Ex-My Chemical Romance Drummer Says He Was Trying to Frame Crew Member

by | Sep 6, 2011

Former My Chemical Romance drummer Michael Pedicone, who was fired over the weekend for allegedly stealing from the band, commented on his departure, insisting that his intention was not to profit from the theft, but to frame a crew member.

Pedicone told Kerrang!, “Almost as soon as I began touring with MCR I ran into problems with a member of the band’s crew who I’ll not name. The problems were many, big and small, but some of them were large enough that they began to greatly impact me and, by extension, my family. I’d reached my wits’ end, and I made what was certainly the poorest decision of my life. Rather than address the issues that I had with the crew member in an open and honest manner, I tried to make them look irresponsible. My intention was to make this person look incompetent.”

He added, “I’d like to thank MCR’s members, crew, and supporters for giving me some of the best musical experiences of my life in the past several months. However brief our partnership, it was an honour and a dream come true to play with such a talented bunch of individuals. I wish MCR the best of luck in the future, and I’m looking forward to my next endeavour.”

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