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Based in New Jersey, My Chemical Romance is an alternative pop/rock and punk-pop band that has been compared to Thursday and, to a lesser degree, Cursive. Their name was inspired by author Irvine Welsh (of Trainspotting fame), and while many of their songs are loud, fast, hyper, and aggressive, My Chemical Romance's work also tends to be melodic and pop-minded. My Chemical Romance got started in the early 2000s, when lead singer Gerard Way and drummer Matt Pelissier decided to try writing some songs together. The first tune that Way and Pelissier -- who had been friends since high school -- came up with was called "Skylines and Turnstiles" (a post-9/11 song written after Way witnessed the Twin Towers fall while working at his animation job in New York City). Way and Pelissier both felt good about the song, and Way asked guitarist Ray Toro if he would be interested in working with them. My Chemical Romance's five-man lineup was complete when Way, Pelissier, and Toro joined forces with bassist Mikey Way (Gerard Way's brother) and guitarist Frank Iero. With that lineup in place, the band started playing all around the Northeast Corridor and made plans to begin working on its first album. In 2002, Eyeball Records (the New York-based indie that Thursday had recorded for) released My Chemical Romance's debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. The album was often compared to Thursday -- a comparison that, for various reasons, was inevitable and unavoidable. Both bands were from New Jersey, both had recorded for Eyeball, and both combined punk-pop's musical aggression with introspective, confessional lyrics. Plus, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love was produced by Geoff Rickly, Thursday's lead singer -- add all of those things up, and there was no way that My Chemical Romance was going to escape Thursday comparisons. But Thursday isn't their only influence; reviewers have cited the Smiths, Morrissey, the Cure, and the Misfits as influences. And Way has even cited British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden as an influence. Lyrically, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is as dark as it is introspective and cathartic; Way has been quoted as saying that the band's lyrics were a great way for him to deal with the problems he had been going through (which included severe depression and a serious illness in his family). The 2002 release included Way and Pelissier's first song, "Skylines and Turnstiles," and many of the album's other song titles were equally intriguing, including "Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us," "Drowning Lessons," "Headfirst for Halos," "Our Lady of Sorrows," and "Vampires Will Never Hurt You." In 2003, My Chemical Romance signed with Reprise/Warner Bros. and released Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge one year later. Proving to be widely popular, the album boasted several successful singles on commercial radio and MTV, including "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," "Helena," and "The Ghost of You." Amid their growing popularity, Pelissier departed from the band in mid-2004, and he was replaced on drums by Bob Bryar. Relentless touring further increased their fanatical fan following; the band headlined dates with Alkaline Trio, scored an opening slot for Green Day, and shared bills with Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday, and the Used, among many others. As My Chemical Romance prepared to enter the studio for their third album, they issued Life on the Murder Scene in March 2006. The CD and double-DVD package documented almost everything MCR over recent years: the CD contained demos and live cuts of songs, and the two DVDs showcased life on the road, live footage, music videos, and lots more.

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July 23, 2007

On Tour

Hey guys just letting you all now we're sorry if we haven't been on much but we've been busy with touring and myspace...we have read all your comments and will try to respond to them but for now please be patient with us and we'll try to get back to you,we love all of you thanks for supporting us,Love MCR

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Ambidexterity
Ambidexterity

Female, 25, South Bend, IN

Posted December 30, 2009


you People Are Morons why would u once think that MCR would ever be on Mi gente! lol


Pete_Logan
Pete_Logan

Male, 46, Middletown, NY

Posted August 06, 2009


You guys ROCK!!


0717
0717

Female, 26, Baldwyn, MS

Posted May 05, 2009


JUST WOW!!!!!


ashv
ashv

Male, 29, India

Posted February 10, 2009


MCR Rocks !!!


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Female, Age Private, Chandler, AZ

Posted July 20, 2008


Hey guys! Your doing great!!! Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful music you guys have created together and for it all keeping me sane these last few years and especially these last few months since my son's father passed away from an impaired driver. Devoted fan and always a soldier of the MCRmy as well as my 7 month old Marcus is.. Thank you, Maria


DARKPRIESTNJ
DARKPRIESTNJ

Male, 31, Bethlehem, PA

Posted November 28, 2007


HELENA HANDS DOWN 1 OF THEE BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME. MCR ROCK HALL OF FAME AND F24K U IF U DON'T THINK SO...


Adora_Angel
Adora_Angel

Female, 25, Kissimmee, FL

Posted August 06, 2007


I'm seeing you guys on the 11th! ^_^


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Female, 25, Paterson, NJ

Posted May 28, 2007


I LOVE MCR. THIER THE BEST BAND EVER!!!!!!!!
I LOVE GERARD WAY!


cuteprincess628
cuteprincess628

Female, 24, Huntington Park, CA

Posted April 04, 2007


I think your freakin awesome!!!! I ahve you on my ipd and im constanlty listening to u guys!! I love "Welcome To The Black Parade, To The End and I'm not Okay"!!! Those are the best songs that im always hearing. Plus i blast my ipod to the max which is freakin bad!


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Female, Age Private, Brazil

Posted March 17, 2007


You guys are super-duper rad. Wicked awesome totally.


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