Long tweet from Gerard about the end of the bandGerard just posted a very long tweet: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rjdh4fLong tweet from Gerard about the end of the band1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The explanation is kind of of vague, but he makes two things clear: the band didn't end due to scandal or argument, and MCR is indeed done. So whether the fan theories about legal issues are true or not, the break-up is permanent, and it wasn't quite as abrupt as it seemed.
As incredibly disappointing as this is, I'm glad he said this early on so we can stop pondering over theories and start to move on with our lives. While I thought the theories were interesting, I worried that they brought false hope and dragged this on longer than necessary. Now we finally have to put MCR to rest.
But even though MCR is over, the guys' stories certainly aren't. I just hope they find happiness in whatever they do.
MCR officially breaks up + Long essay from meMost of you know this already, but they posted this short blog on their website: http://www.mychemicalromance.com/blog/mcr/my-chemical-romanceMCR officially breaks up + Long essay from me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
My Chemical Romance
Right now I can't believe it's real. It feels like a dream. What upsets me most isn't the loss of new music: I still like MCR, but they haven't been my favorite band for a long time. I'm not sure what happened, I guess I just "grew out" of the music and started listening to other things.
But I was still very invested in the guys and their lives, as well as the fandom here, and-- as silly as this sounds-- i
Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 1)"There’s angst but it’s different. I think we’re rebelling now as a rock band. We’re trying to keep it pure, but we’re not playing victims anymore. We’ve realized that we’re one of the youngest bands at our size. So there’s a responsibility that comes with that, whether it’s to fans or to outside listeners who aren’t fans, to be the greatest American rock band. That was the goal. And it took a while to get there, but we’re just being the best My Chemical Romance that we can be."Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 1)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“I write them wherever I may happen to be when I get hit with inspiration. A lot of times I just make notes of sentences. What I usually do is write paragraphs of free style, just really descriptive phrases and I’ll draw upon those phrases later. I try to get the sound before I get the lyrics.”
"Freedom is a real big theme. We needed freedom to happen for us on this record so
Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 3)“I wanted to challenge gender, abuse the audience. I didn’t want the girls to want to fuck me, I wanted the straight guys to want to fuck me.”Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 3)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“It’s amazing to be here with people who love music in a non-violent way. If you’re mad, don’t throw a punch, don’t start a fire about it, don’t shout about it. Sing, that’s the most powerful weapon you have.”
"I thought if we made an album that tried to change the world, or give it hope, it would really happen. But all people found was death and destruction and misery and self-hate. I learned that the world doesn't want to be saved, and it will fucking punch you in the face if you try."
"Me and my kid brother used to grow up—we used to grow up? Everybody used to grow up! We had comics, and that’s the only thing we had to escape the kind of place we lived in. And it made us lift up our heads, make
Gerard-- a life in quotes (final part)“I had a discussion with Lindsey about [the new album] and I was like, ‘Wow, all this stuff I’m writing is kind of full of hate. I don’t know why that is.’ She’s like, ‘Cause you’re happy.’”Gerard-- a life in quotes (final part)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“We have the best fans in the world because they are pretty much as crazy as we are.”
“I don’t know why but I’ve always hated myself. Hopefully that self-hate is growing into something else now; hopefully it’s grown into caring about myself and wanting to stay alive.”
“Nobody’s in the middle with us. It’s either ‘I love them’ or ‘I want to kill them’. People love us and believe in us or they want to see us destroyed. And I love that.”
“I needed [the support of my bandmates]. I’m still scared, though; I worry it could happen again and
Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 2)“It’s more important to keep yourself alive, there’s nothing worth ever hurting yourself over. I mean, I’m a person that goes through a lot of depression, and stress, and things like that. I’m generally happier these days. But I have, it’s normal, it’s completely normal to be depressed. […] I think it’s just important that you keep yourself alive, you just stay fighting.”Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 2)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Yeah, obviously we use vampires as a metaphor for something else, something deeper than just the supernatural. But there's just something about the bloodsucking walking dead, that can say so much to people. There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you..."
"It all started off with the best intentions, but I took it too far and I ended up on a trip. There were some moments when I felt like I was on a crusade. I don’t k
Blog for facts and theories about the break-upNormally I don’t post rumors or theories in this group, especially at a time like this when it could cause false hope, but some very interesting information has surfaced (and will probably continue to surface), so here’s a blog post to hold it all. Will edit it when more important information is found. Please remember that most of this (except the Dewees interview) is speculation and has not been verified at the time of writing this.Blog for facts and theories about the break-up1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Mikey Way tweeted about the incident:
I want to thank everybody who helped make the past 12 years an unforgettable journey for me. Family, friends and fans- Thank You
For the record, my relationship has absolutely nothing to do with what just happened. They are completely seperate
Well, I guess that nullifies the "Warner was trying to kick Mikey out because of bad PR" theory, but the legal issues could still be a reality.
Edit 2: Kerrang
Frank and Pete comment on the break-upFrank blogged about the break-up on his site: http://www.frank-iero.com/ And Pete Wentz talked about it an interview: http://destroyanews.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/pete-wentz-talks-about-the-breakdown-of-my-chemical-romance/Frank and Pete comment on the break-up1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Neither of them say much that we didn't already know, but it's still interesting.
Gerard actually posted an address for fans to send him mail: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/gerard_way_my_chemical_romance_posts_fan_mail_address_reflects_on_mcr_album Wonder how many fans are going to disregard the "don't make it weird" rule...
Also, Gerard, Frank, and Ray are apparently working with James Dewees on his new album: http://www.kerrang.com/blog/2013/03/three_members_of_mcr_linked_to.html
And Christopher Gutierrez (one of Mikey's friends) made a good Tumblr post that I think fans will appreciate: http://deadxstop.tumblr.com/post/46089580615/thank-you-friends
Finally, you've probably noticed this already, but Mikey's been tweeting again. Good for him.
Killjoy comic previewA four-page preview of the Killjoy comic was released: http://mychemicalcollective.tumblr.com/post/43502243294/free-comic-book-day-killjoys-preview-via-cbr Your thoughts?Killjoy comic preview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks Thanks for beeing the hero i needed and will always keep in my heart <3 xoxoThanks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
List of MCR plz accountsGerard and Mikey | Frank, Ray, and Bob | Slash, BL/ind, Other, Group, and StampsList of MCR plz accounts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If I missed any, let me know!
Ray records music + New Frank interviewA video of Ray recording music for the band Voltaire: http://mychemicalcollective.tumblr.com/post/52215338816/video-of-ray-recording-music-for-artist-voltairesRay records music + New Frank interview1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And Frank did an interview with Epiphone: http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/2013/Frank-Iero-The-Epiphone-Interview.aspx
Oh, and Mikey confirmed on Twitter that he hates unicorns. The general fan reaction seems to be :icongerardwutplz:
Gerard's Twitter Icon WinnersGerard's Twitter icon contest had a lot of incredible entries, and I want to give them some recognition. Some group members generously donated prizes, so I've chosen first, second, and third place entries, as well as seven runner-ups. (By the way, this isn't to criticize/undermine Gerard's choices, I just want to give some credit to the excellent entries on DeviantART.)Gerard's Twitter Icon Winners1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First, an honorable mention for a couple of phenomenal artists who aren't on DeviantART: Blade Runner Gerard by Artist Jane Bush, and this awesome cyberpunk entry. If you've seen any other great entries on Tumblr or Twitter who need to be seen, feel free to link them in the comments.
And now, here are the winners.
New Killjoy comic interviewUSA Today interviewed Gerard, Shaun, and Becky about the upcoming comic: http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/2057801New Killjoy comic interview1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's an interview about Death Spells: http://mychemicalcollective.tumblr.com/post/48881778426/justliketheleaveschangingcolors-theres-an Frank also clears up that "the band is reforming under a new label" rumor (it's not true.)
And a couple of new photos of Mikey: http://mikeyway-daily.livejournal.com/509348.html http://mikeyway-daily.livejournal.com/508691.html
Tips on writing BL/ind and double agent OCsTips on writing BL/ind and double agent OCs1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
“Every villain is a hero in his own mind. So part of me has to sort of have my arms around Loki because the moment I’m judging him is the moment I cease to be able to play him. It’s a strange relationship ‘cause I kind of love him even though I know he’s really tragic and misguided.”
Actor Tom Hiddleston, everybody. Loki wouldn’t be nearly as popular if Tom hadn’t played him so brilliantly in Thor. And he played him so brilliantly because he understood him. He didn’t think of him as a generic heartless villain: he considered his pain, struggles, and motivations. And he helped create the most three-dimensional villain since Severus Snape.
So if you want to write about a Battery City character in a fanfiction or put one in a roleplay, you’ll have to think like Tom. It’s easy to throw together another generic villain, but where’s the creativity and insight in that? Developi
An Easter GreetingHello, Killjoys. As Dracushit, the Draculoid designated to monitor this group, I’ve been ordered to pass along this message from Better Living Industries:An Easter Greeting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Good day, Killjoys. A joyful Easter to all of you. When you sit down to your dinners of canned ham, pasta noodles, Power Pup, and disease-infested ground water, know that Battery City is thinking of you. We’ve made several improvements to BL/indNet, including opening a public forum which is already lively with discussion:
“i took a dracs glove & pooped in it & gave it back to him lol #thuglife”
“IF BEING GAY ISNT A CHOICE THEN WHY DOES POISON /CHOOSE/ TO BANG OTHER MEN”
“wtf no one told me poison was gay, ugh my life is over man”
“URGENT: Can you roll power pup in a joint and smoke it”
“guys whats the name of the fic where korse uses ghouls spit as hair remover????”
“Ok I don’t get why random killjoys cant just walk into the diner and say
We'll always remember you....12 years of passion of inspiring.We'll always remember you....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's all ended.
2 years you have been with me.
And now you've left.
All I can do is cry.
But I'll die remembering you.
SING lyrics + Photography = Visual poetrySome of you might remember when I did this: http://mcrdeviantclub.deviantart.com/journal/SCARECROW-lyrics-Photography-Visual-poetry-317796484 I made one for SING a while ago, but kept forgetting to post it for some reason. Here it is.SING lyrics + Photography = Visual poetry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sing it out
Boy, you've got to see what tomorrow brings
Sing it out
Girl, you've got to be what tomorrow needs
For every time that they want to count you out
Use your voice every single time you open up your mouth
Sing it out, boy they're gonna sell what tomorrow means
Sing it out, girl before they kill what tomorrow brings
You've got to make a choice
If the music drowns you out
And raise your voice
Every single time they try and shut your mouth
Cleaned-up corporation progress
untrusted heart by ucilito
Dying in the process
veil by SuzyTheButcher
Children that can talk a
Your thoughts on Gerard's new lyrics?Gerard tweeted some intriguing new song lyrics:Your thoughts on Gerard's new lyrics?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"So I'll just put them here-
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 their 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
Lets use our magic powers with the children
MCR Poster ContestI think movie posters are an underappreciated art. It's not true that they have no emotion: the best posters are clever, artistic, and so eye-catching that you just can't wait for the film. For this contest, you have two options:MCR Poster Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. Create a poster for an MCR movie. This can be a biographical movie about the band, or a film about one of the album's storylines (Revenge, Killjoys, etc.) You could also take a song or lyric and create a film poster around it, as artists on Tumblr have done in the past.
2. Create a propaganda poster for Better Living or the Killjoys. Someone mentioned this in the survey, and I've thought about making it a seperate contest before, but I decided to make it an option here instead. Imagine that BL/ind or the Killjoys tried to recruit people or sway them to follow their beliefs. What would their posters look like?
Some examples of movie posters:
MCR Valentines + New Gerard photoHappy Valentine's Day If you're looking for an MCR valentine with 5 special songs and a message, feast your eyes on these: http://mcrvalentines.tumblr.com/ The group worked pretty hard on these, so feel free to reblog them, send them to friends, share them anywhere.MCR Valentines + New Gerard photo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New photo of Gerard: http://mychemicalcollective.tumblr.com/post/43067363306/thesloney-gerard-way-stopped-by-the-studio-today Apparently he played some new MCR songs for a friend. That's exciting.
Some words on the cheating scandalThis hasn’t been confirmed by the band (at the time of writing this), but there’s very strong evidence that Mikey has cheated on Alicia with another woman, who he’s now engaged to. Normally I wouldn’t bring this up until it was officially confirmed, but I do think certain things need to be said.Some words on the cheating scandal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, here’s the story: a woman named Sarah (I’ve heard she’s a 20-year-old model) posted photos on her Instagram of her and Mikey kissing and cuddling, and claimed to be engaged to him. Here are the photos: http://ffrankiero.tumblr.com/post/41569121654/moette-what-the-hell-is-going-on-im-so (She made her Instagram private after fans found it and started commenting.)
At first people thought that Mikey and Alicia broke up and didn’t tell anyone, but Alicia tweeted she’s devastated (she’s since made her account private), and Lyn-Z has backed her up and made angry tweets that are presumably about Mikey. So apparently this was news
The haircut revealedA photo of Gerard without the hat: http://mychemicalcollective.tumblr.com/post/40427360151/pandaaadrew-i-just-met-gerardway-d-coolest His hair looks pretty cute to me.The haircut revealed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some new photos of Gerard at a comic book shop: http://fieryautocrashes.tumblr.com/post/40317049017/was-wondering-why-gerard-was-in-detroit-so-it-ends https://twitter.com/Rei_Hiroki/status/290149881778163713 Well, that's a different look (Credit to mychemicalcollective for the links.)
You can read more about his visit here: https://www.facebook.com/MCRmyBoston/posts/535949503111380
Also, MCRmy Boston did an awesome interview with me that you can read here: https://www.facebook.com/MCRmyBoston/posts/460722357310793
New Gerard photo + Gerard returns to TwitterNew photo of Gerard: http://mychemicalcollective.tumblr.com/post/45731287493/new-photo-of-gerard-via-america-vintage-on This guy looks different every time I see him.New Gerard photo + Gerard returns to Twitter1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Also, Gerard has returned to Twitter with more tweets and a new pink design: https://twitter.com/gerardway Some theories I've heard:
The pink background and pink triangle are in support of gay people.
The pink symbolizes freedom after being silent.
He's trying to get everyone's mind off the drama so they won't pester him about it about WonderCon.
Or maybe he's just :icondivaliciousplz:.