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.”

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[Many thanks to inlovewithnight for the transcription.]
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.
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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Transcript )

[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.
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
12 January 2012 @ 01:03 pm
Mikey Way Article From Fender  
Mikey Way Builds Dream Bass
By Mike Duffy

For years, Mikey Way had thought about his perfect bass.

How could he combine the booming thump of a Precision Bass with the short scale of a Mustang?

article )

12 December 2011 @ 03:03 pm
Interview With Mikey  
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE are a band constantly progressing in both sound and image as they search for musical enlightenment. Bass player MIKEY WAY tells LINDSEY CUTHBERTSON about the US punk rock group’s most positive changes yet.

the rest of the interview )

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE play the Big Day Out at Gold Coast Parklands on Sunday Jan 22, alongside Kanye West, Soundgarden, Parkway Drive and many more. They also play a headline sideshow at Eatons Hill Hotel on Tuesday Jan 24, supported by Closure In Moscow. DANGER DAYS: THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS is out through Warner. See www.bigdayout.com and www.mychemicalromance.com for more.

10 November 2010 @ 10:22 pm
My Chemical Romance 'scrapped 28 boring songs'  
By Greg Cochrane

"We'd done interviews and photo-shoots," says My Chemical Romance's bassist Mikey Way. "The singles were picked, we were booking shows - we were ready to go…"

And then the brakes were applied.

Two and a half years ago the New Jersey rockers returned to the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their hugely successful third album The Black Parade.

However, something was very wrong.

"It was just a pretty damaged band," says lead singer Gerard Way, tucking his freshly-dyed bright red hair under a winter hat.

"It wasn't damage between us - it was just we had toured too long, we'd over-worked, we'd over-shot in a lot of ways. [We were] Over exposed.

"We didn't have a semblance of real life at all. At that point Frank [Lero, guitarist] was only one with a home and he never saw it. None of us had homes.

"None of us could drive a car anymore. None of us could do anything for ourselves. It had just ground down to dust by a billion and one things."read the rest of the interview )

Source (there is also a short video of the interview that you can watch at the source)