Friday, March 30, 2012

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) to play host on 'Hoppus on Music' Orange County special

My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero, alongside Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold, is set to appear on Fuse's Hoppus On Music next Thursday at midnight (11 p.m. Central, so technically 12 a.m. Friday EST.)

According to the photo description on the Hoppus On Music Facebook where it was announced, the two will be exploring the "Orange Country [sic] music scene."

On March 6, Zacky Vengeance originally tweeted a picture with Frank, presumably from the day of the shoot, captioned "Up to no good..,"

Because the time the episode is set to air aligns, some fans are speculating that it is what Frank's countdown concerns; though, there is nothing to prove or disprove that theory.

UPDATE: April 2 @ 10:15 p.m. EST

Fuse has added video clips from the upcoming program. In them, Frank interviews Zacky Vengeance.

According the the official MCR site, as a part of Hoppus On Music, "Frank goes to Orange County to interview bands that include Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, and Pennywise..."





UPDATE: April 3 @ 9:53 p.m.

Fuse has uploaded two more videos. In one, Frank talks to Zacky about A7X/MCR tour memories and in the other he asks Fletcher from Pennywise about being tased.





UPDATE: April 4 @ 6:00 p.m.





UPDATE: April 9, 2012 @ 9:23 p.m. EST







XoXo
c.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Album Review: The Used - 'Vulnerable'





The Used
Vulnerable
Hopeless Records
March 27, 2012









Is Vulnerable a bad album? No. However, by the standards The Used have built, it’s somewhat disappointing.


Read my full review at ACRN.com

XoXo
c.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yet another Glimpse at My Chemical Romance working on new material?

UPDATED: March 28 @ 7:35 p.m. EST
In case you've missed it, Frank has posted additional photos, and a new photo album on the band's Facebook page has been added to keep tabs on all the studio pictures the guys post!

Check out the "Untitled Album" on Facebook!

ORIGINAL POST: March 22 @ 8:23 p.m. EST
My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero has posted yet another photo that looks like it could be a hint at new MCR material. It shows the the structure of a song scrawled on a whiteboard:

Intro
Verse x2
Chorus x2
Verse x4
--dropout--
chorus x2
verse x4
-dropout to (full weird part!)
chorus x4 w/change[...]
outro?

 He also tweeted a picture of several discarded setlists.

Is anyone else sensing a pattern here?

Last Thursday, Frank posted a different picture of a whiteboard with a computer in the background. The Thursday before that, Ray Toro also posted pictures that appeared to be from a studio.

XoXo
c.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Album Review: 'The General Strike' - Anti-Flag




Anti-Flag
The General Strike
SideOneDummy Records
March 20, 2012










TRACKLISTING

1.Controlled Opposition
2. The Neoliberal Anthem
3. 1915
4. This Is The New Sound
5. Bullshit Opportunist
6. The Ranks of The Masses Rising
7. Turn A Blind Eye
8. Broken Bones
9. I Don't Wanna
10. Nothing Recedes Like Progress
11. Resist
12. The Ghosts of Alexandria

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As long as there has been something to question in the band's lifespan, Anti-Flag has been there to question it. That still rings true on The General Strike.

Read my full review for ACRN.com

XoXo
c.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Deadmau5 collaborates with Gerard Way on "Professional Griefers" ?

I was informed earlier this week by the lovely MCRupdates that rumors were rampant online about a Deadmau5 collaboration with My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way.

Though Deadmau5 first gave a preview of the song in December, it was following a recent livestream during which the popular electronic artist worked on the vocals for his track "Professional Griefers" that fans began to speculate.

To any My Chemical Romance fan, the sound of that voice is unmistakable. However, details of the collaboration are sparse and nothing has been officially announced.

Deadmau5, who all-but-confirmed that it is Gerard in this tweet says that he's not upset people found out about the collaboration, but is "pissed about the quality of a rip."

If you don't mind bad quality and can't wait to hear this possible collaboration for yourself, listen to the video* of "Professional Griefers" with vocals below:



Thanks, MCRupdates, for keeping me up-to-date about this while I was in the bleak, spiraling Hell of No-Internet-Land.

XoXo
c.

UPDATE: March 22, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. EST
Additional information, thanks to @ViennaKISS:

A version of "Professional Griefers" with some added vocals was performed as early as August, 2011. Check out the video below!



*note: the original Soundcloud embed was removed. It is now replaced in this entry with a Youtube video

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Another Possible Glimpse of My Chemical Romance creating Next Album?

My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero has posted a photo with the caption, "Things is happenink!" that looks suspiciously like it could be (though has not been confirmed to be) My Chemical Romance's working on their latest album.

The photo shows a computer and the top portion of a whiteboard with visible text: "PIANO BREAK" and what look like note names.

Last week, MCR guitarist Ray Toro also posted photographs that look like they could be glimpses of the band in-studio.

Those who were around during the creation of what became MCR's pre-Danger Days... scrapped album may recall that the band used whiteboards then to sneakily give away potential song titles.

XoXo
c.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Photograph of Gerard and Mikey Way to be featured in traveling art show to raise Parkinson's Disease funds and awareness

When photographer Allan Amato posted, "Just wrapped a lovely shoot experience with My Chemical Romance in old man pajamas..." MCR fans were--to say the least--intrigued.

It has now been revealed that said shoot was for the benefit of the organization Illuminate Parkinsons, which aims to raise awareness about Parkinson's Disease and funds for charities.

The photograph (above) of Gerard Way and Mikey Way is one of many by Amato that will be featured in a traveling Illuminate Parkinsons gallery show to raise awareness for Young Onset Parkinsons.

Prints of the photo will also be sold to benefit the cause.

Check out Illuminate Parkinson's Kickstarter page to contribute!

XoXo
c.

Below are two other photographs of Gerard and Mikey by Allan Amato:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

First Glimpses of MCR in studio for next album? (Photos from Ray Toro)

My Chemical Romance guitarist Ray Toro has posted three pictures on Twitter that appear to be of a recording space. Could these possibly a first glimpse of the Los Angeles "compound" the guys mentioned in several recent interviews that they were building to record?

Regardless, I see instruments about to be implemented and that makes me very excited.

Check out the photos below and to the left! This may be our first glimpse at many things to come!