28 August 2014 @ 01:37 pm
Blog Post: Ray  
I'm fucking stoked.
August 28, 2014

Yeah.

Starting up tracking again after a few days off. I feel the pulsating energy in the air. Firing off like a billion electrons. Sparks and atoms cascading upon each other in an electric waltz.

I'm fucking stoked.
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27 August 2014 @ 10:43 am
Blog Post: Gerard  


Tickets go on sale today at 12PM local time!

10/12/14 San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore) Buy Tickets
10/13/14 West Hollywood, CA (Troubadour) Buy Tickets
10/14/14 Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda Theatre) Buy Tickets
10/17/14 Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero Theatre) Buy Tickets
10/19/14 Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club) Buy Tickets
10/20/14 New York, NY (Irving Plaza) Buy Tickets
10/22/14 Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom) Buy Tickets
10/23/14 New York, NY (Webster Hall) Buy Tickets
 
 
26 August 2014 @ 02:57 pm
Frank Interview  
“I wanted to give these songs their due”—Frank Iero chats with his vocal coach Deborah “Zuke” Smith
August 26, 2014 by Cassie Whitt

Prior to taking on the role of lead singer of Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration, Frank Iero says voice was something he'd only dabbled in, which is why it made sense for him to seek out his vocal coach Deborah "Zuke" Smith.

Watch the video here.
 
 
26 August 2014 @ 01:54 pm
Blog Post: Ray  
The Lonely Tree
August 26, 2014

Waiting for a drop to drink.
Arms are falling bare.
Drying up inside this shell
With no one left to care.

Chipping at my hardened skin
The dirt scrapes at my knees.

Life can be a bitter thing
When no one cares for me.

Always wondered what it's like
To live outside these walls.
Birds and bees and pretty wings
Sing songs to wake them all.

Colors green, wish I could see
The long and grassy plain.
Blades between my gnarled feet
Feel soft and cool like rain.

Sail across forever sea
In trails of blue and white.
Yellow, red, and orange too.
My eyes weep at the sight.

To the sky, my heart takes flight
Aloft on mountain breeze.
Tiny brushes paint the hills
with pine and evergreen.

But here I stand
amongst the stone
and gravelly debris.

Life can be a bitter thing
When no one cares for me.
 
 
26 August 2014 @ 01:50 pm
No Shows Video Commentary  
The director of "No Shows," Jennifer Juniper Stratford, did a director's commentary video for "No Shows." View it here.
 
 
26 August 2014 @ 11:04 am
Blog Post: Frank  
STOMACHACHES RELEASE DAY!



dear friends,

stomachaches by frnkiero andthe cellabration. is now available. thank you to everyone who came out to vintage vinyl last night, and to all of the staff. you made us feel at home, and we really had a blast. i hope you all enjoy the record, and i look forward to seeing you all at a show soon.

keep the faith, and savor the now. xofrnk

Mod Note: Get it on iTunes, Amazon, or order a physical copy here.
 
 
26 August 2014 @ 11:01 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
U.S. Shows Announced!

Gerard is playing a string of headline shows in the U.S. in October. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, August 27.

10/12/14 San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)

10/13/14 West Hollywood, CA (Troubadour)

10/14/14 Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda Theatre)

10/17/14 Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero Theatre)

10/19/14 Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)

10/20/14 New York, NY (Irving Plaza)

10/22/14 Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)

10/23/14 New York, NY (Webster Hall)

Ticketing and on sale info here: http://www.gerardway.com/tour

Pre-order Gerard’s debut album Hesitant Alien now at http://hesitantalien.gerardway.com/ and also on iTunes and Amazon. Hesitant Alien lands September 30.
 
 
 
20 August 2014 @ 02:13 pm
Rolling Stone Interviews Gerard  
Inside Gerard Way's Crusade to Change American Music
"The main objective was to change the landscape of music a bit. To re-boot Britpop in America"
BY JAMES MONTGOMERY | August 20, 2014

When he was fronting My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way was the driving force behind high-minded (and color-coordinated) concept albums like The Black Parade and Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. But in the four years since the group's last proper record, Way lost his band, his patience with the industry and his desire to do rock & roll on a grand scale.

Read the rest here.
 
 
19 August 2014 @ 04:20 pm
Blog Post: Gerard  
"Hesitant Alien" available for pre-order NOW!!

Gerard’s debut album, Hesitant Alien, lands September 30th and you can pre-order the exclusive deluxe bundle now.

The Hesitant Alien Deluxe Bundle includes a t-shirt, a limited edition Hesitant Alien handmade zine (only 5k printed), and the album. The first 2,000 orders will also receive a Hesitant Alien button pack. All orders will get an instant download of the new songs “Action Cat” and “No Shows.” Click HERE to pre-order now.

Hesitant Alien is also available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Watch the new music video for “No Shows” now at http://hesitantalien.gerardway.com [below]

Be seeing you.



For "No Shows" lyrics go here.
 
 
15 August 2014 @ 10:13 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
Video - 8/15/2014

 
 
08 August 2014 @ 11:10 pm
Gerard Way makes surprise live solo debut at Warner Bros. Summer Sessions  
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way made a surprise appearance at Warner Bros. headquarters in Burbank for their the final installment of their Summer Sessions concert series today.

Read the rest and see pictures from the event here.
 
 
04 August 2014 @ 09:23 am
Blog Post: Frank  
.WEIGHTED. OFFICIAL VIDEO

deer friends and people friends,

the time is now. here is the official music video for weighted. the first music video by frnkiero andthe cellabration. directed by John Carlucci and Brandon Laganke of ghost cow films, with special effects by Tate Steinsiek of illwilled productions.

please enjoi and spread the sick. xofrnk

http://vevo.ly/rRYOhO

Mod Note: Video is a horror short and contains gore.
 
 
03 August 2014 @ 09:02 am
Blog Post: Frank  
SHOWS SHOWS SHOWS - 7/29/2014

hell-oh deers,

for those of you that haven’t heard, we’ve just added 3 headlining dates to the tour!

September 6th - Howell, NJ @ GameChanger World with The Scandals, This Good Robot and Reese Van Riper

September 7th - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle with The Scandals, This Good Robot and more (This show is an all ages matinee!)

October 9th - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

click the dates to get your tickets. can’t wait to see you all on the road! xofrnk
 
 
03 August 2014 @ 08:53 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
GERARD WAY TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, HESITANT ALIEN, ON SEPTEMBER 30TH ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will release his debut solo album, entitled Hesitant Alien, on September 30th via Warner Bros. Records. The new album will be available for pre-order at all digital retailers beginning Tuesday, August 19th. Exclusive album bundles will also be available for pre-order on GerardWay.com on the same date. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the track “No Shows” instantly as a free download. The music video for “No Shows” will also be released on August 19th. Please see below for the full track-listing.

Working with producer Doug McKean, Way knew immediately what he wanted Hesitant Alien to sound like. “I wanted to make the small things sound big,” he says. “My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.” Hesitant Alien was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys).

Lyrically, Way wrote about what he knew at the time, “which was struggle, beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract,” he says. “I looked to the Britpop poets like Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, drawing upon every day life. I also experimented with the abstract, and looked at Frank Black’s work both with the Pixies, and as a solo artist. There was no concept and no call-to-arms.

Fans will get their first listen to some of the songs on Hesitant Alien when Way performs his first solo shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in England. He will perform at Reading on August 22nd and at Leeds on August 23rd.

track listing, image, and song preview behind the cut )
 
 
03 August 2014 @ 08:49 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
The Zine - 7/29/14

One of the things I learned over the years is that projects grow and change, and you need to be prepared to change with them, providing a new structure for them to stand on.

About 4 months ago, one of the ideas kicking around was a special edition version of Hesitant Alien, and like usual- it was ambitious (maybe a little overly so) and elaborate. Lola played a key element in it, but as time went on and deadlines loomed, the complex nature of the boxed set required more lead-time than we had. And I would rather get my music out there than wait around for factories to turn around art-objects. I also felt that, for this particular album, since I had already done so many things differently than in MCR, I would also handle the launch differently.

Easy peasy pumpkin peasy.

Read the rest here.
 
 
23 July 2014 @ 09:39 am
Epiphone Interview With Frank  
Running Wild With Frank Iero: Frank romances a new groove



Over the past three years, Epiphone.com has had a running conversation with Frank Iero, inventor of the Phant-o-matic Wilshire and co-lead guitarist with pop sensation My Chemical Romance. When MCR broke up in early 2013, Frank granted us one of his first interviews and we've been along for the ride as he stepped back, re-grouped, and began making music again. Frank popped in to see us during NAMM and offered Epiphone and many of our friends around the world a sneak peak at his new album Stomachaches. And of course, we sat down with Frank before the show to talk shop about guitars and the mysterious ways of the music muse.

Read the rest here.
 
 
23 July 2014 @ 09:06 am
Blog Post: Gerard  
PHOTO - July 22, 2014


Working it out
 
 
17 July 2014 @ 09:45 am
Gerard's Wacom Hangout  
 
 
17 July 2014 @ 09:42 am
Second Half of Gerard's Interview with Kerrang  
Go here. Transcript below the scans.