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Jul 7, 2017

My Chemical Romance Win MTV’s Greatest Video Of The Century!

You voted ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ the best music vid this millennium… 

 We gave you 50 of our favourite music videos released since the turn of the century and handed them over to you to chose a winner...

My Chemical Romance have claimed the title of MTV's Greatest Video Of The Century with their iconic 'Welcome To The Black Parade'!

WATCH THE GREATEST VIDEO OF THE CENTURY, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE'S 'WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE':


Originally released in 2006, 'Welcome To The Black Parade' was taken from their third studio album The Black Parade and became the band's only UK No.1 single. The video was directed by Samuel Bayer, had Oscar-winning Colleen Atwood on board for costume, and co-starred actor Lukas Haas (Mars Attacks!), who portrayed the lead 'character' of the album, The Patient, being taken by death as the band play on a float in a surreal, dystopian setting.

Frank Iero and the Patience To Play White Eagle Hall In Jersey City

Frank Iero and the Patience plays historic White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on July 22 at 8:00pm, the only New York City area appearance  of their current tour.  The Homeless Gospel Choir will open the night.  Tickets range from $20 to $25. Iero, a Bellville, N.J. native, is eager to perform at this newly renovated concert hall that reopened in May.
“I’m really excited to be playing a home town show in Jersey City,” says Iero. “We’ve had amazing shows in J.C. before and I’m really looking forward to playing a new venue there. I’ve heard great things about White Eagle Hall and I’m excited to discover another gem in the city that holds my heart.” 

Frank Iero, who gained fame as a member of My Chemical Romance and the post-hardcore punk band,  LeATHERMØUTH, formed his punk solo punk project, Frank Iero and the Patience (originally known as frnkiero and the cellabration) in 2014. The group’s recent album, Parachutes, released in October of 2016, is considered by many critics to be a personal breakthrough for the artist. “These burnt and frayed punk songs burst forth with purpose and power, bearing the pale scars of some deep psychic wounds….. Iero has made a grand statement with Parachutes that should not be overlooked.” (Alternative Press)

"Parachutes are life saving devices,” Iero says about his newest record. “The act of living can be random and strange, beautiful and ugly at the same time and the only thing that is undeniably certain is eventually we are all gonna hit the ground. Some of us plummet at an incredible rate and it’s over in a flash, but some of us get saved and are able to enjoy the view for a little while.”

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NEWS: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Show is Coming from Netflix

Netflix is working on an adaptation of a comic book from the frontman of the band My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way. The first issue of Way’s Dark Horse comic, The Umbrella Academy, was released in 2007. Since then, there was some talk of a movie at Universal, but the story, which is set in 1977, is now in development as a series at Netflix with Way and Jeremy Slater (Fox’s The Exorcist) involved.


Way and artist Gabriel Bá‘s story is about a family of superheroes who possess strange powers. The comic is set in 1977 and is about a millionaire inventor – who’s really an alien in disguise – who adopts seven super-powered children to form a team.  Nine years after they parted ways, they have to team up to save their world, an alternate universe in which John F. Kennedy was never assassinated. According to Slash Report, an official announcement for the series might get made by Netflix at Comic Con. This year, the streaming giant will have a presence in Hall H with Bright and Death Note. 

Here’s the official synopsis for The Umbrella Academy from Dark Horse:
 In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the world.” Conceived and written by Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance), Umbrella Academy features interior art by Eisner-award winner Gabriel Ba, and is a multiple Eisner-award winner itself, as well as a New York Tiimes bestseller!
 There’s some kooky stuff in the comic and hopefully Netflix and all involved will preserve that. For example, the leader of the group, Spaceboy, has his head is attached to the body of a Martian gorilla. Last year, Slater, who wrote the pilot, told Collider he did not want to “sand down some of those weird edges”:

 I was really adamant about taking the job, but the only way I was going to do it was if I could make it weird and make it true to the spirit of the book. There’s a lot of weird shit in The Umbrella Academy, and it would be very easy to sand down some of those weird edges and make it more familiar to American audiences. I’m fighting very hard to not let that happen. We’re shopping around the pilot, at the moment. We’re trying to find the right home for it and trying to find someone as excited as we are.

Apparently, Netflix is as excited as they are. The initial six-issue limited series won a 2008 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series. Since then, a few notable writers have worked on the project, including Mark Bomback (War for the Planet of the Apes) and Dodgeball director Rawn Thurber. Universal developed the movie after signing a three-year production deal with Dark Horse, which led to R.I.P.D. Way is involved in the Netflix series, which will use Slater’s script.

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Aug 29, 2016

NEWS: The Black Parade 10th Anniversary featured in Alternative Press!


Celebrating the 10th anniversary of My Chemical Romance's THE BLACK PARADE; Too Close To Touch, Yellowcard, The Amity Affliction and more!

 MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE:
THE LEGEND OF THE BLACK PARADE

MCR’s groundbreaking, game-changing, scene-shattering third album turns 10 this year with a deluxe reissue featuring unreleased tracks and demo versions. We went through the AP archives to revisit some of the moments around the album, from its early beginnings to the last show the band played in support of it. From the exclusive art from Gerard Way to your favorite bands weighing in on MCR’s enduring legacy, this is truly an event to celebrate.

 Ultimate My Chemical Romance Collectors Bundle

$40.00The Black Parade turns 10 and we’re ready to celebrate! We went deep in the AP archives to bring you never-before-seen My Chemical Romance interviews and photos as well as an exclusive sit-down with drummer Bob Bryar. We also spoke to the people behind the record: their “unofficial sixth member,” producer Rob Cavallo and illustrator James Jean, who brought Gerard Way’s imagery to life.


We also have a FIRST LOOK at Gerard Way’s new comic series, a COMPLETE poster collection of MCR over the years and testimonials from our scene’s biggest MCR supporters such as the Word Alive, Crown The Empire and New Years Day.

When we weren’t going MCRazy, we spoke to Too Close To Touch about their journey on Warped Tour and dealing with grief, as well as the Amity Affliction’s Joel Birch about his struggle with alcoholism. Yellowcard told us about their plans, post-breakup while we shine a light on I Prevail, Bad Omens and more bands to discover. Come one, come all to this magic affair, indeed!

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Jul 24, 2016

NEWS: Comic-Con 2016: Gerard Way recalls being 'really scared' to pitch Doom Patrol ideas

The My Chemical Romance frontman talks about his 'lifelong dream' at Con-X


With My Chemical Romance still in hibernation, former frontman Gerard Way has pivoted toward an early love: comics.

Last April, Way announced he would curate a new DC effort targeted toward older readers called Young Animal. The first of the four titles will roll out this fall, kick-starting the imprint of which Way will write “two-and-a-half.” He also wrote the alt-universe Eisner-winning limited series, The Umbrella Academy, that Universal Cable Production optioned last year for a series.

Way joined EW’s Tim Leong at the EW Con-X stage to discuss his own imprint, the scariest moment of adapting Doom Patrol, female creators, and the music that inspires his writing. Here are our takeaways.

Landing an imprint wasn’t on Way’s radar
Leong described Way’s accomplishment akin to an athlete nabbing a personalized sneaker from Nike. But it might be even bigger than that, given the autonomy and guidance as a curator.

“It all stemmed out of Doom Patrol and the desire to write Doom Patrol, which had been my lifelong dream, between making music and writing Doom Patrol — that was pretty much what I had,” Way explained of how Young Animal came to be.

He started out by going through the DC canon and picking out rarely used characters: “My favorite characters are the ones that are counted out already, maybe they’re B-lister, C-lister characters. I find you can do the most exciting things with those kinds of characters.”

Four titles are being developed under his creative guidance, three with some writing contribution from Way: Doom Patrol, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye, and Mother Panic. (Cecil Castellucci handles writing duties on Shade, The Changing Girl.)

Many primary characters are daughters — and not just because Way has one

Way noted the strong parental-daughter relationships in the four in-progress works, but he claims, “It just happened.”

“A lot of the characters, the lead characters are women,” he said, “and I think that has something to do with the parent-daughter, parent-child situation.”

Way noted how critical it is to have female and varied creators aboard his projects: “Moving forward, it’s more important to have more kinds of diversity in there. Just to keep an eye on it: You should try to include people whenever you can.”


Writing Doom Patrol was a horrifying dream come true

Way’s one comic he wishes he could have written is Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol. Since he’s now working on it, everything is extra special. But the scariest moment about taking on Doom Patrol was working over ideas in Morrison’s Los Angeles apartment and pitching ideas, in front of the man himself.

“He would be like, ‘Okay, what’s your first issue of Doom Patrol?’” he recalled, “and I would have to stand there and tell him everything. I was really scared. That’s when I realized there’s a lot of holes in this cheese. I got to figure it out.”

The intense grilling wasn’t a hazing process: Morrison has given his blessing and endorsement to Way to take on Doom Patrol.

Don’t listen to MCR when trying to write

To begin his writing process, Way typically threw on Black Sabbath, Sleep or ethereal instrumental tracks to help with Doom Patrol; one album usually puts him into a writing zone that propels him. But he doubts anyone could listen to anything MCR to center them.

“I couldn’t imagine writing anything while listening to that,” Way said. “It’s just constantly hitting you in the face with that band. It really grabs the listener and says, ‘You must listen to me right now.’”

Con-X is a four-day getaway in Embarcadero Marina Park North in downtown San Diego. Made for all fans, Con-X allows anyone to get a taste of Comic-Con for free with panels, Q&A, trivia, music, screenings and more. Con-X runs through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. PT each day.

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Jul 22, 2016

NEWS: My Chemical Romance Plots 'Black Parade' Reissue for 10th Anniversary

Band confirms no tour or reunion plans will accompany reissue


 My Chemical Romance will be reissuing their third album The Black Parade for its 10th anniversary. The band confirmed on Twitter, however, that the reissue is not indicative of any tour or reunion plans.

A source confirmed the reissue to Entertainment Weekly after a cryptic teaser video was posted on the band's social media yesterday with a flag bearing a cross waved in the wind as the opening piano part to "Welcome to the Black Parade" played. The video also revealed a release date for the then-mystery project of September 23rd. As fans raced to guess what the teaser indicated, the band posted a note on their Twitter with the caption "Thank you so much for the love" that confirmed they would not be reuniting this year.

My Chemical Romance released the theatrical Black Parade in October of 2006. The rock opera told the story of a cancer patient who experiences his death in the form of a parade and continues to reflect on his existence in the afterlife. "Welcome to the Black Parade" was the band's first and only Top 10 single and the album itself went platinum, establishing MCR as one of the biggest rock bands at the time.

In 2013, the band decided to call it quits after 12 years and four albums together. Their final release was 2010's Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and even though Danger Days was not technically a rock opera it still maintained the band's penchant for a theme with the protopunk-influenced songs loosely telling the tale of the Killjoys fighting against a deadly corporation.

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