22 May 2013 @ 02:57 pm
Gerard article on his Aquabats episode and what he's currently working on  
My Chemical Romance Vocalist Gerard Way Co-Writes Episode for Kids’ TV Series ‘The Aquabats! Super Show!’; Continues to Work on New Music
By Jon Wiederhorn

The rock 'n' roll kiddie TV series "The Aquabats! Super Show!" is about to rock harder than ever. For the debut of the second season, executive producer Christian Jacobs ("Yo Gabba Gabba!") hired My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way to co-direct and help bring a new element to the music.

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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.

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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.

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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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01 October 2012 @ 09:40 pm
Frank Interview With Epiphone  
Frank Iero - The Interview

My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero is not only one of our signature artists but he's also one of our favorite interviewees. Frank loves to talk about guitars and music and his enthusiasm for his craft is always abundantly clear. The Epiphone Frank Iero Phant-o-matic was released last year to great reviews. Frank and his mates from MCR have been hard at work in their studio in Los Angeles on a new album for 2013.

My Chemical Romance also recently announced that starting in October, the band plans to release 2 un-heard songs every month through March, 2013. The tracks were recorded just prior to the release of their last album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and are known among hardcore MCR fans as the Conventional Weapons sessions. "We hope you enjoy these time capsules, and that they may shed a little more light on how and where Danger Days came from, and maybe even where the future of MCR might be heading. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...and now it is finally time to lift the veil on Conventional Weapons," Frank announced on the official website. Epiphone caught up with Frank to get the full scoop on what he's been up to.

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01 October 2012 @ 09:39 pm
New Frank Interview  
Flavor Of The Bleak: A brief Q&A with My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero
October 1, 2012 by Jason Pettigrew

Frank Iero is a huge fan of film director Tim Burton, so you can only imagine how ridiculously stoked the My Chemical Romance guitarist was when he was asked to contribute to the soundtrack-companion album for the remake of Burton’s first film, Frankenweenie. Iero’s track, “This Song Is A Curse,” feels like a collision of film composer maestro Danny Elfman’s aesthetics with Suicidal Tendencies’ bona fide punk classic “Institutionalized.” In June, Iero corralled MCR auxiliary players Jarrod Alexander (drums) and James Dewees (keyboards), producer/engineer Doug McKean and MCR guitarist Ray Toro (as co-producer) to record the song which appears on the iTunes edition of Frankenweenie Unleashed! (Music Inspired By The Motion Picture).

Jason Pettigrew caught up with Iero to discuss the roots of the project, the pursuit of new avenues and the dish on the new MCR album. (Spoiler alert: Iero knows how it will turn out as much as you know exactly what’s going to happen to you on, say, October 17. Is that arbitrary enough for you?)

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26 September 2012 @ 12:01 am
AP Interview with deadmau5 and Gerard  
Early last year, electronic dance music fulcrum DEADMAU5 and My Chemical Romance frontman GERARD WAY teamed up to record "Professional Griefers," one of 2012's best singles. While both men built their formidable reputations coming up through different cultures, these days, they'd rather pile tons of rulebooks on top of said communities, pour gasoline on them and watch them burn.


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[SOURCE: SCANS from the November 2012 issue of AP]
25 September 2012 @ 01:43 pm
"This Song Is A Curse" Available Now  
Frank's song on the Frankenweenie soundtrack, "This Song Is A Curse," is available now on iTunes.

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20 September 2012 @ 04:48 pm
Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance will be performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday! He will take the stage with deadmau5 to perform 'Professional Griefers'.


Mod Note: More info will be posted as it becomes available.
29 August 2012 @ 01:02 pm
Frank to Be Featured on Frankenweenie Soundtrack  
From his twitter: Hey guys so i wrote a song & recorded it, and now it's a bonus track on the @iTunesMusic Frankenweenie Soundtrack. yay! iTunes (goes to web, but will pop up a dialogue box asking if you want to open iTunes)
29 August 2012 @ 07:05 am
Professional Griefers Video  
Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

The official video for “Professional Griefers” by Deadmau5 feat. Gerard Way is out now. WATCH ON YOUTUBE NOW.

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23 August 2012 @ 11:14 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
"Professional Griefers" Video Out August 29
Thursday August 23, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

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The official video for "Professional Griefers" by Deadmau5 feat. Gerard Way will be released on August 29!
14 August 2012 @ 12:48 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
"Professional Griefers" feat. Gerard Way
Tuesday August 14, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

Check out Deadmau5’ new single “Professional Griefers” featuring Gerard Way. The single from is out now on iTunes and will be featured on Deadmau5’ forthcoming album > album title goes here <.

Mod Note: Also available on Amazon
02 May 2012 @ 12:35 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
Gerard At MorrisonCon
Wednesday May 2, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

Gerard Way will be one of 10 special guest at MorrisonCon in Las Vegas, a comic convention curated by Grant Morrison. The event will take place Sept. 28-30, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets go on sale on May 9 at 3PM ET / Noon PT Details can be found at MorrisonCon.com.
11 April 2012 @ 05:47 pm
Blog Post: MCR  
The Umbrella Academy: But the Past Ain't Through with You Motion Comic
Wednesday April 11, 2012 | Posted by: MCR

Gerard’s comic The Umbrella Academy has been made into a motion comic! Watch the video below.

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Conceived and written by Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy features art by Gabriel Bá (Casanova) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy).

Learn more about the comic at DarkHorse.com.
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.

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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.