My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will be bringing The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys to life as a comic series with Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan. The first issue will be released on June 6th via Dark Horse. Check out a preview here.
i have written, deleted and rewritten this letter way too many times than i care to remember. i am not much for eulogies so i will keep this short and to the point. i don't believe in holding back your feelings or emotions until it is too late. if you did not appreciate someone or something while they were still here then you have no business expressing cute anecdotes when they are no longer around to enjoy them. in the 12 years i have been in mcr i believe i have said all i needed and wanted to say about it when it counted. if you know me or have ever listened to me speak about mychem you know what it meant to me. i lived,...
Humanism is something that lingered throughout the band’s work. I could write entire dissertations on Revenge, my favourite album, which for all its frenzied, explosive pace is at heart a response to the loss of the Ways’ grandmother. The lyrics, music and imagery on that album seared right into my soul as soon as I heard it – it’s like hearing a comic book on record, replete with all the atmospheric intensity and noir sophistication of visceral art. For me, nothing will ever top the guttural, breathtaking verse at the end of my favourite song, “It’s Not A Fashion Statement, It’s A Fucking...
Rock critics have long fallen back on superhero mythology to describe musicians; it's a handy way to add grandeur to what tend to be fairly rote backstories, bending boring arcs of rehab and redemption into the Hero's Journey, all in a quest to avoid quoting the drummer. But My Chemical Romance was the first group I covered that actually used that mythology for themselves. Gerard called his band "an idea," labeled his fans an army. From album to album and show to show, MCR reinvented themselves across a multiverse of possibilities: They were...
My Chemical Romance had, built within its core, a fail-safe. A doomsday device, should certain events occur or cease occurring, would detonate. I shared knowledge of this “flaw” within weeks of its inception.
Personally, I embraced it because, again, it made us perfect. A perfect machine, beautiful, yet self aware of it’s system. Under directive to terminate before it becomes compromised. To protect the idea- at all costs. This probably sounds like something ripped from the pages of a four-color comic book, and that’s the point.
No compromise. No surrender. No fucking shit.
James: I have this other thing going with Frank from MCR called Death Spells. We’re opening up for Mindless Self Indulgence in two or three weeks. It’s more like an electronic-hardcore project. We’ve been working with a visual graphics artist and he’s been making these insane videos for us. The music is al little more intense...
Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one—the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!
Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) recently produced a song for a New Jersey band named Science. The new track was recorded at North End Studios, and some photos from the tracking session can be found here.
The Boston Phoenix has today a list of the best emo songs of all time. The publication lays out 100 tracks, headlined by My Chemical Romance and featuring many other AP.net favorites. Check out the list and weigh in with your thoughts in the replies.
My Chemical Romance will be releasingConventional Weapons, the songs that were scrapped for Danger Days. Starting in October, the band will release two songs a month for five months. The full message can be found below explaining what's going on.
Matt Skiba never seems to stop making music. When he has free time from Alkaline Trio, he keeps busy with one of several side projects. For his latest, dubbed Matt Skiba and The Sekrets, he recruited Jarrod Alexander of My Chemical Romance and Hunter Burgan of AFI. The band's full-length debut, Babylon, will be released on May 8 via Superball Music. Hit the replies to watch an exclusive video of Skiba discussing the project, its members and the music.
Do I hear a possible Deadmau5 and Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) collaboration? A leaked version of the song "Professional Griefers" has been ripped from the livestream Deadmau5 did yesterday, during which he was working on editing/mixing vocals for the track. The vocals sure do sound a lot like Gerard. Take a listen in the replies, what do you think?
Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba has announced another new project called Matt Skiba And The Sekrets. The group also has AFI's Hunter Burgan and My Chemical Romance's Jarrod Alexander, will release Babylon later this year.
It's contest time! One of the long-term goals of this website is to introduce you, the reader, to new music. We love it when you check out a new band we're posting about, reviewing, or you see a member talking about in the forums. That's one of the main reasons we do what we do. It was behind that motive that this website moved from being a fan site to a full-blown community. Now, the two bands we're running a contest for today (blink-182 and My Chemical Romance) don't really need any introduction. They're two of the biggest bands in our entire little ecosystem. However, they weren't always selling out stadiums. Back in the day ... they were small bands, just begging for fans...
Jarrod Alexander (ex-Death By Stereo, The Suicide File) will be the replacement drummer for My Chemical Romance. As of now, it is unknown whether he will fill in for the remainder of the Honda Civic Tour.