticity of the assertion. In a since-deleted tweet, Means confirmed the breakup on his private Twitter account, including that there was no rigidity or altercations between the band members.

Means adopted up his temporary submit with a fair longer submit — on a nonetheless lively TwitLonger weblog. “Since I’m dangerous with goodbyes,” he wrote. “I refuse to let this be one. However I’ll go away you with one very last thing.

“My Chemical Romance is completed. However it might probably by no means die.  It’s alive in me, within the guys, and it’s alive inside all of you.  I all the time knew that, and I feel you probably did too. As a result of it’s not a band. It’s an thought.”

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“Love, Gerard,” the singer wrote.

Gerard Way performs on Day 2 of the Leeds Festival at Bramham Park on August 23, 2014 in Leeds, England.
Gerard Means performs on Day 2 of the Leeds Competition at Bramham Park on August 23, 2014 in Leeds, England.
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Since MCR’s disbandment, loyal followers have been biting their nails in anticipation of any form of reunion — particularly after the group teased a particular announcement again in 2016 for the tenth anniversary of ‘The Black Parade’.

To lots of their followers’ disappointment, MCR was not reuniting however releasing a particular anniversary version of the long-lasting emo-anthem document.

“We’ve been actually touched and blown away by the response to the teaser trailer,” they wrote on Twitter. “We aren’t touring and there’s no reunion deliberate.”

Since then, the band has remained comparatively inactive on social media.

“I feel if we ever did MCR once more, we wouldn’t be in that machine anymore,” Means instructed The Guardian. “It could actually simply be like,’Right here’s a brand new piece of music, we’re placing this out and that’s it, this isn’t up for debate.’”

Happily for MCR followers, every of the 5 former members has stored themselves busy with their very own private musical initiatives. Means is presently engaged on the follow-up to his debut solo document, ‘Hesitant Alien’ (2014).

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As of this writing, Means has insinuated {that a} My Chemical Romance reunion is unlikely — at the least, anytime quickly.

For these curious or barely hopeful, you’ll find the band’s most up-to-date updates — in case you contemplate 2016 latest — on their official web site.

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” premieres on Feb. 15.

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