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.

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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!"

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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) )
06 February 2012 @ 04:25 pm
New Interview With Frank and Ray  
Here since LJ refuses to embed.
31 January 2012 @ 10:58 pm
Frank and Ray Interview  
My Chemical Romance Build Studio For Album Number Five

My Chemical Romance are in the process of building a studio in Los Angeles where they’re going to begin working on their fifth album.

Speaking to Noise11, the band outlined plans for their impending fifth album and how they’re going to approach it.

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17 January 2012 @ 10:28 pm
New Ray Interview  

Despite being critiqued and pigeonholed within an inch of their musical lives, My Chemical Romance continue to defy critics by not only surviving but also thriving. Mark Hebblewhite sat down with guitarist Ray Toro for a lesson in longevity and persistence.

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[SOURCE (p. 26)]
16 January 2012 @ 09:51 pm
New Video Interview From Big Day Out  
My Chemical Romance Answer YOUR Questions!

A few weeks ago we were given the opportunity to interview My Chemical Romance and, knowing how passionate you guys are (especially the MCRmy!), we wanted YOU to ask the questions.

So we put the call out over our Facebook and Twitter and, of course, we were absolutely inundated! After narrowing the questions down (with some help) we sent them to My Chemical Romance and eagerly awaited their reply.

What we were not expecting was this great video from Mikey, Ray and Frank!

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions! We read them all and appreciate you taking the time to send them in.

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You can catch My Chemical Romance at the 2012 Big Day Out or at their side shows:

Tue 24th January @ Eatons Hill Hotel – Brisbane (All Ages) BUY TICKETS

Fri 27th January @ The Hordern – Sydney (Licensed All Ages) BUY TICKETS

Tue 31st January @ Festival Hall – Melbourne (Licensed All Ages) BUY TICKETS

10 October 2011 @ 12:40 pm
Playjones Interview With Ray  
My Chemical Romance Gives the Voodoo Line-up That Punk Rock Flavor: Interview with Band Member Ray Toro

On the line-up for the first day of Voodoo My Chemical Romance will be rocking out with their signature theatrics and crazy costumes. Ray Toro, on guitar and backup vocals, talks about the band’s plans for Halloween weekend in New Orleans, surprise plans for Voodoo, and their ever evolving sound.

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23 September 2011 @ 08:42 pm
Interview with Musician's Friend  
My Chemical Romance members Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Frank Iero, and Ray Toro talk about their gear, how they mesh as a band, and writing songs collaboratively doing what Ray Toro calls "first instinct". With their 4th studio album Danger Days now out, My Chemical Romance continues sharpening their chops and keeping their sound inspired by recording every show to examine their playing. The members discuss preferred pedals, amps, and guitars from Epiphone, Orange, BOSS, Ibanez, Vox, Marshall, Electro-Harmonix, MXR, and Gibson.

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25 June 2011 @ 11:58 pm
Interview with Gerard and Ray.  
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Source (Video dubbed in Spanish, so if anyone can translate, that would be ace.)
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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16 March 2011 @ 10:26 am
Blog Post: MCR  
MCR On Spinner.com
Tuesday March 15, 2011 | Posted by: MCR

Check out MCR's interview with Spinner.com where they discuss life on the road.

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18 February 2011 @ 03:01 pm
My Chemical Romance sell-out to Glee  
My Chemical Romance guitarists Frank Iero and Ray Toro have insisted they were thrilled to let the Glee cast cover their hit single Sing and become the first rock band to feature on the hugely popular TV show in the process.

Glee gave the song their full treatment in an episode this week and immediately afterwards ‘Sing it for the world,’ the chorus line, shot to the top of the most searched terms on Google.

And Toro reckons having their music featured on the smash hit show is another way for the New Jersey rockers to have their music heard.

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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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29 January 2011 @ 03:03 pm
Alternativ News Interview with Frank and Ray  
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21 December 2010 @ 07:39 pm
My Chemical Romance: Ray Toro Interview  
Vinny chats to My Chemical Romance guitarist Ray Toro about the band's new album 'Danger Days' as well as touring, laser guns and illegitimate children!

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16 December 2010 @ 05:50 pm
My Chemical Romance: we are not a suicide death cult  
Guitarist Ray Toro explains how the New Jersey arena rockers crafted an antidote to their death-obsessed theatrics

After the sensational critical reaction to the death-obsessed decadence of their 2006 concept album The Black Parade, arena rockers My Chemical Romance attempted to tone down the angst on their fourth LP. But the New Jersey quartet found they lacked inspiration once they’d abandoned the drama, and they’ve emerged with a new, futuristic twist on their trademark theatrics with Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Before the band gives the new material its Canadian debut on Saturday night (Dec. 17) at the Sound Academy (11 Polson), guitarist Ray Toro talked to EYE WEEKLY about MCR’s reliance on visual cues, and what exactly it feels like to be labeled a suicide death cult.

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03 December 2010 @ 08:52 pm
FaceCulture Interview With Ray Toro  
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Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] happilyappled for bringing these to our attention.
22 November 2010 @ 11:29 am
MCR Talks to Buzznet: "Drive Into the Sun and Never Look Back"  
To celebrate the release of their new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, My Chemical Romance sat down with Breesays to talk about tour plans, making and breaking rules and growing up with their fans.

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