Gerard Way dyed his hair red because he ''didn't want to conform to 30 something rock culture.''
Gerard Way dyed his hair red because he "didn't want to conform"
The My Chemical Romance singer decided having his hair styled into a long bright red streak was the best way to rebel against what was expected of him as a musician over 30 years old.
He told NME.com: "I wanted to get back to where I was as a kid in high school and art school, when I was discovering things and rebelling against things.
"And I thought, we won't get put on certain magazine covers because now we don't confirm to a certain idea of 'handsomeness'"
The group also discussed their exposure to fan fiction - where a group's admirers write fantasist stories involving the band, in most cases with some sexual content - admitting they aren't fans.
Bassist Gerard Way said: "I've only read one and it was vile. I vowed to never look at another again. They always tell a story... but they always seem to needs to have that eroticism."
The band - completed by guitarist Frank Iero - recently fired drummer Michael Pedicone, and earlier this week announced his replacement, Jarrod Alexander, who joins them for the rest of their current US tour.