Where the hell is James Dewees these days?

jamesnosomking.jpgI just hung out with James Dewees, Robbie Pope, Burton Parker and the guys from My Chemical Romance. Apparently James has joined MCR on the road as, guess what? You guessed it, a “for hire” keyboard player. I can’t tell you how “at home” he looked dressed up in make up, and costumes and such. I can’t pretend to really understand the My Chemical Romance phenomenon, as it’s in the stratosphere as popularity is concerned. But I can say that it was very dramatic, very tight, and very over the top. We are talking fireworks, blimps, and Gerard being wheeled out on a freakin gurney for one of the numbers. Amazing.

So, by now the rumors are out there, and there is a lot of truth to them. Even the thread on punknews.org couldn’t survive with a large helping of it. Yes it’s true that Dewees has battled drugs for the last couple of years. Yes that drug was Cocaine. But what isn’t mentioned is that James has successfully completed rehab in New York at the insistance of his new wife (whom I don’t even know her name). The James I saw the other night was the James I remember in the Coalesce days. He was alert, he was focused, he was in good spirits, and generally coherant. What’s more is he was more than willing to accept responsibility for all the rotten things that have gone down as a result of his behavior on drugs. I for one am very proud of him, and feel like I got a friend back.

The news on the Reggie record is that one was already completed but rejected by his label for being too heavy, or “not reggie like”. This is just one side of the story, but what was conveyed. He is apparently working on a second record for release that fits the bill for Vagrant. He is apparently on tour for the rest of the year for MCR.

If you are taking your girlfriend to one of these shows, try to say hi to him, he loves Coalesce fans with a passion!-Sean


2 Comments so far

  1. owthatwasmyfoot August 18th, 2007 3:28 pm

    i would just like to say that James never did drugs, that his new wife is my cousin and her name is Danika, and that the reason why my chemical romance is so popular is because Gerard Way may be the next Freddie Mercury. (I mean the performance skill, not the gay thing). When I first saw MCR it was because they were on tour and i went to offer cousinly support to james. Gerard is an amazing performer and has great showmanship

  2. sean August 31st, 2007 2:59 pm

    That’s great, none of us have gotten to meet Danika, she was supposed to come to the ny show, but she couldn’t make it. I agree that Gerard is the next Mercury. The guy can give a performance. Did you know the latest unreleased Reggie record has many lyrics about going to rehab? I get the feeling you take offense to my post. This should not be the case. No one has anything but love for James, and everyone is extremely proud that he sought the help he needed. We miss james, and love My Chem.

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