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My Chemical Romance’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

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My Chemical Romance’s eagerly awaited new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which was released by Reprise Records on November 22nd, has claimed the No. 1 spot on Soundscan’s Rock and Alternative Album Charts. It is also No. 3 on the Digital Albums chart and No. 7 on the Internet Albums chart. In addition, Danger Days debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, selling 112,460 units in its first week of release.
The success of Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys has been driven by fan anticipation for My Chemical Romance’s first new album since 2006’s platinum-selling The Black ParadeUSA Today called Danger Days “a polychromatic explosion of rabid riffology,” noting that “My Chemical Romance is now hooked on sonics: loud, raw, aggressive, and seething,” while Alternative Press raved that the album boasts “some of the strongest and catchiest songs of the band’s career.” Rolling Stone called Danger Days “a love letter to all the juvie-hall grads and Ritalin rats still waiting for someone to build a bomb big enough to blow all the pop bands off the airwaves.”
 Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys [Explicit]
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My Chemical Romance’s Danger Days

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 My Chemical Romance’s eagerly awaited new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which was released by Reprise Records on November 22, has claimed the No. 1 spot on Soundscan’s Rock and Alternative Album Charts. It is also No. 3 on the Digital Albums chart and No. 7 on the Internet Albums chart. In addition, Danger Days debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, selling 112,460 units in its first week of release.
The success of Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys has been driven by fan anticipation for My Chemical Romance’s first new album since 2006’s platinum-selling The Black ParadeUSA Today called Danger Days “a polychromatic explosion of rabid riffology,” noting that “My Chemical Romance is now hooked on sonics: loud, raw, aggressive, and seething,” while Alternative Press raved that the album boasts “some of the strongest and catchiest songs of the band’s career.” Rolling Stone called Danger Days “a love letter to all the juvie-hall grads and Ritalin rats still waiting for someone to build a bomb big enough to blow all the pop bands off the airwaves.”
My Chemical Romance, which is singer Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way, and guitarists Frank Iero and Ray Toro, will hit the road in April for their 2011 “World ContaminationTour. Tickets are now on sale. Please visit www.mychemicalromance.com/tour for dates and ticket information.
Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys [Explicit]

Gerard Way Still Smarting Over Miley Cyrus Chart Battle

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My Chemical Romance rocker Gerard Way still feels disappointed by the band’s 2006 chart battle with Miley Cyrus – because they lost out to “a lip-syncing child”.
The group’s popular concept album The Black Parade was released in September 2006, selling 240,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release.
But the band missed out on America’s coveted number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart, coming in second behind Cyrus’ Hannah Montana soundtrack.
And Way admits losing out to a teenage pop star still hurts.
He tells the Hollywood Reporter, “We’ve never been number one. We got our a** kicked by Miley Cyrus last time, back when nobody knew who she was… (It was a disappointment) because I felt like we’d worked towards it and it felt like it was in the cards (sic). We expected it – like, who can beat us? A lip-syncing child, that’s who.”
Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys [Explicit]

Stream of My Chemical Romance "Live in La Concert

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With My Chemical Romance’s highly anticipated new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys now released internationally, fans around the world can tune in tonight, via an exclusive global stream on MTV.com and VH1.com, to a live concert celebrating the album’s release.

The band has just announced that an embeddable link to the show, held at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, will be made available on MTV.com, enabling fans to share the live stream with one other via their blogs and social networking pages. The “Live in L.A.” concert begins at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Fans in the UK and Ireland can view the show at MTV.co.uk.

My Chemical Romance Scrapped 28 "Boring" Songs

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Rockers My Chemical Romance threw out “an entire album” of songs before heading back to the studio to start over with their latest release.

The band was set to put out their follow-up to 2006’s The Black Parade when they suddenly decided to dump the 28 songs they’d written so they could take time off and begin afresh.
Bassist Mikey Way says, “We’d done interviews and photoshoots. The singles were picked, we were booking shows – we were ready to go.” Singer Gerard Way adds, “(Then we) scrapped… probably 28 songs. An entire album – and then some… Something didn’t feel right. It was a record that went against everything about the band that was great… That stuff was gone and what was in its place was really boring.
“It was just a pretty damaged band… We had toured too long, we’d over-worked, we’d over-shot in a lot of ways. (We were) over exposed. We didn’t have a semblance of real life at all.” After an extended hiatus, the four-piece then regrouped and wrote the tracks for the forthcoming Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys – and this time, they allowed themselves regular breaks.
Gerard explains, “Before, no one wanted to be a complainer so we’d always work so hard. Now, it’s like we’ve all told each other, ‘If something is too much just raise a flag.’ While we were making Danger Days there was a couple of moments where I said, ‘I have to go home today.'”
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

New My Chemical Romance Video For "Sing"

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Reprise Records’ rock band My Chemical Romance announced today that a trailer for the video for their upcoming single “Sing” is currently premiering on the band’s official website, www.mychemicalromance.com. The video was directed by the MCR’s front-man Gerard Way and P.R. Brown, who has lensed clips for Prince, Alicia Keys, Mötley Crüe, and Smashing Pumpkins. Additionally, an audio stream of “Sing” is having its online global premiere on Myspace Music now at Myspace.com/mychemicalromance.

“Sing” is the second single from My Chemical Romance’s upcoming new album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which will be released by Reprise Records on November 22nd, 2010. “Sing” ships to radio on November 3rd and will be available for purchase exclusively from iTunes beginning November 4th, followed by all other digital service providers in subsequent days.

New Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo, who produced MCR’s platinum-selling album The Black Parade as well as albums by Dave Matthews Band, Jawbreaker, and The Goo Goo Dolls, among many others, produced Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

My Chemical Romance Give Fans A Window Into California 2019

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With the highly anticipated November 22nd release of their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys approaching, My Chemical Romance has created a unique way to transmit the album’s vision of California in post-apocalyptic 2019. The band shares its window into the future via a Transmissions Player on its website, at  http://www.mychemicalromance.com/transmissions/.
Users can decode numbers on the Player to access a clean channel where they can submit their own stories. Selected fan-created submissions will be featured on the Player and broadcast to the rest of the My Chemical Romance Community. By clicking on a lightning bolt on the Player, fans can obtain a share code enabling them to post the Player to their blog, MySpace Page, Facebook Wall, or website. Fans are already coming out in droves to share their stories with the rest of the Killjoys.
My Chemical Romance are riding high with the success of “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na),” the first single from Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which will be released by Reprise Records on November 22nd, 2010. New Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo, who produced MCR’s platinum-selling album The Black Parade as well as albums by Dave Matthews Band, Jawbreaker, and The Goo Goo Dolls, among many others, produced the album. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes, will instantly receive the track “The Only Hope for Me Is You.”

1979 Trans Am Lovingly Restored Is The Star of New My Chemical Romance Video

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New Jersey-bred rock band My Chemical Romance have cast a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am as the star of the video for their high-octane new single Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na).” The automobile that appears in the video was beautifully restored by “car hunter” Dennis McCarthy, best known for his work on The Fast and the Furious and Deathrace.

The band’s frontman, Gerard Way, is a Trans Am obsessive and felt that featuring the car in their video would perfectly encapsulate the song, which appears on the band’s upcoming fourth studio album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
 
“Trans Ams are special to me because I was fascinated with them as a boy,” says Way. “They were the first cars I actually thought were cool. The Trans Am is a muscle car that has always symbolized freedom to me, and I was definitely a little bit metal-head. Plus, it has a T-Top for easy rocket-launching ability, which we definitely needed for the video.”
 
As Way told Spin Magazine last year: “Aesthetically or fictionally, the album has these feelings of being a 15-year-old kid at the Jersey Shore, trying to win a Motley Crue mirror or an Iron Maiden hat, from that era when heavy metal was yet to become hair rock.”
 
Back in March 2009, Way posted a message on the band’s website (www.mychemicalromance.com) saying that he needed to procure a 1979 Trans Am for “research and exploration,” explaining that “it doesn’t need to have been kept in an airtight garage for 30 years, but I would prefer something that’s not a piece of shit.” He also specified that he did not want a car that looked like that “frigging Smokey and The Bandit car — that shit is wack.”
 
The car featured in the video was purchased on eBay and restored by McCarthy and his team. The paint job was done by Marc Dupre at Jack’s Auto Body and the engine work was done by Damian Smith, both of Los Angeles. Other art direction and video design was by Way, along with band members Frank Iero, Ray Toro, and Mikey Way, as well as Matt Taylor and Jonathan Rivera.
 
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys will be released by Reprise Records on November 22nd, 2010.
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

 

Watch A Behind-The-Scenes Sneak Peek Of My Chemical Romance’s ‘Na Na Na’ Video

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My Chemical Romance‘s “Na Na Na…” video, directed by Roboshobo and Gerard Way, takes place in a dusty desert — perhaps a nod to America’s historic Route 66 — where the Killjoys are on the loose, wreaking havoc on the desert with rayguns, motorcycles, wheelchairs, child warriors with boom boxes, terrifying masks, and a go-go gung-ho desire to fight the naysayers using art as a weapon.

True, “Na Na Na”‘ features guns and blood, but the video seems to be more of a tongue-in-cheek game of cops and robbers on a quest for artistic and creative freedom than a vicious, violent statement. How will it end? We’ll have to wait until Thursday, Oct. 14, when “Na Na Na” premieres, to find out, but you can steal a behind-the-scenes peek. Read more from MTV News>>

My Chemical Romance To Release Highly Anticipated New Album, Danger Days

The wait for new original music from platinum-selling rock band My Chemical Romance is over. MCR have announced that Reprise Records will release their highly anticipated fourth studio album, entitled Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, on November 22nd, 2010. New Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo, who produced MCR’s platinum-selling album The Black Parade as well as albums by Dave Matthews Band, Jawbreaker, and The Goo Goo Dolls, among many others, produced the album.
Danger Days’ first official single, Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na),” will be available from all digital retailers on Tuesday, September 28th. It is the first new original music to be released by My Chemical Romance since October 2006 when the band unleashed their third album, The Black Parade, which shot to No. 2 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart, selling more than 240,000 copies its first week of release, and spawning four Modern Rock smash singles. Dubbed “Album of the Year” byBlender Magazine, The Black Parade earned raves from critics (Rolling Stone called it “a rabid, ingenious paraphrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock’s golden age of bombast,” while Spin called it “savage and heartfelt”) and cemented MCR’s status as a world-class rock band. Following the album’s release, the New Jersey-bred MCR launched The Black Parade World Tour — their longest and most comprehensive trek yet that culminated in a triumphant hometown show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in May 2008.
Stay tuned for details about the band’s recently announced European “World Contamination Tour.”
The Black Parade