My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way was among those devastated by hear the sudden passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. I
In a recent interview, the singer reflected on his relationship with Chester, saying that the latter changed his life after bringing MCR on the touring Projekt Revolution festival back in 2007. Projekt Revolution was the brainchild of Linkin Park back in 2002, recruiting major acts from several genres like metal, hip-hop, alternative and rock to be part of a tour headlined by them.
“I was devastated to hear about Chester,” said Way. “He was actually at my wedding. Not a lot of people were there because we got married super quickly at the end of the tour when half the people had gone home. So there were literally only 30 or 40 people there, and he was one of them," Gerard Way said in an interview.
Gerard also recalls that Chester helped him to meet and eventually marry his wife Lyn-Z. “His band and bringing us on tour that changed my life. I met my wife. We have an amazing life now and a daughter. My memories of that period and meeting Linds again are tied into Chester and his band. It’s so sad.”
And since MCR's break-up, Gerard has focused more on his work in the comic book industry. And in light of the recent suicides in the music industry, the “Helena” singer has expressed his desire to tackle issues about mental health in his DC Comics' title, Doom Patrol.
“It’s so sad. I think a lot about mental health and it’s something I’ve always wanted to address in Doom Patrol, so I definitely think we’ll see a lot more of that now. I’ve been through depression, dark times, and therapy. I can really apply that stuff to these characters," he added.
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