My Chemical Romance poster tribute [Kerrang Magazine]


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THIS MIRROR IS BIG ENOUGH FOR THE FIVE OF US 

“This photo was taken in the downstairs dressing room at Hollywood’s Avalon in October 2006,” says K! photographer Lisa Johnson. “The band were set to debut The Black Parade live for a MySpace fan-only show that night, Gerard had just bleached his hair, and this was the first time I’d seen it.”

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SUPER IERO

Here’s Frank taking five minutes out from whirling around onstage like a tattooed dervish. He’s wearing fingerless skeleton gloves, which would serve no real purpose if he was stranded on an ice planet. Anyway, if you want a pair of your own, you can find them on Amazon for a fiver.

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TIARAS WILL NEVER HURT YOU

This poster features original drummer Matt Pelissier (left), who was replaced by Bob Bryar in 2004. Matt currently runs his own recording studio and drums for New Jersey band Revenir. We won’t mention the fact that Frank’s wearing a sparkly princess tiara. At all. Nice weather they’re having…

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I TOLD YOU WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING

It doesn’t matter if you’re the singer of  My Chem or not, everyone on a tour needs a laminate to get backstage. “I snapped this photo of Gerard on the Vans Warped Tour in 2005,” says our photographer, Lisa. “I think this was in Chicago. Gerard’s nickname on his pass is G-Way.”

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THREE CHEERS FOR SWEET POSTERS

Here’s a shot taken following the release of 2004’s Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. Frank Iero’s wearing a bulletproof west. Did you know that one of the first forms of  body armour was found in medieval Japan? It was made from silk, which is probably just as effective as lettuce.

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GERARD AND MIKEY HANGING OUT IN A TRUCK

“This shot of Mikey and Gerard was taken just a few seconds before they took the stage in Milwaukee on the 2005 Vans Warped Tour,” says Lisa. “I loved this photo so much that I made prints for them. From what I’ve heard, Mikey had it proudly displayed on his fridge for years.”

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Posted on 04/17/2013, in Frank Iero, Gerard Way, K!, Kerrang Magazine, Mikey Way, My Chemical Romance, Ray Toro, Scans and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Exoplanetaryactvism

    Really nice to have a backstory to these shots!

  2. In my opinion, “This mirror isn’t big enough for the five of us” is the best poster in this weeks Kerrang!Magazine. I’ve put it close to my bed where I sleep. :3 x ❤

  3. Nice! The ‘Mirror’ photo would make a pretty neat desktop.

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