Gerard Way Says Bandit's First Christmas 'Is a Really Big Deal'

12/24/2009 at 08:00 AM ET
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My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way is pulling out all the stops for his 6 ½-month-old daughter Bandit Lee‘s first Christmas! “It is a really big deal,” he notes in a new interview with Spin. “It’s very exciting — even though no matter what we get her she’s not really going to realize what it is.”

From the sound of things, baby girl’s Batman costume is just the beginning. “We got her some fun outfits,” Gerard reveals.

“We still want to get a really lousy Sears picture of her so we’re gonna try to do that next week…[one with] a really sh-tty paper backdrop.”

It’s been a big year for Gerard, who entered the studio just two weeks after Bandit’s birth. His band’s as-yet-untitled album — due in stores this spring — was “more challenging than the baby,” he says, “and the baby was really challenging.”

Revealing that he was “pretty worn out,” Gerard adds,

“I didn’t shave for weeks, looked horrible, and ended up getting all these dreadlocks in my hair. I was never showering. I would show up in a t-shirt covered in baby puke — you can pretty much picture the glamorous nature of that.”

As soon as enough material had been recorded, Gerard would “rush right home” to help out with Bandit — not that he’s complaining! “It made the recording process take a little bit longer, but it made the process more enjoyable,” he says. “I don’t think there was a single night where I was in the studio past like 10 or 11 — I genuinely wanted to get home.”

Bandit is the first child together for Gerard and wife Lindsey ‘Lyn-Z’ Ballato.

Source: Spin

— Missy

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JMO on

LOL he must not have seen any good Sears pictures lately…cause they do a pretty nice job with pictures these days!!!

Lacey on

I can’t believe he called out Sears photo like that. Wow!

punkchixrok on

“In a shocking, Tiger-Woods-like turn of events, Sears has just announced it will be cutting MCR frontman Gerard Way from a proposed riding lawnmower endorsement. Way responded with the comment: “Yeah, well, their photos suck.”

Mary-Helen on

The magazine I worked for did an interview with this guy and I had to edit out so many horrible comments he made about his own fans and the city he was going to play in! Everytime I see anything he has said, it’s still just as pretentious. He’s just so smug. I’m glad he is looking forward to his lil one’s first Xmas though.

Autumn on

Gerard’s opinion of commercial portrait studios is probably based on how his childhood photos came out in the late 70s and 1980s. lol! 😛

Still I think its cool Gerard & Lindsey want to get their daughter’s portraits taken at Sears than have a professional photographer come to their place for the pics, or pandering to the media/magazines like some celebrity parents do.

Liliana on

I had to laugh at his comment about the photo. When I think of Sears portraits, I get a similar image. To be honest, that’s how I view many professional store shots of children. I don’t know too many people who get those type of pictures done so I still have a mental image of ones from the late 80s and early 90s when they were cheesy, at best.

JMO on

yes but it’s almost 2010….store photography has come a long way from the 80’s!! I love Target, JCPenny, Picture people and Sears photos but I don’t really like Walmarts. However when it comes to price sometimes you have to take the cheesy!!

Chris on

His son’s name is really Bandit? lol That’s adorable.

jlm on

Chris, Bandit is a girl

Chris on

Whoops! Reading is fundamental. 🙂

Chloe on

I soooo wanna see a new picture of Bandit….see if she takes after daddy or mummy….either way she will be perfect 🙂
wonder if she’ll inherit her mum’s flexibility…now THAT would be awesome for Bandit!

cant wait to hear MCR’s to-be-released album….gonna be great!

All Women Stalker on

Hmm trying to be funny about the Sears quote? I’m interested about Mary-Helen’s comment. I’ve always liked Gerard…