"Some s--t 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 band stated on their official website. "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.
Jarrod Alexander (The Suicide File, A Static Lullaby) replaced Pedicone for the remainder of My Chemical Romance's tour with Blink-182. It is unknown if he will remain the band's drummer after the tour.
"What happened is more complicated than it sounds but I did make a mistake. It was never my intention to hurt this band or all of you," Michael Pedicone tweeted. "It was an error in judgement based on a whole other situation that's way deeper but this does not define me."
My Chemical Romance fans replied with mixed emotions.
"How could you do this? You hurt all of the Killjoys and My Chemical Romance. There's consequences to every action," a fan @Goddamnkilljoy tweeted.
"Good luck in the future. You have lots of talent. #SoLongAndGoodnight," another fan @GetUpAndSass tweeted.
My Chemical Romance have had repeated bad luck with drummers. Pedicone joined the band last year when Bob Bryar quit after replacing Matt Pelissier in 2004. Maybe the fourth time's the charm?