Ray Toro

General Information

Raymond Toro, the lead guitarist in the band, was born on July 15th 1977 in Newark, New Jersey. Ray grew up in a Puerto Rican household. He and Gerard met while studying in a music school in New York and Ray joined the band. Ray is in large part responsible for all the My Chemical Romance instrumentals, as well as writing the majority of the bands music and often helps Frank write his guitar music. The band described him as the “mastermind” and “the quiet genius”.

Influences

Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer and The Misfits.

Trivia

Ray once straightened his hair but he says he did not like it.
He has had his nose broken three times.
Ray produces new mateiral in the back of the tour bus with the band.
Ray wears contact lenses.
He attended the same high school as Gerard and Mikey.
He once played drums in a band, but he says he sucked at it.

Injuries

Guitar burn – similar to rug burn, generally affects the forearm area.
Large gash to the head caused by getting cracked in the head with Frank’s guitar.
Nasty hangnail

Marraige

Gerard stated in a post on the official site on August 24th, 2008 at 11:00pm that Ray had married.

One of the best parts of the last five months was getting to see Ray get married and all of us be a part of the wedding. It was beautiful. I’m not sure where the happy couple is right now but I am sure wherever they are, they are really enjoying it. I have never seen him happier in my life.
Gerard Way – MyChemicalRomance.com – August 24th 2008

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