“We Will Carry On”

March 26th, 2013
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Hey guys, Byron over at Radio.com sent me this link and thought you might all enjoy it. I know I did. 🙂

Why My Chemical Romance’s Legacy Is Cemented In Rock History

March 26, 2013 12:58 PM; Radio.com

This news is not okay (I promise).

After 12 years, four albums and a score of highly popular and visible songs, My Chemical Romance called it quits Friday (March 22), according to a post on the band’s website.

“Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing,” read the post. “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”

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March 26th, 2013
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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.

Big Day Out Fan Interview video

January 22nd, 2012
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My Chemical Romance answers the fan’s questions.

Australian fans: win free passes to Big Day Out 2012!

January 6th, 2012
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Contest now closed

Hey all, received an email from Tran at MCM Media for Take 40 Australia with an opportunity for MCR’s Australian fans to win passes to Big Day Out 2012. All you have to do is go here and fill out the form and in 25 words or less “Which artist would you most like to see perform at the Big Day Out and why?“. Contest closes January 16, 2012 at 12:00pm (AEST).

Take 40 Big Day Out 2012 contest

Nostalgic news from the past

January 4th, 2012
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Hey all, I found this article from 2008 that I thought I had posted about when it came out, but I guess not. Thanks to Kevin W. Smith for recognizing Ray-Toro.com as an important enough fansite to mention. 🙂

After ‘The Black Parade,’ band struggles to find new direction

By Kevin W. Smith ksmith@azstarnet.com | Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:00 am in the Arizona Daily Star

A year ago, My Chemical Romance brought its explosive live show to the massive Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, a place that can hold close to 18,000 fans.

On Saturday night, the New Jersey five-piece will play a sold-out show at the more intimate Rialto Theatre. The Downtown venue will be brimming with 1,400 or so fans.

For this tour, the hard-rock act seems to have abandoned the stadiums and arenas it played following the 2006 release of its second major-label full-length CD, “The Black Parade.”

In a phone interview with Caliente last year, the group’s drummer said he wasn’t sure where the band was heading after the grandiosity of “The Black Parade,” a prog-rock epic.

“We’ve completely f— ourselves,” said Bob Bryar from Australia. “We’ve kind of backed ourselves into a corner right now. So, we’re not even going to think about that. Whatever happens, happens.”

Earlier this year, singer and goth-teen pin-up Gerard Way told NME.com he expects the next album will be more stripped down and that the band will “cut loose more.”

We’re not sure what My Chemical Romance cutting loose will sound like (Bachman-Turner Overdrive?), but what does the future-future hold?

Caliente looked into its crystal ball to see what life will be like for some members of My Chemical Romance.

2014: The band announces it is going on indefinite hiatus to pursue other artistic endeavors.

2015: Singer Gerard Way continues authoring comic books in the vein of his 2007 release, with its ultra-specific and ridiculously long title, “My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way presents The Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite #1: The Day the Eiffel Tower Went Berserk.”

Way also releases a solo album, in which he moves more into a singer-songwriter, alt-country direction. The first single ends up on the soundtrack to the Rob Zombie-directed “Saw XXXIV: 3-D.”

2017: Bassist Mikey Way becomes a confessional music blogger in the tradition of former girlfriend and ex-manager of My Chemical Romance, Ultragrrrl aka Sarah Lewitinn.

2018: Guitarists Frank Iero and Ray Toro take over each other’s fan sites, frank-iero.net and ray-toro.com, in an effort to slam each other’s solos after years of pent-up but largely undetectable animosity. Also, Toro announces he is Iero’s father.

2019: Bryar writes a tell-all book, in which he reveals what it was like to join My Chem before the recording of “The Black Parade” and critiques other famous drummers like Travis Barker and Tommy Lee. He also disputes Toro’s paternity claim and insists that he’s Iero’s real father. The book, “Bryar For Hire,” is a commercial disaster.

2024: 10 years after announcing its hiatus, My Chemical Romance reforms for a summer tour. The group performs to sell-out crowds across the country, including Tucson’s new Downtown arena, with the majority of ticket buyers forced to hire baby sitters.

But the old fans still remember when My Chem played the Rialto way back when.