This Day In Music History: October 23, 2006 – My Chemical Romance releases “The Black Parade”

Produced by Rob Cavallo, who also produced platinum records from Phil Collins, Shinedown, Goo Goo Dolls, and many more, My Chemical Romance’s 2006 album The Black Parade propelled the young band into arena-level status upon its release. Debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release, the concept and story-driven record wore its Queen, David Bowie, and Beatles references on its sleeves in the form of a rock opera.

Featuring popular MCR tracks like “Teenagers”, “Famous Last Words”, and of course the title track (which is a meme in itself), the album is among the defining albums of the mid-2000’s. Revisit it below right along with us, and if you’ve never listened to the record in its entirety, it’s admittedly pretty solid, even if you’re not a huge fan of the band.

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My Chemical Romance, Not Dead(!) Yet?


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.

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