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.
18 January 2012 @ 10:51 am
New BDO Article  
Big Day Out 2012: My Chemical Romance
By Lydia Jenkin 1:00 PM Thursday Jan 19, 2012

2012 will see My Chemical Romance celebrating 10 years together, 10 years of uniting the teen masses with their anti-establishment messages and powerful punk glam rock.

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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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15 January 2012 @ 02:37 pm
Kids From Yesterday Video  
Posted 19/11/2010

So My Chemical Romance are back with their newest music video, which has been has been inspired by an online fan and Nova has the first exclusive sneak peek of it right here! Don't bother looking on youtube, it aint there yet kids.

When we asked them about the video the MCR lads said this;

"Our video for 'The Kids From Yesterday' is about who we were, who our fans were, who we are all now, and perhaps a little about who we will all be. It’s about the journey."

Let your fellow MCR heads know all about it and let us know what you think of the video.

Oh and when you are done, you might want to enter our Ultimate My Chemical Romance Competition where you can win a signed Epiphone guitar, go to one of their Australian gigs and meet the band in person! CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

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29 April 2011 @ 10:22 am
My Chemical Romance's 'Sing' Is 'Propaganda,' Glenn Beck Says  
Fox News pundit singled out the song, performed on 'Glee' in February, during his broadcast Thursday.
by James Montgomery

Having apparently run out of things to terrify your parents (and your aunt in Arizona) with, conservative radio host/Fox News pundit Glenn Beck is now turning his attention to My Chemical Romance and their song "Sing," which he describes as "propaganda."

During Thursday's broadcast of his self-titled daily Fox News show, Beck — who in the past has vilified everyone from Barack Obama to "reform rabbis" — launched into an attack that was, at first, about the content of the TV show "Glee" (which he admitted he watched in "stunned horror and admiring awe"), but then quickly segued into a dissection of "Sing's" lyrics, which Beck read aloud with fervent terror.

"Pay attention to the lyrics," he cautioned. "This is propaganda ... it's an anthem saying 'Join us.' How can you and I possibly win against that?"

Beck was bringing up "Sing's" lyrics (which he attributed to "Chemical Romance") because, as he warned his viewers, our children "are not tethered to anything" and parents "have to be über vigilant" about the shows they watch, since "our whole culture right now is set up for you and the values you grew up on to lose."

"You don't have to live by the standards that society has set," he said. "You know what is right."

"Sing" was performed on an episode of "Glee" back in February, and My Chemical Romance has since reissued the song to raise money for the Red Cross' ongoing disaster relief efforts in Japan, in part because, as they told MTV News last week, they noticed their fans had begun using the lyrics to send messages of hope to the nation.

"We talked about something that we could do, and at first we were thinking about writing a new song to raise money for charity," MCR guitarist Ray Toro said. "And on Twitter, something we had seen was #SINGitforjapan, and it was kids starting this Twitter feed, writing messages of hope. And that really inspired us, and we just set to work, and after a couple weeks, we were able to pull this thing together."

A spokesperson for the band did not respond to MTV News' request for comment on Beck's statements, but in a tweet Thursday, Toro wrote simply, "Mission accomplished," and included a link to Beck's segment on the song. Guitarist Frank Iero was less polite, tweeting, "Yay! F--- that dude's face with Obama's birth certificate."

28 April 2011 @ 05:40 pm
Glenn Beck calls My Chemical Romance lyrics “propaganda”  
by Tim Karan

In today's edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck broadcast, conservative host Beck cites an episode of Glee in which the cast perform "Sing" by My Chemical Romance. Beck calls the show "horrific" and says that the MCR lyrics are propaganda.

The lyrics in question: "Cleaned up corporation progress dying in the process / children that can talk about it living on the railways / people moving sideways / sell it till your last days / buy yourself the motivation / generation nothing / nothing but a dead scene / product of a white dream."

Check out the clip from Beck's show below and let us know if you agree or disagree.

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26 April 2011 @ 04:52 pm
My Chemical Romance Call 'SING It For Japan' Response 'Overwhelming'  
When My Chemical Romance first learned of the devastating natural disasters that struck Japan in March, they didn't wonder, "Should we help?" Instead, their first thought was "How can we help?"

"Japan has always held a special place in our hearts, really from the first time we had a show there. ... We just had such an amazing response there, and we're just such fans of the culture," MCR guitarist Ray Toro explained. "And then all of the fans we met out there, they're just so polite and there's just a really great energy over there. And we've been back there many times and have a really strong connection.

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07 April 2011 @ 05:32 pm
Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance on Tulagi's, Hot Topic and how much the band has changed  
Ten years ago, My Chemical Romance (due at the Fillmore this Saturday) was just another aspiring band in a van hoping to make it big. With a handful of three-chord punk rock songs hastily written and recorded in the attic of a house in New Jersey, the young outfit had no idea it would someday be elected to be the unofficial spokespeople for an entire generation of alienated kids.

Now more than a decade after those early attic practice sessions, My Chemical Romance has easily moved from the beer and sweat-soaked clubs to the flashing lights and complicated stage sets of arena shows. In advance of this Saturday night's show at the Fillmore, we spoke with guitarist Ray Toro about some of the things that have changed over the last decade, as well as a couple questions about Hot Topic clothes and the people who wear them.

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28 February 2011 @ 01:29 pm
Grand Design - Article  
Formed a week after 9/11, the 10-year rise of My Chemical Romance from goth-metal outsiders to mainstream has been slow, steady, focused and strategic – but often with ‘fierce battles of attrition’, frontman Gerard Way tells TONY CLAYTON LEA

FROM TOP TO toe, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance is a riot of colours – purple/red hair, white shirt, black jeans, blue socks, silver runners with a lime green trim. Gerard Way is tucked into a small room somewhere in the upper floors of Dublin’s O2 venue – the floors and rooms most people don’t get to see, but which, after the band’s quietly spectacular show, will be full of teenagers lucky enough to have been picked for the US band’s meet’n’greet.

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18 February 2011 @ 02:27 pm
My Chemical Romance interview: “We just have no reason to be sad anymore”  
Mere hours before they take to the stage in Dublin’s O2, bassist Mikey Way and guitarist Frank Iero of New Jersey punk-pop icons My Chemical Romance chatted to State about the inspiration behind their fourth studio album, Danger Days: the True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys. Though the gig itself was far from sold out, there were reports of cues stretching around the corner the night before in anticipation…

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14 February 2011 @ 05:27 pm
My Chemical Romance – the Beatweek interview  

Before they could get back on top of the world, My Chemical Romance had to disappear for awhile. They’d seemingly toured their lives away on The Black Parade, and even after taking a year off and coming back together they had to make one album and scrap it before finding their new groove on what would become Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. With new songs like Na Na Na and Sing having topped the charts and pushed the band into uncharted territory, MCR is headed back out on the road for a tour they say will be just as comprehensive but smarter this time around. As founding guitarist Ray Toro explains to Beatweek ahead of the U.S. tour, My Chemical Romance is in the best place they’ve been as a band – and they’re thinking sufficiently long term that the theme of Danger Days is actually based around what the band might sound like in a decade.

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14 February 2011 @ 01:09 pm
My Chemical Romance are The Fabulous Killjoys  
Emo whingebags no longer, My Chemical Romance have punched their way beyond a short-lived rock subgenre by reinventing themselves at every turn, this time as comic book superheroes The Fabulous Killjoys.

There was little of the theatre of their recent videos here, however. With singer Gerard Way endlessly running his fingers through his newly red hair, that was it for spectacle as the band played it simple - fast and very loud.

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08 February 2011 @ 05:54 pm
My Chemical Romance to Play 'An Evening With...'  
My Chemical Romance are to play one of Xfm's special Evening With sessions on Thursday, February 10 in front of an invited audience of fans. You can win tickets here!

Speaking to Xfm's Sunta Templeton ahead of the announcement lead singer Gerard Way said he is looking forward to the intimate gig:

"Usually when you have to do those kinds of sessions or things like it you don't get to have your fans there. It's actually going to be a really unique experience for us because usually sessions are just you and a camera crew and they can be really dull, so I'm excited to have our fans there for in that kind of environment."

The band are on tour in the UK this month promoting their new album 'Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'. But Gerard told us they won't be the same sort of shows they put on for concept album 'The Black Parade':

"I wouldn't expect any theatrics but I would expect to see just us playing a lot of songs and really focussed on the band. We are bringing lights and stuff but right now things are just getting started so I definitely wouldn't expect things like zepplins and backdrops and things like that - I think we are just going to play and have fun"

He also told us that fans can expect a few European festivals this summer - but does that mean they will be in the UK?

"I don't know yet, I actually genuinely don't know, I would hope that it does and I think it would probably make sense as we'd be over there doing anyway and obviously we'd really appreciate and look forward to doing that"

Listen to the full interview below...

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08 February 2011 @ 05:48 pm
My Chemical Romance takeover Kerrang! Radio!  
All next week, My Chemical Romance will be taking over Kerrang! Radio, playing some of their favourite songs and anwering YOUR questions!

You can hear the takeover shows Monday to Friday from 7pm-8pm (Starting Monday 14th Feb). If you have a question for the band, please submit it using the form below!

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01 February 2011 @ 03:56 pm
True Romance: Interview with Mikey Way  
Alt-rock superstars My Chemical Romance released their latest album in November, Conor O’Nolan talks to Mikey Way about their elaborate concept albums and ample side projects.

It’s been over four years since My Chemical Romance’s magnum opus, The Black Parade, was released upon the rapturous MCRmy (M-C-army) and the world as a whole to great hype and acclaim. It seemed for a few weeks in late 2006 that the band was at the centre of popular culture. Latest album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, although garnering critical praise has not the same mainstream reach, not that this phases the band and its bassist Mikey Way in any way.

“We try not to think too much about how the album will be perceived, we wanted to make the album we wanted to make, and if people liked it, that was awesome, that seems to be the way it worked out, which is great!”

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28 January 2011 @ 02:51 pm
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27 January 2011 @ 05:00 pm
My Chemical Romance To Play NME Awards  
My Chemical Romance and the Foo Fighters have been confirmed to perform at the 2011 NME Shockwaves Awards in London.

The awards ceremony will take place at the O2 Brixton Academy on February 23rd.

Tickets go on sale this morning (January 27th) at 9am.

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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