Gerard Way on the Death of MCR
2014-07-10 by Thomas Sanborn | 49 Comments

In a recent interview with Kerrang! Magazine, Gerard Way, formerly of My Chemical Romance, went in-depth about the negative feelings and events he experienced leading up to the eventual breakup of the band.

In the interview, Way claims that he originally intended My Chemical Romance to split after touring for The Black Parade and admits every release following it to be the result of an early mid-life crisis.

You can read a complete Google Docs version of the official Kerrang! article below:
docs.google.com/document/d/1TJB0qFdhT2axP3F8eD9eiZvHRiGOeokBlBSXHgPjm98/edit

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trackbytrackreviews
July 10th 2014

721 Comments


Gotta love Kerrang calling MCR the most important rock band of the past decade lol, and I love MCR.

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Greenpaw
July 10th 2014

190 Comments


""I was in bed," Dan King recalls. "I broke the news to my girlfriend as if a family member had passed
away.""

The farther I get into this, the harder it is to take it serious...

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Epilogue
July 10th 2014

1585 Comments


kerrang fucking blows

Sconza
July 10th 2014

256 Comments


Was Kerrang always this obsessed with them? They're making it out as if they're the Beatles.

BMDrummer
July 10th 2014

4250 Comments


The day the most important rock band of the past decade called it a day.

Seriously? Have these people ever looked beyond what kids like?

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WhiteTieBlackJacket
July 10th 2014

785 Comments


I mean, the thing is, they were a really impactful band and in more ways than one. I'm glad that he acknowledges that everything following The Black Parade is subpar but, at the same time, The Black Parade can't even touch Three Cheers.

sapient
July 10th 2014

1851 Comments


"'I started hyperventilating and almost fell down the stairs,' remembers Dajah Brown."

Omg this shit is comic gold.

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Zeiu
July 10th 2014

143 Comments


It's so fucking weird, this writer romanticizes his every movement, obviously it's written for the kids that think this interview is the deepest/most intense moment of existence.

Dancedrewdance
July 10th 2014

321 Comments


^ that part though lol

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SnakeDelilah
July 10th 2014

5413 Comments


why does everything involving gerard and his band have to be so fucking pretentious? WE GET, YOU FUCKING BROKE UP.

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XingKing
July 11th 2014

10040 Comments


Why is this whole article written in the most pretentious manner possible? It's like the writer is cumming just writing it

Satellite
July 11th 2014

20679 Comments


March 22, 2013. The day My Chemical Romance pressed stop. The day the most important rock band of the past decade called it a day. The day the rock rainbow lost a colour. Maybe two, Maybe three. One of the most rubbish of days.


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someguest
July 11th 2014

20319 Comments


Gerard might be the worst name ever.

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FearThyEvil
July 11th 2014

12262 Comments


Kerrang just makes me cringe more and more at the stuff they write.

MuhNamesTyler
July 11th 2014

3700 Comments


Omglol so many laughable quotes

MyNameIsPencil
July 11th 2014

498 Comments


I like MCR, but fucking really Kerrang?

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MyNameIsPencil
July 11th 2014

498 Comments


I can't tell if this is a joke honestly

Emim
July 11th 2014

26506 Comments


Terrible article for a terrible band.

Can't wait til people stop bringing them up.

italianStallion
July 11th 2014

163 Comments


They make Gerard sound like an insecure 15 year old girl. Why are they pretending that music isn't just a bunch of ugly nerds screwing around with instruments?

Cimnele
July 11th 2014

293 Comments


kerrang < metal hammer < terrorizer

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DrGonzo1937
July 11th 2014

5226 Comments


just lol

Liiiam
July 11th 2014

22 Comments


I actually kinda like mcr, but I really hope this is meant to be satirical

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2014

15335 Comments


They should have split after The Black Parade. That was a great record and after that they turned to shit.

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theacademy
July 11th 2014

28252 Comments


not really tho since conventional weapons was great

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2014

15335 Comments


I never fully listened but it was safe to assume it was terrible

theacademy
July 11th 2014

28252 Comments


ah, the Yellowcard approach!

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2014

15335 Comments


Ha - yeah, that might be how you know it!

theacademy
July 11th 2014

28252 Comments


;)

KriegdemKriege
July 11th 2014

962 Comments


Danger Days still rules.

KriegdemKriege
July 11th 2014

962 Comments


The article is hilarious by the way.

Grizzlypyro
July 11th 2014

103 Comments


Hilarious.

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sapient
July 11th 2014

1851 Comments


Getting back to what the actual article is talking about, the more I think about it, they seemed REALLY tired when I saw them live back in 2011 (they played with Blink 182, who blew them out of the water that night)

KriegdemKriege
July 11th 2014

962 Comments


^ I saw that same tour, and MCR absolutely blew Blink 182 out of the water. No comparison.

You must have seen them on a bad night.

JWT155
July 11th 2014

9205 Comments


I mean, if I was approaching my mid thirties and was in a band that was still producing music that attracted predominately 15 year old girls, I'd rethink my life too. Chances are they probably craved to be taken more seriously, wanted to gather a larger audience, make more mature music and it just wasn't able to happen.

ssj4gogeta17
July 11th 2014

74 Comments


This is horrible lol. Loved MCR back in the three cheers days, but this is just silly.

MuhNamesTyler
July 11th 2014

3700 Comments


"It's so fucking weird, this writer romanticizes his every movement"

Ikr lol he tries to make everything Gerard says to be some crazy profound bullshit but it just comes off really tryhard/gay

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 11th 2014

11956 Comments


his eyes pierce through mine like a hot knife

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johnnydeking29
July 11th 2014

8987 Comments


Whilst this article is absolute tripe, I respect most of what Gerard says here

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evilford
July 11th 2014

21205 Comments


this reminds me, I need to take a shit

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HomerPimpson
July 11th 2014

236 Comments


that whole thing was awfully pretentious for an article about a defunct eyeliner-wearing pop punk band who catered to teenagers (and realistically, probably teenage girls at that).

PorcelainRain
July 11th 2014

436 Comments


I come to sputnik's main page, see this, wanted to choke someone just reading the title for this article, but now I understand why. Seems like someone should be fired from kerrang for sexually abusing MCR music.

loveisamixtape
July 11th 2014

5904 Comments


so unnecessarily dramatic

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TAB
July 12th 2014

447 Comments


so is this like the third or forth time he's done this?

omgraptors
July 12th 2014

813 Comments


pulitzer prize material

KriegdemKriege
July 12th 2014

962 Comments


^ I love your username.

DrGonzo1937
July 12th 2014

5226 Comments


I thought they got back together?

ChoccyPhilly
July 12th 2014

3649 Comments


I don't think they could have done anything interesting beyond The Black Parade anyway. I think it was time. Danger Days kinda sucked anyway

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Slut
July 12th 2014

1849 Comments


this so dramatic it's glorious lol

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Tunaboy45
July 13th 2014

1788 Comments


They're gone but the black parade can never die ;_;

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