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Rock band splits as My Chemical Romance calls it quits

Posted at 4:34 PM, Mar 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-25 16:34:46-04
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My Chemical Romance has broken up.

(CNN) — Alternative rock band My Chemical Romance has called it quits, thanking its fans and describing its 12-year run as a “true blessing.”

The Newark, New Jersey, group posted a farewell on its website late Friday.

“We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible,” the announcement read. “We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”

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In a post on TwitLonger by the group’s singer Gerard Way — who was apparently the catalyst for the split — Way refused to pinpoint any one reason, saying,

“There are many reasons My Chemical Romance ended. The triggerman is unimportant, as was always the messengers- but the message, again as always, is the important thing. But to reiterate, this is my account, my reasons and my feelings. And I can assure you there was no divorce, argument, failure, accident, villain, or knife in the back that caused this, again this was no one’s fault, and it had been quietly in the works, whether we knew it or not, long before any sensationalism, scandal, or rumor.

There wasn’t even a blaze of glory in a hail of bullets…”

My Chemical Romance released its debut album, “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought me Your Love,” in 2002.

Its most well-known singles included “Helena,” “I’m Not OK (I Promise),” and “Welcome to the Black Parade,” according to Billboard Hot 100.