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.

interview )

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?)

interview behind cut )

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.

embed of song from youtube )
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)