Mikey Way

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Mikey Way
Birth name Michael James Way
Born (1980-09-10) September 10, 1980 (age 33)
Kearny, New Jersey, United States
Origin Newark, New Jersey
Genres Alternative rock, emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, hard rock
Occupations Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass
Years active 2001–present
Labels Reprise, Warner Bros., Eyeball
Associated acts My Chemical Romance, Electric Century

Michael James Way (born September 10, 1980) is an American musician who served as bassist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013. He's now co-founder of a band called Electric Century.

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 brother Gerard Way. Growing up he worked in a Barnes and Noble and later Eyeball Records. Both of these played major part in the formation of My Chemical Romance. The title of the band came from an Irvine Welsh novel "Three Tales of 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 turned to his brother and stated "we have to do this". He was asked to join the band, which involved him have to improve his bass skills in the space of a week. He's also toured with From First To Last

Discography

My Chemical Romance

Year Album details Chart peaks Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRL
[5]
JPN
[6]
MEX
[7]
NZL
[8]
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
US
[3]
2002 I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love 250 129 UK: Gold[11]
2004 Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge 38 73 57 36 73 30 34 28
2006 The Black Parade
  • Released: October 23, 2006
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • Format: CD, CS, DD, Enhanced CD, 2×LP
3 4 2 11 5 10 35 1 4 2 2
2010 Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
  • Released: November 19, 2010
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • Format: CD, DD, LP
10 15 13 18 14 8 9 4 34 14 8
"—" denotes a release that did not chart

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

Hell Hath No Fury - 2012

Electric Century

I Lied - 2014

References

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