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My Chemical Romance perform with Queen's Brian May at Reading Festival

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After speculation throughout the day about a "special guest" who would play with My Chemical Romance during their headlining spot at Reading Festival yesterday, Brian May of Queen took the stage with them to perform a cover of "We Will Rock You" and MCR's own "Welcome To The Black Parade" for their encore.

Check out the video from the performance below:



I am so proud of these guys. Beyond proud.

XoXo
c.

UPDATE! My Chemical Romance Announce Plans to Record New Album

UPDATE: August 26 @ 7:38 p.m.

In an interview with BBC Three today at Reading Festival, singer Gerard Way admitted that they are "considering putting something together very quickly" after Honda Civic Tour.

The Daily Star also reported that Way told them, “When we finished Danger Days we were sad in a weird way because we felt like we were just getting started" and that "[they've] got a a lot of new songs already."

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Original Post: August 22 @ 10:42 a.m.

According to Alternative Press, My Chemical Romance revealed at a recent Chicago tour stop that they will begin recording a new album following their current Honda Civic Tour.

No further details were given in the article.

I'll keep my eyes open for more information; though, that may be difficult: Honda Civic Tour killed my cell phone last night! A Review of that is coming soon!

XoXo
c.

Unabridged Live Review: My Chemical Romance @ The Honda Civic Tour / August 21, 2011 / Cincinnati, OH

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Gerard Way has said that the Killjoys wear "bad luck beads," wooden bracelets with symbols of misfortune on them, in a way that counteracts the bad luck's finding them. If it's always with you, in theory, it wont be looking for you.

I should have worn my bad luck beads to the Cincinnati stop of the Honda Civic Tour on Sunday.

Knowing that we had seats, my friend and I did not begin our trip to Cincinnati until later in the day, both of us with a strange feeling in our chests. Of course, I began that trip having forgotten my insurance card, and with a GPS that decided to take us wherever it pleased between home and the Riverbend Music Center.

When we got to the venue, the parking lot was closed and we were directed to park in a muddy field in which people were getting drunk and playing cornhole--a land of scratches, dents and flat tires waiting to happen. I had said to my companion Emily, "People are tailgating? Really? Don't they realize MCR is about to kil…

My Chemical Romance Announce MASScanvas Design Winners (Help MCR help the Make-A-Wish Foundation)

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Last month, My Chemical Romance teamed up with MASScanvas to issue a "design challenge" to fans.

The goal was to create a t-shirt design based on the theme "Good vs. Evil" that, when sold, will benefit MCR's chosen charity, The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

My Chemical Romance has chosen the top five designs from over 240 submissions and has announced via video on the MASScanvas challenge website.



The T-shirts, which are onsale now for $25 each, have been limited to 2019 prints each and will be sold for a limited time. $2 of every purchase will go to Make-A-Wish.

The first people to order the shirts will also have a chance to win the first print of it, signed by My Chemical Romance.

Order your limited edition MASScanvas/ My Chemical Romance shirt here. Help MCR meet their goal of granting the wishes of three children for the Make-A-Wish foundations.

XoXo
c.

My Chemical Romance Announce Plans to Record New Album

Original Post: August 22 @ 10:42 a.m.
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According to Alternative Press, My Chemical Romance revealed at a recent Chicago tour stop that they will begin recording a new album following their current Honda Civic Tour.

No further details were given in the article.

I'll keep my eyes open for more information; though, that may be difficult: Honda Civic Tour killed my cell phone last night! A Review of that is coming soon!

XoXo
c.

My Chemical Romance invites fans to join Spotify. A New MCRmy Mission!

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My Chemical Romance fans looking for a Spotify invite are in luck. A Spotify code request page has been added to MCR's official website. Those looking to start using the online streaming service who have not yet gotten an invite, need only enter their Email addresses to be sent one.

After fans have joined Spotify, they will be able to subscribe to the band's pre-show "Psych-up Mix" and more!

Fans, here's how we can help out MCR in return:

We can try to get My Chemical Romance into the Top 100 Spotify artists! Doing that is simple: we need only stream their music from Spotify...a lot! If we team together, perhaps we can make it work.

Just create a playlist on Spotify that includes a couple of the new MCR songs ("Bulletproof Heart" and "The Kids From Yesterday," for example), and play it on repeat. You can turn down the volume and keep it going at all times. Just, you know, remember to turn off Last.fm Scrobbling if you're using it.

You c…

My Chemical Romance News While I was Away

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Hey, everyone.

As I explained in my previous entry, I had been taking some time away from my computer to be with my grandmother in the final days of her life.

Unfortunately, she passed away on August 8, and I haven't been taking it so well.

But I know she wouldn't want me to wallow. She always encouraged my writing and, though she didn't understand it, was interested in "that computer stuff" I do. So, I'm not going to stay offline and mope. I'm going to remember her encouragement and continue this "computer stuff," as she would say, full force.

Here is what has been happening in the My Chemical Romance world lately:

-July 26, 2011-
In conjunction with Japanese watchmaker Tokyoflash, My Chemical Romance released the Seikatsu Koujou Kyokusen (Translation: Better Living curved line) BLI watch.

It is available on the newly-designed MCR online store for $125.




-July 28, 2011-
MCR and Buzznet are holding a Honda Civic Tour Blogger competition. Winners…

Lack of Updates: An Explanation

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Hey, everyone!

I just wanted to update to let you know why I've not been posting MCR news as fast and frequently. I know many of you have come to see this blog as a useful source for information. Things will return to normal, and I'm still keeping a pulse on the MCR news world, but-- for right now --I need to be with my family.

Those of you who follow me elsewhere have probably seen stories I've shared about my grandmother (Meme, as I have called her since I was a child). If not, here's the general back-story of the past 4 years and what brought everything to this point.

My Meme is the very reason I started writing. She would sit at a typewriter when I was too young to write and would transcribe the stories I dictated to her at the time. She taught me to paint and always encouraged me creatively. Without her, I don't know if I would be brave enough to even try at a career in writing.

Unfortunately, her health has declined severely over the past two weeks, and it i…

Warped Tour Interview Series (Part Three): D.R.U.G.S.

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Part three of a four-part interview series I conducted for ACRN.com at the August 2 stop of 2011's Vans Warped Tour

Supergroup D.R.U.G.S. (Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows) is still relatively young, as bands go, but with a full-length album, an EP and an already dedicated following, they set out on this year's Vans Warped Tour to show intrigued, sweaty audiences what years of prior experience and a new group dyanamic can do.

ACRN spoke to bassist Adam “The Skull” Russell, also from of Story of the Year, about what it takes to restart a band from scratch, "the war on assbags" and what in the world his band, Slipknot and Harry Potter have to do with each other.

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Read the full interview at ACRN.com.

XoXo
c.

Warped Tour Interview Series (Part Two): Go Radio

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Part two of a four-part interview series I conducted for ACRN.com at the August 2 stop of 2011's Vans Warped Tour

If you're a fan of Go Radio, you should feel very lucky. No, that's not a horrible pun on their latest album Lucky Street's title. These guys really do care about you.

ACRN chatted with Go Radio guitarist Alex Reed at the Cincinnati stop of the 2011 Vans Warped Tour  about fans, touring plans and how a band can stay grounded and relaxed.

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Read the full interview at ACRN.com

XoXo
c.

Warped Tour Interview Series (Part One): Larry And His Flask

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Yesterday, I attended the Vans Warped Tour stop in Cincinnati, Ohio. Posts to follow will be a four-part series of interviews I conducted for ACRN.com while there!

Since Larry And His Flask played Jackie O's and appeared on Episode 8 of our Guest List video series last year, the acoustic-punk, roots-influenced, call-it-what-you-will outfit of six has completed a new album and started carving out a niche for themselves, which landed them on the full run of the 2011 Vans Warped Tour.

We caught up with bassist Jesse Marshall at the Cincinnati Warped Tour stop to talk about the band's upcoming punk festival run, the changes the band has made over the years and to figure out who the hell Larry is.

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Read the full interview at ACRN.com

XoXo
c.