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.
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.

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17 July 2014 @ 09:42 am
Second Half of Gerard's Interview with Kerrang  
Go here. Transcript below the scans.
28 June 2014 @ 04:47 pm
Interview with Gerard on CBR  
Albert Ching

Gerard Way is no comic book dilettante. Already internationally famous as the lead singer of My Chemical Romance when his series "The Umbrella Academy" debuted from Dark Horse Comics in 2007, Way has continued to work in the medium, most recently 2013's "The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys."

Now, Way is embracing another comic book writer rite of passage -- writing Spider-Man. Well, sort of. He's writing "Edge of Spider-Verse" #5, introducing a new Spider-character named Peni Parker, a teenage girl of Japanese heritage who co-pilots a machine called "SP//dr." The issue is scheduled for release in October, and is illustrated by Jake Wyatt -- last seen at Marvel on last fall's "Incredible Hulk Special," and described by Way as "perfect" for what the writer had planned for the story.

Read the rest here.
13 August 2013 @ 11:02 am
Gerard on the Nerdist Podcast  

Singer/writer Gerard Way hangs out with the guys to talk about how he got into music, the comic books he has written, and life after My Chemical Romance!

Listen and download here or on iTunes.
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

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[SOURCE - Please view the scans at the source. Photobucket resized them when I uploaded and they were too small to read.]
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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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
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.

interview )

21 December 2012 @ 03:38 pm
Gerard Interview on Huffington Post  
A Conversation With Gerard Way About His New Series Killjoys, Comics and Integrity
by Dave Scheidt | Posted: 12/21/2012 4:25 pm

The best storytellers carry their ideas in the brain like a burden. It's not a manner of wanting to tell a story, it's a need. Like most of us, Gerard has a day-job that usually keeps him fairly busy but his desire to tell stories never goes away and he sticks with them even years later.

interview )

04 December 2012 @ 05:57 pm
Mikey and Gerard on Kevin Smith's Smodcast  

Dec 4, 2012 - In which our hero has a play date with Gerard and Mikey Way.
29 October 2012 @ 12:46 pm
"The Umbrella Academy" writer and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way returned to the world famous CBR Tiki Room at New York Comic Con joined by Shaun Simon, the co-writer on his latest comic book project "The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys" from Dark Horse Comics with art by Becky Cloonan. The duo talked about the book's three-year journey from initial announcement to the book's actual release, how the album changed the comic, the change of pace that was MorrisonCon and how Simon got involved with the project.

On how "Killjoys" changed over the three years since its announcement: The comic idea informed the record, and during the record it helped refine the idea and then it was like, "All right, cool. This is what it is." Really Becky had done this drawing for a single -- for "The Only Hope For Me is You" -- and it was a drawing of the girl… and I saw it and I was like, "I think this is comic." And it literally changed that day. I called Shaun and we changed the whole thing. The comic is basically the last video, it's the last part of the story.

On the book becoming its own thing rather than a reflection of the best comic books of the '90s: It's really its own thing now. It actually feels like a [Hayao] Miyazaki film. The pacing is actually not as frantic as what people are going to expect. It's paced very well, and it's paced kind of moderately. There's basically three stories going on at once, so it's not like "Umbrella" where -- you know, a team book or something -- we're doing this thing where you have to tell three stories that basically converge, with three separate locations, basically.

Simon on how he got involved with the project: Gerard had finished the first "Umbrella" and he was coming up with these ideas and, knowing Gerard for as long as I did, we tend to mesh on a lot of -- our wavelengths and stuff. I was working on some ideas, too, and they just started to come together and Gerard called me up one day and he's like, "Yo, you wanna kind of merge these and just do this thing together?" What we were working on then inspired him to do the record, and then the record inspired us to tell the story we're telling now.

On the difference between MorrisonCon and other conventions: Everybody there felt special. Everybody there felt like they were a part of something cultural. I got to sit down with people for like fifteen minutes, and I don't get to do that at any convention, or any band signing or even meeting somebody in the street I don't get to do that. … It had a warmth to it and it was just a very inspiring thing.

interview embed behind cut )
13 October 2012 @ 11:16 pm
Interview with Gerard (and Becky Cloonan and Shaun Simon) at NYCC  
youtube embed of interview )

MCR Transcripts has provided a transcript here

[SOURCE: Newsarama (The video does not appear to be on their website yet, but probably will be by tomorrow.)]
03 October 2012 @ 08:57 am
New Gerard Interview With CBR  
Josie Campbell, Staff Writer

In a nearly lightless unisex bathroom in the Body English club at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Gerard Way, "My Chemical Romance" vocalist, creator of the Dark Horse Comics-published science fiction/superhero series "The Umbrella Academy" and MorrisonCon special guest, unpacked a shaving kit and stated what he loved most about the convention was the chance to have in-depth conversations with fans.

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25 February 2012 @ 09:02 am
Interview and tour diary from Coup de Main  
Interview: MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE is "for f***ing life".
Written by Shahlin Graves | Friday, 24 February 2012 23:24

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE guitarist FRANK IERO is standing side-of-stage watching Best Coast's set at the Auckland Big Day Out. He applauds at the end of every single song, squinting thoughtfully in appreciation of the band, with frontman GERARD WAY joining him for a few minutes before it's time for the pair to prepare for their own set on the festival's main stage. Likewise, their band-mate RAY TORO has also been taking advantage of the day's sights and sounds, being quick to tweet his appreciation of a fellow band on the tour: "Vaccines on at BDO. Sound great!"

interview (+4 photos) )

Dear friends, what follows is a few weeks of our lives in digital form. These photos were taken between the days of January 17th 2012 and February 6th 2012, as we toured the great lands of New Zealand and Australia respectively. As brothers we roamed these grand terrains. Friends were made, enemies slain, pie faces devoured with a quickness and fury. We are better men because of these (mis)adventures, but i must warn you... some of these images cannot nor will not be unseen.
enjoi at your own risk.
no worries. xofrnk

tour diary (+29 photos) )
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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07 February 2012 @ 07:32 am
Video Interview With Gerard and Mikey  
embed behind cut )

Transcript of Video Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] shinetheway!
18 January 2012 @ 08:00 am
New Gerard Interview  
Interview: My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way on how Metallica influenced his art, music
January 18, 2012 | by Jason Pettigrew

Their most famous record may be known as “The Black Album,” but veteran metal unit Metallica have triggered a wide palette of aesthetic visions. This Friday, Los Angeles’ Exhibit A Gallery will host Obey Your Master, an art exhibition featuring works influenced by the group’s output over the last 30 years. In addition to works created by such acclaimed names as Shepard Fairey, Travis Louie and Gail Potocki, the curators also enlisted the participation of Metalli-fan rockers as Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack, Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.

Way’s contribution to the exhibit is an installation of painted and fabricated landmines inspired by Metallica’s 1989 breakthrough track “One,” the video of which featured footage from the harrowing 1971 anti-war film Johnny Got His Gun. He talked with AP’s Jason Pettigrew about his contribution to the Exhibit A program, his unwavering love for Metallica and how he’d be terrified to meet the band.

interview )

The invitation-only opening of Obey Your Master is Friday, January 20, with open public viewings running from January 23 to March 23. For more information, visit exhibitagallery.com.