My Chemical Romance’s relationship with fill-in drummer Michael Pedicone is already kaput. Pedicone, who replaced Bob Bryar in late 2010, has been booted from the New Jersey band for theft. “He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington,” guitarist Frank Iero writes in a blog post titled “Just the Facts,”failing to specify whether Pedicone was busted for swiping money, equipment, or something else. “We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation,” Iero continues. “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 people who play in this band are a family, and family should not take advantage of each other like he did.”
Iero notes “this is the only time we are ever going to talk about this,” so don’t expect further comment from the band on the matter. He also promises the band is “currently moving forward” and they have — MCR posted this note on Friday and played a show Saturday at Utah’s USANA Amphitheatre with Dead Country drummer Jarrod Alexander, who is either a massive MCR fan or learned all the band’s songs for a previous audition. Pedicone was the band’s third drummer, following Bryar and original member Matt Pelissier.