Gerard Way is a busy man, to be certain. When he’s not writing comic books, he’s often working on some fantastic solo material. Take 2014’s solo debut Hesitant Alien, for instance. It’s unlike anything he ever explored with My Chemical Romance, containing a large amount of David Bowie and Britpop influences. While it might sound foreign to the average My Chemical Romance superfan, those influences (especially the former) creeped into MCR’s sound quite a bit, more than most realize.
This makes the possibility of new solo music from Gerard Way even more exciting, as it’s been 4 years since his solo debut was released – though he did release a couple new songs on Record Store Day a couple years back. Interested parties may want to keep their eye on Gerard’s Instagram account, where you can view excited fans’ reactions to a new Instagram post, below. Of course, there’s also an interesting number of people that think this is some kind of upcoming My Chemical Romance announcement, but it’s most likely not. Here’s hoping that it is new solo music, because Hesitant Alien is a near-masterpiece. Special thanks to our pals at Rock Nation for helping us find this awesome news.
Two years ago the hugely famous rock band, My Chemical Romance fell apart. Front-man Gerard Way later commented that “the end of Black Parade felt like a very natural end” and when writing their fourth album, Danger Days: The Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, he said he “felt like betraying some sort of artistic command that I had within myself”. It seemed that MCR was destined to hold their spot at the top, with their iconic album Black Parade, and that Gerard wasn’t ready to passionately continue onward afterwards.
But hold it right there! You read the title of this article; My Chemical Romance, ready to start again! So what’s happened recently that leads to such a brash conclusion? Well the astute eyes over at Kill The Music, noticed a few things that could prove that MCR isn’t ready to disappear yet.
Tommy Ramone (born Tom Erdelyi) died on Friday night, July 11, 2014. His family noted the cause of death as “cancer of the bile duct,” according to the New York Times. Erdelyi was the original drummer for the Ramones, as well as a producer on later albums. The Ramones are respected by many as one of the most important bands of the punk movement, as well as forefathers of heavy music. The other three members of the Ramones died between the years of 2001-2004. The original members of the band had never reconciled. Continue reading →