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Encyclopedia > My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance in concert at the Big Day Out music festival in Perth, Australia.
My Chemical Romance in concert at the Big Day Out music festival in Perth, Australia.
Background information
Also known as My Chem, MCR, The Black Parade[1]
Origin Belleville
New Jersey
Flag of United States United States
Genre(s) emo
Disputed Subgenres
Years active 2001–present
Label(s) Eyeball Records (2001–2003)
Reprise Records (2003–)
Website Official website
Members
Gerard Way
Ray Toro
Frank Iero
Mikey Way
Bob Bryar
Former members
Matt Pelissier

My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. The members as of today are Gerard Way, Frank Iero, Ray Toro, Mikey Way, and Bob Bryar, who replaced original drummer Matt Pelissier. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 384 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 491 pixel, file size: 263 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://buzznet-49. ... The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the urban area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]    - City 67. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up emo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Eyeball Records is a small record label based in Northern New Jersey, formed in 1995 by Alex Saavedra. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) in Newark, New Jersey (later of Belleville, New Jersey) is frontman and co-founder of the metal/punk rock band My Chemical Romance, in which his brother Mikey Way plays bass. ... Raymond Manuel Toro-Ortiz, most commonly known as Ray Toro (born on July 15, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey) is the lead guitarist and one of two backup vocalists for My Chemical Romance. ... Frank With His Recently Deceased Guitar PANSY Frank Anthony Iero (born October 31, 1981) is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. ... Michael James Way (born September 10, 1980), most commonly known as Mikey Way, is the bass guitarist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance and the younger brother of frontman Gerard Way. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Matt Pelissier. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) in Newark, New Jersey (later of Belleville, New Jersey) is frontman and co-founder of the metal/punk rock band My Chemical Romance, in which his brother Mikey Way plays bass. ... Frank With His Recently Deceased Guitar PANSY Frank Anthony Iero (born October 31, 1981) is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. ... Raymond Manuel Toro-Ortiz, most commonly known as Ray Toro (born on July 15, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey) is the lead guitarist and one of two backup vocalists for My Chemical Romance. ... Michael James Way (born September 10, 1980), most commonly known as Mikey Way, is the bass guitarist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance and the younger brother of frontman Gerard Way. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Matt Pelissier. ...

Contents

Biography

Early career (2001-2002)

The album cover of I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002), My Chemical Romance's debut album.
The album cover of I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002), My Chemical Romance's debut album.

The band was formed by frontman Gerard Way and ex-drummer Matt Pelissier around a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Gerard had witnessed the planes crashing into the World Trade Center. It influenced his life to the extent that he decided to start a band. Gerard wrote the song "Skylines and Turnstiles" to express his feelings about September 11th. Shortly thereafter, Ray Toro was called up and asked to join the band because at the time Gerard couldn't sing and play the guitar at the same time.[2] Image File history File links Album cover for My Chemical Romance File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Album cover for My Chemical Romance File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is the debut album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance, released on July 23rd, 2002. ... Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) in Newark, New Jersey (later of Belleville, New Jersey) is frontman and co-founder of the metal/punk rock band My Chemical Romance, in which his brother Mikey Way plays bass. ... Matt Pelissier. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... This article is about the former World Trade Center (Twin Towers) in New York City. ... Raymond Manuel Toro-Ortiz, most commonly known as Ray Toro (born on July 15, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey) is the lead guitarist and one of two backup vocalists for My Chemical Romance. ...


The first recording sessions were done in Matt's attic, where the songs "Our Lady of Sorrows" (then called "Bring More Knives") and "Cubicles" were recorded. Mikey Way, the younger brother of Gerard, loved the demo so much that he decided to join the band.[2] Our Lady of Sorrows is the fourth single and fifth track from My Chemical Romances debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. ... Michael James Way (born September 10, 1980), most commonly known as Mikey Way, is the bass guitarist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance and the younger brother of frontman Gerard Way. ...


My Chemical Romance was signed with Eyeball Records and played in the same room as Pencey Prep and Thursday. It was there that the band met Frank Iero, the lead vocalist and guitarist for Pencey Prep. After Pencey Prep broke up in 2001 or 2002, Frank became a guitarist for My Chemical Romance, just days before the band's debut album was recorded.[2] Eyeball Records is a small record label based in Northern New Jersey, formed in 1995 by Alex Saavedra. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Thursday is an unsigned post-hardcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey that has released four full-length albums: Waiting (2000 Eyeball Records), Full Collapse (2001 Victory Records), War All the Time (2003 Island Records), and A City by the Light Divided (2006 Island Records). ... Frank With His Recently Deceased Guitar PANSY Frank Anthony Iero (born October 31, 1981) is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ...


Three months after the formation of the band they recorded their debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, subsequently released in 2002 on Eyeball Records. Despite only joining the band a few days before the album recording sessions began, Frank Iero played guitar on two of the tracks, one of them being "Early Sunsets Over Monroeville". I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is the debut album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance, released on July 23rd, 2002. ...


Major career (2003-2005)

The album cover of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004). It was the band's sophomore album and their first on a major label.
The album cover of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004). It was the band's sophomore album and their first on a major label.

In 2003, the band signed a deal with Reprise Records. Following a tour with Avenged Sevenfold the band began work on their second album, entitled Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. Released in 2004, the album went platinum within a year. The band released three singles from the album: "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)", "Helena" and "The Ghost of You". From amazon. ... From amazon. ... Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is the second studio album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance. ... Sophomore album is a term for a band or artists second album. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Avenged Sevenfold, also known as A7X, is an American hard rock band that formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach California, United States. ... Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is the second studio album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance. ... Im Not Okay (I Promise) is the second single and fifth track from My Chemical Romances second studio album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ... Helena is the third single and first track from My Chemical Romances second studio album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ... The Ghost of You is the fourth single and sixth track from My Chemical Romances second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ...


It was during this time that the band replaced their drummer, Matt Pelissier with Bob Bryar, after they went to Japan in July 2004. The true nature of Pelissier's departure was due to an argument with band member Ray Toro or as a result of mistakes made by the drummer during live performances. Matt Pelissier. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


At the start of 2005, the band was directly supported on the first ever Taste of Chaos tour, and was also the opening act for Green Day on the American Idiot tour. Later that year MCR co-headlined and headlined their own tour with Alkaline Trio and Reggie and the Full Effect, around the US. Rockstar Taste of Chaos 2006 logo Taste of Chaos is an emo/punk tour that was started in the winter of 2004 by Kevin Lyman, the creator of the successful Warped Tour. ... Green Day is an American rock band band comprising three core members: Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals) and Tré Cool (drums). ... American Idiot is Green Days ninth studio album and first rock opera, and was released in 2004. ... Alkaline Trio is a punk rock band from Chicago consisting of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. ... Reggie and the Full Effect is a Kansas City-based American band featuring James Dewees, former drummer for Coalesce and keyboardist for The Get Up Kids, (and former touring keyboardist for New Found Glory). ...


That same year My Chemical Romance and The Used collaborated on a cover of the David Bowie and Queen classic "Under Pressure" that was released as a benefit single on iTunes and other Internet outlets. The Used is an alternative rock band from Orem, Utah // Demos from the Basement The Used formed in Orem, Utah in the mid-1990s. ... David Bowie (David Robert Jones 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Queen are a seminal English rock band, formed in 1970 in London by Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor, with John Deacon joining the following year. ... Under Pressure is also an alternative title for the Frank Herbert novel The Dragon in the Sea Under Pressure (band) is also a hardcore punk group from Winnipeg, MB Under Pressure is the title of a song released in 1981 by Queen and David Bowie. ... The correct title of this article is . ...


Life on the Murder Scene (Summer 2006)

On March 21, 2006, a 2 DVD/1 CD set entitled Life on the Murder Scene was released. It includes one DVD chronicling the band's history, and a second DVD with music videos, the making of their videos and a couple of live performances. An unauthorized biography DVD Things That Make You Go MMM! was also released, on June 27, 2006. The DVD does not actually feature any My Chemical Romance music clips or performances, but contains interviews with those who knew the band before much of their fame.[3] March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... DVD (commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Life on the Murder Scene is a live album by My Chemical Romance, due to be released on March 21st, 2006 (see 2006 in music). ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


The band started recording their third studio album on April 10, 2006 with Rob Cavallo, producer of many of Green Day's albums.[4][5] April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Rob Cavallo is a music producer who has produced several well-known albums. ... Green Day is an American rock band band comprising three core members: Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals) and Tré Cool (drums). ...


It was originally thought to be titled The Rise and Fall of My Chemical Romance, but in an interview with Kerrang! magazine Gerard Way suggested this was just the album's working title, stating "It was never the title of the album, more a spoof, or joke."[6] Kerrang! is a weekly music magazine (mainly rock and metal) published by EMAP in the United Kingdom. ...


On August 3, 2006, the band finished shooting the videos for their first two singles from the album, "Welcome to the Black Parade" and "Famous Last Words", to be released on January 22, 2007.[7] The video was directed by Sam Bayer, director of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Green Day's American Idiot videos.[8] August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Welcome to the Black Parade is the first single and fifth track from My Chemical Romances third studio album, The Black Parade. ... Famous Last Words is the second single and thirteenth track from My Chemical Romances third studio album, The Black Parade. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Samuel Bayer is an American music video director. ... Nirvana was an American rock band originating from Aberdeen, Washington. ... Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... Green Day is an American rock band band comprising three core members: Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals) and Tré Cool (drums). ... American Idiot is Green Days seventh studio album and a rock opera, released in 2004. ...


During the shoot for "Famous Last Words", band members Gerard Way and Bob Bryar were injured. Way suffered torn ligaments in his ankle and Bryar a burn to the leg which caused a severe staph infection that needed constant monitoring in hospital. Consequently the band was forced to cancel a few tour dates. While these injuries were reported by several news agencies to have been the result of a car accident, a statement released by the band on their website and MySpace page has confirmed that these injuries occurred on the set of the video.[9] MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


The Black Parade (August 2006-present)

The album cover for The Black Parade (2006), the band's third studio album.
The album cover for The Black Parade (2006), the band's third studio album.

On August 22, 2006, the band played a special one-off show at the 1800-capacity London Hammersmith Palais. The show sold out in 15 minutes prompting tickets being sold on eBay well over the tickets' face value. The name of the album they promoted was announced and 20 people dressed in black capes with their faces obscured paraded around Hammersmith, followed by a large group of fans and street team members with signs saying "The Black Parade". Later during the show the album title and the UK release date were confirmed. Prior to the band taking the stage it was announced that My Chemical Romance were unable to play, but they would be replaced by "The Black Parade". After initial crowd hostility it became clear the band were simply performing under a pseudonym in keeping with the theme of the album. When the set began, the backdrop art displayed the words "The Black Parade". Image File history File links Blackparadecover. ... Image File history File links Blackparadecover. ... The Black Parade is rock quintet My Chemical Romances third studio album, released in October 2006. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Located on Shepherds Bush Road, London W6, the Hammersmith Palais de Danse was opened in 1919 to host the newest jazz bands. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ...


On September 2, 2006, My Chemical Romance posted "Welcome to the Black Parade" on their MySpace page and their PureVolume page. It can also be heard on their official website.[9] "Welcome to the Black Parade" had its first radio airing on September 11, 2006. On September 26, 2006 the "Welcome to the Black Parade" music video was released in the UK, and on September 27 in the US.[6] September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Welcome to the Black Parade is the first single and fifth track from My Chemical Romances third studio album, The Black Parade. ... PureVolume is a website for rising bands and musical artists to promote themselves. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On October 12, 2006, My Chemical Romance made a rare in-store performance to 500 fans at Virgin Megastores on London's Oxford Street. In order to get wristbands for the event, many fans slept outside the shop the previous night. British band Towers of London caused trouble at the event when the Towers guitarist, Dirk Tourette, allegedly flicked a cigarette butt at Bob Bryar while he was performing.[10] October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Virgin Megastores is an international chain of record stores, founded by Sir Richard Branson on Londons Oxford Street in 1971. ... Oxford Street, with Centre Point in the background Oxford Street in 1875, looking west from the junction with Duke Street. ... Towers of London are a controversial punk rock band from London, England who formed in 2004. ...


"Welcome to the Black Parade" reached number one on October 15, 2006, on the UK Singles Chart, giving them their first number one. October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ...


October 21, 2006 marked their first appearance on Saturday Night Live as the musical guests where they played "Welcome to the Black Parade" and "Cancer". October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ...


The Black Parade was released on October 23, 2006 in the United Kingdom and on October 24 in the United States. The Black Parade is rock quintet My Chemical Romances third studio album, released in October 2006. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 68 days remaining. ...


"Something Incredible Comes This Way" is a biography written by Paul Stenning (Published in 2006). It features their beginnings, right through to The Black Parade. Something Incredible Comes This Way is a biography about American rock band My Chemical Romance written by Paul Stenning (Published 2006), and published by Independent Music Press. ... This is an article on biographies. ... The Black Parade is rock quintet My Chemical Romances third studio album, released in October 2006. ...


My Chemical Romance played six dates from January 19 to February 4, 2007 in the world renowned Big Day Out festival in Australia and New Zealand. They were billed alongside Tool, Muse, The Killers, and Jet. January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand. ... Tool is an American progressive rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, when drummer Danny Carey joined the rehearsal of his neighbor, singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul dAmour, when nobody else would show up. ... Muse are a popular Brit Award-winning English rock band formed while at Teignmouth Community College in Teignmouth, Devon in 1992. ... The Killers are a Grammy-nominated American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Jet are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia, whose debut album Get Born, released in 2003, has so far sold over 3. ...


Gerard Way commented that the band would be returning to New Zealand at the 2007 Big Day Out in Auckland. 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ...


In Kerrang! magazine, issue 1138, My Chemical Romance won the following categories in the 2006 poll: Best Band, Worst Band, Best Album (The Black Parade), Worst Album (The Black Parade), Best Track ("Welcome to the Black Parade"), Best Video ("Welcome to the Black Parade"), Best Live Show, Best Thing About 2006, Worst Thing About 2006, Hero of 2006 (Gerard Way), Villain of 2006 (Gerard Way), and Sexiest Male (Gerard Way). In issue 1139, Kerrang! rated The Black Parade as the 4th Greatest Album of 2006. Kerrang! is a weekly music magazine (mainly rock and metal) published by EMAP in the United Kingdom. ...


In Rolling Stone magazine's ranking of the top 50 albums of 2006, The Black Parade was voted the 20th best album of the year. This article is about the magazine. ... The Black Parade is rock quintet My Chemical Romances third studio album, released in October 2006. ...


Recently, My Chemical Romance performed "Famous Last Words" on top of the Pontiac Building on MTV's New Year's Special. Another notable detail from this performance is Gerard Way's newly dyed (still short) black hair. This article concerns the automobile; for the Native American leader, see Chief Pontiac, for other uses see the disambiguation page. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ...


The US headlining tour titled The Black Parade started on February 22, 2007. The band is currently on tour with Rise Against, who in July released The Sufferer and the Witness. February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Rise Against is a melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, USA, consisting of four members, Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass guitar), Brandon Barnes (drums), and Chris Chasse (guitar). ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The Sufferer and the Witness is the fourth album by Rise Against, which was released on July 4, 2006. ...


The band will embark on The Black Parade World Tour this spring.[11] They will tour the Europe with dates in the U.K, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden with Thursday as support at the end of March beginning of April. The Black Parade World Tour is a concert tour to support My Chemical Romances third album The Black Parade. ... Thursday is an unsigned post-hardcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey that has released four full-length albums: Waiting (2000 Eyeball Records), Full Collapse (2001 Victory Records), War All the Time (2003 Island Records), and A City by the Light Divided (2006 Island Records). ...


On April 2nd, My Chemical Romance released "I Don't Love You" as their third single from The Black Parade album. This single was a UK only release. To coincide with this release date, the band performed an exclusive gig for BBC Radio 1 at the KOKO venue in London[12]. Tickets were made exclusively available as competition prizes. The show was broadcast live on Radio 1 and was broadcast later on BBC 2. April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... I Dont Love You is the third single and sixth track from My Chemical Romances third studio album, The Black Parade. ... The Black Parade is rock quintet My Chemical Romances third studio album, released in October 2006. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... Camden Palace Theatre 2004 The Camden Palace was a nightclub in Camden, London, at the bottom of Camden High Street close to Mornington Crescent tube station. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC. History The channel was scheduled to begin at 7:20pm on April 20, 1964 and show an evening of light entertainment, starting with the comedy show The Alberts and...


It has been announced that "Teenagers" will be the next single from the album, and there have been reports that it will be released on April 23, 2007. [13] April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (114th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


In May, My Chemical Romance is scheduled to headline the first day of New Jersey's annual rock festival, The Bamboozle.[14] The band has headlined the festival in past years. The Bamboozle is a giant annual rain-or-shine, multi-day event music festival held in New Jersey. ...


The band will be announcing a new leg of the tour on Monday, February 19, 2007 that will include dates in Canada in May. They are also confirmed to play at Oxegen '07 in Ireland in July. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Oxegen is an annual music festival, the first of which occurred in 2004, sponsored by Heineken. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...


On February 22nd, 2007, at the first concert of The Black Parade world tour in Manchester, New Hampshire, My Chemical Romance announced the addition of Reggie and the Full Effect frontman James Dewees, who will play keyboards/synth on the tour. Formerly of The Get Up Kids, Dewees most recently toured with New Found Glory. February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Reggie and the Full Effect is a Kansas City-based American band featuring James Dewees, former drummer for Coalesce and keyboardist for The Get Up Kids, (and former touring keyboardist for New Found Glory). ... James Dewees (Also Known As Reggie, Formerly Known as Paco) is a keyboardist and back-up vocalist. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... New Found Glory (formerly A New Found Glory) is an American pop punk/melodic hardcore band, that formed in 1997 in Coral Springs, Florida and is currently based in California. ...


My Chemical Romance will be headlining Friday night of the Download Festival in 2007. Festival organisers were criticized by many fans of the festival who felt did the band failed to fit the rock/metal festival, and the official announcement[15] received thousands of negative responses to the choice. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ...


My Chemical Romance won the award for "Best International Band" at the 2007 NME Awards. Gerard also won the "Hero of the Year" award.[16] The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME. They are generally considered an embarrassment to the UK as the ceremony is so badly produced with so little effort and such crude language and behaviour throughout. ...


On March 12th, 2007, My Chemical Romance appeared on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as the host. They played their single, "Famous Last Words" at the ending of them show as flames were bursting behind them. March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (72nd in leap years). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jay Leno (born James Douglas Muir Leno April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... Famous Last Words is the second single and thirteenth track from My Chemical Romances third studio album, The Black Parade. ...


On Tuesday, March 20, 2007, My Chemical Romance started the second leg of their tour, (Europe - UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark) playing at Plymouth Pavilions to a sell out crowd. The god Týr, identified with Mars, after whom Tuesday is named. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


According to various reports, My Chemical Romance will most likely be a part of Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour this summer, along with, Saosin, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, and of course, Linkin Park. According to a radio interview (WXDX - Pittsburgh) with Linkin Park's DJ Joe Hahn, the band plans to announce official dates on their website in early May. Projekt Revolution is an annual concert tour headlined by Linkin Park. ... Saosin is a rock band from Newport Beach, California. ... Taking Back Sunday is a rock band from Amityville, Long Island, New York. ... This article refers to the Finnish band. ... Linkin Park are a multi-platinum rock band from Los Angeles, California. ...


Musical style

The band's music has been described variously by the media as "alternative rock",[17][18][19] "emocore",[17] "nu-punk",[17] "pop punk",[20] "post-hardcore"[20] and "punk revival".[20] The band themselves described their music as simply "rock" or "violent, dangerous pop" on their official website,[21] as well as rejecting the term "emo"[22] to describe their style. Another source quotes Gerard stating they are "What-else-ya-got-emo".[2] Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Main article: Emo Emocore (abbreviated from emotional hardcore) was a term that was used most popularly in the 1980s and 1990s to describe a genre of music that was an offshoot of the hardcore music scene. ... Look up Nu in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Post-hardcore; this specific genre was created by others as a sourse to relaese the emotion that builds inside, making the music intimate and touching to listeners. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... This article is about the genre of music. ...


My Chemical Romance cite their main influences as Queen, Thursday, Iron Maiden, The Misfits, Pink Floyd,[23] and Morrissey/The Smiths.[24] Geoff Rickly, the lead singer of Thursday, has also compared them to Ink & Dagger.[2] Growing up, they were also very influenced by horror films and comic books, and therefore their music, lyrics, and image all have overt elements of fantasy, storytelling, horror, and theatricality. Queen are a seminal English rock band, formed in 1970 in London by Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor, with John Deacon joining the following year. ... Thursday is an unsigned post-hardcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey that has released four full-length albums: Waiting (2000 Eyeball Records), Full Collapse (2001 Victory Records), War All the Time (2003 Island Records), and A City by the Light Divided (2006 Island Records). ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... The Misfits are an American punk rock band formed in 1977 and led by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig (born Glenn Anzalone) and bassist Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa). ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Steven Patrick Morrissey (born May 22, 1959) is a singer and songwriter from Manchester, England. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ink & Dagger is a very influential band with members of Frail playing melodic hardcore. ...


Criticism

Fanbase

My Chemical Romance was initially lauded as a band with a big gay following. It was among the first bands to achieve prominence by offering free downloads through cyber porn PureVolume[25] and the social networking site MySpace, where MCR gathered its first few thousand fans.[26] The band has clearly grown well beyond those initial numbers, expanding their fan base beyond the typical fans of their musical style and direction,[27] partially helped by the more mainstream sound of their 2004 album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. MCR are sometimes maligned by the "grassroots" fans, for the expanded fan base, due to attracting fans they claim are "dirty great bummers", after the release of Three Cheers for Michael Grant. Due to the increased amount of new fans, some of the old fanbase considers the band a "sellout" and the new MCR fans "poseurs". The fans are particularly vocal on online forums.[28][29] PureVolume is a website for rising bands and musical artists to promote themselves. ... // An example of a social network diagram Social network analysis views social relationships in terms of nodes and ties. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is the second studio album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance. ... Selling out is a common slang phrase. ... Look up Poseur in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An Internet forum, also known as a message board or discussion board, is a web application that provides for online discussions, and is the modern descendant of the bulletin board systems and existing Usenet news systems that were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. ...


Image

Many of My Chemical Romance's music videos are 'horror film' based.


The band Guttermouth was supposedly removed from the 2004 Warped Tour for insulting My Chemical Romance, stating that the band were more concerned about their clothing and making money, rather than the artistic merits of the music they make.[citation needed] This is denied by Guttermouth, who claim they left of their own accord and not due to a complaint by My Chemical Romance. Guttermouth is an American punk rock band formed in 1989 in Huntington Beach, California and currently recording for Volcom Entertainment. ... Warped Tour Logo Warped Tour is a touring music and ethnic food extreme sports festival. ...


In October 2006, the British Indie Rock band Kasabian criticized My Chemical Romance, labelling them "clowns" and "emo kids" who "don't have anything positive to say" and "should get out more and try and have a good time instead. [30] In the 2005 December issue of SPIN magazine, singer Marilyn Manson criticized lead singer Gerard Way for taking elements of his own image and incorporating them into the band's, and claimed that the band had no originality. Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Kasabian are an English rock band from Blaby and Countesthorpe, near Leicester, formed by Tom Meighan (vocals), Sergio Pizzorno (guitar and vocals), Chris Edwards (bass) and Chris Karloff (guitar and keyboards), who met while attending Leysland High School and Countesthorpe Community College. ... Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is a musician and artist, known for his outrageous stage persona and image as the lead singer of the shock rock band that bears the same name. ...


Relationship with The Used

The Used is known to have both a personal and a professional relationship with My Chemical Romance. My Chemical Romance and The Used have covered "Under Pressure" (originally by David Bowie and Queen) in concert on multiple occasions. Bert also sings on the track "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison," off of My Chemical Romance's Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. Critics, however, have often criticized this relationship saying that My Chemical Romance used their relationship with The Used to gain a more international and wider audience. However, on My Chemical Romance's DVD, Life On The Murder Scene, the band's manager, Brian Schecter, stated that he introduced the two bands to each other, as he had once been The Used's tour manager. The Used is an alternative rock band from Orem, Utah // Demos from the Basement The Used formed in Orem, Utah in the mid-1990s. ... Under Pressure is also an alternative title for the Frank Herbert novel The Dragon in the Sea Under Pressure (band) is also a hardcore punk group from Winnipeg, MB Under Pressure is the title of a song released in 1981 by Queen and David Bowie. ... David Bowie (David Robert Jones 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Queen are a seminal English rock band, formed in 1970 in London by Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor, with John Deacon joining the following year. ...


In recent months, however, the two lead singers of both bands seem to have had a fallout due to disagreements over the addition of "Under Pressure" to In Love and Death. Fallout may refer to: Nuclear fallout Half-Life Fallout a Half-Life fan site. ... In Love and Death is the second studio album by the rock group The Used. ...


In an interview with Blender, Gerard Way talks about the last time he and Bert McCracken crossed paths, during the San Diego stop of Warped Tour 2005. "It was really unfortunate," says Way. "We were about to take the stage and he was standing with a megaphone trying to get kids not to watch us. We just hit the feedback and drowned him out."[31] Blender is an American magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ...


Members

Current members

Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) in Newark, New Jersey (later of Belleville, New Jersey) is frontman and co-founder of the metal/punk rock band My Chemical Romance, in which his brother Mikey Way plays bass. ... Raymond Manuel Toro-Ortiz, most commonly known as Ray Toro (born on July 15, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey) is the lead guitarist and one of two backup vocalists for My Chemical Romance. ... Frank With His Recently Deceased Guitar PANSY Frank Anthony Iero (born October 31, 1981) is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. ... Michael James Way (born September 10, 1980), most commonly known as Mikey Way, is the bass guitarist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance and the younger brother of frontman Gerard Way. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Former Members

Matt Pelissier. ...

Discography

The following is the complete My Chemical Romance discography. ...

Albums

Album Cover Date of Release Title Label US Billboard Peak US sales
June 23, 2002 I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love Eyeball Records
June 8, 2004 Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge Reprise Records #28[32] Platinum
March 21, 2006 Life on the Murder Scene Reprise Records #30[32] Gold
October 23, 2006 (International)
October 24, 2006 (US)
October 28, 2006 (Australia)
The Black Parade Reprise Records #2[32] Platinum

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References

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  3. ^ Things That Make You Go MMM Product info. cduniverse.com.
  4. ^ Upcoming Albums. Pause & Play.
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  13. ^ Teenagers Are Already All Over the Radio. Absolutepunk.net.
  14. ^ Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Surprise 'Idol' To Rock Bamboozle '07. MTV News.
  15. ^ http://forums.downloadfestival.co.uk/tm.aspx?m=1216933
  16. ^ NME Awards Winners of 2007
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  18. ^ The Black Parade on Metacritic.com. Metacritic.com.
  19. ^ The Black Parade review on ukmusic.com. ukmusic.com.
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  21. ^ Official website's band biography, accessed September 15, 2006.
  22. ^ "I don't think Emo ever fit us ... even in the beginning ... maybe geographically but at that time, when we would play VFW halls...we were always odd man out". music.aol.com.
  23. ^ Rocksound
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  25. ^ Music fans reach for the stars. USA Today.
  26. ^ Bands Embrace SoMCR ARE JEWISH!cial Networking. Wired Magazine.
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