Gerard too has left his daughter Bandit, slightly older than Frank’s girls, behind. Unlike Frank, though, he hasn’t quite got to grips with the technology involved in seeing her yet.
“I’m going to have to go figure out this whole Skype thing because I don’t really know how to do that yet,” he says. “I suppose I’ve had more time than Frank to prepare for not being with my family, but it’s still hard to be completely ready for that first time you leave. But when she’s older, she’ll get to come to the shows. I’ll bring her out on stage with those big ass headphones. Or she can start a band with Frank’s kids. They’ve all got crazy enough names to be in a band, right?”
“It’s just going to make the family bigger and we’re just really excited. As soon as he told me my jaw dropped, because he was the kind of kid that was like, ‘I’m never going to get married, I’m never going to have kids’, and it was in a year that all that changed. I’m just so excited for him, because he’s so excited, and if anything, it’s just going to make touring that much better – everyone’s gonna have kids out on the road and their wives and stuff.” — Frank Iero [on finding out Gerard was going to be a dad]