My Chemical Romance

Gerard Way Talks with Billboard

Gerard Way talked to Billboard about his upcoming work with comics, and mentioned in passing a little about My Chemical Romance:

“I wouldn’t count (a reunion) out, but at the same time everybody’s doing stuff in their lives now that they’re really enjoying,” Way says. “In some ways I don’t really miss it; It had gotten so big it was very unwieldy. It took a toll on my mental life and personal life. The thing I’m happiest about right now is everybody’s relationships with each other are really strong. That’s more important than anything else to me.”

And a second solo album:

Way is also starting to eyeball a second solo album, with “a bunch of stuff I’ve written over the past couple of years” already in motion. “I’m just about to seriously figure out my schedule in terms of how many weeks I’m writing comics and how many weeks I’m writing music,” Way explains. “There’s a plan to put something out; I don’t know when that’ll come, but the process is starting.”

Mikey Way Talks New Project and the End of My Chemical Romance

Mikey Way sat down with Billboard:

The band ended, and I was going through a divorce at the same time. I do the most stressful things in clumps. The way I knew how to deal with that, through life, was to self-medicate so that’s what I did. The tail end of My Chem was so dark for me — I was in a fog. Life caught up with me at that point, and I was getting by. I was in the ocean with the water by my lips. I was trying to stay up and I was failing. I had always self-soothed through narcotics from an early age.

Gerard Way Blogs About 2017 Plans

Gerard Way has posted an update on his website for his plans in 2017. It looks like we’ll be getting some new music along with all the other creative shit Gerard always thinks up:

Music—I’ll start with my music. I am always writing music, I am very lucky that way—there is always an idea and something that inspires me, even if it takes me a minute to figure out what I want to say, which is what really creates the space between releases. I am about to convert a structure on our property into a recording studio, which actually won’t take a lot of work as the space is already pretty perfect. Great drums sounds and church ceilings. Secret echo chambers. I look forward to making some really weird stuff here, and mine for the really hard to get diamonds.

Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance Talks Reunion Rumors

Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance talked with NME about reunion rumors and the unexpected reaction to their that teaser video they posted earlier this year.

“I feel like that took everybody aback,” Toro told NME about the rumours. “I don’t think we realised how dramatic that teaser trailer was. We were just looking for a cool way to announce the 10th anniversary – and we were all just blown away by the reaction.”

Toro continued: “It makes you feel really good, because you know so many years later your work is still appreciated and it’s finding a new audience. One of the things we hear a lot that is that people who weren’t even born when that album or when the band first started are somehow into us. I remember when I was in high school, listening to The Misfits. You’d never get to see them live back then but it ends up getting passed down and becomes almost mythical in a sense, so I think that’s pretty cool if that does happen with My Chem.”

Frank Iero Hit by Bus, Hurt but Recovering

Frank Iero was hospitalized after an accident in Australia. He recently tweeted that he is “pretty banged up but miraculously alive and in stable condition.”

The former guitarist of rock group My Chemical Romance was hospitalized in a serious condition Thursday after being hit by a bus while unloading his van in Australia. […]

Local police said a bus ran into the back of the van while it was being unloaded by three men in downtown Sydney. Two of the men were stood at the back of the vehicle when the bus collided with them. They were taken to hospital and a serious but stable condition, the third man escaped serious injury, police added.


Gerard Way Talks With spoke with Gerard Way and Jon Rivera about “Young Animal” the DC Comics imprint he’s in charge of. There is a small mention at the end about the whole teaser ordeal from the past week.

The video, I don’t really like to talk about just because we’re not that involved in it, and to be honest we didn’t realize that there wasn’t additional information coming out with that, which is why we asked the label to clarify.

My Chemical Romance Address Teaser, Break Hearts

My Chemical Romance have posted an update clarifying that no tour and no reunion are going to take place.

We’ve been really touched and blown away by the response to the teaser trailer. We are not touring and there is no reunion planned – only a release for the anniversary of The Black Parade. Thanks so much for continuing to keep MCR in your minds and in your hearts.

Damn. That’s too bad. They had to know the ruckus that was about to take place when they posted that teaser, logo, and merch, right? Apple’s Notes app sure is getting a lot of love over the past week.

Gerard Way Has a New DC Comics Imprint

Brittany Spanos, writing for Rolling Stone, talks with Gerard Way about his new DC Comics imprint.

It feels great. A monthly book is a lot different than the limited series that I was doing — and still continue to do — with Umbrella Academy. We’re on Series Three right now, and you really have a long time to write those things. You plan those out pretty far in advance. Being a comic-book writer for a monthly book is a whole different animal, and you end up putting a lot of yourself into it — a lot of personal things I feel. And that happens in Umbrella Academy, too, but it feels more immediate because you need material to sell those books. To get back to your question, it feels amazing. I come in, and I help edit. I art-direct; I help put the teams together; I give people directions. Sometimes I write scenes, things like that. It’s using all of my skills, which is really great, and it’s more focused than when I was doing art for the band, but it’s very similar.