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Jarrod Fletcher Alexander (b. August 13th, 1981) is an American drummer who has played with many hardcore punk bands. Alexander has been the drummer for the bands The Suicide File, A Static Lullaby, Dead Country, Throwdown, and more recently, My Chemical Romance and Matt Skiba & The Sekrets.

Musical Career[]

Alexander has played the drums for several bands throughout his career. He was the original drummer for Death By Stereo, who appeared on the band's first album If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die. He left the band in 2000, but rejoined it in 2006 to record a new album.[1]

He played the drums on the Background Music album from American Nightmare. He toured Europe drumming for the Vandals in 2001 before touring with Jamison Parker in 2004. Alexander played the drums on Hunter Revenge's 2007 tour as well as performing with Only Crime in 2007.

He played session drums for the band Throwdown on the albums Haymaker, Deathless, and Intolerance. As of 2014, he is the current live drummer for Throwdown as well.

My Chemical Romance (2011 - 2013)[]

In September 2011, Jarrod filled in as the drummer for My Chemical Romance on their "Honda Civic tour", after touring drummer Michael Pedicone was fired after being caught stealing from the band. Alexander has continued to play with My Chemical Romance into 2012 including their appearances on the Australian Big Day Out tour dates and their final show at Bamboozle Festival.

He's also contributed to Gerard Way, Ray Toro and Frank Iero's respective solo projects, after the break-up of My Chemical Romance.

Return to My Chemical Romance (2019 - present)[]

In 2019, My Chemical Romance announced their reunion, with Jarrod returning for drums. The tour had been postponed to 2022, Due to Covid-19.

Other Projects[]

He also played drums for Meg Myers for a handful of shows in 2019.

Equipment[]

Jarrod is endorsed by Gretsch drums, Remo drumheads, Instanbul Agop cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks. He also uses Ludwig pedals and hardware.

Prior to endorsing Gretsch he previously endorsed Craviotto drums.

Personal Life[]

Alexander began drumming in 1996.

On March 24th, 2016, he married his long-time girlfriend Anna Stasia and their first child, a daughter named Evangeline, was born on October 21st, 2017. Their second child, a son named Declan, was born on March 27th, 2020.

Trivia[]

  • Jarrod's zodiac sign is a Leo.

References[]

  1. "Death By Stereo regroups with Jarrod Alexander, Jim Miner". Anonymous. Punknews.org. August 30, 2006. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Zaleski, Annie (September 3, 2011). "My Chemical Romance replacement drummer identity revealed". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 5, 2011.

* The Sharpest Lives - MCR Announces New Touring Drummer September 4, 2011

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