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.
17 July 2014 @ 09:42 am
Second Half of Gerard's Interview with Kerrang  
Go here. Transcript below the scans.
11 July 2014 @ 11:17 pm
New Frank Interview  
Exclusive: Frank Iero on life after My Chemical Romance, by Tom Bryant

FRANK IERO is exhausted: flat out, buried. He’s got deadlines he has no idea how to meet, commitments all over the place, and people everywhere he needs to talk to. He has a family too, kids to whom he wants to give his undivided attention and a wife he loves dearly. He’s got stuff going on all over the place.

Read the rest here. Or reposted on tumblr here.
09 July 2014 @ 11:58 am
Interview with Frank in Kerrang  
Go here for scans.

Mod Note: If anyone has a lead on a transcript, please feel free to link and I'll add it to the post.
26 March 2014 @ 09:48 pm
Mikey in Kerrang!  
Walk This Way!
by Mark Sutherland

When My Chemical Romance split up last year, millions of fans mourned. But none more so than Mikey Way. He tells Mark Sutherland how, after 12 months of soul-searching, he's finally ready to move on with his new band, Electric Century...

Read the scans here on [community profile] mikeyway_daily.
07 March 2014 @ 12:37 pm
Mikey and Electric Century in Alt Press  
Elevator Going Up

As a member of My Chemical Romance, Mikey Way helped burn the rulebook in the post-emo rock world. Now he’s heading toward the next level of his musical evolution in this Electric Century.

By Jason Pettigrew

When bassist Mikey Way and his bandmates decided to adjourn My Chemical Romance late last March, he didn’t waste any time with self-appraisals, exit interviews or other gestures meant to celebrate career retrospectives or jobs well done. Instead, he called up his longtime friend and creative foil Dave Debiak and said four words: “The time is now.”

Read the rest here.

[Many thanks to inlovewithnight for the transcription.]
25 February 2014 @ 09:38 am
B.F.F. Video Premier  
The Story

Frank Iero solidifies the "Best Dad EVER" title he claims in his Twitter bio in his latest musical collaboration—with his children. Not only did he enlist his twin daughters Lily and Cherry as primary songwriter and backup vocalists for it, but the proceeds from all sales of "B.F.F." go toward their, and their brother Miles', college funds. "So no piracy please," Iero said in his original announcement of the song. "You will literally be stealing from a baby."

Go here to watch the video and read the rest of the article.
24 February 2014 @ 05:25 pm
Stream Electric Century's First Single  
Electric Century - “I Lied” (SONG PREMIERE)
February 24, 2014 by Cassie Whitt

Last week, we exclusively unveiled Electric Century, the brand new project featuring former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way, Dave Debiak (Sleep Station, New London Fire) and Justin Siegel (ex-Stars In Stereo), in our 100 Bands You Need To Know cover reveal.

Go here to read the rest of the article and stream the song.
20 February 2014 @ 11:25 am
JMont Article About Mikey's New Band, Electric Century  
Exclusive: Mikey Way Moves On From My Chemical Romance With Electric Century
The former MCR bassist says it was time to move forward with a new band, Electric Century.
By James Montgomery

Mikey Way began planning Electric Century long before My Chemical Romance hit it big, he just didn't have the means to pull it off ... mostly because he was 12.

"I was in my seventh-grade science class, and I wrote 'Electric Century' on a notebook, and I was like 'I want to do this band,'" he told MTV News. "And right then I began filing away the kind of music I wanted it to be: Britpop, the party influence of bands like the Happy Mondays, New Order, Public Image Ltd. It was always something I wanted to do."

Read the rest here.
22 May 2013 @ 02:57 pm
Gerard article on his Aquabats episode and what he's currently working on  
My Chemical Romance Vocalist Gerard Way Co-Writes Episode for Kids’ TV Series ‘The Aquabats! Super Show!’; Continues to Work on New Music
By Jon Wiederhorn

The rock 'n' roll kiddie TV series "The Aquabats! Super Show!" is about to rock harder than ever. For the debut of the second season, executive producer Christian Jacobs ("Yo Gabba Gabba!") hired My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way to co-direct and help bring a new element to the music.

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25 April 2013 @ 05:06 pm
Alternative Press Interview with Frank  
The End
Interview: Jason Pettigrew

Way before My Chemical Romance quietly adjourned in late March, Guitarist Frank Iero and keyboardist James Dewees were already concocting abrasive electronic music under the name DEATH SPELLS. Free from obligation, Iero now finds himself in the driver's seat with equal parts excitement, confidence and abject terror.

article )

[SOURCE] - When actual scans become available, I'll update the post with the images and fix the last paragraph of the transcript.
10 April 2013 @ 08:02 am
AP Interview with Frank  
Mega-Death: Frank Iero and James Dewees conjure Death Spells
April 10, 2013 by Jason Pettigrew

This week, former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero and MCR auxiliary keyboardist James Dewees (the Get Up Kids, Reggie And The Full Effect) hit the road as Death Spells, opening several shows for Mindless Self Indulgence. Given MSI’s penchant for challenging their audiences’ expectations (they did call an album Alienating Our Audience, after all), Death Spells’ band of electronic miasma and unbridled ugliness should make potential attendees as uncomfortable as possible. The way Iero explains it, that very intention was seemingly built into the band’s name.

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Death Spells begin touring with Mindless Self Indulgence in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 11. New tracks and video clips can be experienced at deathspellsmusic.com

26 September 2012 @ 12:01 am
AP Interview with deadmau5 and Gerard  
Early last year, electronic dance music fulcrum DEADMAU5 and My Chemical Romance frontman GERARD WAY teamed up to record "Professional Griefers," one of 2012's best singles. While both men built their formidable reputations coming up through different cultures, these days, they'd rather pile tons of rulebooks on top of said communities, pour gasoline on them and watch them burn.


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[SOURCE: SCANS from the November 2012 issue of AP]
25 July 2012 @ 10:42 pm
Kerrang! Article  
Chemical Reactions
Ten years ago, My Chemical Romance were just "a bunch of dorks" from New Jersey. Then they made debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love and set off on the path to superstardom. Tom Bryant revisits the start of the romance...

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[From the 24 July 2012 issue of Kerrang!. Scan source.]

Please thank [personal profile] alpheratz for transcribing this for us as I woke up with some manner of repetitive stress injury and it hurt to type.
06 July 2012 @ 12:59 pm
Exclusive: My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way To Moderate SDCC 'Aquabats' Panel  
MTV Geek has learned exclusively that "My Chemical Romance" lead vocalist Gerard Way will be moderating "The Aquabats! Super Show!" panel at this year's San Diego Comic Con for The Hub TV Network. Way is no stranger to comic books, having created and authored the Eisner-winning "Umbrella Academy" graphic novel series from Dark Horse (and recently optioned by Universal).

The panel info is as follows:
Friday, July 13, “The Aquabats! Super Show!”Inside the BattleTram (8:00 p.m., Room 7AB)
The band of five heroes out to save the world from boredom - Ricky Fitness, Jimmy the Robot, Crash McLarson, EagleBones Falconhawk, and The M.C. Bat Commander - plan to arrive at the 2012 Comic-Con International in San Diego ready for battle. Fans can anticipate a special guest moderator and meet the stars of The Hub TV Network’s new hit series. The legions of Aquabats fans will have a gnarly time with the awesomest super hero, rock music band ever to hit San Diego!

People hungry for more "Aquabats" at SDCC can also check them out the House of Blues on Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. PT. The all-ages concern will blend live-action comedic sketches with animation segments sprinkled throughout, and tickets can be purchased in advance directly through the House of Blues at: http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=74487

So whether you are a "My Chemical Romance," Gerard Way, or "Aquabats" fan (or all three!) this is the panel for you!

[MTV Geek]
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."

HEAR Danger Days (Warner) out now
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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08 February 2012 @ 07:28 am
Gerard Blurb  
Gerard Way: I'll never leave MCR
8 Feb 2012 // by: newsdesk

Gerard Way can 'never leave or escape' My Chemical Romance.

The musician is the lead vocalist and co-founder of the alternative rock band from New Jersey. The group are currently in the process of writing material for a new album following the success of their fourth studio record, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

Gerard says My Chemical Romance are more motivated than ever.

'Fantastic,' he exclaimed when asked to sum up the feeling in the group.

'Going on ten years now we love being in the band. It's something you can never leave or escape or get away from, and that's a great thing.'

Gerard has enjoyed penning ideas for tracks while touring. The star has felt more creative as he's learnt to cope with stress better.

'The cool thing is we've spent a lot of time writing new material on the road this time. We didn't do that before Danger Days...' he said.

'I think [it's down to] just not being burnt out. Really enjoying and reconnecting with making music again, just being inspired, whereas after [third album] Black Parade we weren't inspired to do much at all besides disappear.'