Big-hearted rocker Gerard Way is begging My Chemical Romance fans not to buy the group's hit new album THREE CHEERS FOR SWEET REVENGE this week (beg05SEP05) - and donate the money to charity instead.

The HELENA singer wants fans to plough money into relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and believes album money should be given away instead.

Speaking on MTV's TOTAL REQUEST LIVE show yesterday (06SEP05) he said, "If you're gonna go buy our record this week, don't buy our record just donate to the Red Cross or anything you think can help the hurricane victims."

And Way insists the goth-rockers are planning to do everything they can to keep their fans focused on the devastation in America.

He adds, "For our Fall (05) tour, we're gonna try to do a food drive and figure out a way where they (relief workers) could come, pick up and do drop offs, so we can help out.

"It's a time where you can all really pitch in and help out."