My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way insists there is a reason why their latest album is so bleak - he broke up with his girlfriend while recording it. The goth rocker was halfway through the making of hit album THE BLACK PARADE when he split up with his long term partner - and it inspired the darker elements of the record. He explains, "I had been in a long-term relationship and it fell apart during the making of The Black Parade. "I'm alone right now, for the first time in ten years. It was a six year relationship that ended. It was brutal."