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Once more unto the breach, dear friends...


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still1_0.jpg?1314825854 “Your past doesn’t matter- what happened five years ago doesn’t matter- the only thing that matters is your friends on stage- and what you do tonight. That will last forever.”

Reading and Leeds-

Frank said this seconds before we killed the house-lights on stage at Reading- in a group hug, and in near darkness. And not to misquote him but this is what I heard in my head- maybe he said it more poetically, but he has a talent for being direct- which is what I love about him.

And we were very direct.

Our past with the festival is often misconstrued, seen through the lens of “revisionist history” depending on who writes about it. “2006 was a triumph!”. “2006 was a bloodbath!”. It is surely sensational but to me it was simply boring to talk about- or was my boredom masking fear?

No matter what it was- it was the exact recipe for a life-or-death rock and roll show- and that happens to be our specialty.

You see, the thing about My Chemical Romance is that we never wanted to be cool. We never wanted anything dropped in our palms- we wanted to take it. We wanted to be US- and we wanted the same thing for the fans. And because of that- we faced adversity- and started to get really good at it.

So when we got the call to headline the festival it didn’t matter how afraid I was, how reserved, paranoid, nauseous- terrified. We had to do it- in fact we congratulated each other.

I got up there for one reason- US. Every member of the band, and every kid that believed- all of US. And I will never forget the smiles on all of our faces. That was my favorite part.

So I wanted to drop this note and thank every one of you in the crowd that made those nights spectacular. Also the crew, who works very hard, and Brian May, for giving us inspiration, courage, and honoring us by sharing the stage.

Reading and Leeds were the best shows of my life. Period.

Let’s do it again some time.

In other news and rumors:

It has come to my attention that certain things recently said have been misquoted-

Most specifically the bit about Danger Days not being our best work.

It was our best work, my favorite album we’ve done, and the one I’m most proud of.

It’s very easy to accidentally take bits from other interviews and make stories out of them. The bit I have read involves me talking about the “scrapped” or “lost” album- not Danger Days, and then talking about a “new” album.

It would be a discredit to every fan who showed their colors, fucked their hair up, embraced their artistic side, pointed their raygun squarely at the sun, and stood by the band to discount anything we put our name on and released. We gave this album our everything and so did the fans- we will never forget that. We’re also not done with it yet- and have some exciting news coming-

On a “new album”: I’ve actually been very careful/cagey about this subject. All I’ve admitted to was writing songs, because that’s what a band is supposed to do- write songs you want to play in front of people.

Do I think it’s going to be another 5 years before a new album? No. But I can’t say when it will come- we spent the last 3 years of our lives trying to do that and it wasn’t healthy. The band will do what it always does- search. Into the dark, with just the four of us, and come out with something we’ve discovered. A new art. A new perspective. A new sound.

But I really do appreciate the genuine excitement for whatever we do next- that means a lot. So just a bit of clarification then-

I feel a song coming on…

Xo

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hearing from the two of them was definitely awesome:) Really shows how much they care. Gerard's made me kinda sad though, to know he knows people think DD isn't "as good" as other albums though it was his favorite :( That would be heart breaking to any artist. I did see a lot more enjoyment in DD and that's why i like it so much, and honestly i can't say any one of them were my "favorite" i love each one so much choosing one above the other is not easy!

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hearing from the two of them was definitely awesome:) Really shows how much they care. Gerard's made me kinda sad though, to know he knows people think DD isn't "as good" as other albums though it was his favorite :( That would be heart breaking to any artist. I did see a lot more enjoyment in DD and that's why i like it so much, and honestly i can't say any one of them were my "favorite" i love each one so much choosing one above the other is not easy!

Even if I hated DD (which I don't btw, it's amazing and I love it), I would choose it over their other albums any day because the guys are happy now... having them happy and making music is much better than listening to old cds of a band that doesn't exist anymore...

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We’re also not done with it yet- and have some exciting news coming-

Hearing Gee say this made me so happy :) It kept making me sad hearing journalists say that Gerard stated he wanted to be done with killjoy era, since I feel like it still has so much life left in it. This was pretty epic and it was amazing to hear from both Gerard and Frank in one day. On another level, I'm not surprised about that, since Reading was unbelievable and must have really struck a chord with all the guys

I'm glad he clarified the rumors of new material.

While I love speculating as an rmy, I hate when the media runs with statements, so it was nice it hear it in his own words

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Fuck you, this is so amazing! Two blogs in one day?!? Just another reason I love this band.. Talking and informing there fans about things going on. I almost wish they would stop being so genuine because it makes my love for them grow more and more.. To the point where I scare myself!! Back to the topic.. Frank, and Gerard thank you for the update!

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Well, it's definitely fabulously awesome to hear that "Danger Days" is Gerard's favorite album because it's obvious it is the album that has made the most impact. Sure, "Welcome to the Black Parade" did save the hearts of the lonely and give hope to the fallen and the broken, but, their latest album taught all of us that we were strong enough to save ourselves whilst raising a middle finger to this messed up world. That's the most important message to send to a generation which has been raised on TV and indoctrinated in the art of apathy and laziness.

As for the clarified rumors of new material, I really hope they add more electronics into their next album and possibly use a vocoder effect on Gerard's vocals (It's a type of effects that makes you sound like a robot. Awesome, huh? ;) ) But hey, no matter what these lovely gentleman release, I'm sure it will be top quality and nothingless

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