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Mikey Way Bio

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Mikey Way, born Michael James Way, on September 10, 1980 in Newark, New Jersey, where he grew up. He is the younger brother of Gerard Way, (whom he has a very close relationship with, and is also He is Scottish - Italian, like his brother). Way is related to Joe Rogan, Host of the NBC game/stunt show Fear Factor and former cast member of the sitcom News Radio (Joe is Mikey's mother's cousin's son).

Childhood

Growing up, Way worked for Barnes & Noble, in addition to being an intern at Eyeball Records (the company that put out My Chemical Romance's debut album, I brought You My Bullets You Brought Me Your Love in 2002). The first concert he ever went to was a Smashing Pumpkins concert.

My Chemical Romance

Mikey is the bassist of the band My Chemical Romance and only learned bass in order to play in his brother's band, as well as dropping out of college. He plays both A Highway 1 Precision Bass, and a Fender Standard Precision Bass. Mikey was also responsible for the band's name, which came from an Irvine Welsh novel Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance. He and Gerard's grandmother happened to buy them their first tour van. During the first show My Chemical Romance played, Mikey drank a lot of liquor to mask his extreme stage fright.

Asthma, injuries

Mikey is nearsighted and has asthma, in addition to the fact that he smokes, and is a recovering iPod junkie. He currently loves the band Anthrax, Schlock horror films, and sushi, claiming he could eat his body weight in it. Mikey has been pretty lucky, considering the only injuries he's ever gotten were liver damage, broken toes (an epic battle with a brick wall), and multiple respiratory infections, as well as being bassist in the top-charting band, "My Chemical Romance".

Quotes:

  • "There's less violence in the world when people are using Hula-Hoops."
  • "This band is metal in that we have a lot of metal in our instruments, and there's quite a lot of metal on my belt buckle as well."
  • "We always had a vision but we weren't sure if it would translate of just come off as Pretentious." (On starting the band)
  • "We all have very humble backgrounds and very geeky interests."
  • "I could eat my body weight in sushi."
  • "Ashlee Simpson told me she had our CD."
  • "Yeah, I had a headache, really bad. I was in a gas station and there was a pot of coffee and I looked at it for about a minute and then my brother (motions at Gerard) got a coffee and he taunted me."
  • "We're really greedy about the electricity in our iPods. We hoard it. We're like, 'Yo, I'm only on half a fuck battery and I have a plane ride!'"
  • "I like Popsicles."
  • Frank: "Has goldfinger ever had a flock of mooses advancing on him? It's a terrifying sight."
    Mikey: "That's not the plural of moose, it's moosi."
    Gerard: "Fuck off, it's meese."  from www.imnotokay.net