Gerard Way talked with The Guardian to discuss My Chemical Romance’s split and touched on the recent reunion rumors.
“When things start to succeed and go really well,” says Way, “that’s when a lot of people start to have an opinion and that’s when you run into struggle.” And after the success of The Black Parade, it turned out that “everybody had a fucking opinion about what MCR should be. So it made it difficult to figure out what direction to take next. You get caught up in this trap of ‘Is it ever gonna be good enough?’”
Way announced the band’s split in 2013, to the running eyeliner of emos worldwide. “It wasn’t fun to make stuff any more. I think breaking up the band broke us out of that machine.”
In terms of the current political climate and the argument that an MCR reunion now would be perfect timing, Way says “That’s stuff I thought about when the world started to get super fucked-up again. It definitely came into my head, but I’d changed so much as a person. I didn’t know how I’d fit into it any more, I didn’t know how the band would fit into it any more. But you’re right, the world is definitely in need of something positive.”
But Way continues while shooting down any current plans for a reunion: “We definitely get offers regularly to reunite – it’s a constant thing,. It’s flattering, it’s really nice of people … I miss playing with the guys, but I don’t think so …”
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