21 March 2012 @ 10:54 am
Short article about Danger Days and new material  
How to follow The Black Parade
Neala Johnson | March 21, 2012 6:30pm

DESPITE My Chemical Romance's fourth album falling flat in comparison to their hit album The Black Parade, the band have vowed that they'll only come back stronger.


... But My Chemical Romance's follow-up album Danger Days fell sharply off the priority list. "I don't think anybody made a misstep," the US group's frontman Gerard Way says. "Not only did whatever happened positively or negatively sales-wise not affect the band, it didn't affect the world's perception of the band as artists."


Danger Days housed several shoulda-been hits that would have been huge were a different band's name on the cover. "If it had just been some random indie pop act that put out Sing, it would have been a massive tune," Gerard says. "We have an awesome bubble; sometimes that bubble is a barrier to getting things out there."


After spending summer on the Big Day Out, My Chem headed home to start album No.5 in their new studio. Bassist Mikey Way says he doesn't know what it will sound like, but it will wrong-foot unbelievers again. "People had formulated ideas about our band just based on seeing a kid in one of our T-shirts - and they were wrong."


Sales rise and fall, but My Chemical Romance are survivors, says Gerard: "It's like building a better cockroach. There is s--- that's way bigger than us right now that's gonna be gone in two years and we're gonna be in the studio making an album. That's f---in' awesome."

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17 January 2012 @ 10:15 pm
New JMont Article  
My Chemical Romance's 'Kids From Yesterday': Death Of Danger
Fan-made video for 'The Kids From Yesterday' looks back at the band's rise to fame.
By James Montgomery

Really, My Chemical Romance's Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys deserved better. A big, bold re-invention of their sound and swagger, it was, by the band's own admission, a "missile" aimed at destroying the staid state of rock and roll, and perhaps because of that fact, it failed to catch on here in the states.

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14 February 2011 @ 11:54 pm
Blog Post: Jeff Watson  
SING Deluxe Single and Two New T-Shirts
Monday February 14, 2011 | Posted by: Jeff

The brand new “Stars and Spiders” tees are now for sale in the MCR online store. This shirt is currently available in red and green. More colors to come soon!

Click here to head to the official MCR online store.

The SING Deluxe Single is now available at iTunes in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and features the SING album version, video trailer, music video, a live recording of Helena from Mexico City, and the Ghost Of You live recording from Radio 1. The SING Deluxe Single will also be available in Japan starting on February 22nd, 2011!

Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys is also now available at iTunes with a $2 off discount!
29 December 2010 @ 03:11 pm
Interview with Mikey Way from My Chemical Romance: Trust Your Gut  
When your gut says destroy the album you just finished and start over, you should listen. That’s what My Chemical Romance decided on Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (Reprise), the band’s fourth studio album and follow up to 2006’s critically acclaimed Black Parade.

After a grueling two-year Black Parade tour, My Chemical Romance realized that what they really missed was color. So in the 11th hour frontman Gerard Way, his brother, bassist Mikey Way, and guitarists Frank Iero and Ray Toro scrapped the album they mixed with producer Brendan O’Brien and ran with their instincts. They weren’t going to be the My Chemical Romance they had been. They would be the My Chemical Romance they had become. The band rejoined Black Parade producer Rob Cavallo and weeks later turned out an album they could stand by.

My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way explains how the band’s hunch paid off.

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21 December 2010 @ 07:50 pm
Fuse Noise: My Chemical Romance Talk New Album & How 'The Black Parade' Boxed Them In  
In Today's Fuse Noise... It's Monday and My Chemical Romance are taking over Fuse Noise all this week!

Today the band talks all about their new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Who inspired the title? How does it differ for them from their breakout album, The Black Parade?

Click through to watch today's Fuse Noise and find out.

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21 December 2010 @ 07:39 pm
My Chemical Romance: Ray Toro Interview  
Vinny chats to My Chemical Romance guitarist Ray Toro about the band's new album 'Danger Days' as well as touring, laser guns and illegitimate children!

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20 December 2010 @ 07:23 pm
Masters of Their Universe: A false start inspired My Chemical Romance’s Danger Days  
My Chemical Romance originally meant to released its fourth studio album over a year ago. The New Jersey band had written and recorded the disc but just before its release, called it off. No one really knew what was going on and the move left everyone wondering if MCR planned to release another album at all. Last month, however, MCR offered up a brand new record, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. It’s a rollicking collection of rock songs that not only open a whole new chapter in the band’s career but also reveal a universe the group has constructed around the songs. Bassist Mikey Way discusses how MCR’s false start led to this new album. He also talks about whether there’s a concept behind the tracks.

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17 December 2010 @ 05:09 pm
My Chemical Romance On Holiday Gifts, Indiana Jones, 'Breaking Bad' & Dirty Jersey  
When you get a few minutes to interview My Chemical Romance, you want to cover as much ground as possible. So that's what we did in this exclusive Buzzworthy interview.

Now since it's nearly Christmas in Harlem, Hollis and everywhere else, we thought we'd ask My Chemical Romance for some gift-giving tips. Guitarist Frank Iero has been reading "The Book Thief" and thinks it would make a good present. Bassist Mikey Way would give the deluxe reissue of Weezer's Pinkerton. We're partial, however, to guitarist Ray Toro's idea of giving someone "Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom," which is crazy underrated and features this guy.

The band members also talk about their new album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and the thinking behind the album's concept. They also touch on their own origins in the New Jersey punk and hard-core scene and coming up with bands like Thursday, Saves The Day, and Midtown. Finally, My Chemical Romance speculate on Mikey making an appearance on the critically acclaimed show, "Breaking Bad." Meth-cooking jokes (JUST a joke!) and much merry are made!

Watch Buzzworthy's holiday Q&A with My Chemical Romance below, and watch My Chemical Romance answer Buzzworthy fan questions.Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is out now.

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17 December 2010 @ 05:07 pm
My Chemical Romance Track-by-Track Part Two  
The second installment of our My Chemical Romance album feature. Pick up Issue 143 now to read more about the band!

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16 December 2010 @ 05:50 pm
My Chemical Romance: we are not a suicide death cult  
Guitarist Ray Toro explains how the New Jersey arena rockers crafted an antidote to their death-obsessed theatrics

After the sensational critical reaction to the death-obsessed decadence of their 2006 concept album The Black Parade, arena rockers My Chemical Romance attempted to tone down the angst on their fourth LP. But the New Jersey quartet found they lacked inspiration once they’d abandoned the drama, and they’ve emerged with a new, futuristic twist on their trademark theatrics with Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Before the band gives the new material its Canadian debut on Saturday night (Dec. 17) at the Sound Academy (11 Polson), guitarist Ray Toro talked to EYE WEEKLY about MCR’s reliance on visual cues, and what exactly it feels like to be labeled a suicide death cult.

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16 December 2010 @ 01:14 pm
My Chemical Romance – Interview with Mikey Way  
So I have to ask you, before the big explosion happened with the new album trailer, you guys hyped fans up with secret twitter accounts with different character names. Who was who, who thought of the idea, and were you guys entertained by all the theories the fans were coming up with?

It’s such a multi-layered album and project that it was tricky to think about how to present it and how people are going to see it for the first time. We wanted it to start very subtle; we did a couple of things where it pulled the carpet out from underneath people. It was all in fun and fans were really excited and we wanted to go about it in a way that we had never gone about it before. We really wanted to use every bit of different mediums to our advantage. This is really just a fantastic pop art project for all of us. Just from the very beginning, everything has to be done with very high standard of quality.

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14 December 2010 @ 11:45 am
My Chemical Romance Track-by-Track Part One  
Rock Sound coverstars talk us through their new record 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys'. Check back Friday for the second part of the feature.

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14 December 2010 @ 11:41 am
Q&A: Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance  
Recording its fourth album was a frustrating yet liberating venture for My Chemical Romance. Riding high on the critical and commercial success of its 2006 concept record, "The Black Parade," the New Jersey-bred band prepared to make its next statement with producer Brendan O'Brien. But, according to rhythm guitarist Frank Iero, those sessions just didn't feel right.

"We kind of defined what we thought it was going to be before we made it," Iero told SoundSpike. "That record was a little bit more straightforward. We were wearing our influences on our sleeve. It didn't feel like we had meshed those influences in with what we do well."

So the band -- which also includes vocalist Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way and guitarist Ray Toro -- jettisoned those sessions and gave it a go with "The Black Parade" knob turner, new Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo. Those songs would amount to My Chemical Romance's latest concept opus, "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys."

"Looking back, when we went back and re-imagined this record, those influences found their way in," Iero said. "It's our take on those influences, rather than, 'I want a song that feels this way,' and making that song."

The first official single from "Danger Days," "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)," was released to digital retailers Sept. 28. The album was released two months later, on Nov. 22, and claimed the No.1 spot on Soundscan's Rock and Alternative Album charts. It also debuted at No. 3 on the Digital Albums chart and No. 7 on the Internet Albums chart. In addition, "Danger Days" landed at No. 8 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, selling 112,460 units in its first week of release. That compares to "The Black Parade's" bow at 240,000 copies.

Iero spoke to SoundSpike about My Chemical Romance's current radio station-sponsored concert tour, its official jaunt that begins next year, the making of "Danger Days" and Mikey Way's love of professional wrestling.

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13 December 2010 @ 02:50 pm
My Chemical Romance Talks "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Danger Days"  
My Chemical Romance have created the best rock record of 2010 with Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys. There's no doubt about it.

It's an album that demands the attention of not just music fans worldwide, but anyone who appreciates art. My Chemical Romance crafted a roller coaster through an apocalyptic Southern California that's spurned forward by earthquaking cuts like "DESTROYA," where tribal drums meet heavy metal riffs in an avalanche of poetic aggression. Danger Days sits on the line between sensitive and scorching, making for one of the most progressively powerful records of the past decade and a modern classic…

My Chemical Romance pay homage to all of their influences while elevating the medium as a whole. Some of those influences are just plain fascinating too.

When asked about their favorite movie at the moment, the band collectively concurs on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. There's nothing wrong with that…

In this exclusive interview, My Chemical Romance chat with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino about why Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is so incredible, making Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys different, the story behind "DESTROYA" and so much more.

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08 December 2010 @ 12:24 pm
MCR on Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2010  
28. My Chemical Romance
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys


Emo's reluctant princes follow The Black Parade with a magnificent album about vampires, rock stars, and rock-star vampires. It's a blazing, pissed-off record — but it's also MCR's poppiest disc yet. Amid synth bursts, Gerard Way slings glam-punk raps ("Planetary (Go!)" and mighty singalong hooks ("Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)"), sounding like Lady Gaga's goth-punk brother.

08 December 2010 @ 12:22 pm
MCR Makes Gigwise's Top 50 Albums Of 2010  
10 - My Chemical Romance, 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys'. Gigwise said: "A return to form for a band who never really went away, but just found out who they actually are." (November 2010)

07 December 2010 @ 01:26 pm
My Chemical Romance in Finland!  
The recently released fourth album, My Chemical Romance released today details the spring tour of Europe. Helsinki is included among the tour venues.

Danger Days: True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys disc appeared in an interview the band's lead singer Gerard Way and guitarist Frank Iero promised that Helsinki could be among the tour dates.

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02 December 2010 @ 05:53 pm
Chemistry Lessons: What My Chemical Romance Learned Making ’Danger Days'  
It’s been a long time since My Chemical Romance released “Welcome To The Black Parade”; four years, to be exact. That gave them a lot of time for introspection and dissection of what they were doing — and they did so much of that, they wound up having to record two albums before they had one they were happy with. What they’ve come up with is “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys,” an album that’s been winning rave reviews in spite of (or possibly because of) the fact that the album challenges the band’s longtime fans with a different sound than previous MCR releases. In this exclusive interview with Chris Leary, the members of My Chemical Romance talk about how they’ve changed since the “Black Parade” days and how “Danger Days” finally came together.

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02 December 2010 @ 01:07 pm
My Chemical Romance talk 'Danger Days' on Fuse TV's 'A Different Spin'  

My Chemical Romance are in New York this week to promote the new release of their fourth LP, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. They stopped by Fuse TV's A Different Spin to talk about the making of the album with Blink-182's Mark Hoppus. The band look decidedly more punk rock this go round, highlighted by frontman Gerard Way's return to his old, long-haired self (in fire red). Officially, MCR are down to four members with the recent departure of long-time drummer Bob Bryar, but with three of the members now sporting wedding bands, the band seem happier and more relaxed than ever.

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