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jason gregory
14:23 5th September 2011

My Chemical Romance star Gerard Way has paid tribute to Queen frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 65th birthday.

In a video message, which you can watch below, Way said Queen were probably “the most influential band” on My Chemical Romance.

He also said Mercury was the “most important frontman to me growing up as a little boy”.

He continued: “We just got to do the Reading festival with Brian May and it was probably one of the greatest moments of my life. So, I'm here today to wish Freddie a happy 655h birthday and say from everybody in the My Chemical Romance family that Queen we love you, Freddie we miss you and we'll always think of you when we're on stage.”

Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance remembers Freddie Mercury, who would have turned 65 today (September 5).

My Chemical Romance were joined by May on 'Welcome To The Black Parade' when they headlined Reading last month.

Mercury, widely regarded as one of the best frontmen of all time, died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on November 24 in 1991.

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