Of course we all know Ray Toro from his time as lead guitarist in My Chemical Romance, but over the years since the band breakup he has also created his own, and incredibly inspiring, album, Remember The Laughter and has done multiple charity events which include attending two Make-A-Wish events for young fans.
In addition to that he’s kept himself busy recording guitars for some of the tracks on Voltaire’s Raised By Bats album and by helping Gerard work on some new music- including Into The Cave We Wander which was released last year as part of Record Store Day.
But we think the most important thing to mention here is that the one thing that has always stood out to us about Ray besides his talent is his heart. This man has the biggest heart that you could imagine. He has dedicated his life to his family, his art, and to charity, and he does so without flaunting it or even asking for anything in return. Even his recent album, Remember The Laughter is filled with songs that inspire and give hope.
In an interview many years ago Ray said if he could just change one life it would all be worth it, but we think it’s safe to say he’s changed many (mine included).
Be sure to check out his website: www.RayToro.com
And you can also catch up with him on twitter where he posts occasionally.