Bob Bryar And My Chemical Romance Part Ways

By Radim McCue Published March 4, 2010

After six years and some of the best music of the still-young century My Chemical Romance and drummer Bob Bryar (far left in the photo) have parted ways. On the band's official site, guitarist Frank Iero posted the following statement:

"As of 4 weeks ago, My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar parted ways," the statement continued. "This was a painful decision for all of us to make and was not taken lightly. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and expect you all to do the same."

No reason was given for the split, though according to Notifi Radio and others, Bryar left after "an argument of some sort ensued between [him] and the rest of the band."

Bob Bryar has been with My Chemical Romance since replacing original drummer Matt Pelissier in 2004. When interviewed in November, the band was working on songs for a spring release in 2010, but with Bryar gone, any album is likely to be delayed.. "We have been writing some very powerful new songs, so this week the four of us entered the studio once again, and what has been ending up on tape each night is some of the most exciting and honest work we have ever created," Iero added.