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My Chemical Romance

Mostly Credited As: My Chemical Romance
Sometimes Credited As: MCR
My Chem

Date Of Birth: 2001
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey
Date Of Death: 2013

My Chemical Romance


Rolling Stone has described the sound of My Chemical Romance to be something like “Queen meets The Misfits.” While these are bands which the band has cited as influences, it is often hard to describe the type of music My Chemical Romance plays. The members of the band were greatly influenced by comic books and horror flicks through childhood, which can be detected through the music they play.

The first song by My Chemical Romance, titled “Skylines and Turnstiles,” was written by Gerard Way on his feelings on September 11th. The band was formed originally by ex-drummer Matt Pelissier and Gerard, and later Mikey Way, Gerard’s brother, Ray Toro, and Frank Iero would join. The band would record their first album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, after being established for nearly three months. Guitarist Frank Iero had been a member merely days before they first visited the studio to record. The album was released on Eyeball Records, and the band went on tour with other groups such as The Used and Taking Back Sunday.

In 2003, My Chemical Romance signed with Reprise Records, and released their sophomore album the next year. At the beginning of 2005, MCR was featured on the Taste of Chaos tour, and also opened for Green Day.

2006 saw the release of MCR’s first ever DVD. The DVD, titled Life on the Murder Scene, featured a video diary chronicling the history of MCR, live performances and music videos, and a CD with live performance tracks.

The band's third studio album, The Black Parade, is due to be released on October 24.


Members
  • Gerard Way - Vocals
  • Mikey Way - Bass
  • Frank Iero - Rhythm guitar, backup vocals
  • Ray Toro - Lead guitar, backup vocals
  • Bob Bryar- Drums

Former Members
  • Matt Pelissier - Drums

Discography
Albums
  • I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love [July 23, 2002]
  • Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge [June 8, 2004]
  • Life on the Murder Scene [March 21, 2006]
  • The Black Parade [October 24, 2006]

DVD
  • Life on the Murder Scene [March 21, 2006]

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Warped Hall of Fame (2007)As: Themselves
Episode Cast Credits 

Reading + Leeds Festival (2007) 
  My Chemical Romance & Beady Eye 05x03: (Aug/26/2011) As Themselves 

Conan (2010) 
  Houston, We Have a Murder 01x33: (Jan/17/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The 5.19 Show (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 24 02x24: (Dec/04/2010) As Themselves 

Sound Off with Matt Pinfield (2004) 
  My Chemical Romance 04x14: (Sep/16/2007) As Themselves 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Nick Frost, Myleene Klass, Andy Roddick, My Chemical Romance 12x11: (Jun/08/2007) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Mark Wahlberg, Brad Garrett, My Chemical Romance 15x110: (Mar/12/2007) As Themselves 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  John C. Reilly/My Chemical Romance 32x03: (Oct/21/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  George Lopez, Giuliana DePandi, My Chemical Romance 04x189: (Jan/02/2006) As Themselves 
  Timothy Daly, Grover, & My Chemical Romance 03x40: (Apr/04/2005) As Themselves 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Ja Rule, Max Kellerman, Nick Di Paolo, My Chemical Romance 04x07: (Jan/21/2005) As Themselves 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Adam Sandler, My Chemical Romance 12x55: (Dec/17/2004) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Best Week Ever Songs:
Baseball Opening Day, Desperate Housewives and more + Helena 
Laguna Beach Songs:
More Than Friends + I'm Not Okay (I Promise) 
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Trivia

All members, except Bob Bryar, are from New Jersey.

Bassist Mikey Way coined the band's name from an Irvine Welsh novel, entitled "Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance."

My Chemical Romance and The Used released a cover of "Under Pressure" as a benefit single on iTunes.

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