Gerard Way: A Collaboration Between Any Of The MCR Members Is Totally Possible

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 2, 2014

Gerard Way held an AMA yesterday. When asked about My Chem, he mentioned that though nothing is planned, a collaboration with members of the band is not impossible. Read what he had to say below.

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My Chemical Romance Unreleased Footage From 2002 Surfaces

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 4, 2014

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Footage from the recording of My Chemical Romance’s Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love has surfaced from 2002. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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POZ BandsOnBands: Frank Iero On Otis Redding

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack feature today with Frank Iero. frnkiero and the cellabration's debut album, stomachaches, is out today via Staple Records, so make sure to check it out here!

In this week’s feature, Frank talks about his love for Otis Redding. Listen to songs by the Redding here and check out what Frank had to say about one of his biggest influences below!

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When I was a young kid my parents split up. They made legal arrangements for me to stay with my mom during the week and visit my Dad’s house in South Jersey on the weekends. This provided us all with semi equal time together and my dad and I a steady two hour road trip down to Trenton on Saturday morning and another 2 hours back on Sunday night before the school week began, my first touring schedule. Throughout those weekly 4 hours of road trips we would blare cassettes at the limit of his 1982 white Grand Marquis’ tape deck. We set that shit to stun with Buddy Guy, T. Bone Walker and Muddy Waters. Occasionally the Rolling Stones and the Beatles would float through the crackle…oh and Freddie King, yeah, but that’s another article all together.

We played those tapes ‘til they bled and the sun bleached their covers to a pale pastel, but every few years a trip to Sam Goody would replenish the supply and my education in the masters of the craft would begin once again.

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ex-MCR’s Ray Toro Posts Demos, Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Ray Toro, but he’d like you to know that he’s not dead. In fact, he’s hitting the studio very shortly. Read a message and stream two demos below after the jump.

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My Chemical Romance Reissues Coming To Vinyl

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 7, 2014

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My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade and Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge are apparently coming back to vinyl in early-November. Read a report from ModernVinyl below after the jump.

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Not The Life It Seems: The True Lives Of My Chemical Romance

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 4, 2014

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Tom Bryant is releasing the “definitive biography of post–hardcore rock band My Chemical Romance" via Da Capo Press in September. Read a rundown of it below after the jump.

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Gerard Way Announces Debut Solo Album ‘Hesitant Alien’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 30, 2014

Gerard Way’s solo album will be titled Hesitant Alien and is coming out on September 30th via Warner. Check out the track listing and stream “Action Cat” below after the jump!

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‘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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