‘The Black Parade’ Was Supposed To Be The End Of My Chemical Romance

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 16, 2014

Gerard Way recently stated in an interview that The Black Parade was supposed to my My Chemical Romance’s final release. The band was supposed to ride in the sunset, but didn’t because music is a career, not always just a passion. Read a quote below after the jump.

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Gerard Way On Life After My Chemical Romance

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 14, 2014

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Gerard Way spoke in a new interview regarding going solo after My Chemical Romance and what it’s been like since leaving the band. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Angels & Airwaves Working With Former My Chemical Romance Drummer Bob Bryar

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 26, 2014

It looks like former My Chemical Romance drummer Bob Bryar will be working with Angels & Airwaves in some role. Check out an Instagram update below after the jump.

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frnkiero and the cellabration Announce Debut Album ‘stomachaches’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 16, 2014

frnkiero and the cellabration (ex-My Chemical Romance) will be releasing stomachaches on August 26th via Staple Records. Check out the track listing below after the jump.

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POZ Decade: My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 10, 2014

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My Chemical Romance's Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge just turned ten this week, and PropertyOfZack is launching our next Decade feature in honor of the album today! We have commentary on the album from POZ team members Adrienne Fisher, Connor Sheehan, Steve Ciccarelli, Deanna Chapman, and Ashley Aron, so enjoy the read and reblog to let us know your thoughts on Sweet Cheers ten years later!

How Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge holds up in 2014

I never got into My Chemical Romance. I remember buying Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge at a Best Buy the summer of 2004 and I remember seeing them open for Jimmy Eat World at the Allentown fair two years prior to that. I remember hearing more and more about them buzzing through my friends list on my internet journals, and of course internalizing “I’m not o-fucking-kay” as a hysterically blatant frame of reference for my (and everyone’s) mental state during those teenaged days. But I never got into them and I had nothing to contribute to this Decade… until I thought it might be interesting to give the record a fighting chance, a legitimate listen, as a person in 2014 now far beyond the demographic that it was intended to reach and inspire.
 
You know, we discuss plenty about how the current state of our music scene really is a mixed bag in terms of different sounds and influences, but my first-in-many-years impression of Three Cheers is that there’s not really much within immediate reach anymore that sounds like this. It’s a pressurized balance of snarl and swagger, but just barely brushed with a bit of humility from the then-recent days of their basement shows (and this record probably should have been called Last Chance for Humility, in terms of the My Chem trajectory). The goth vibe for which they’re infamous hangs ever-presently, permeating and dementing the melodies into these bleak, almost anti-pop sentiments. In fact, listening to this record bears some sonic parallel to looking at a strip of film negatives – you can tell what the subjects of the art are, but you’re supremely creeped out and maybe even fascinated by how they appear.
 
So for what it’s worth, I do get why it was a thing – that chorus on “Thank You For the Venom” squeezes what remains inside of my 16-year old heart, and the mounting anxiety between the gunslinger guitars and relentless drumming plays out way more recklessly than most comparable bands today would attempt. But that being said, I’m glad this record got its due when it did, because I’m not sure that the same kind of scene in 2014 would have embraced such a release that’s as gothic and high-concept as this one is.  And since I’ve heard plenty of the new crop of quasi-adults citing their romance with My Chem as silly and perhaps overblown (see also: South Park’s emo kid vs. goth kid fussing), maybe safe in nostalgia is the best-kept place for this record, honey. - Adrienne Fisher

Most important song on Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
“You like D&D, Audrey Hepburn, Fangoria, Harry Houdini and croquet. You can’t swim, you can’t dance, and you don’t know karate. Face it, you’re never gonna make it.”
 
“I don’t want to make it, I just wanna …”
 
Those four sentences kicked off my introduction to My Chemical Romance.

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Artist Claims No Credit Given For My Chemical Romance Killjoys Artwork

by Zack Zarrillo - May 30, 2014

An artist named Vasilis did work for My Chemical Romance’s Killjoys project, but is now claiming years later that he did not get credited. Vasilis wrote a lengthy blogpost shedding frustration on the issue, and Gerard Way responded. Read details below after the jump.

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Gerard Way To Make Solo Debut At Reading/Leeds

by Zack Zarrillo - May 29, 2014

Reading and Leeds have added Gerard Way to their lineup, which will mark his first show as a solo artist. Check out a tweet from R&L below after the jump.

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Album Artwork Parodies: Enema Of The Asylum, Three Cheers For Sandy Claws

by Zack Zarrillo - May 23, 2014

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RipT Apparel have posted alternative album artworks for fan favorite releases. Check out more here and a few below after the jump.

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Gerard Way (ex-MCR) Signs To Warner Bros; Solo Album Is Nearly Finished

by Zack Zarrillo - May 5, 2014

Gerard Way has confirmed that he has singed to Warner as a solo artist and will be releasing a solo album sometime this year. Check out a message from Way below after the jump.

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The Weekender: Breakups, Reunions, Separations, And Sadness

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 6, 2014

Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.

March Sadness 2014: No One Wins, Everyone Loses

Sometimes, a few sad assholes ruin all the fun for everyone else. 

There is no winner of March Sadness 2014.

So long, emos. Until next year. 

The Dangerous Summer Break Up

It’s hard for most people to show compassion for The Dangerous Summer, and that’s understandable. At what point in the last two plus years has the band made it easier for you to love them instead of hate them? There are few bands whose actions, individually or as a unit, dissuade you from desiring to listen to their music, but The Dangerous Summer seemed to fall into that category over the past few years.

Regardless, it’s hard not to feel frustration over the band’s breakup considering how much personal stock listeners and fans took from the band after Reach For The Sun and War Paint

Copeland Reunite; Announce New Album ‘Ixora’

We, along with everyone else in the world, would recommend Copeland to not make another major announcement on April Fool’s Day every again, but the announcement was worth panic and shock anyway you cut it.

Copeland are back, and the band will be releasing Ixora in October of 2014. The album will be the band’s first independent record, and the announcement came at a time when no one was expecting a reunion, but will be happy to get one anyway.

One question, is States done?

American Football Launch Countdown Clock

March Sadness is over, but the revival is still ticking. The general consensus among very excited fans is that American Football must be reuniting for some shows, but only time will tell. The reissue of the band’s only album will be out in mid-May to go along with whatever potentially exciting announcement is coming from the band. 

Gerard Way Statement On Separation From My Chemical Romance

The seperation between myself and information MCR related is not a separation of myself from the very thing which I helped create with everyone. It would be untrue to myself and what I feel, to disregard something I am so proud of and like to look back upon. And all of the related art, memories, and sentiments having to do with that special thing are, as always, more than welcome. 

But a seperation between myself, and the gorey details of the goings-on needs to happen. 

It has been a very enlightening and fun year, as I mentioned in a previous twitlonger. In a year that should have been 100% brutal, I feel like we found moments where we could laugh as well as mourn. That’s a really special thing. But it has been painfully obvious in recent months, that not only do I not posess all of the information required to keep this up, I do not posess the fortitude. It has never been my thing to explain, though this year I feel like I’ve done that quite a bit. And that is surely being untruthful to myself.  - Gerard Way

Gerard Way Releases Statement On Separation From My Chemical Romance

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 4, 2014

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Gerard Way has released a follow-up statement regarding separating himself from My Chemical Romance following a series of tweets sent out earlier this week. You can read that statement below after the jump.

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Gerard Way To Distance Himself From My Chemical Romance Due Irrational Fans

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 3, 2014

My Chemical Romance have been gone for over a year now and frontman Gerard Way has decided to distance himself from nearly everything related to the band. Way is citing irrational fan interaction as the reason for the move to focus more on his future career in music and art. Check out a string of tweets from Way below after the jump.

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My Chemical Romance’s End Was Like A Family Member Dying, Says Mikey Way

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 28, 2014

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My Chemical Romance have been broken up for one year now, and Mikey Way recently compared the breakup to the death and mourning of a family member. Check out what he said in a new article with Kerrang! via NME below after the jump.

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