My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero has labelled the band's former drummer Michael Pedicone ''a thieving piece of garbage''.

The musician was replaced by former Suicide File drummer Jarrod Alexander in September in 2011 and guitarist Frank says the new recruit is ''a breath of fresh air''.

He told ''Jarrod is a rad guy and a fantastic player. It's been really fun making music with him these past few months. He loves coffee and hitting drums super-hard. And the fact that he's not a thieving piece of garbage is a breath of fresh air.''

The band have previously toured with Blink 182 and although Frank believes the two acts are very different, he believes they complement each other.

He explained: ''The Blink tour was cool. We don't really have much in Common musically, but that was kind of the point. When Blink proposed the tour to us they said they wanted a very diverse bill and that was a big draw for us. There's no point in preaching to the choir, y'know?

''It keeps you on your toes as a player and hopefully exposes people to new bands and styles of music.''

My Chemical Romance are currently working on the follow-up to 2010's 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys' and Frank says they will start recording next month.

He said: ''It's going really well, actually. I'm really excited. I can't wait to start tracking. I think we're maybe a month away from the record button lighting up.''