Former My Chemical Romance man Gerard Way says he’s balancing being a dad with being a ‘rock dude’

Singer reveals he still picks up instruments every day

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has spoken about his lifestyle following the band’s split, saying that he’s found a balance between his roles as comic book author, rock star and father.

My Chemical Romance announced their split in March of this year, after which Way posted a huge message to fans that stretched to 1,979 words.

Now, speaking to Rocksound, Way said: “It’s been a long time since I’ve woken up and I can’t wait to play guitar while being a mentally present father. Towards the end of MCR I was just… there… and when I reconcile that with myself, you can’t make up for lost time but you can make the time you have great.”

He continued: “One thing I’m thankful for is that I figured out some stuff pretty early. Was I ready to be a dad? No, but I’m great at it. You can’t be two people in your brain, one rock dude and a dad – there’s something in the middle of them, and that’s really what you are and that’s going to make you the best dad – not when you try to be one or the other. I’m still sleeping four hours a night and still grabbing instruments.”

On Sunday (July 28), Way shared the lyrics to new song ‘Millions’ with his Twitter followers. He revealed that he had woken from a dream in which he had published the words on an NME messageboard, but on discovering the messageboard no longer exists, decided to give fans the words to ‘Millions’ anyway.