Parachutes — released just two weeks after the crash — is a blend of alt-rock, punk and emo that shows his versatility as a songwriter and how much he’s matured since his days in MCR. Despite residual hardships from the accident, Iero and his bandmates are on the mend, as each passing show gives them more opportunity to shift focus back to their music.
Last October, Frank Iero wasn’t sure if he’d be playing music anymore. The former My Chemical Romance guitarist was on tour in Australia when he and bandmates, while unloading their van, were struck by a public bus. Iero, guitarist Evan Nestor and manager Paul Clegg suffered severe injuries and were fortunate to survive. Now, after canceling last year’s remaining tour dates, they’re back and picking up the pieces from the accident. Iero’s second solo album,