My Chemical Romance draft new drummer in after Mike Pedicone's sacking


My Chemical Romance have pulled in Dead Country's Jarrod Alexander on drumming duties for their tour after Mike Pedicone was allegedly caught stealing from the band.

The former Death By Stereo and Suicide File man played with the band at their Salt Lake City show in the US last night (September 3), reports Altpress.

It's not yet known whether he'll continue to tour with the band for all their upcoming live appearances on their Honda Civic Tour, which they're playing alongside Blink-182 or whether he'll act as a permanent replacement for Pedicone.

Their former sticksman was sacked on Thursday (September 1) after their gig inWashington.

A statement posted by guitarist Frank Iero on their official read:
Some shit happened and before the blogosphere gets all crazy with false statements and ridiculous opinions we want the true story to come from us. But please listen close because this is the only time we are ever going to talk about this. The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show in Auburn, Washington.

The band headlined the Reading And Leeds Festivals last weekend where they performed with Brian May [pictured].

Wilco stream their new album 'The Whole Love' online - audio

Wilco stream their new album 'The Whole Love' online - audio

Wilco are streaming their forthcoming album 'The Whole Love' in its entirety online ahead of its official release.

The band posted a message to fans saying it is "a reward for your labours, our labours, and those of our forefathers/mothers". Head over to their official website Wilcoworld.netto listen to the LP now.

'The Whole Love' will be the Chicago-based band’s eighth studio album, following 2009's self-titled effort 'Wilco (The Album)', and is due out in the UK on September 26.

The LP was put together at the band's recording studio The Loft and was self-produced.

The band are due to hit the road for a series of tour dates in October including a date atLondon's Roundhouse.

Wilco will play:

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (October 24)
Manchester Academy (25)
Bristol Colston Hall (27)
London Roundhouse (28, 29)

To check the availability Wilco tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

You can also listen to the band's recent single – their first release on their own dBpmrecord label – 'I Might', below: