As My Chemical Romance released their new single ‘Planetary (GO!)’, NME went backstage to capture the band’s pre-show preparations and rituals before Gerard Way and company hit the stage at Cardiff International Arena in February. Watch it via YouTube below.
Gerard Way and his My Chemical Romance bandmates discussed with NME the making of ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ and revealed why they had to scrap so much material before they nailed the concept for the record. “You’re not gonna rest on the laurels of ‘Black Parade’ and ride that success into being big, because that was kind of starting to happen,” Way explained. “We played Summer Sonic Festival, and we were kind of just a generic My Chem at that point, and the record we were making was very reflective of that. We could have just kind of got up there, wore black, have a big MCR behind us, and then call it a day. That was the record we were making. Then we realized we couldn’t that. We had to take that hard road again. We had to be on a mission and it was going to be a fight.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.
Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance visited the Billy Bush Show, where the singer took on the task of drawing a sketch of Billy in-studio. He also opened up about touring, being “famous” and his personal life. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Jared Sagal of Rockerrazzi.com interviewed My Chemical Romance. Gerard Way and company talked about scrapping an entire record to start over on their latest LP ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’, what’s the future of the scrapped songs, spending off time sleeping, the band’s legacy, setting and achieving goals as a band, not bending to outside pressure, and whether having children changes their writing process.
NME caught up with My Chemical Romance in a 3-part feature. The first clip features Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way and Frank Iero discussing their alter egos in the new video for ‘Na Na Na…’. The second video has the band discussing their customized Trans-Am for the ‘Na Na Na’ video and the overall concept behind ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’. The final part of the mag’s interview has MCR talking about David Bowie, costumes and partying at the end of the world. Watch it via YouTube below.
My Chemical Romance have just released their new single ‘Sing’, which is currently featured at their MySpace page. The single is from the band’s album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ and will be released
on Monday, November 22nd. Listen to ‘Sing’ below.
My Chemical Romance are out with the music video to their new single ‘Na Na Na’, off the Jersey City, New Jersey rock band’s fourth studio album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’, out November 22nd via Reprise Records. The video was co-directed by Roboshobo and Gerard Way and features comic book author Grant Morrison. Watch it via YouTube below.
Nylon Guys cover star Gerard Way and his My Chemical Romance bandmates enjoy the Jersey Shore. The band talked about how they evolved from dressing the same, how Way has always liked The Damned’s style, and VH1 reality shows being their favorite television fair. Watch the clip via YouTube below.
My Chemical Romance are out with the video to their new single ‘Desolation Row’, a cover of the Bob Dylan 1965 release, featured on the ‘Watchmen’ soundtrack. Watch it below.
Footage of My Chemical Romance filming their music video for ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ with Sam Bayer has been posted online. Frontman Gerard Way opened the clip discussing the video and why they went with Sam, while Bayer followed talking about loving MCR’s new material. “The concept of the record is based on the simple notion of, when death comes for you, I believe it comes for you however you want, and if its a black sedan, or a guy on a bicycle, or a pretty girl, or something, it’s something,” Way explained. Lukas Haas then talked about starring in the clip, where he dies and “goes to My Chemical Romance heaven.” Watch the 20-minute feature at YouTube.