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My Chemical Romance

With their emo-punk songwriting, theatrical vocals, and neo-goth appearance, My Chemical Romance rose from the East Coast underground to the forefront of modern rock during the early 2000s. In keeping with the tragic element of the group's best-known singles -- including "Helena," "I'm Not OK (I Promise)," and "Welcome to the Black Parade" -- My Chemical Romance has roots in catastrophe, as frontman Gerard Way decided to form the band after watching the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001. Drummer Matt Pelissier joined one week later, guitarist Ray Toro climbed aboard soon after, and the quintet's ranks solidified with the addition of bassist Mikey Way (Gerard's younger brother) and guitarist Frank Iero. With their lineup in place, the bandmates began touring and making plans for an album.

My Chemical Romance's debut, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, appeared in 2002 courtesy of New York's Eyeball Records. Comparisons to Thursday were frequent; both bands hailed from New Jersey, both had recorded for Eyeball, and both combined punk-pop's aggression with introspective, confessional lyrics. The album attracted a small underground following, and My Chemical Romance jumped to the big leagues in 2003 by signing with Reprise Records. The following year, they released Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, a platinum-selling album that featured cover art by Way himself. Although critical reactions were mixed, the record produced several radio singles and popular MTV videos, including "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," "Helena," and "The Ghost of You."

Pelissier left the lineup in mid-2004 and was replaced by drummer Bob Bryar, who had first met the band while running sound for the Used (with whom the band had toured several years earlier). More touring followed, with My Chemical Romance co-headlining dates alongside Alkaline Trio, scoring an opening slot on Green Day's American Idiot tour, and sharing bills with Story of the Year and Taking Back Sunday. As My Chemical Romance prepared to enter the studio for their third album, they issued a stopgap recording, Life on the Murder Scene, in March 2006. The CD/double-DVD package offered a combination of rarities and live footage, effectively tiding fans over until My Chemical Romance (now boasting a sober and bleach-haired Gerard Way) issued the conceptual, highly ambitious effort The Black Parade in October. The record achieved platinum status by early 2007 and was followed by a live recording, Black Parade Is Dead!, in 2008.

After the rigorous touring for The Black Parade, the band took time out to decompress, especially the brothers Way, who both went through a number of changes, with Mikey dealing with anxiety issues related to touring and Gerard becoming a new father. With all of this happening in their personal lives, the band felt it was time for a change in their professional lives as well. When they returned to the studio, they decided to eschew their gothic image in favor of something fresh and new, replacing the darkness of their previous albums with a newfound exuberance. The band originally went into the studio in 2009 with producer Brendan O'Brien, but unsatisfied with the results, scrapped the project and returned to Black Parade producer Rob Cavallo. With a renewed creative vigor, the band set to work demolishing and reconstructing their abandoned recordings, and in 2010 released Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Another concept album, it had a manic, Day-Glo energy and more of a punk-pop sound.

The band's final release was a series of five 7" singles entitled Conventional Weapons, released between October 2012 and February 2013, which collected the unreleased songs they had recorded during the sessions for Danger Days. Shortly thereafter, they announced they were disbanding, on March 22, 2013. Almost exactly a year later, they announced the release of a posthumous best-of compilation entitled May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001–2013, which Way described as their "epitaph." It featured songs from all four of their studio albums, as well as three demos and their final finished studio track, "Fake Your Death." ~ Andrew Leahey & Alex Henderson
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Guys, I know this band helped with depression, but I also don't think cutting ur self is correct. In my opinion ppl cut themselves because... Well, sometimes you need to bleed to know your alive... And the scars show you that the past is real... But it's still not right. So if u cut... Please, just listen to some MCR and maybe... Get help? I promise you, you won't regret it :) I love u alllllllllll l :3
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XD XD XD its ok to cry, I understand XD XD XD
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leionnylebro n
IM NOT CRYING IM NOT CRYING, OH I GIVE UP IM CRYING
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Taytays1002 No, he's not, he's got a wife and a child
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kairianime
and whats the worst u take by every heart u break?
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Can some one answer my question is Gerad gay
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I like it already
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THEY ARE THE BEST BAND EVER





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I love them
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My chemical romance is so great but only one question was Gerad gay
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MY. CHEMICAL. FRICKING. ROMANCE. BEST. BAND. EVER.
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i love them so much
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The feels
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LOVEE
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Welcome to the black parade
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I loved this band! Killjoy for life!
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19greenkayla
This song makes the worst times great.
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cowandbearca m
I love MCR!
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leionnylebro n
<3
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they sent out a post saying that they needed to go their own way
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Gerard does have a daughter, her name is Bandit. But that's not why they broke up. He said in an interview "Either break me or break the band." Amazing band....Kill j o y s never die!!!!!!
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I loved you guys!!!! Seriously but I think Gerald way had a daughter and that's why they broke up
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Awesome in like them
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Best song of all time !!!!!!!!!
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jenniferbroe s a m l e
Killjoy for life
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Killjoy for life <3
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Not just anyone should understand MCR's music. so when people say "Wtf is this, its plain emo trash" or stuff like that, I get mad, but I don't express it too much. Those people don't understand the meaning to the lyrics, or to the tempo or the meaning of the band. They were a band that helped save lives, and help with depression.
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I hadn't heard their music till about a year ago, but I have to agree with you guys. Its an awesome band
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MCR was the best band in the history of music. If mcr never happened I wouldn't even be here.
And I mean it.
I'm not the fake b**ches who say that because its a "Trend".
They SAVED MY LIFE.
So thanks Gerard way, Frank Iero,Ray Toro, Mikey Way,Bob Bryar.
Your memory will carry on.
September 11, 2001-March 23 2013.
So long and goodnight.





2019 is comming.
Look alive sunshine
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Kill joy <3 I miss them :/ awesome band
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Keep running!
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Summertime, is such a sad song. :'(
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KILLJOYS! MAKE SOME NOISE!
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Killjoys never die
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I didn't know they broke up until I read some later messages
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Love their music!
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Yes like @I'm sorry I love Frank Iero
We all miss you! �� "So Long & Goodnight"
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come back. please.
i miss you.
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I love mcr
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Love u
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♥MCR♥
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"you'll never take my heart"
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For halloween I'm going to be Fun Ghoul from danger days.
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March 22,2013 one of the worst days off my life
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This song is so great. I am almost a teen so I laugh because I act really bad some times.
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Ilove them so much. And Gerard voice is amazing. The drumming and the guitar parts are really great to. I think there music is really relatable and I wish they where still together. And my favorite Album by them is welcome to the black parade. I LOVE MCR
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LOVE MCR
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MCR is going to live on forever with all the killjoys singing all their albums ���� where are u destroya?
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