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My Chemical Romance Post Cryptic Video

my chemical romanceA few years ago, My Chemical Romance shocked fans when they announced that they would be headed in different musical directions. Since then, we’ve seen plenty of solo works, musical projects, etc.

Today, the band released a cryptic video showing a white flag with a black cross waving in the wind to the soft piano notes we all know so well.

Sending shockwaves, fans have been speculating what the video, which you can see below, actually means. Many believe that the only thing that “makes sense” is the Black Parade 10 year reunion tour.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

 

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Tumblr Releases a List of Top 20 Most Reblogged Bands

tumblr bandsTumblr just released a list of the 20 most reblogged bands on the site in 2015. Just like in 2014, 5 Seeconds of Summer and One Direction have held their spots at the top, followed by twenty one pilots, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! At The Disco, all rounding out the top five of the list.

Many bands found their way onto the list, even My Chemical Romance, despite their disbanding (or maybe because of their disbanding).

Check out the full list below:

 

1. 5 Seconds of Summer | Official Tumblr
2. One Direction | Official Tumblr
3.  Twenty One Pilots | Official Tumblr
4.  Fall Out Boy | Official Tumblr
5.  Panic! At The Disco | Official Tumblr
6.  All Time Low
7. Fifth Harmony | Official Tumblr
8. My Chemical Romance
9. The 1975 | Official Tumblr
10. Bring Me The Horizon
11.  Paramore | Official Tumblr
12.  Pierce the Veil | Official Tumblr
13.  Arctic Monkeys
14.  Black Veil Brides | Official Tumblr
15.  Odd Future | Official Tumblr
16.  Sleeping With Sirens | Official Tumblr
17.  Little Mix
18.  Nirvana | Official Tumblr
19.  The Beatles
20.  PVRIS | Official Tumblr

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Warner Bros. Records To Release Original Cast Recording for ‘School Of Rock – The Musical’

school of rock musicalWarner Bros. Records announced that they will release the Original Cast Recording for School of Rock – The Musical on December 4th. The stage production, which opens on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 6th, features songs from the popular 2003 film School of Rock (written by Mike White, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black), as well as 12 original songs written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). School of Rock – The Musical is directed by Laurence Connor (Les Misérables).

The album will be produced by Webber and three-time Grammy Award-winner Rob Caballo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Goo Goo Dolls, Phil Collins, Gary Clark Jr.), and features songs from the stage production, as well as three songs from the film, all original songs were written by Webber and Slater.

Alex Brightman will star as Black’s character, Dewey Finn. You can view Brightman and the cast give a preview performance of ‘Teacher’s Pet’ from School of Rock – The Musical HERE

More info about the album will be revealed in the coming months.
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frnkiero andthe cellabration Announce First Headlining Tour

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frnkiero andthe cellabration (ex-My Chemical Romance) will be heading out on their very first headlining tour from February through to April. The band will be joined by The Homeless Gospel Choir and Modern Chemistry. You can view dates below:

02/18 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
02/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
02/20 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
02/21 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
02/24 – Montreal, QC @ Underworld
02/25 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
02/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
02/27 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
02/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
03/01 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
03/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/04 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
03/05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
03/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery
03/07 – Boise, ID @ Shredder
03/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
03/13 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
03/14 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
03/16 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
03/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
03/25 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Pug’s Live
03/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/30 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
04/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
04/02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony

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REVIEW: My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You

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Saying goodbye is never fun.

Saying goodbye to a band is definitely not fun.

My Chemical Romance have been gracing our ears since 2001, with music that, if you bothered to argue, could define a generation (if not just for a period of time). However, in true My Chem fashion, they aren’t leaving without a theatrical, extraordinary exit. This flourishing goodbye comes in the form of May Death Never Stop You, their final album, and a nod to the fans. Consider this their collection of greatest hits, which you can order with a DVD full of never before seen footage.

“Fake Your Death” is a perfect underdog anthem that really illustrates the concept of choosing your own fate, as well as the idea that life isn’t always fair. Lyrically, the previously unreleased track is wonderfully pieced together, witty, and poetic. This will easily find its way into listeners’ top ten My Chemical Romance favorites, if not just for the pure rock and roll soul that embeds itself into each line.

 

This video is the perfect summary of their career, and a great goodbye.

One thing I used to love about “emo” (excuse the label) music was the obscure titles that were long, strange, and cheeky; Fall Out Boy set the standard high with titles that weren’t pulled from the lyrics. “Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us,” is the perfect flashback to that time, as well as My Chemical Romance’s early sound. It’s noisy, youthful, and full of angst, letting us all revel in the sound of our own garage-band infused adolescence. Stripped from the same album, “Vampires Will Never Hurt You” provides the same effect. One of My Chemical Romance’s better known earlier tracks, to hear it now reminds listeners of the promise the band showed even in their early days, even going as far as predicting the new wave of pop-culture obsession: vampires.

I can distinctly remember hearing My Chemical Romance or the very first time. In all truth, my cousin was obsessed with Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. She showed me the videos for “Helena” and “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” and I pretended to be uninterested, but as soon as she walked out of the room, I was humming the melodies under my breath. Needless to say, I’ve been an MCR fan ever since. Whenever I hear those tracks, I am immediately taken back to that day, still fascinated by the boys wearing eye makeup and all black. The beauty in “Helena” is the melancholy tone of the lyrics, the resignation to loss, contrasting with the fast-paced instrumentals that bring the sound full-circle. “I’m Not Okay (I Promise” has remained my ultimate favorite song from the band, and the video may have a lot to do with that. As a kid, that video was gold to me, and it’s still probably my favorite music video I’ve ever watched. The track is clever, blunt, honest, and it’s got solid instrumentals to boot. The guitar solo is enough to make you stop dead in your tracks. Just hearing a few songs from Three Cheers… makes me want to play it on a loop, just for the nostalgia it provides.

Of course, every person in the world remembers The Black Parade, adoring it from the opening notes of “Welcome To The Black Parade.” To see it alongside My Chem’s other hits is almost enough to make listeners grin in pride, especially those of us that recall the debut of these songs, and the attention they received on TRL (Tweens who read this blog: yes, MTV used to occasionally talk about music and play good music videos that didn’t involve teen pregnancy or Snooki). From “Welcome […]” to “Famous Last Words,” the few tracks from The Black Parade still have the same effect of making you want to sing and jump and slide across the kitchen floor on your knees like you’re Freddie Mercury at Wimberly Stadium (oh, is that just me?).

Not to be excluded are the hit singles from the band’s Danger Days […] album, which, when placed alongside their older music, places a spotlight on the growth of each member, and of the group as a whole. Finishing off with tracks from Dreams of Stabbing and/or Being Stabbed, My Chemical Romance bring their final album full-circle with demos that sound like being back at the beginning once again. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would say these demos, along with the ironically titled, “Fake Your Death,” were signs that My Chemical Romance were about to pull off the greatest April Fool’s Day prank in history. However, let’s call a spade a spade and just admit that it’s time to say goodbye.

Unlike many “Greatest Hits” compilations, My Chemical Romance strayed from the mash-up of their musical eras, placing them in perfectly timed chronological order. Like an audible diagram of their evolution, listeners new and old will get to experience moments from the band’s beginning to their last hurrah.

Thanks to the Fabulous Killjoys (I had to do it), My Chemical Romance, for making great music and for reminding us all, with this album, what it felt like to be an angst-ridden teenager; even just for a minute. “So long, and goodnight.”

 

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STREAM: My Chemical Romance’s “Fake Your Death”

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Following weeks of anticipation (and the hysterical sobs of fans), My Chemical Romance has finally released “Fake Your Death.” The track is from their forthcoming greatest hits album, May Death Never Stop You.

My Chemical Romance have released the album, featuring never-before-released material, is their way of thanking fans for a decade of support. As each member moves on to their new pursuits, fans can still enjoy their music. May Death Never Stop You will be released on March 25th on Reprise Records.

You can purchase a CD here.

Dont’ forget to listen to some of their classic songs either, and check out the trailer for their Greatest Hits album.

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