My Chemical Romance drummer Michael Pedicone, the replacement for original drummer Bob Bryar, has been fired after the group discovered Pedicone was stealing from the band.
Guitarist Frank Lero announced the band’s decision in a statement saying: “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 decision to fire Pedicone comes during the group’s involvement in the Honda Civic Tour with Blink-182. It has not been announced who will replace Pedicone in the remaining 25 stops of the tour.
Pedicone addressed the news on his Twitter stating: “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.”