MCR drum gig – Jarrod Alexander vs War Games computer



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My Chemical Romance have been without a full-time drummer since the less than amicable departure of Mike Pedicone last year.

Jarrod Alexander has been filling in for the US rock megastars since then, and in a recent interview guitarist Frank Iero was quizzed about whether the former Death By Stereo man would get the gig permanently.

Iero told The Aquarian: "Jarrod is a rad guy and a fantastic player. It's been really fun making music with him these past few months. He loves coffee and hitting drums super-hard… and the fact that he's not a thieving piece of garbage is a breath of fresh air."

The guitarist seemingly couldn't resist poking a little fun at the ongoing speculation regarding MCR's drum stool, adding: "But since we only had a week's notice to prepare for this show and with scheduling conflicts and all we decided that instead of using a real-live human drummer we are going to use the super computer fromWar Gamesinstead. However, we have nicknamed the computer Jarrod."

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).