.

My Chemical Romance Fire Drummer for Stealing

Band has decided not to press charges

September 6, 2011 8:50 AM ET
Michael Pedicone my chemical romance drummer
Michael Pedicone.
Shirlaine Forrest/WIreImage

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.

Photos: Random Notes

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."

Related
Video: My Chemical Romance: "Our New Album is a Fight"

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“San Francisco Mabel Joy”

Mickey Newbury | 1969

A country-folk song of epic proportions, "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the tale of a poor Georgia farmboy who wound up in prison after a move to the Bay Area found love turning into tragedy. First released by Mickey Newbury in 1969, it might be more familiar through covers by Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Kenny Rogers. "It was a five-minute song written in a two-minute world," Newbury said. "I was told it would never be cut by any artist ... I was told you could not use the term 'redneck' in a song and get it recorded."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com