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Birth Place?[edit]

Okay, Obviously at the top of the page, it says that Gerard Way was born in Newark, New Jersey.

But at his bio part, it says that he was in fact, born in Summit, New Jersey.

Does anybody else find this confusing?

I'm pretty sure Mikey was born in Summit, NJ.

Sorry if this confuses anybody else. I just thought i'd like to point that out.

FIX IT! Thanks.

xox. Xdeadrainbowsx (talk) 05:03, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

nononononononono I believe they were born in Belleville, and grew up in Newark. Sorry for all the confusion, I also may not have it right. But i've never heard anything about it being summit *looks perplexed* —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.26.137.193 (talk) 23:32, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Gerard Way, himself, said he was born in Summit, New Jersey. 201.51.95.46 (talk) 04:13, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Where's the image??[edit]

Someone upload an image! people need to know what he looks like 90.194.175.210 (talk) 23:27, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

I say get a clear photo of him. Something like this picture http://www.nndb.com/people/197/000098900/gerard-way-1-sized.jpg 90.194.175.210 (talk) 23:26, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Its wrong[edit]

I have the book of mcr and it says he was born in newark new jersey and yet it wont let me edit -.- —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackeyelinerest96 (talkcontribs) 13:12, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Whatever, wikipedia put what they want. They don't wanna know... ¬¬ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.51.29.246 (talk) 15:29, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

he actually is from belleville, it says in an interview — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.223.13.119 (talk) 12:25, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Age update[edit]

Someone needs to change his age to 33 now 90.199.56.149 (talk) 18:23, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

It updates automatically. ×××BrightBlackHeaven(talk)××× 21:19, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Madamestacica, 9 April 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} In the Personal Life section, please change daughter, Bandit Lee Way to son, Bandit Lee Way

Madamestacica (talk) 21:52, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Do you have a reliable source for this?  fetchcomms 21:56, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Bandit is a girl, it's been said several times, and LynZ often refers to her as "Lady B" on her twitter. :P ×××BrightBlackHeaven(talk)××× 22:41, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Not done: Inaccurate information. Bandit Lee Way is a girl. Copaface182 (talk) 15:02, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Iero57925, 13 April 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} needs new picture


Iero57925 (talk) 00:55, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Done Picture currently heading the article is accurate and copyright free. Copaface182 (talk) 15:01, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 60.226.89.162, 11 May 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}}

Can you please add a picture, maybe this one? http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/gerard_way.jpg Thanks.

60.226.89.162 (talk) 09:21, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Done Image from Commons added, it was easier that way, but feel free to upload a free image. Sorry for the inconvenience with the semi-protection. jonkerz 09:36, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

The picture was removed and changed back to normal. Note that the picture on their is unclear. Please put it back. The picture shows Gerard at the 2007 Kerang awards. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.92.148.221 (talk) 20:06, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Done Picture currently on the page is accurate and copyright free. Copaface182 (talk) 15:00, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from MYFUCKINROMANCE, 30 May 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} Please add Ray Gun Jones to the Associated Acts section.

MYFUCKINROMANCE (talk) 21:57, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Why? ×××BrightBlackHeaven(talk)××× 22:02, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Gerard was briefly in a band called Ray Gun Jones with Ray Toro prior to MCR. They only played a few shows and never released anything so maybe this doesn't qualify as an associated act. Ray Gun Jones is however mentioned in the Career, Music section. Copaface182 (talk) 14:48, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Done Verified on the Life On The Murder Scene DVD and added to the Career, Music section. Copaface182 (talk) 14:59, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Religion[edit]

I'm going to add religion categories to his page. My reference is his MySpace page. Sbrianhicks (talk) 02:04, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Not done: Unreliable Source. None of the band members have personal MySpace pages. The one you're referring to will be a fake. Copaface182 (talk) 14:49, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

New Picture[edit]

Add a new picture to this article. The one on the page is unclear and hard to see. It's to blury. Add a cleaner picutre. Add this one. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A1syrXF9KuL._SL600_.jpg

Here is a discription for the picture. Gerard Way performing in Cameden New Jersey at Linkin Park's Project Revolution tour. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Linkin Park rulz (talkcontribs) 13:19, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Done New, updated and copyright free picture added by myself. Copaface182 (talk) 15:00, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from RamenCupSB, 18 September 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}}

please add the newest album release to the section with discography.

RamenCupSB (talk) 20:50, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. elektrikSHOOS 03:17, 19 September 2010 (UTC)


I think that there should be a more recent image of Gerard Way as he now has red hair.

I have clear pictures from the recent (last week) World Contamination tour (the Manchester date) that I'd be willing to lend to the article. I took the pictures myself so they are copyright free. Lemme know. EDIT: I put the current picture of Gerard up (kneeling down and singing in the Manchester Apollo gig October 2010. It's been there a while so I assume it's staying. Copaface182 (talk) 14:50, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Done Copaface182 (talk) 14:57, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Nekomata42, 2 November 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} http://gerardwayfan.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8810&fullsize=1

Nekomata42 (talk) 16:46, 2 November 2010 (UTC) } http://gerardwayfan.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8810&fullsize=1

  • Not done: Procedural decline. Please explain below the changes you would like to make in detail. Thanks, Acather96 (talk) 19:28, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Mychemicalromance4EVA, 16 November 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Add a picture Mychemicalromance4EVA (talk) 02:37, 16 November 2010 (UTC) Add a picture, as: [1] or: [2] or(i prefer): [3]

Done. Please see WP:IUP. Edenc1Talk 06:39, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit request Checkeredheart December 3rd 2010[edit]

His wife! His wife is LynZ of electropunk band Mindless Self Indulgence,You can reference multiple Spin articles (etc.)For some reason it does not say this apparently he's unmarried(?) PLEASE FIX IT...

It's mentioned here: Gerard_Way#Personal_life. ×××BrightBlackHeaven(talk)××× 15:50, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Done Copaface182 (talk) 14:56, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Miinaaa, 9 February 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Please change the picture of Gerard Way (ca. 2008) to a current picture, as requested by Gerard Way in February 9th issue of Kerrang! magazine. I've uploaded a current picture so feel free to use this or any other current picture. Thank you. :)

(Gerard-in-SPIN-Magazine-outtakes-gerard-way-17053880-500-324) 

Miinaaa (talk) 19:15, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Not done for now: I'm afraid there are problems with the licensing of this image that need to be resolved before we can use it. Please click the image to be taken to a page with the details. You mentioned a request in Kerrang!, but what exactly did that request say? Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 13:40, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
Gerard himself mentioned that the picture of him on Wikipedia is so old, and he wants a new one. "If someone could put a new picture of me on there, that would be great". I came on here to do that actually ;) --darksoulknight talkmail 16:31, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Did he really? Where? What'd he say? And I totally agree, but you can't upload any random pictures up here. Your best bet is to search sites likes flickr or deviantart for photos that were uploaded by the same person who took the photo (and owns the rights for the photo), they're usually concert photos or from meet-and-greets or such, and ask them if they can give the picture a Creative Commons license so it'd be legal to upload here. --194.150.65.7 (talk) 16:43, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

This has been done. My picture taken at the Manchester Apollo gig October 2010 is now the main picture. Copaface182 (talk) 14:51, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Done Copaface182 (talk) 14:55, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from RicheylovesJDB, 27 February 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}}

working link to the gerard way future of music article in the footnotes: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/future-of-music-gerard-way-20071115 RicheylovesJDB (talk) 13:05, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Done Thanks! Qwyrxian (talk) 15:30, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 194.150.65.22, 3 March 2011[edit]

This edit added the words "three week courtship", please remove them. The source doesn't support that claim, and as far as I know it's not true. --194.150.65.22 (talk) 03:07, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Source cited doesn't back up that claim.

Edit request from 194.150.65.49, 19 April 2011[edit]

Please undo this. It's not used as a reference and fansites don't meet the reliable source criteria either way. --194.150.65.49 (talk) 17:07, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

DoneBility (talk) 19:39, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 194.150.65.10, 28 April 2011[edit]

Please undo the recent edits that added "spouse" and "children" to the infobox; the musician/band infobox doesn't support those attributes (they're not showing up!). --194.150.65.10 (talk) 09:18, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

DoneBility (talk) 18:42, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Relationship with Eliza Cuts[edit]

People need to stop adding Eliza Cuts into the Personal Life section. Despite popular belief that she and Gerard were in a relationship, there is no real evidence of this from either side that this is true. We know that Gerard was engaged but this was broken off before Projekt Revolution 2007 and before he began his relationship with LynZ of Mindless Self Indulgence (this Gerard explained in Projekt Rev interview at the time).

Existing interviews with Eliza Cuts have only ever been written interviews online which is extremely unreliable and various typings on websites and blogs which cannot be confirmed if they are even really her. Neither Gerard nor Eliza have ever physically mentioned eachother's name in visual interviews. In fact the only MCR band member to have mentioned Eliza was Mikey Way and he stated that she was simply a friend.

So until either side gives any kind of indication that they were once in a relationship, any mention of Eliza Cuts won't be put on Gerard's Wikipedia. It's not really an important piece of information anyway... Copaface182 (talk) 14:47, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Guest[edit]

Where in the world Gerard sings Head Automatica's 'Graduation Day' ??

I can't hear his voice and he isn't on the video-clip of the song.. ? 201.51.60.36 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 19:24, 26 July 2011 (UTC).

He's credited as a guest vocalist. He probably contributed to the backing vocals rather than having his own verse or something. And he wasn't in the video for the song eventhough there are pictures of him being present when the video was actually filmed. The only video he's actually been in when serving as backing or guest vocalist for a song was on Kyosuke Himuro's Safe & Sound video. But he definitely is involved in some way in the vocals of Graduation Day. This has been confirmed. Copaface182 (talk) 21:44, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Yes I saw Safe and Sound and also pictures of Gerard in the making of Head Automatica's clip. I just didn't understand. Thanks for making it clear. 201.51.85.62 (talk) 02:51, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 24.61.196.25, 23 August 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Please change the picture of Gerard Way to a different one because I read in Kerrang! magazine about My Chemical Romance. Gerard said it himself, asking someone to change the picture of him. I thought this one would suit: http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhgmviDAwA1qcbeduo1_500.jpg Thank you very much.

24.61.196.25 (talk) 17:18, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Not done:I did not upload the new one as the current one is in the creative commons and is elidgeable for WP:Commons. Spitfire19 T/C 18:44, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

The current picture was put up after that interview and is recent and clear enough. Copaface182 (talk) 15:51, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 13 January 2012[edit]

GERARD WAY WAS BORN IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY. Please change it to Newark!

ZombieViper (talk) 20:05, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — Bility (talk) 21:55, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

New picture?[edit]

So, it's 2012, and since the Big Day Out in Australia & New Zealand, Gerard dyed his hair (yes, again!!) to golden-blonde ish, so I thought maybe the picture could be updated? How about this- http://static.stuff.co.nz/1327040655/083/6291083.jpg

Also to prove this is updated and stuff on the official MCR website www.mychemicalromance.com there are a post from a few weeks ago featuring Gerard + Mikey and as you will see Gerard's hair is indeed blonde Thankyou ^_^ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.25.27.104 (talk) 18:11, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 May 2012[edit]

The picture of him needs to be changed because that is not his hair colour anymore as he has dyed it- it is now brown. :) Here are some images: http://mcrupdates.tumblr.com/

Kieranixon77 (talk) 16:49, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Here's what you need to do if you want this to happen: 1) Find a free-use (non-copyrighted) image that may be used on Wikipedia. 2) Upload the image and document its origin. 3) Make another request here (include specific instructions in your request, please). — UncleBubba T @ C ) 04:48, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 10 September 2012[edit]

Please change the listed origin on Gerard Way's Wikipedia page from "Belleville, New Jersey, emo mc emoville" to "Belleville, New Jersey" because "emo mc emoville" is not a real place (at least not that I am aware of, and even if it is, he is not from there), and it is also offensive. Also it is listed that he is also known as "emo", which I would like to see change also because it too is offensive, and he has never listed that as a name he goes by. Gerard even speaks against them being labeled a "emo" in one of his interviews (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1YnGl7GnYY). Thank you. BloodofSakura (talk) 03:03, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for helping fight vandalism on Wikipedia! WikiPuppies bark dig 21:24, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on January 8, 2013[edit]

Can we add guitar under his instruments? Even though he doesn't plays it for My Chemical Romance it is known that if does (or did) play. Accroding to his "Career" section he did play but apparently wasn't very skilled at it. --144.131.70.162 (talk) 05:31, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Mr. Washee Washee (talk) 22:07, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Genre list[edit]

A new user just added shoegaze to the list of genres. I thought I'd bring this up here for anyone with more expertise to look into, as it seems the removal of this addition happened as a side-effect of cleaning up vandalism. Cheers, Samsara (FA  FP) 01:16, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Do you have any mention of the genre in an interview/review? His style does not fit within what most people would call Shoegaze (i.e. My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride, Deafheaven, etc.). 108.252.208.178 (talk) 01:26, 7 November 2014 (UTC)