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.”

Read the rest here.

[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.
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 )

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.
12 September 2012 @ 09:21 pm
New Interview With Mikey  
Collaborating with Fender and Squier to design his signature Mustang, Mikey Way of My Chemical Romance envisioned finding the bass of his dreams. Sporting a powerful humbucker pickup, a sweet silver flake finish, and a comfortable short-scale neck, the Squier Mikey Way Mustang Bass is exactly that. We talked to Mikey about building his dream bass, his favorite MCR song, the Caped Crusader, and more.

interview behind cut )

[SOURCE] - Visit the source to enter to win one of Mikey's custom basses.
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...

Article Scans )

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.
18 July 2012 @ 12:41 pm
Win a Mikey Way signature Squier Bass Guitar!  

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Squier Guitars and Alternative Press have teamed up to give you a chance to win a Signature Mikey Way Squier Mustang Bass!

One very lucky winner will receive a Signature Squier Mikey Way Mustang Bass, Designed with Mikey Way's input featuring a classic Mustang body with a shimmering large-flake Silver Sparkle finish, Black racing stripes, black hardware and a black headstock with Way's signature on the back!

Click Here To Enter
08 June 2012 @ 11:51 am
Tony Hawk Interviews My Chemical Romance on Big Day Out Tour  
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22 April 2012 @ 08:57 pm
AmpRockTV - The Words - The Kids From Yesterday  
Amp Rock TV is proud to be showcasing the first in a unique series of captivating films from some of music's most innovative and successful artists.

Intimate, emotional, at times disturbing, but always powerful, 'The Words' presents the lyrics of a selection of the world's most influential bands and artists in a completely new way.

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17 April 2012 @ 08:57 pm
Mikey and Gerard Narrate Watching The Kids From Yesterday Video  
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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
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) )
07 February 2012 @ 07:32 am
Video Interview With Gerard and Mikey  
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Transcript of Video Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] shinetheway!
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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questions )

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

09 January 2012 @ 11:02 am
Mikey Interview with Coup De Main  
Interview: MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE's MIKEY WAY talks Big Day Out 2012.
Written by Shahlin Graves

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE commemorated their ten-year anniversary on September 11th last year, which was followed up by the announcement a couple of weeks later, that the band would finally be returning to New Zealand - for the first time in five years - as headliners on the 2012 BIG DAY OUT.

Bassist MIKEY WAY gave Coup De Main a call while doing some last-minute Christmas shopping in Los Angeles at the close of last year…

interview )

09 January 2012 @ 10:58 am
Mikey Way's Custom Bass  

Overview: Squier introduces what is surely one of its most distinctive signature bass guitar models ever in the striking short-scale form of the Mikey Way Mustang Bass. Designed with the input of the nimble My Chemical Romance bassist, it takes the classic Mustang Bass and amps it through the roof with a dazzling large-flake Silver Sparkle finish with black racing stripes, a single seismic humbucking pickup with a black cover, and a black headstock with Way’s signature on the back.

Other features include a comfortable short scale (30”), basswood body, maple neck, 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 19 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays, three-ply pickguard (black-white-black), black numbered volume and tone controls knobs, string-through-body bridge with four individually adjustable saddles and vintage-style chrome tuners.

Specs )

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.

06 December 2011 @ 08:45 pm
blog Post: MCR  
Mikey Way’s New Squier Signature Bass
Tuesday December 6, 2011 | Posted by: MCR

Get a sneek peek at Mikey’s new Fender Squire Signature Bass coming in 2012 on Fender.com