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Rare Gerard Way recording released—listen

February 10 2016, 10:43 PM EST By Caitlyn Ralph

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has stumbled upon a rare relic from recording the band's monumental album The Black Parade: a clip of him covering the Carpenters’ “Superstar” during vocal warm-ups. It was apparently just too good for him to keep all for himself, so Way has—thankfully—posted it for our enjoyment. Listen to the stream below.

Read more: Gerard Way says The Black Parade was supposed to be the end of My Chemical Romance

The decade-old cover was recorded before Way sang My Chemical Romance's beautiful ballad "Cancer." When he released this clip, Way tweeted extensively about The Black Parade's recording process—how he would do vocal warm-ups by singing the Carpenters, how they almost put a cover on the album and how it's crazy to think about what happened to the band afterwards. The cover is a compelling snapshot in an intense creative moment for My Chemical Romance. Here are Way's tweets: 

 

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