Frank Iero has released Joyriding, his second single and video from the album Stomachaches, directed by John Carlucci and Brandon LaGanke of Ghost Cow Films and with the special effects of Tate Steinsiek of Illwilled Productions.
The video takes place in a bright room with all members of the group dressed in white, a video apparently harmless and peaceful until you notice strange small red spots in the face of the guitarist Evan… and from there all hell breaks loose with bassist Rob, drummer Matt, the very Evan and Frank also beginning to bleed. It’s like witnessing a scene of Carrie, in a rock-style.
Frank has revealed some infos about Joyriding‘s video.
“This is a video I had seen in my head for a long time. I honestly thought it was going to be easier to pull off than it was. When you imagine it, you think, ‚Äúoh, this doesn‚Äôt sound that difficult‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ, but when you begin to fully realize what needs to happen, in what specific order things need to happen, and what can get ruined and stained in the process‚Ä¶ the task becomes a bit daunting. We ended up building a room in my backyard, shooting the video, and then tearing the room down in a span of 17 hours. The very next day we shot the video for ‚ÄėWeighted‚Äô.”
From a My Chemical Romance fan‚Äôs point of view, as we are, this biography allows us to retrace the history of the band and to recall the beautiful moments we spent listening to their music, and why we started to follow the band and love them until the end, even after the break-up.
Tom Bryant reconstructs the history of the band through the interviews he did with the band, especially during the period he worked for Kerrang!, and with those who worked closely with the band, and to the anecdote from behind the scenes of their tours; creating a biography that, though un-official, we can say it‚Äôs the most accurate and precise so far.
The book talk about the lives of every single member of the band, of how they met and how the My Chemical Romance‚Äôs history began. It‚Äôs the story of five guys from New Jersey with hope and dreams, but also fear.
It was two brothers with a deep-rooted passion for arts and music to give life the band, Gerard and Mikey Way. But the crucial event for the creation of the band it‚Äôs been the tragedy of the 9/11, personally witnessed by Gerard; from that moment his life changes and decides to form a band, in the meantime he writes one of the songs of their first album: ‚ÄúSkylines and Turnstiles‚ÄĚ. Together with Matt Pelissier, Ray Toro and his brother Mikey he starts a band that they called My Chemical Romance; a name suggested by Mikey and inspired from the Irvine Welsh‚Äôs book ‚ÄúEcstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance‚ÄĚ. Frank Iero will later join the band for the recording of the first album.
Bryant is able to give us a really intimate perspective what has been the career of the band, throughout the description of every album, giving back stories to a great number of their songs, starting from the creation of their first album ‚ÄúI Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love‚ÄĚ, about which Gerard says it talks about something quite dark, it shows the first signs of his alcoholism and that it seemed to him to be wasting time. Moving on to ‚ÄúThree Cheers For Sweet Revenge‚ÄĚ, the record that made them famous all over the world, and talking about how it has been deeply influenced by the death of Gerard and Mikey‚Äôs grandmother, Elena Lee Rush, to whom they dedicated the song ‚ÄúHelena‚ÄĚ.
Talking about the grim theatricality of ‚ÄúThe Black Parade‚ÄĚ, the writer reveals how during the recording the band felt that ‚Äúthey had to suffer in order to make it great‚ÄĚ, and how its tour almost brought them adrift, to the point that on the last show at the Madison Square Garden, Gerard said: ‚ÄúIf we never do this again, thank you‚ÄĚ.
On the contrary, for ‚ÄúDanger Days‚ÄĚ, with its flash coloured and fun world, the band wanted purposely to avoid a long and gloomy creative process as it‚Äôs been for The Black Parade.
From this book we can understand not only something more about the band itself and its fortunes, such as the estrangement of the drummer Matt from the band, but also about how much the band loved their fans and vice versa, how much they loved singing and playing for them. As Gerard says: ‚ÄúI want to give them – the fans – something to believe in or to fight for. I want to give people a sense of hope‚ÄĚ.
Not the Life It Seems: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance ‚Äď September 30, 2014 ‚Äď by Tom Bryant
Tom Bryant is a freelance British journalist specialising in music and sport. He has written for Kerrang!, Q, MOJO, The Guardian, the Daily Mail, The Mirror, the BBC, Huck magazine, the londonpaper and Debrett’s.
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Thanks to Stefania for the collaboration and translation.
Thanks to Da Capo Press.
Nada Recording Studio, through their YouTube channel, has released a video of My Chemical Romance from 2002 during the recording of the first album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love lasting nearly 20 minutes, which you can watch below.
“It‚Äôs a very intimate, revealing record,” Iero says of his first solo album.
Frank Iero suffers from chronic and painful digestive issues. He always has. But the ailment has never kept him from his love of music. And he‚Äôs addressed his ailments head-on in his first solo album, Stomachaches, due out Aug. 25. Written largely as a cathartic exercise, the very personal album features songs Iero assumed would never see the light of day.
Although former bandmate Gerard Way has an album on the way too, Iero is the first former My Chemical Romance members to release a full-length, and he‚Äôs feeling the pressure, which is probably not making his stomach feel any better.
Fans yearning for MCR‚Äôs darkly lit punk-inspired rock songs with big multi-layered, anthemic choruses and raw ballads will be pleased to find similarly-inspired song writing. Iero left his basement recordings on Stomachaches raw and exposed, adding to the album‚Äôs charm. After a listen or two, it‚Äôs clear he was more of My Chemical Romance than we thought.
We spoke with Iero on the phone about birthing his first solo album, growing up in his father‚Äôs shadow, and playing intestinal jump rope.
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Even Ray has landed on the web by opening its site to announce to the world that he is about to begin a new chapter in his life after the breakup of My Chemical Romance in 2013.
Here the first blog he has written on his website, along with all the official links to social networks and sites where you can find him:
Welcome to my website. Over the past two years, I‚Äôve stayed mostly silent about what I‚Äôve been up to. It seems if you aren‚Äôt active on Twitter or Facebook you are considered erased, washed up dead on an endless shore of tweets, likes and favs. I am here to tell you I am not dead. In fact, I am very much alive.
The last two years has been a time of immense transition for me. I’ve said goodbye to the old friend that was MCR. I’ve spent my time learning how to write songs on my own, learning how to sing, and most importantly learning how to be a great father and husband. Becoming a father has taught me countless lessons about life and love. Hopes and dreams. Who I am, and who I want to be. Being a parent, you will see the best of yourself. And you will see the ugliest parts of yourself. My wife has been right by my side in this school of hard knocks. Through it all, she has taught me to look inside myself. To better myself. To believe in myself.
With all that said, I am pleased to announce I will be entering the studio next week with Doug McKean to track the first clutch of songs for my next project. I am beyond excited to share them with the world. I know that Doug will take my vision, and with the skill of a magician, help conjure it into reality. Throughout the process, I will be posting pictures, audio teasers, and behind the scenes video, so keep an eye on my Twitter feed and website for updates!
Thank you all for visiting. I do hope you stay awhile…
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Release: 25 March 2014
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