While My Chemical Romance parting ways with their recent replacement drummer Mike Pedicone might not come as a huge surprise, the reasons for his departure certainly do. According to Kerrang.com, MCR guitarist Frank Iero has posted a statement entitled Just The Facts on the band's website, where he states that the drummer was caught stealing from them on September 3rd. It reads as follows:
"Some shit happened last night and before the blogosphere gets all crazy with false statements and ridiculous opinions we want the true story to come from us - but please listen close because this is the only time we are ever going to talk about this The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington.
"We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation. 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. We are currently moving forward, and hope to have a new drummer in place for our show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show must go on."
Pedicone had joined the band late in 2010 and was formerly the drummer of The Bled. My Chemical Romance parted ways with previous drummer Bob Bryar in March 2010. The band has not yet announced who will replace Pedicone for the remainder of their U.S tour.