Monthly Archives: August 2012

Watch My Chemical Romance’s ‘Sing’ ‘Pop Up’ Video!

My Chemical Romance’s “Sing” gets the “Pop Up Video” treatment.

My Chemical Romance‘s “Sing” recently got the “Pop Up Video” treatment, which means we now have year another opportunity to fist-pump (in a very non-“Jersey Shore” way, of course) to the anthem’s cinematic moment while actually learning things. Just doing our part to help you become THE BEST Trivial Pursuit: MCR Edition player ever, just in case that version ever comes out. (Attention, Hasbro: we’re waiting.)

Watch My Chemical Romance’s “Sing” Pop Up Video after the jump.
Thanks to our friends over at VH1, we learn that the “Sing” video continues the visual saga that began in the group’s “Na Na Na” video — a post-apocalyptic themed storyline that has the band members playing futuristic heroes out to take down “The Man.” (Except for that we already knew that.) In case you weren’t as Way-obsessed as we are, you’ll learn that Gerard Way is way (ha!) into comic books (his first job was in a comic book store!) and wants the band to be seen kind of like singing super heroes — hence the creepy masked villains marching around in the video. Oh, and the band’s guns are Nintendo-inspired (another thing we learned!). Mostly, we love finding out that the majority of the actors in the video are friends of the band. If we were famous, we fully intend to hire all of you to make cameos in our videos.

My Chemical Romance, Sophomore Jump: 10 bands whose second record revolutionized their sound

The dreaded sophomore slump has been an industry-wide conspiracy since forever. It’s a common tale: A band breaks out in the underground with a successful debut, but can’t deliver consistently with the follow-up. Today we’re here to celebrate the bands whose sophomore releases didn’t slump, but jumped. These 10 sophomore albums helped define each band’s career and sound, and pushed them to the next level in the scene. They may not be the bands best records in their catalog (that’s a discussion all in itself), but what we find to be a defining moment in their career.


Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge (Reprise, 2004)

Spawning four successful singles and selling more than 1.5 million copies in the U.S., Three Cheers changed the course of My Chem’s career in an instant. “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” became an instant angsty-teenager hit and was certified gold, giving the band a huge boost in their fanbase. From here, the band have only gone upwards and outward, crafting huge theatrics and expanding their sound (and cult-like following) along the way.

Frank wrote a song for the movie Frankenweenie

 Frank Iero wrote a song for the new Tim Burton movie Frankenweenie, called This Song Is  a Curse.

[Available on September 25th in iTunes]

Deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way – Professional Griefers [Official Video]

The official music video for “Professional Griefers” deadmau5 feat. Gerard Way
Get Professional Griefers ft. Gerard Way instantly when you pre-order the new album on iTunes:




Deadmau5 and Gerard Way Face Off in Ultimate Fighting Ring

The ‘Professional Griefers’ collaborators reveal promo posters


When it came time to debut the video for his high-octane single “Professional Griefers,” Deadmau5 knew where to turn: the equally aggressive world of ultimate fighting.

On September 1st, Deadmau5 will unveil his clip during the UFC Jones vs. Henderson pay-per-view match. It features the  locked in a futuristic gladiatorial bout with his guest vocalist, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. True to form, both combatants control oversized, CGI “mau5” robots.

The video won’t be released online until August 29th, but you can check out some exclusive promo posters of the would-be UFC warriors here.

“Professional Griefers” appears on Deadmau5’s > album title goes here <, due September 25th on Ultra Music. Check out footage of the video shoot below.

Deadmau5 Talks His Organic Collaboration With My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way

During an exclusive interview with KROQ jockStryker, EDM superstar Deadmau5 talked about his recent collaboration with My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, the song “Professional Griefers,” and how it came together organically.
“I haven’t really known him that long in the way that I’d like to say, ‘I know that guy,’” Deadmau5 said regarding his relationship with the MCR singer. “I don’t 100 percent know Gerard or where his head’s at, but I like where it’s going. I kind of connected with him on the level that he’s almost in the same position I am. He’s amid a sea of emo rock bands, you know what I mean? I’m in the middle of a sea of DJs and stuff like that, so we both had that connection. I felt it was a kind of cool collab, because we could both break out of that entirely and just do this one thing that was like our forces combined.”
See the video: Here

The collaboration was also unique in that unlike most superstar pairings, Deadmau5 and Way worked on the song together in a California recording studio as opposed to just sending digital files to each other over the internet.
“We worked at a friend of his’ studio here in L.A.,” Deadmau5 explained to Stryker. “If he did something wrong…or not wrong, but something that we could bitch about to each other to fill the day,” he elaborated about the recording process. “It was right then and there. He could just go back into the little mic room there and scream away. That’s a unique opportunity you get between two artists on that level. I like that, and I think I want to do more of that, not necessarily with him, but with other people I enjoy doing things with.”
See the video: Here
“Professional Griefers” is the first single from the forthcoming Deadmau5 full-length release, Album Title Goes Here, set for release on September 25.
Deadmau5 was most recently in the news when U.S. Olympic multiple gold medal winner Michael Phelps was seen sporting a pair of the new SOL Republic x Deadmau5 Special Edition Tracks HD headphones at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, which apparently landed Phelps in a bit of hot water with the International Olympic Committee over branding rights. The headphones are available for the suggested retail price of $149.99.

Gerard Way discusses My Chemical Romance’s 5th album on “Spoilers” with Kevin Smith

Gerard Way discussed My Chemical Romance’s upcoming 5th album on today’s episode of “Spoilers,” hosted by Kevin Smith.
He said, MCR 5, as he is calling it while it is in-progress, is “going rather quickly” and that the album is “very dark so far.”
The album, Way hints, will also include  the band’s wearing costumes. He told Kevin Smith he’s meeting with Colleen Atwood, who had designed the band’s costumes since The Black Parade, soon to work out the costumes to accompany the next album.
Gerard also played “Small Petunia Of The Galaxy,” a song he wrote for his daughter, from his iPhone during the interview.

My Chemical Romance Secret Studio Visit With Guitar Tech. Punk Rock Dave

We where invited to come down to the studio to wire up some pedals and do some A-B listening with Dave. Cable has such a huge effect on delivering signal to all the gear to have amazing tone and a dynamic recording.
The guys have a lot of guitars, pedals and amplifiers and we saw some very rare vintage gear. Dave manages all the gear and keeps them running like a swiss watch.
Punk Rock Dave at his workbench with the huge job of keeping all the MCR guitars, basses and gear ready to go.
With all of the stuff Dave has to do he uses SLUG solderless plugs and cable. “It so easy, super durable and won’t come loose and has great tone… get it!”
Thank you to Dave and MCR for the visit.
Punk Rock Dave is currently in the studio with MCR. He has been the tech for Jerry Cantrell, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Distillers, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Bronx, Eagles of Death Metal, Chris Cornell.

Deadmau5 announces new album

Dance titan has collaborated with My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and Imogen Heap on his sixth studio album.
Deadmau5 has announced full details of his sixth studio album, which he has named ‘> album title goes here <‘
The album, which is the follow-up to the dance producer’s 2010 album ‘4×4=12’, will be released on September 24 and features a total of 13 tracks. You can see the album’s cover art at the top of the page. Among the tracks are ‘Professional Griefers’, which is a collaboration with My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, ‘Failbait’, which features Cypress Hill and ‘Telemiscommunications’, which has vocals from Imogen Heap. 

Professional Griefers’, which you can hear at the bottom of the page, will be released as a single on August 24 ahead of the album’s release. Deadmau5 returns to the UK next month to play Creamfields Festival and in September to perform at London’s Roundhouse as part of the iTunes Festival. He will perform on September 9 and joins the likes of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Biffy Clyro, Mumford & Sons and Jack White in performing at the event. 

The tracklisting for ‘> album title goes here <‘ is as follows:
  • “Superliminal”
  • “Channel 42” (with Wolfgang Gartner)
  • “The Veldt” (with Chris James)
  • “Fn Pig”
  • “Professional Griefers” (with Gerard Way)
  • “maths”
  • “There might be coffee”
  • “Take care of the proper paperwork”
  • “Closer”
  • “October”
  • “Sleepless”
  • “Failbait” (with Cypress Hill)
  • “Telemiscommunications” (with Imogen Heap)

Deadmau5’s “Professional Griefers” single featuring Gerard Way to be released August 14!