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Frank Iero

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                         BIOGRAPHY

Frank Anthony Iero is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the alternative rock/pop-punk band My Chemical Romance. He also has his own clothing line/music label/publishing company called Skeleton Crew.

Iero grew up in Belleville, New Jersey along with many of the other members of his current band, My Chemical Romance. He had been playing in numerous other bands since he was eleven years old. In addition to his band Pencey Prep, Iero played with the bands Hybrid, Sector 12, and briefly with American Nightmare (now known as Give up the ghost). He was bullied throughout high school and went to Rutgers University on a scholarship, but eventually dropped out to join My Chemical Romance. He was recruited to fill out the band's sound when his band, in which he was vocalist for, Pencey Prep, broke up.

He is very passionate about music, and has been playing in bands since the age of 11. His father, granfather, and great uncle are a major influence on his music career. Iero uses an Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom guitar with an Alpine White finish. One of his many guitars sports the name Pansy which is also a nickname of his, although recently, Pansy was broken by an MTV guitar tech. Iero has named many of his guitars; some of these names include "Texas", "Bela", "Sinatra", "Angel" and "New". He has been seen playing Angel on several TV appearances and the guitar makes a cameo on Life on the Murder Scene. He admires Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, and learned to play the guitar by imitating him. His favorite bands include The Bouncing Souls, American Nightmare (now known as Give up the ghost), and Black Flag.


He has suffered from Epstein-Barr virus and battled bronchitis throughout his childhood. He has suffered from a case of mono and has had numerous lacerations to his head, hands, and knees. He claims he gets hurt every show. The worst was when he broke his toes.

 

 

                                  FACTS

He got a scorpion tattoo as high up on his body as he could once he decided that he didnít want a real job.

He is working on the debut album for LEATHERMOUTH, a band in which he serves as the lead singer.

His favorite bands include Black Flag, for which he has a tattoo, Bouncing Souls, and Voice in The Wire.

His father, his grandfather and great uncle are a major influence on his music career.

He uses an Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom guitar with an Antique White finish.

He claims he gets hurt every show that My Chemical Romance play in.

He believes the worst injury he sustained was when he broke his toes.

His natural hair color is dark brown, which he now dyes many colours, but mostly black.

He is the youngest member of My Chemical Romance.

He has piercings on his ears, lip, and nose.

He is 5'7" tall.

He has the word "HALLOWEEN" tattooed on his fingers and his other tattoos include a Jack-O-Lantern, and the letters "N.J." inside his lip standing for New Jersey.

He loves to read and especially enjoys the Harry Potter series.

He used to go for walks in cemeteries because he says, "it's very peaceful".

He used to be roommates with fellow band member Mikey Way.

He prefers sunset to sunrise.

He hated history class when he was in school. (

He loves dogs.

His parents are divorced.

He is a smoker.

His favorite movies are Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and Rushmore. He has also expressed interest in meeting Tim Burton as well.

He has suffered from a case of mono and has had numerous lacerations to his head, hands, and knees.

He suffered from Epstein-Barr virus and battled bronchitis throughout his childhood.

His favorite bands include The Bouncing Souls, American Nightmare (now known as Give Up The Ghost), and Black Flag.

He admires Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, and learned to play the guitar by imitating him.

He names many of his guitars. Some of these names include Bela, Texas, Sinatra, Pansy, Angel, New and Jersey.

He has a guitar named Pansy, which was recently broken by an MTV guitar tech.

He uses an Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom guitar with an Alpine White finish.

He went to Rutgers University on a scholarship, but eventually dropped out to join My Chemical Romance.

He was bullied throughout high school.

He has been playing in bands since he was eleven years old.

He grew up in Belleville, New Jersey along with many of the other memebers of his current band, My Chemical Romance.

He has his own clothing line/music label/publishing company called Skeleton Crew.

He is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the rock band My Chemical Romance.

His last name is pronounced "eye-year-oh".

 

 

                                 QUOTES

Frank: A Delorean, fully equipped with a flux capacitor. And it must run on garbage. (On what car would he purchase)

Frank: It was definitely a conscious decision to write something or do something we had never done before. We wanted to just to try to break down boundaries that maybe we had set up around ourselves. We wanted to do something that maybe would be timeless, that we would be proud of in 20 years. Something for the rest of our lives we'll always remember that we did this. We did something that we never thought we could possibly do.

Frank: (About Mikey) God forbid that kid ever lives alone!

Frank: (On what his dream car is.) A Delorean, fully equipped with a flux capacitor. And it must run on garbage.

Frank: I've never downloaded anything, really. I'm anti-computer and I enjoy buying records.

Frank: It's spelt c-h-o-r-u-s.

Frank: When the water touched my balls, that's when I got scared.

Frank: If you don't listen, you're never gonna learn.

Frank: We just have to watch Mikey and make sure he doesn't put anymore forks in the toaster.

Frank: I can't imagine any other bands having better kids than ours, and if they do at least I know our kids can beat up their kids.

Frank: Yeah, I have fired a gun and I loved it.

Frank: Homophobia is gay.

Frank: I would date Gerard.

Frank: Popsicles should be the new black, that way everyone would have one!

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