This is absolutely devastating.
My Chemical Romance drummer Michael Pedicone, who replaced Bob Bryar in March of 2010, has been fired from the band after he was caught stealing after Friday night's show in Washington.
Guitarist Frank Lero announced in a statement yesterday:
"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."
Meanwhile, Pedicone wrote via Twitter:
"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.
"It was an error in judgement based on a whole other situation that's way deeper but this does not define me."
What an unbelievable betrayal of their trust and friendship.
Regardless of whatever reasons or excuses he has, stealing is unacceptable, and unfortunately, the band had to do what was right.
Stay strong, guys! We're thinking of you!
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