Thursday, August 30, 2012

deadmau5 releases “Professional Griefers” video featuring Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)

Originally posted August 29 at 10:13 a.m. on AltPress.com (sometimes I'm there when news breaks and can't blog about it here immediately.)

deadmau5 has released his high-budget video for "Professional Griefers" featuring Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance.

Watch Way and deadmau5 battle it out "UFC in the future" style the video below:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero contributes song to 'Frankenweenie Unleashed!' soundtrack

This morning @ligxo pointed out to me that a song by Frank Iero will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for Frankenweenie Unleashed!.

The song, "This Song Is A Curse," is among the soundtrack's 2 just-revealed bonus tracks.

The soundtrack is set for release September 25.

XoXo
c.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

deadmau5 releases another "Professional Griefers" teaser featuring Gerard Way

Earlier this week, Rolling Stone announced that in addition to the online "Professional Griefers" (featuring My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way) premiere tomorrow, the video will also be screened at a UFC match on September 1.

Yesterday, just 2 days before the video release, deadmau5 put out another teaser for this video.

Check out it and Gerard's "Professional Griefers" flier below:


XoXo
c.

UPDATE: (No) My Chemical Romance song to be featured on 'The Man With The Iron Fists' Soundtrack

UPDATE: August 28, 2012 @ 8:16 a.m.

Despite RZA's having seemingly confirmed MCR's spot on The Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack, as the tracklisting was revealed today, there is no sign of a My Chemical Romance song (neither old nor new) on it.

Full tracklisting below:
1. The Black Keys / RZA “The Baddest Man Alive”
2. Ghostface Killah / M.O.P / Pharoahe Monch “Black Out”
3. Kanye West “White Dress”
4. The Revelations feat. Tre Williams “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”
5. Talib Kweli / RES “Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)”
6. Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Kool G. Rap “Rivers of Blood”
7. Method Man / Freddie Gibbs / StreetLife “Built for This”
8. 24 Carat Black “Poverty’s Paradise”
9. Killa Sin “The Archer”
10. RZA / Flatbush Zombies “Just Blowin’ In The Wind”
12. Corrine Bailey Rae “Chains”
13. Pusha T / Raekwon “Tick Tock”
14. Frances Yip “Green is the Mountain”
15. The Wu-Tang Clan “Six Directions of Boxing”
16. Mabel John “Your Good Thing Is About To End”


If you're still interested or simply suspicious that MCR is working under a mysterious pen name, the soundtrack is set for release October 23.

UPDATE: July 29, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m.

In a recent interview with Wired.com, RZA confirmed that My Chemical Romance will, indeed, be on the soundtrack, erasing any doubt that the original news mentioned MCR as a mistake.

However, he still made no mention whether the My Chemical Romance track would be a new one.

ORIGINAL POST: June 28, 2012 @ 8:50 p.m.
According to IndieWire, My Chemical Romance will appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming RZA-directed martial arts film, The Man With The Iron Fists.

Though the wording of the article indicates that the music MCR provides to the soundtrack will be "new" ("featuring new songs by The Black Keys, Kanye West, My Chemical Romance, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan and RZA himself"), because the album's tracklisting has not yet been revealed, it is unclear if the track MCR provides for the soundtrack will actually be new-new.

I will keep an eye open for more information on the soundtrack and add it here as it becomes available.

In the meantime, check out the movie's trailer below:



Additional note: Though My Chemical Romance is mentioned in the article, they are not mentioned among the other artists in the trailer.

XoXo
c.

Thank you to MCRupdates for the heads-up on this!

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Chemical Romance's "SING" appears on VH1 "Pop-Up Videos"

Today, "SING" by My Chemical Romance was featured on Vh1's "Pop-Up Videos" program.

Check out the video with the pop-up "facts" (some of them are inaccurate) added below:


XoXo c.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Chemical Romance Digest: August 9-21

Here's an outline of what's been going on in the My Chemical Romance world since my previous update on August 8.

August 21
deadmau5 posted the below behind-the-scenes footage from the "Professional Griefers" video, which is set for release next Wednesday.



"Professional Griefers" is now available on iTunes!

August 20
Yesterday, MCR unveiled their "School Sucks, Start A Band" varsity jacket (pictured left.) You can order the jacket from MCR's online store for $69.99






August 16
Neil Krug, the photographer who shot the Danger Days... album art posted a previously-unreleased photo of Gerard Way (right.)

August 13
Gerard Way discusses My Chemical Romance’s 5th album on “Spoilers” with Kevin Smith
The BIG news. Gerard, for the first time, has opened up a bit about what he is calling "MCR 5" at the moment. Click through and watch the interview. Dark and costumes and progress--OH MY!

August 11
Shaun Simon posted yet another tweet about the Killjoys comic!

August 9 
Deadmau5's "Professional Griefers" single featuring Gerard Way to be released August 14

Monday, August 13, 2012

Gerard Way discusses My Chemical Romance’s 5th album on “Spoilers” with Kevin Smith

Note: I originally posted this on AltPress.com.


Gerard Way discussed My Chemical Romance's upcoming 5th album on today's episode of "Spoilers," hosted by Kevin Smith.

He said MCR 5, as he is calling it while it is in-progress, is "going rather quickly" and that the album is "very dark so far."

The album, Way hints, will also include  the band's wearing costumes. He told Kevin Smith he's meeting with Colleen Atwood, who has designed the band's costumes since The Black Parade, soon to work out the costumes to accompany the next album.

Gerard also played "Small Petunia Of The Galaxy," a song he wrote for his daughter, from his iPhone during the interview.

XoXo
c.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Deadmau5's "Professional Griefers" single featuring Gerard Way to be released August 14

UPDATE: August 13 @ 11:10 p.m. EST

"Professional Griefers" is now available to download through iTunes in the U.S.!

UPDATE: August 10 @ 10:47 a.m. EST
Ultra Records was a little less cryptic than deadmau5 about the video release date. The video IS set to premiere August 29.

ORIGINAL POST:

In a press release about his upcoming album, >album title goes here< , Deadmau5 announced today that "Professional Griefers," which features vocals from Gerard Way, will be released August 14 in North America.

Additionally, the video for the song, which was recorded in May and produced by Weapons Of Mass Entertainment, is set for a still-unannounced date this month (possibly August 29.)*

The full Deadmau5 album is set for release September 25.

XoXo
c.




UPDATE: 7:57 p.m. EST

Just noticed the below trailer, possibly for the video, via My Chemical Collective, a new webzine.



The video description says August 29*. Possible video release date? We will see!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012: My Chemical Romance Tidbits

Between my digging up arrest reports and generally writing news for Alternative Press today, I noticed quite a few My Chemical Romance happenings.

Because of MCRupdate's the recent announcement that she would no longer be updating, I figured I would try to post a little more more here to attempt to make up for the loss.

Of course, I'll never be able to keep up at the magnitude she did, but little things that I would normally just tweet then move on, I'll try to compile into an occasional digest so they'll be less likely to be missed.

August 8, 2012

Bullet Cable posted a second video interview from MCR guitar tech "Punk Rock Dave" talking about equipment.

The awesome thing about this video: It was shot inside what Bullet Cable calls "MCR's secret studio," supposedly that studio the band mentioned they were building in Los Angeles many months ago.

Watch the new interview below and the first in the series here.



You can see more of the studio in the pictures MCRupdates compiled that were originally posted by engineer Doug McKean (a little more about McKean.)
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On August 1, Epiphone posted about the limited edition, green version of Frank Iero's Wilshire Phant-o-Matic guitar (pictured left.) I just saw this today and thought it was worth noting!

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Killjoys Comic!

At 6:30 p.m. EST, Agent Cherri Cola tweeted...twice.
Agent Cherri Cola isn't the only one who has been tweeting about the Killjoys comic lately. Illustrator Becky Cloonan and co-writer Shaun Simon recently had the following exchange on Twitter:

XoXo
c.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thank You, MCRupdates

Last night, Taylor from the amazing My Chemical Romance fansite MCR Updates announced that she will no longer continue to run the website.

It's no secret that the fan community owes a lot to the site she maintained so passionately and tirelessly for the past couple years.

MCR Updates was always fast, accurate, to-the-point and supplied information that squashed rumors and enhanced the knowledge of the fanbase.

During my last couple years of college, I had to kind of fall back from tirelessly hunting MCR news, and MCR Updates was always there to help me fill in the gaps.

So, this is a thank you to Taylor for all of her hard work, and for all of the times she helped me gather content to post here. This blog also owes a lot to MCR Updates.

She created something so special and covered the MCR world we all so care about in such a way that future fans will be able to look back and have an accurate timeline of exactly what was going on with the band during the time she ran the site.

Good luck, Taylor, with everything you do. Not that you need it. Your dedication and passion will lend itself to anything you do, and you will excel.

XoXo
c.