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Review: My Chemical Romance's 9/11 show was a cathartic, raucous trip down memory lane

9/11 famously inspired My Chemical Romance’s formation. Relive the band’s show at New York City’s Barclays Center with our review.

Playing guitar with knives: breaking down My Chemical Romance's "The Foundations of Decay"

Thursday evening, My Chemical Romance had the absolute audacity to drop “The Foundations Of Decay,” their first new song since 2014’s “Fake Your Death” without warning. The band fully disrupted reality as we had known it, waking slumbering souls, tearing us out of the comfort of resignation we’d been living in that new music would […]

From action figures to jumpsuits, these are the 23 rarest My Chemical Romance collectibles

Pick any given day to search “My Chemical Romance” on eBay, and you will be bombarded with thousands of exorbitantly priced listings. But is that Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys California 2019 boxset actually worth $3,000?  Some of the MCRmy’s most devoted collectors and yours truly scoured our inventories for some […]

My Chemical Romance new limited-edition makeup collection on the way

My Chemical Romance have announced a new limited-edition makeup collection with HipDot. The new line was inspired by their 2010 album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys. The collection features an eye shadow palette, eyeliner duo, eye primer and a four-piece lip gloss set. The star of the set is the Art […]

Read AltPress’ first interview with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance

Featured in the August 2004 issue 193, My Chemical Romance made their major Alternative Press feature debut before appearing on the cover of issue 197 in December 2004. Following the release of their sophomore album in June 2004, ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge,’ the group were interviewed by Leslie Simon and shot by Anthony Saint […]

Frank Iero loves that fans dress up as My Chemical Romance years later

When Frank Iero first got his start in the New Jersey hardcore and punk scene, the only thing he had on his mind was creating something loud and disruptive onstage. Adorned in dirty band T-shirts, at-home bleached hair and a zero-fucks-given attitude, Iero adamantly dedicated himself to creating a wave of sound up until he […]

15 pop-punk songs that wouldn’t be the same without these guitar solos

Fact: Guitar solos are awesome. Plain and simple. They’re just as much fun to see live as they are to listen to, as they fully display the guitarist’s raw passion for the instrument. While solos are a staple of certain rock subgenres, they’re far less common in pop-punk songs. So, when we do come across […]

This iconic My Chemical Romance LEGO design could become a reality

UPDATE: April 27, 2021 11:41 AM ET After launching the My Chemical Romance “Welcome To The Black Parade” LEGO set idea, VNMBricks has reached the 10,000 supporters milestone. The design will officially be reviewed by a LEGO expert to see if the design will become a reality. ORIGINAL: April 21, 2021 11:25 AM ET VNMBricks […]

My Chemical Romance reschedule tour dates for 2022

My Chemical Romance are rescheduling their reunion tour dates for 2022. The highly anticipated run will mark the follow-up to the band’s return at The Shrine in Los Angeles in December 2019 following a clue-filled reunion announcement weeks prior on Halloween. Originally set to play their next shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan in […]

‘Umbrella Academy’ star Aidan Gallagher interviews Gerard Way in new series

This week, The Umbrella Academy star Aidan Gallagher launched a new series on his YouTube channel with Gerard Way. Together, the duo has teamed up to discuss all things music-related. In the first part of the interview, Way opened up about his recording studio and working with producer, engineer and longtime friend Doug McKean. Read […]

Mikey Way shares rare look at Ray Toro producing Electric Century's album

Last week, Mikey Way and David Debiak finally debuted Electric Century‘s new self-titled album. Now, Way has shared a rare glimpse of his My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro producing the new album in the studio. Read more: Apparently Twitter knows something about that ‘Spider-Man 3’ cast rumor On Feb. 26, Electric Century’s long-awaited new […]

10 times My Chemical Romance members collaborated outside of the band

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a creative collective as tight-knit as My Chemical Romance. Even when they’re not all in the studio together, they seem to find a way to be, well, in the studio together… Last week, Mikey Way debuted a new single from Electric Century, his side project with David Debiak, ahead of their forthcoming album. […]

"Till We're Gone" has everything Electric Century really wanted to say

Electric Century‘s highly anticipated sophomore album is just weeks away. In the meantime, however, Mikey Way and David Debiak are offering us a taste of the upcoming era with lead single “Till We’re Gone.” The track drops on streaming platforms tomorrow, but you can hear it now exclusively via Alternative Press. Navigating the tumultuousness of romantic reconciliation, […]

Electric Century share a snippet of a new Ray Toro-produced song– listen

It seems like 2021 is off to a great start as Electric Century‘s Mikey Way and David Debiak shared a snippet of their brand-new song “Till We’re Gone” straight from their forthcoming sophomore album. The duo posted the piece of the song on Instagram over the weekend and described it as “A track about seeking […]

10 references you might have missed in My Chemical Romance's lyrics

My Chemical Romance always insert references in lyrics, videos, performances and wherever else they can fit them. In fact, they’re so abundant and often well hidden that the more subtle ones may be overlooked for years. While we love pulling out trivia regarding the real “Helena” and Blade Runner, the best nods are lesser-known. Better yet, […]

QUIZ: How well do you remember the lyrics to My Chemical Romance’s “Helena“?

The postponement of My Chemical Romance‘s 2020 reunion tour was a huge bummer to the emo community. However, with rescheduled dates to look forward to, the wait gives us a good opportunity to better memorize all the lyrics to our dream setlists. It seems like fans have been making good use of the time, judging […]

10 things you probably didn’t know about My Chemical Romance’s ‘Danger Days’

It’s been an entire decade since the Killjoys first made some noise on 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys. The aftermath is secondary, ultimately legendary and a timely reminder that My Chemical Romance can turn their hands to any far-fetched concept and produce a timeless, genre-defining album in the process. For […]

10 reasons we should’ve seen My Chemical Romance’s return coming

It’s almost been a whole year since My Chemical Romance’s long-awaited reunion show at Los Angeles’ The Shrine. However, knowing full well that they wouldn’t go quietly, we never gave up on the eventual return of the emo juggernauts. This gave way to numerous fan theories speculating the band’s future. Just as we predicted, My […]

16 things about ‘Black Parade’ even My Chemical Romance probably forgot

It’s that time of year again where we realize how old we are when we remember The Black Parade was released. In the years since, My Chemical Romance’s rock opera has been immortalized as one of the greatest emo concept albums of all time, with its hidden Easter eggs and the complex universe built around […]

29 scene song titles so long you'll have to stop to take a breath

One standout feature of the early 2000s emo music scene was song titles that could barely fit on the back covers of CDs. You probably have fond memories of typing the lyrics of your new jam into the Google search bar and discovering that the actual name of the song was nowhere within them. Or […]
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