Happy Birthday Mikey Way
Michael James Way or Mikey was born on September 10, 1980, in Keamy, New Jersey – United States, to Donna Lee and Donald Way. He was raised in Belleville, New Jersey alongside his brother Gerard Way. He has Italian ancestry on his mother’s side and Scottish ancestry on his father’s side.
He and his brother Gerard are maternal second cousins of Joe Rogan, host of the NBC game/stunt show Fear Factor. He loves Coffee and Sushi. On March 7, 2007, Mikey married his fiancée Alicia Simmons, 23, backstage at the Orleans Arena, Las Vegas after the band’s show. Mikey Way’s trademark was his glasses, but that all changed in May of 2006. He got Lasik eye surgery that corrected his nearsightedness and made the glasses superfluousand, so he no longer wears glasses.
Growing up, he worked in a Barnes & Noble and later Eyeball Records. Both of these played a major part in the formation of My Chemical Romance. Eyeball signed the band and released their debut record. His first ever concert was a Smashing Pumpkins concert. Way joined American rock band My Chemical Romance in 2001 with his brother Gerard Way. Way suggested the band’s name after he read the book Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance.
My Chemical Romance released their second album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge on June 8, 2004 and, third album The Black Parade on October 24, 2006. However on March 22, 2013 the band announced their breakup. After an unwanted break of one whole year he formed Electric Century with Sleep Station vocalist David Debiak and City (Comma) State drummer Justin Siegel. The band released their first song I Lied in February 2014. The same month, the band was included in Alternative Press ‘ s 100 Bands You Need to Know list. On January 13, 2015 Let You Get Away was made available for streaming which was then released as a single on April 3.
The band announced their debut self-titled EP on March 10 and was released on Record Store Day on April 18.Two other songs Hail the Saints and Right There were released as singles on May 6 the same year. Being a part of My Chemical Romance Mikey released a few notable mixes namely Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2003), Conventional Weapons (2013), May Death Never Stop You (2014). With his brother Gerard, he became a part of Hell Hath No Fury in the year 2012.