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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[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.

1. BLACK PARADE CONQUERED THE WORLD

... 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."

2. THE GREAT SHAME IN ALL OF THAT?

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."

3. TIME TO DREAM IT ALL UP AGAIN

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."

4. THE LAST BAND ON EARTH

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."

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13 March 2012 @ 12:18 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
My Chem and Illuminate Parkinson’s
Tuesday March 13, 2012 | Posted by: MCR


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Gerard and Mikey recently participated in a photo shoot with Illuminate Parkinsons to raise awareness for Young Onset Parkinson’s. Prints of the photo will be sold online with proceeds to benefit a travelling gallery show documenting individuals with Parkinson’s. Learn more about the cause at IlluminateParkinsons.org.uk
 
 
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

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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

 
 
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?

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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

 
 
10 October 2011 @ 12:36 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Tour Blogger: Honda Civic Tour Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monday October 10, 2011 | Posted by: MCRM

By. Taylor

September 29, 2011. Four months to the day since my very first My Chemical Romance concert and this time, my dreams of photographing them during concert were coming true. The atmosphere of the Honda Civic Tour show and the concert I attended in May of 2011 were very different things, and I'm glad I got to experience both.

Arriving at The Pavilion in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I honestly did not see a vast number of kids who looked to be big MCR fans. However, the ones I did see were dedicated beyond belief. I saw multiple fans dressed as Killjoys and many more than that wearing shirts and jackets from other MCR tours. Unfortunately, due to the timely process of receiving my press pass and having it confirmed, I was unable to take pictures of any of these awesome fans.

After I received clearance for my press pass, we were brought into the venue by the media director who was so helpful in showing us around the venue since we had never been there before and also giving me direction for what to do when it came down to go into the photo pit.

When the media director left us at our seats, we were very eager for the show to start. I had heard many good things about Matt & Kim, and I was very excited to see them live. They did not disappoint me, they were very talented and I enjoyed their set a lot. I don't know, though, if they were exactly fitting for the audience of My Chemical Romance and Blink-182 fans, so there were times during their performance when crowd enthusiasm was at low.

Towards the end of Matt & Kim's set I started to get butterflies as I knew it would soon be time to travel to the photo pit and photograph my favorite band while they performed, something that had been on my bucket list for years. When Matt & Kim finished playing I made my way to pick up my camera and then followed my escort to the entrance of the photo pit. It was about to happen, and I was beyond nervous.

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27 September 2011 @ 07:55 pm
Photos from HCT Charlotte, North Carolina, 09/20/2011  
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23 September 2011 @ 06:50 pm
Photos from HCT Virginia Beach, Virginia, 09/18/2011  
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23 September 2011 @ 05:42 pm
Photos from HCT Camden, New Jersey, 09/17/2011  
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23 September 2011 @ 05:41 pm
Photos from HCT Saratoga Springs, New York, 09/16/2011  
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23 September 2011 @ 04:14 pm
Photos from HCT Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 09/15/2011  
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16 September 2011 @ 10:05 am
Photos from HCT Cleveland, Ohio, 09/13/2011  
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13 September 2011 @ 05:11 pm
Photos from HCT Detroit, Michigan, 09/11/2011  
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11 September 2011 @ 09:36 pm
Photos from HCT Indianapolis, Indiana, 09/10/2011  
Sorry for the spam again. The last two sets were… subpar and I didn't want to leave it on that note, so have some better pictures! :)

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11 September 2011 @ 09:20 pm
Photos from HCT Kansas City, Missouri, 09/09/2011  
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11 September 2011 @ 09:07 pm
Photos from HCT Des Moines, Iowa, 09/08/2011  
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08 September 2011 @ 09:11 pm
Photos from HCT St. Paul, Minnesota, 09/07/2011  
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08 September 2011 @ 06:56 pm
Photos from HCT Denver, Colorado, 09/04/2011  
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