Thursday, June 28, 2012

FALSE Rumor: My Chemical Romance to play México's ONE Festival?

UPDATE! According to Windish Agency, the source from which the rumor seemed to have originated, "MCR will not be playing this fest."



According to an article on lifeboxset, My Chemical Romance are set to play México's One Music & Arts Festival on November 10, 2012.

However, the source site from which the article appears to have a screen-grab (pictured) has since removed all artist names from the festival line-up (if they were ever there to start. We must be skeptical, MCRmy.)

According to fan sources, the One Festival  account tweeted that MCR would be playing the fest then promptly deleted. A search for a screen cap of that is in-progress.

I will keep an eye on this and follow up if official or more reliable sources post; however, for now, I'm calling it a rumor and saying don't hurt yourself by getting your hopes up.


Friday, June 8, 2012

Another Life Chapter: Another "Thank You" to My Chemical Romance

I try to avoid personal posts here, but I think this occasion warrants it.

Today is the 8th anniversary of the release of the album that introduced me to the the thing that absolutely turned my life around--My Chemical Romance.

By a magical coincidence that I, as a 14-year-old in 2004 about to go into high school and first discovering MCR through Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge commercials, could have never predicted, the album's 8th anniversary happens to fall on the day before I graduate from college.

That's right. Tomorrow, I take the big, horrifying leap into the real world. And I do mean horrifying.

The perfect 8-year span from the time I discovered My Chemical Romance and started high school to the end of my education is a remarkable coincidence and something for which I am so thankful. I also could have never predicted then just how huge of a role one band could play in my life.

High school is a trying 4 years for everyone. College is testing and terrifying in that it makes you face your growing up. During those 8 unstable years,  I always had something stable that I could believe in in My Chemical Romance.

From those terrible teenage years when they first inspired me and helped show me the value of my own life, through low times when they reminded me I didn't have to be afraid to live, through falling into fear and wanting safety and their showing me all over again to live dangerously and to not give up on my dreams, My Chemical Romance kept me on my feet and as strong as I could possibly be through both adversity and good times.

Always. That music was there, and the power and meaning of it has never diminished.
So, now to the next chapter, to the next 8 years. I have a feeling the world isn't going to go easy on me, but I also feel comfort in knowing that through discovering MCR, through internalizing all they have shown me, I am so much stronger than I was 8 years ago.

There is so much more that I could say that there are simply no words to describe.

Thank you, My Chemical Romance. Infinitely.

Art is the Weapon.
Your Imagination is the Ammunition.
Stay Dirty, and Stay Dangerous.
Create and Destroy as you see fit.
Embrace your Originality.
The Aftermath is Secondary.
You can and should do Anything.
-Frank Iero