06 October 2014 @ 04:11 pm
Gerard on the (filmed) Grantland Andy Greenwald Podcast  

Or listen without video here
01 October 2014 @ 09:32 pm
Link Dump  
Gerard's AMA on reddit.

"Frank Iero takes us back to the early 2000s, talks symbolism and the Cellabration" interview with APTV here.
26 August 2014 @ 02:57 pm
Frank Interview  
“I wanted to give these songs their due”—Frank Iero chats with his vocal coach Deborah “Zuke” Smith
August 26, 2014 by Cassie Whitt

Prior to taking on the role of lead singer of Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration, Frank Iero says voice was something he'd only dabbled in, which is why it made sense for him to seek out his vocal coach Deborah "Zuke" Smith.

Watch the video here.
20 August 2014 @ 02:13 pm
Rolling Stone Interviews Gerard  
Inside Gerard Way's Crusade to Change American Music
"The main objective was to change the landscape of music a bit. To re-boot Britpop in America"
BY JAMES MONTGOMERY | August 20, 2014

When he was fronting My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way was the driving force behind high-minded (and color-coordinated) concept albums like The Black Parade and Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. But in the four years since the group's last proper record, Way lost his band, his patience with the industry and his desire to do rock & roll on a grand scale.

Read the rest here.
23 July 2014 @ 09:39 am
Epiphone Interview With Frank  
Running Wild With Frank Iero: Frank romances a new groove

Over the past three years, Epiphone.com has had a running conversation with Frank Iero, inventor of the Phant-o-matic Wilshire and co-lead guitarist with pop sensation My Chemical Romance. When MCR broke up in early 2013, Frank granted us one of his first interviews and we've been along for the ride as he stepped back, re-grouped, and began making music again. Frank popped in to see us during NAMM and offered Epiphone and many of our friends around the world a sneak peak at his new album Stomachaches. And of course, we sat down with Frank before the show to talk shop about guitars and the mysterious ways of the music muse.

Read the rest 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.
12 June 2014 @ 10:59 am
New Interview With Ray  
Life After My Chemical Romance: Exclusive Ray Toro Interview

RECENTLY, RAY Toro was in his loft. He was looking through his old My Chemical Romance memorabilia – backstage passes from that world tour, posters from another show, outfits from video shoots – and he was having a think about his time in the band.

He had been asked to donate something to a charity event in support of the Make A Wish Foundation. The organisers wanted something unique, if possible, but something small he might not miss. Instead he offered the iconic motorbike helmet he wore in the Na Na Na video and as part of his character within the Danger Days album concept. It blew the organisers of the event away.

Read the rest here
15 February 2014 @ 01:28 pm
My Chemical News Interview With Frank  
Interview with Frank Iero

We got to interview Frank Iero about his upcoming solo record, his bands, and more. Check it out below:

Firstly I’d like to thank you for taking the time to do this. What records and books have you recently been consuming?

It is my pleasure, thank you for taking the time to write the questions. i apologize profusely for this taking so long to get done…however life kept getting in my way. Currently I am reading Morrissey’s autobiography and finishing up Death at Seaworld at the same time. Usually I try and finish one before I start another but I got too excited when the Morrissey book came in the mail. That book has the bleakest first couple of pages I have ever seen start a book. It’s pretty incredible. As far as records go Climax by Beast Milk is still in heavy rotation and Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me! might be my favorite record I’ve heard in the past like 5 or 10 years. it’s frightening how good that record is. It’s so fierce, in the best way possible it sounds like a band’s first record…and i guess in a way it is. I’ve been trying to think of another band that released a record like that in the middle of their career and i can’t think of another instance. For me a great record forces you go back through a bands back catalogue and rediscover things and fall in love all over again. TDB does that beautifully.

Go here to read the rest of the interview
15 January 2014 @ 09:26 am
Interview with Frank  
Frank Iero: ‘DIY is where the revolution begins’

Frank Iero has done a little bit of everything in the music industry. Perhaps best known as the rhythm guitarist for My Chemical Romance, he’s also fronted bands like LeATHERMOUTH and Death Spells, and worked on original material for soundtracks. Before all of that, he was a member of Pencey Prep, perhaps one of the paradigm examples of contemporary garage punk.

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04 August 2013 @ 11:57 am
New interview with Frank in Kerrang!  

Holding Out For An Iero
Interview: Sam Coare | Photos: Andrew Lipovsky

If there’s one thing Frank Iero doesn’t have on his hands right now, it’s time.

"It was my twin girls birthday yesterday," says the dad of three, picking up the phone from his home in New Jersey. "The girls just turned three, so they’re getting to that age where they actually know the party is for them, and they take advantage of running around and eating their body weight in cake. It’s like an animal house here."

View the scans and transcript of the interview here.
23 July 2013 @ 08:48 am
Rock Sound Interview With Gerard  
My Chemical Romance: This Is The End

With the release of the second issue of comic book series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys last month, the world of My Chemical Romance is finally coming to an end. We talked to frontman and writer Gerard Way and his collaborators on the project about isolation, hope and what the future holds.

Interview: Ben Patashnik / Photos: Trip Fontaine / Steve Brown

transcript )

[SOURCE - Please view the scans at the source. Photobucket resized them when I uploaded and they were too small to read.]
20 June 2013 @ 08:35 pm
Frank on Matt Pryor's Podcast  
Go here to listen or download Nothing To Write Home About.
19 June 2013 @ 08:50 am
Gerard on Pop Culture Hound Podcast  
Episode 45 – Where Music & Comics Meet with Gerard Way!
by Chris Thompson

Gerard Way joins me in conversation for a very special episode of the Pop Culture Hound podcast … But first Taylor & I give our in-depth review of his new comic, The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, from Dark Horse Comics. Co-written with Shaun Simon, and featuring art by Becky Cloonan, colors by Dan Jackson and letters by Nate Piekos, Killjoys continues the story of the post-apocalyptic world first shown in the film clips for My Chemical Romance’s Na Na Na & Sing.

Then Gerard & I delve into his approach to comics and music. Why did he feel it was time for My Chemical Romance to end? How did he rediscover his love of art? What effect did 9/11 have on the ultimate direction his life would take? We discuss all that and more as we look at his writing process, what it’s like collaborating with others, and what motivates him to keep creating. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the world where music & comics meet, presented by one of the people most qualified to lead us there.

To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email reviews@popculturehound.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Pop Culture Hound podcast by clicking here to make a donation or pressing the DONATE button below. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.

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14 June 2013 @ 09:24 am
Frank on Going Off Track  
June 13, 2013

This week the Going Off Track crew take it on the road… well, down the road to Brooklyn’s Union Hall for our second live podcast event. Going Off Track once again gets out of the studio and does their thing in front of a live audience, joined by the hilarious Chris Gethard, the lovely Jenny Owen Youngs, our friend Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance, Leathermouth and Death Spells) and Lyle Preslar from a little group called Minor Threat. Listen as we talk comics, pills, poop, and the fundamentals of a wound vacuum. Oh yeah, as bonus both Jenny and Frank perform in this intimate, stripped-down setting.

Go here to listen or download. Also available on iTunes.
12 June 2013 @ 05:42 pm
Killjoys Media Roundup  
Rather than repost a ton of Killjoys comic interviews and reviews, I will link them all here and update the post as more come out. I will do this with each new issue. Feel free to link any I don't already have in the comments and I will add them to the post.


Catching Up With The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys Writer Gerard Way @ Paste
Rock Star Gerard Way: A Real Killjoy @ The New York Post
EXCLUSIVE: Gerard Way On 'True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys' + New MCR Video! @ MTV (The video in question is a trailer for the comic using S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W.)


Comics Alliance
Rockin Comics
Comic Hype
Multiversity Comics
Bloody Disgusting
03 June 2013 @ 09:26 am
New Frank Interview with Epiphone  
Frank Iero: The Epiphone Interview

Moving on from My Chemical Romance with Death Spellsinterview )

30 May 2013 @ 01:31 pm
New Gerard Interview  
My Chemical Romance Alums Join Forces With 'Aquabats!'
9:00 AM PDT 5/30/2013 by Kimberly Nordyke

The Aquabats! Super Show! gets some real-life rock infusion in its upcoming second season.

Hub Network's live-action kids series -- which centers on a crime-fighting rock band on a never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all -- will feature a forthcoming episode that was co-written and co-directed by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.

The collaboration with Aquabats! creator/executive producer/star Christian Jacobs came about after MCR -- which announced its split in March -- appeared in another Jacobs-created series, Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba, in December 2011. Way and Jacobs kept in touch and decided to partner up again for an episode of his newest show, which is based on the real-life rock band that Jacobs (aka "The M.C. Bat Commander") co-founded in 1994 with fellow Aquabat Chad Larson (aka "Crash McLarson"). (Incidentally, the series just received a Daytime Emmy nomination for outstanding children's series.)

Their episode -- which is titled "Anti-bats!" and airs June 29 -- finds two competing bands who are seeking revenge on The Aquabats! uniting with evil Silver Skull to become the Anti-bats! Way's brother and former MCR bandmate, bass player Mikey Way, guest-stars as one of the Anti-bats!

Ahead of the show's season two premiere, Way and Jacobs talked to The Hollywood Reporter about their upcoming episode, their working relationship and what's next.

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