Showing posts from March, 2013

Frank Iero reflects on the end of My Chemical Romance

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In the latest post on his blog, Frank Iero--My Chemical Romance rhythm guitarist and self-proclaimed biggest fan--has shared his thoughts on MCR's disbandment. Read it in full, below:
"Greetings friends and acquaintances, on-lookers and rubberneckers, enemies and indifferents, believers and fakers,I needed to take some time to myself this past week. i felt a moment (or maybe a few moments) of silence was deserved and required. it was my intention to let the dust settle a bit, not form, on the recent mychem announcement. a large chunk of my life (jeez, almost half my life) was devoted to that band and all that went with it, and i felt a week of quiet reflection was the least i could do to honor it and all involved.
I have written, deleted and rewritten this letter way too many times than i care to remember. i am not much for eulogies so i will keep this short and to the point. i don't believe in holding back your feelings or emotions unti…

Gerard Way posts fan mail address; reflects on MCR albums

Note: This post has been backdated. I originally posted it on March 28, 2013 at 1:13 ET

UPDATE: April 18 at 8:46 a.m. EDT
Gerard has updated the address to the former My Chemical Romance fanmail address; as, "it had started to become 'unpleasant' at the local USPS Office."You can now send letters (only, no packages) to the following address:
Warner Bros Records
c/o Gerard Way
3300 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
ORIGINAL POST: March 28 at 1:13 p.m. EDT
Gerard Way, vocalist of recently disbanded My Chemical Romance has released a public fanmail address via Twitter. The singer prefaces use of the address will two guidelines: "1. I cannot pass along anything to anyone else. 2. Don't make it weird."
Fans can send mail to Way at the following address:
Gerard Way
P.O. Box 572800
Tarzana, CA 91357 Way has also recently opened up communications about MCR's body of work on Twitter. Check out a stream of tweets reflecting on The Black Parade and…

Gerard Way reflects on My Chemical Romance break-up

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In a Twitlonger post, Gerard Way has shared words of wisdom and comfort following Friday's break up announcement. View the complete post, below:

"A Vigil, On Birds and Glass.
I woke up this morning still dreaming, or not fully aware of myself just yet. The sun poked through the windows, touching my face, and then a deep sadness overcame me, immediately, bringing me to life and realization- My Chemical Romance had ended.

I walked downstairs to do the only thing I could think of to regain composure-
I made coffee.

As the drip began, in that kind of silence that only happens in the morning, and being the only one awake, I stepped outside my home, leaving the door open behind me. I looked around and began to breathe. Things looked to be about the same- a beautiful day.

As I turned to step back into the house I heard sound from within, a chirp and a rustle. And I noticed a small brown bird had flown into the library. Naturally, I panicked. I…

My Chemical Romance break up

Note: This post has been backdated. I originally posted this on (unfortunately) March 22, 2013 at 10:53 p.m. ET

In a short blog post on their website, My Chemical Romance have announced the end of the band. Read the full statement below:

"Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
My Chemical Romance." Beyond any sadness, what I feel the most is pride.…
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) March 23, 2013

Shirts For A Cure release new PSA featuring My Chemical Romance

Note: This post has been backdated. I originally posted this on March 6, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. ET  

Shirts for A Cure have released a new PSA featuring members of My Chemical Romance, Rise Against, the Bouncing Souls, Glassjaw, Thursday and more. Watch below as the musicians talk about for whom they wear the shirts, which fund the Syrentha J. Savio Endowment (SSE) to raise breast cancer awareness.

SSE founder Mark Beemer is currently raising funds to  re-issue his photography book, Stealing Time: 23 Years Of Punk Images. All proceeds go to the endowment. If you're interested in supporting, you can check out the new IndieGoGo Campaign.