Welcome to Diligence, a small fansite dedicated to the lead guitarist, Ray Toro from My Chemical Romance. For updates to the site please see over there to the right, and if you would like to contribute some Ray information, pictures, media, etc please feel free to send along your contributions. Follow us on twitter or like Ray-Toro.com on Facebook.
I was quite surprised to hear the news that MCR had broken up after 12 years of making music. I was at work listening to my favourite radio station when one of the DJs mentioned it and then played “Ghost of You” from their “1st album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” (his words not mine); I’ll forgive him considering it was their real “first” mainstream success.
I remember when I first heard MCR, it was just a random song that a friend had sent me and said that I might like. I went from that first song to finding all of their singles (this was in the Three Cheers era) and from that day on I became a fan. When The Black Parade came out I was in love, it was such an amazing concept album and will always have great memories especially considering one of my dad’s favourite songs was “Cancer” which reminded him of my aunt who had suffered and succumbed to the disease when I was a child; my dad also passed away from cancer in late 2007, and I tried to have the song played at his memorial but unfortunately I was the only one (still living) who understood why my father wanted it played so I was vetoed out.
Anyways, thanks MCR for the great memories and I wish you the best.
CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS is a 10- song series of previously- unheard material to be released over the next five (5) months. The double- sided singles will be available worldwide in 7″ vinyl and digitally through retailers like iTunes, Amazon or other digital service providers. Vinyl will be available at most independent music retailers in countries worldwide.
Here are the track lists and release dates for each of the five (5) double- sided singles:
Title: Number One
A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow’s Money
Release date: October 30, 2012
Title: Number Two
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012
Title: Number Three
A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Title: Number Four
A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Title: Number Five
A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Right now, you can pre-order the Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set of CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS through the Official My Chemical Romance Online Store. We are also offering the purchase of the vinyl releases a la carte, as well as a new t-shirt design featuring release Number One artwork through the Online Store.
The online store is offering two different shipment options:
Hello friends… Here is the official video for our new single “The Kids From Yesterday” . This will be the last single released from our album Danger Days, and we decided what better song to end on than our collective favorite. This song means a lot of different things to us individually and we hope it speaks to you as well. When deciding what kind of video would work the best with the song we immediately thought of a “video collage” …something that would show the progression of the band over the past 10 years leading up to one of our most memorable moments, closing the Reading and Leeds festivals this past summer. We began collecting footage and literally stumbled upon an incredible video done by a talented young lady named Emily Eisemann. She had made a fan video, put it up on YouTube and it summed up what we had been trying so very hard to make, perfectly. So we gave her a call, put our videos together, and the rest, as they say, is history.