15 May 2012 @ 11:07 am
Interview With Frank In The Aquarian  
Interview with My Chemical Romance: “It’s Not Someone Else’s Fest. It’s Ours.”
by The Aquarian Weekly, May 15, 2012

Plucked from the midst of recording their next album, New Jersey’s own My Chemical Romance were announced last week as being the last-minute replacement for pop-punk forebears Blink-182 at this year’s Bamboozle. The two bands toured together last year, and as Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker was reportedly admitted for an emergency tonsillectomy (he’ll get ice cream!), My Chem seemed the most natural fit. In the 10 years that this fest has been happening, they’ve played 30 times. We don’t even know how it happened, but that’s 100 percent true.

When we sent guitarist Frank Iero the questions for this email interview, he and the rest of the band were holed up in the studio in Los Angeles, working once more with Doug McKean on a new batch of songs. Iero was tight-lipped on the particulars of the material—as you’ll see—but managed to reveal that it’ll be drummer Jarrod Alexander playing on the album and that the band is looking forward to being back in what they (no doubt lovingly) refer to as “the NJ.”

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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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10 February 2012 @ 12:17 pm
Gerard Interview with Kerrang!  
I'm Not G'Day (I Promise)
By Rod Yates

When K! ran into Gerard Way at Australia's Big Day OUt, we couldn't let him get away without asking about the new My Chemical Romance album. The coy devil didn't half keep Rod Yates guessing about how it'll sound, mind…

Gerard Way bounds into a mobile cabin backstage at the Sydney Big Day Out like a man on a mission. Which, given that My Chemical Romance are due onstage in 45 minutes, he is. Looking lean and talking fast, dressed head-to-toe in black and with his eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses, today he deals in short, sharp answers — but then there are warm-ups to do, and the clock is ticking. This current run of Big Day Out shows represents the end of the touring cycle behind 2010's Danger Days… album — the perfect time, then, to catch up on what's next…

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