Jarrod Alexander

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Jarrod Alexander is an American drummer, who has played with many hardcore bands. Alexander drummed for the bands The Suicide File, A Static Lullaby, Dead Country, and more recently, My Chemical Romance and Matt Skiba & The Sekrets.

Early life[edit]

Jarrod graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2003.


Alexander has played the drums for several bands throughout his career. He was the original drummer for Death By Stereo, who appeared on the band's first album If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die. He left the band in 2000, but rejoined it in 2006 to record a new album.[1]

He played the drums on the Background Music album from American Nightmare. He toured Europe drumming for the Vandals in 2001 before touring with Jamison Parker in 2004. Alexander played the drums on Hunter Revenge's 2007 tour as well as performing with Only Crime in 2007.

In September 2011, Jarrod filled in as the drummer for My Chemical Romance on their "Honda Civic tour", after drummer Michael Pedicone left the band in acrimonious circumstances.[2] Alexander has continued to play with My Chemical Romance into 2012 including their appearances on the Australian Big Day Out tour dates and their final show at Bamboozle Festival. He's also contributed to both Gerard Way and Frank Iero's respective solo projects, after the break-up of My Chemical Romance.


with D-Cons
  • "Fed Up" Demo Tape - 1996 (self released)
  • "Can't Pull My Strings" 7" ep - 1997 (Slow Gun Records)
  • "The Operation Room ep" cdep - 1998 (Slow Gun Records) limited release
with Death By Stereo
with Adamantium
with The Suicide File
with The Hope Conspiracy
with American Nightmare
with Throwdown
with Bars
with A Static Lullaby
with When Tigers Fight
with Rogue Sounds
with Downburst
with Frank Iero
with My Chemical Romance
with Gerard Way

Other recordings attributed to Alexander


  1. ^ "Death By Stereo regroups with Jarrod Alexander, Jim Miner". Anonymous. Punknews.org. August 30, 2006. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Zaleski, Annie (September 3, 2011). "My Chemical Romance replacement drummer identity revealed". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 

* The Sharpest Lives - MCR Announces New Touring Drummer September 4, 2011