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  • This is a My Chemical Romance fansite. Here you will find all the latest on the band and the guys solo projects posted daily.

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  • - Danger Days
    - Item: Album
    - Released: 11/22/2010
    - Available At: iTunes : NA




    - Planetary (GO!)
    - Item: Digital Single
    - Released: 03/21/2011
    - Available At: iTunes : UK




    - SING : Deluxe
    - Item: Digital Single
    - Released: 02/12/2011
    - Available At : iTunes : NA




    - Na Na Na
    - Item: Digital Single
    - Released: 09/28/2010
    - Available At: iTunes : NA



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Interview: Gerard Way Shaves, Talks Magic & "Umbrella Academy"

 

In a nearly lightless unisex bathroom in the Body English club at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Gerard Way, "My Chemical Romance" vocalist, creator of the Dark Horse Comics-published science fiction/superhero series "The Umbrella Academy" and MorrisonCon special guest, unpacked a shaving kit and stated what he loved most about the convention was the chance to have in-depth conversations with fans.

"I never get to do that. Usually, they truck everybody through," Way said, calling the convention an "amazing" change of pace. The comics creator/musician, who spoke on panels earlier that day with Morrison and fellow musicians Jimmy Urine and DJ Akira The Don, had really thrown himself into the convention spirit, extending his afternoon signing session from one to four hours and stretching his busy schedule to the limit in order to talk with fans.

Now on his way to a video filming, Way invited me to join him as he got ready. Minutes later, we stood in front of the bathroom mirror, chatting about Way's musical accompaniment to Morrison's 45-minute spoken word performance on Friday night as the rock star lathered up.

"I can't remember when the thing came about, but it was like, 'They're going to do a convention about Grant.' I was like, 'Whoa! That's really awesome,' because I can't remember the last convention they did based off an individual and their way of thinking," Way said.

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Permalink 10/03/12 , by joanne Email , Interviews,

Interview: Flavor Of The Bleak

Flavor Of The Bleak: A brief Q&A with My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero

Frank Iero is a huge fan of film director Tim Burton, so you can only imagine how ridiculously stoked the My Chemical Romance guitarist was when he was asked to contribute to the soundtrack-companion album for the remake of Burton’s first film, Frankenweenie. Iero’s track, “This Song Is A Curse,” feels like a collision of film composer maestro Danny Elfman’s aesthetics with Suicidal Tendencies’ bona fide punk classic “Institutionalized.” In June, Iero corralled MCR auxiliary players Jarrod Alexander (drums) and James Dewees (keyboards), producer/engineer Doug McKean and MCR guitarist Ray Toro (as co-producer) to record the song which appears on the iTunes edition of Frankenweenie Unleashed! (Music Inspired By The Motion Picture).

Jason Pettigrew caught up with Iero to discuss the roots of the project, the pursuit of new avenues and the dish on the new MCR album.  (Spoiler alert: Iero knows how it will turn out as much as you know exactly what’s going to happen to you on, say, October 17. Is that arbitrary enough for you?)

 

How did you get involved with the soundtrack?
Hmmm… I guess I kinda muscled my way into it. [Laughs.] Disney does these "inspired by" soundtracks and they originally approached My Chem to contribute. They were having a screening over at [their studios] and they said, “If you’re interested in doing something, come out and see the movie and see if you’re inspired to write a song.” Lauren [Valencia, MCR manager] knew I was a big fan of Burton’s, so she asked me if I wanted to go. I said, "I don’t know about the soundtrack thing, but I definitely want to see the movie." [Laughs.] When I finally saw it, I loved it: I thought it was his best in years. I think it might rival The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is one of my favorites. So I saw it, loved it, but didn’t really think about the soundtrack.

I didn’t think about the soundtrack until... maybe the next day or the day after? I was feeding the girls breakfast one morning and sometimes you make up songs to get your kids to eat. So I was humming a melody, and I thought, "Hmm, that’s kinda cool," and I started to think about the movie I’d just seen. Later, I approached [MCR], told them I went to see this thing and that I wrote this song if they want to do it. They were like, “Well, we’ll see. We’re doing the record now," and it kinda went to the back burner. I didn’t approach it again for a few months until the deadline was coming up. I approached the guys again and they said we didn’t have the time to do it. And I was like "Do you mind if I do?" I approached [the soundtrack producers] and asked if I could do the track. They got back to me over the weekend and the following week, I went into the studio and knocked it out.


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Permalink 10/02/12 , by joanne Email , Interviews, Media, Video,

Morrisoncon 2012

From all reports Morrisoncon 2012 was a great success and Gerard and Mickey were there to support their friend.

BleedingCool Article | The Sound Of The Atom Splitting Panel VideoGerard Photo 1 | Gerard Photo 2 | Mickey Photo 1 | Gerard Photo 3 | Mickey Photo 2 | Gerard Photo 4 | Gerard & Lyn-Z | Misc Photos |

Permalink 10/01/12 , by joanne Email , Media, Video, Photos, News, Articles,

Conventional Weapons Details

 

 

CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS is a 10- song series of previously- unheard material to be released over the next five (5) months. The double- sided singles will be available worldwide in both digital and 7" vinyl format. Vinyl will be available at most independent music retailers in countries worldwide.

 

 

 

 

Here are the track lists and release dates for each of the five (5) double- sided singles:

Title: Number One
A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow's Money
Release date: October 30, 2012

Title: Number Two
A-side: AMBULANCE
B-side: Gun.
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012

Title: Number Three
A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Title: Number Four
A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Title: Number Five
A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Right now, you can pre-order the Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set of CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS through the Official My Chemical Romance Online Store. We are also offering the purchase of the vinyl releases a la carte, as well as a new t-shirt design featuring release Number One artwork through the Online Store.

The online store is offering two different shipment options:

CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS 7" Vinyl Box Set Shipped Individually
- All Five (5) 7" vinyl delivered to you on their respective street dates
$49.99 + $19 shipping (to the US)

CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS 7" Vinyl Box Set Shipped In One Shipment
- All Five (5) 7" vinyl delivered to you on the street date of the last album (February 5th, 2013)
$49.98 + $9 shipping (to the US)

Each box set will feature:

    -Custom Slip Box to hold all Five (5) 7" vinyl delivered
    -Exclusive Conventional Weapons Poster
    -All Ten (10) songs digitally delivered on their respective street dates

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Permalink 09/17/12 , by joanne Email , News,

Conventional Weapons - Blog Post By Frank

Dear friends,

Please allow me to take a trip down memory avenue for just a minute.... in the year 2008 it was the best of times, it was the worst of times...after years of constant work and travel, The Black Parade had come and gone, and as a band My Chemical Romance had achieved almost every goal we had set for it. Records were sold, doors were kicked in, enemies made and vanquished...I really felt we had made a difference. If there was ever a time to run the credits, call it a day and go out on top ...this was it. But here we were, still relatively young and a wide open future seemed to be a blessing and a curse when wondering 'what the hell comes next?' A large percentage of my being was convinced the band was over at that point, and so, as it does, depression crept it's way in.

I have grown up and spent most of my early adulthood being in this band, the thought of that chapter closing was a harsh pill to swallow. But that November I got a call from Gerard that snapped me out of it. We talked for awhile about the band, about why we loved and hated it. We left the conversation with promises to to communicate and plans for a new record in place. In the coming months we forged ahead. Ideas started to take shape....there were conversations about what the songs should sound like, the trading of mix tapes for inspiration, and finally flights were booked to our adopted home of Los Angeles for pre-production.

Looking back to that first phone call, what I think we meant to say to one another was "I miss you. I like making music with you, and in spite of all the other shit that comes with it, good and bad, I still wanna do that." When you're in a band for as long as we have been and you've reached a certain 'level'...sometimes all you know how to do is make records. You tend to forget how to do the simple stuff. Like just connect with your friends and make music. No rules, no expectations. Hindsight being 20/20, maybe we should have just locked ourselves in a room and made a bunch of noise until we were inspired to collectively say something on a record. That's not what ended up happening. Instead we planned on making a specific kind of record, we wrote songs to fit that specific plan, and then we flogged ourselves for it not feeling right, organic, or complete.
After almost a year of beating ourselves up, we ended up shelving those ill-fated songs, and reconnected with Rob Cavallo and Doug McKean to salvage our band and make what would become Danger Days.

To kill the misconception, I don't think the songs we wrote before Danger Days are bad songs by any means. In fact, I kinda think some of them are among my favorites we have ever written. A lot of them are kinda fucking rad....they just so happened to have been created in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and we as their parents were not ready to raise them just yet...and so they sat and waited.

They hung out on my iPod and every few months I would visit them and think '...damn.' At first they gave me mixed feelings...I liked the songs but I couldn't help associating them with the hard times from which they were created. It made me a bit uneasy. But as time passed I began to enjoy them more and more, and was able to look upon the past a bit more fondly. They were my secret playlist, only for me. Like some unknown band that I discovered and loved, and that few others in the world had ever heard.

The more time went by, the more I toyed with the fantasy of releasing those songs. What would people think? Would they like them as much as I do now? Or was our first instinct of locking them away, never to be heard from again, the right move?

Recently we had a band meeting, we ended up talking about the past, and together we listened to those songs we created almost 4 years ago. We discussed the the way those songs made us feel, how they led us to where we are now and what the fate of those songs should be. How can we fully move on if we continue to hide the past? Together we decided that this chapter in My Chemical Romance's history no longer needed to be locked away.

So beginning in October we will be releasing 2 songs a month for 5 months. 10 songs in total from the Conventional Weapons sessions we did back in 2009. We hope you enjoy these time capsules, and that they may shed a little more light on how and where Danger Days came from, and maybe even where the future of MCR might be heading. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...and now it is finally time to lift the veil on Conventional Weapons.

Play them loud and without judgement. Keep the Faith-xofrnk

**Check back next week for the track listing, release schedule and pre-order details.**

Permalink 09/14/12 , by joanne Email , News,

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