My Chemical Romance man becomes dad

Gerard Way and wife welcome daughter Bandit Lee

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way's comic strip could be made into a film, he has revealed. The success of the first run of the singer's superhero series 'The Umbrella Academy' has led to the title being optioned as part of a deal between publishers Dark Horse and Universal. Director Alfonso Cuaron has first refusal on the project, but Way told SFX that he is not getting ahead of himself. Pic: Danny North
My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way has become a dad for the first time with the birth of his baby daughter.

Way and wife Lindsey Ballato welcomed Bandit Lee on Wednesday (May 27). The couple married in September 2007.

According to People.com , "Bandit Lee Way was born in Los Angeles at 2.57pm and weighs 6 pounds, 5.6 ounces. Everyone is healthy and happy."

As previously reported, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Beyonce are set to headline Japanese festival Summer Sonic.

Nine Inch Nails, Kasabian, Elvis Costello, The Specials, The Enemy and The Flaming Lips are also among the bands on the 2009 bill.

The festival takes place in Tokyo and Osaka between August 7 and 9.

--By our New York staff.
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