Proud because the depressed fans showed apparently unexpected love for his music.
I didn’t even know My Chemical Romance had a CD in 2010. (Was it any good?) I do know that no one should be sad over this.
Bands who tour for too long (Bush, Everclear etc.) are no longer appreciated because, like the show Weeds, they tend to overstay their welcome until the creativity well becomes dryer than Larry King’s vagina.
Original announcement message, via MyChemicalRomance.com:
Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
Number two reason to not be sad: THEY WILL EVENTUALLY GET BACK TOGETHER. Be it for a festival, a 50th anniversary of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, or a brand new studio album.
Fall Out Boy and Rage Against The Machine did it. The White Stripes and R.E.M. will do it. The only band who won’t is The goddamn Smiths. Doesn’t matter how many all-vegetarian PETA charities you throw at Morrissey. They are never ever… well, you get the picture.
(Speculation: MCR broke up because their drummer was a thief and the bassist cheated on his wife.)