Mikey Way

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Mikey Way
Background information
Birth name Michael James Way
Born (1980-09-10) September 10, 1980 (age 34)
Kearny, New Jersey, United States
Origin Newark, New Jersey
Genres Alternative rock, pop punk, post-hardcore, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active 2001–present
Labels Reprise, Warner Bros., Eyeball
Associated acts My Chemical Romance, Electric Century
Notable instruments
Squier Mikey Way Mustang Bass, Fender Precision Bass

Michael James Way (born September 10, 1980) is an American musician and is the rhythm guitarist and keyboardist of Electric Century and also served as bassist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.

Early life

Way was born September 1980 to Donna Lee (née Rush) and Donald Way. He has Italian ancestry on his mother's side and Scottish ancestry on his father's side. He was raised in Belleville, New Jersey alongside his brother Gerard Way. Growing up, he worked in a Barnes & Noble and later Eyeball Records. Both of these played major part in the formation of My Chemical Romance. Eyeball signed the band and released their debut record.

The first concert he ever went to was a Smashing Pumpkins concert with his brother. After seeing them perform he told him "we have to do this." He was asked to join My Chemical Romance, which involved him having to improve his bass skills in the space of a week. He has toured with From First To Last.


My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance

With Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Frank Iero and James Dewees

  • Hell Hath No Fury – (2012)

Electric Century


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