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My Chemical Romance Fire Drummer for Stealing

Band has decided not to press charges

September 6, 2011 8:50 AM ET
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Michael Pedicone.
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My Chemical Romance have fired their drummer, Michael Pedicone, after he was "caught red-handed stealing from the band" after a concert in Auburn, Washington. Though the band members have not revealed any details of the incident, they did note in an announcement on their official website that Pedicone had confessed to local police.

"The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to," guitarist Frank Iero wrote. "We just want him out of our lives."  The band has already replaced Pedicone, who was a member of the band for one year, with Jarrod Alexander of Dead Country.

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In a series of tweets, Pedicone explained that "what happened is more complicated than it sounds but I did make a mistake" and that the incident was "an error in judgment based on a whole other situation that's way deeper but this does not define me."

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