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Gerard Way posts “Pink Station Zero” teaser for new music


Gerard Way has shared a new video via Twitter titled Pink Station Zero, which happens to be the name of a “station” from All Ages, a new comic he is working on. In it, an anchor announces that viewers should stay tuned for new music from Gerard Way next week.

The music is, presumably the song “No Shows,” the video for which is set for release next Tuesday, August 19, which is also when pre-orders for Way’s upcoming album Hesitant Alien launch.

Check out the clip below.

Check out Way’s sketches of Pink Station Zero, which he unveiled on a recent Google+ chat with Wacom.

Pink Station Zero, #AllAges preview from @gerardway’s @wacom chat.”

The video also features another tiny easter egg for fans who pay attention. In it, the anchor mentions “actress Gina Barbeux,” a name fans will remember having seen in Way’s The Umbrella Academy comics.


Exclusive: Electric Century – “I Lied” (SONG PREMIERE)


Last week, we exclusively unveiled Electric Century, the brand new project featuring former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way, Dave Debiak (Sleep Station, New London Fire) and Justin Siegel (ex-Stars In Stereo), in our 100 Bands You Need To Know cover reveal. 

Today, get the very first listen to the band with their debut single “I Lied,” a track we say “forges an alloy of decades-proven electronic pop and the kind of sincerity found in bands like fun. and twenty one pilots” in our Electric Century article in the upcoming issue, out March 4. 

“I Lied” will be available for purchase via iTunes on February 26, and the band are expected to release their currently complete debut album (recorded and mixed by D. James Goodwin at The Isokon Studio in Woodstock, NY) later this year. 

Stream the first single below and tell us what you think!
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Hear HERE  the new song of Electric Century

Frank Iero announces “B.F.F.” single collaboration with his children


Frank Iero, who is currently featured in our Most Anticipated Music Of 2014 issue, has announced that he will be releasing a collaborative single titled “B.F.F.” with none other than his own twin daughters Cherry and Lily.

All proceeds from the single, which will be available through his own B.CALM Press and digital retailers on February 25, 2014, is set to go toward the college funds of his three children.

Read his full announcement post below:

“hola mis amigos y amigas,
     i am incredibly happy to announce that my newest musical endeavor will be a collaboration between myself and two of my favorite artists of all time…. my 3 year old twin daughters, Lily and Cherry Iero. our single, B.F.F., will be released worldwide by B.CALM press available through all online digital music retailers on february 25, 2014. 
all proceeds from the sales of this recording will go directly into Lily, Cherry, and Miles Iero’s respective college funds (so no piracy please…you will literally be stealing from a baby). 
   B.F.F. was written by Lily and i, and features vocals by myself, Lily, and Cherry. i recorded and performed all of the instruments on the track at B.CALM Underground studios, it was then mixed by Ed Rose and mastered by Alan Douches at west west side music.
    i look forward to sharing more details on this single as the release date approaches but for now….that is all. 
thank you to everyone for stopping by,
                                                     xofrnk,lly,&chrry (2014)”

As pointed out in the comments, it’s very probable that “B.F.F.” could be a new song Iero played at the Fadeaway Records showcase in New Jersey recently. Check out live footage:




Frank Iero performs new songs live


Frank Iero, former guitarist of My Chemical Romance and current vocalist in Death Spells and a yet-unnamed solo venture, made a personal appearance at the opening of A&M Music Center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey today, where he performed a solo acoustic set.

Videos from the opening show Iero playing “joyriding.,” which he recently revealed on SoundCloud, leading to a sing-along from the intimate crowd, “Stage Four Fear Of Success,” which he also played at his live appearance on the Going Off Track podcast and another new song for which a title hasn’t been posted yet.

Check out the performances below.

“Stage Four Fear Of Success”


New Song (no title available on YouTube)




Many thanks to the YouTube users who uploaded these.

Iero ended his day with the following tweets about the in-store performance and meet-and-greet:



Frank Iero releases new demo, “joyriding”


Frank Iero, former My Chemical Romance guitarist and Death Spells vocalist, has released a new demo titled “joyriding.”

Read the song’s backstory and lyrics, originally posted on his blog, and stream the song below:

“hi…so today i ended up having a very nice conversation about music and other things with Sam Coare from Kerrang! Magazine. after i got off the phone i went down into my basement and wrote this song. Sam and i had talked about inspiration and creativity, and i told him i go through periods of making things and then a week later hating 

everything i’ve made and destroying it all. i told him i’d like to try and experiment with creating something and releasing it before i have a chance to hate myself for making it. so when i wrote this song it almost seemed like a dare…

joyriding. (demo)
i’m not sure what they said, but if it’s true i’ll bet
it’s just one more thing i’ll regret.
i hate my weaknesses, they made me who i am.
‘yea it’s cool i’ll be ok’
as i felt your pain wash over me, so i dry your eyes and hide my shakes
because i hate that look that’s on your face.
these things inside my head, they never make much sense.
so i wouldn’t hold my breath…
i hope i die before they save my soul.
‘yea it’s cool i’ll be ok’
as i felt your pain wash over me, so i dry your eyes and hide my shakes
because i hate that look that’s on your face.
don’t hang up, because i don’t have anyone left here
don’t give up, don’t hang on to anything i’ve said.
i hate my weaknesses, they made me who i am

it makes no difference, i’m insignificant.

‘yea it’s cool i’ll be ok’
as i felt your pain wash over me, so i dry your eyes and hide my shakes
because i hate that look that’s on your face
and this is not the end for us.

-2013 frnkiero”

Hear HERE the new demo “joyriding.”

This latest song from Iero lies somewhere between his more melodic leanings (as seen in arecent solo acoustic 

performance for the Going Off Track podcast) and experimentation with elements of noise (a la Death Spells.)

The song also sounds slightly more in the vein of “This Song Is A Curse,” which he released in 2012. In a recent interview with Epiphone, he had revealed that in addition to Death Spells, he is also working on another new project, the sound of which he likened to something more like the above.

Though, this latest posting is obviously spur-of-the-moment and unattached to any project save for Iero’s personal SoundCloud, which once boasted a cover of the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” (it has since been deleted) and a Christmas parody song.


Gerard Way posts lyrics of new song, “Millions”


Gerard Way has posted the lyrics of a new song titled “Millions,” which he notes is about “a group of jewel thieves.”

“Everything is fine,” Way prefaces. “Then everything goes horribly wrong.”

Read the lyrics below:

“So I’ll just put them here-*note-This is a song about a group of jewel thieves. Everything is fine, then everything goes horribly wrong. “


“You twist my arm
I’m twisting fate
You’ll leave alone, or crazy great
Or break into a million pieces, all your reasons

Lets live alone
And out of state
Lets make up everything and wake up breathing
Don’t give a damn about the wreck you leave in

You can use my friends, but that depends-

On what [they’re] for
And while we’re laying on the floor
My mouth is sore
I’m keeping score
A million reasons but I need a million more

You believe in love
I believe in faith
They’ll believe in anything, you make up villains
A trillion legions of the damned and William,
It was really me
It was really you
There was really nothing I could do
Until then,
Lets use our magic powers with the children

You don’t understand, we don’t hold hands

Come catch me, run
Cuz I’m not having any fun
I think you’re sore
I think I’m done
A million reasons

Can I be your number one?

Yeah. Yeah.”

As for when this song will actually be released for your ears, Way offered no answer when asked by a fan:



The former My Chemical Romance frontman hinted yesterday that he may be able to reveal details of his next project as early as next week. Whether these lyrics are related to that, we cannot confirm.

Still, you can read our post detailing some of the hints he’s dropped about future musical ventures so far.



Ray Toro tracks guitar for new Voltaire album


Ray Toro, former lead guitarist of My Chemical Romance, has entered the studio with dark multi-platform artist Aurelio Voltaire to record guitars for select tracks from his upcoming album, Raised By Bats!. 

In the video below, Toro plays the album’s title track.

“It is with a tremendous amount of joy and pride that I share with you that Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance was kind enough to record tracks for my upcoming album Raised by Bats!,” Voltaire wrote in the description for the below video of Toro playing his song “Oh My Goth!” “I am truly moved by this man’s abilities, his humility and the fact that he chose to share both with me.”

This isn’t the first time members of MCR have paired with the multi-faceted artist. In 2008, Voltaire tapped former MCR vocalist Gerard Way to voice his Creepy Christmas stop-motion animation, “X-Mess Detritus,” which you can watch below:


Ray Toro posts new song, “Isn’t That Something”

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Former My Chemical Romance lead guitarist Ray Toro has posted a new song titled “Isn’t That Something.” Toro recorded and performed everything himself in true DIY fashion, as he mentions in the tweet below.


Listen here “Isn’t That Something.”


New Song: “Where are my fucking pills” by Frank Iero and James Dewees


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