29 October 2010 @ 11:08 am
Blog Post: Jeff Watson  
Watch Behind The Scenes From The Na Na Na Video
posted by Jeff on Oct 29, 2010 10:35am

Check out footage from the Na Na Na video, featuring the MCR guys in the California desert as they enter the world of 2019!

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26 October 2010 @ 06:54 pm
Blog Update: Jeff Watson  
Na Na Na Video Now Available In iTunes!
Posted by Jeff on Oct 26, 2010 11:33am

My Chemical Romance's video for Na Na Na is now available in iTunes. Click here to get it!
19 October 2010 @ 06:55 pm
My Chemical Romance, 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)' -- New Video, Exclusive Photos  
My Chemical Romance's new video for 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)' is an apocalyptic roller-coaster ride in the vein of Mad Max. As you can see from the exclusive-to-AOL photos, the video also features members of the band Mindless Self Indulgence, with guitarist Steve, Righ? as the DJ, "Dr. Death Defying," and vocalist Jimmy Urine as the main evil villain "Draculoid" who, along with his henchmen, is out to take down My Chemical Romance. Not only is the video for 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)' an obvious reference to 'Mad Max,' there are countless movie and video game references throughout. As MTV points out, it also pays tribute to films like 'Blade Runner,' 'Easy Rider,' the TV show the 'A-Team' and even the Nintendo Entertainment System. With its shoot-out scene at the close, the video is left open-ended and we're left wondering if, much like the movies the video references, we'll see the characters returning for a sequel.

Frontman Gerard Way had this to say about the video "The vision for the "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) video came to me when I was in the desert this past January. We chased an album and a vision and the result is my best friends and I making art that we're excited for you to see."

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18 October 2010 @ 11:57 am
My Chemical Romance's 'Na Na Na' Video: Behind The Scenes  
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14 October 2010 @ 02:12 pm
My Chemical Romance's 'Na Na Na' Video: A Pop-Culture Cheat Sheet  
We combed the hyperkinetic clip and turned up references from 'Easy Rider,' postmodern comic books, vintage Nintendo and more.
by James Montgomery

Early Thursday morning (October 14) — like, 12:01 a.m. early — My Chemical Romance's much-anticipated video for "Na Na Na" premiered on MTV.com. And we've basically spent every hour since re-watching it, combing through each frame and marveling at its breakneck pacing, sneering swagger and, well, hyperkinetic, hypercolor stylings.

Yes, "Na Na Na" is certainly a remarkable thing, an eye-catching, palpitation-inducing thrill ride (sort of like the album it's promoting) that's also incredibly clever, slightly goofy, and downright sly. See, much like other great videos of recent memory — like, say, Lady Gaga's "Telephone" — it's also chock-full of blink-and-you'll-miss-them nods to pop culture; too-clever odes to film, TV, toys and all manner of electronic ephemera from the past 50 years.

So, much like we did with "Telephone," we've put "Na Na Na" through the wringer, and compiled a pop-culture cheat sheet that's alphabetized and cross-referenced for your convenience. Believe us, this took way longer than you could imagine ... but strangely, it was worth it. (Oh, and despite our best efforts, we're sure there's something we missed. Which is why we need your help: Let us know what you spot in the comments below.)

The List )