My Chemical Romance

Formed 2001. Disbanded 22 March 2013.

American alternative rock band

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My Chemical Romance at Reading Festival 2011 - Highlights

My Chemical Romance take to the main stage for a triumphant set, including a cameo from Brian May.

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My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way and keyboardist James Dewees. Shortly after forming, the band signed to Eyeball Records and released their debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in 2002. They signed with Reprise Records the next year and released their major label debut Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge in 2004; the album was a commercial success, and was awarded platinum status a little over a year later.

The band eclipsed their previous success with their 2006 concept album, The Black Parade, which gained generally favorable reviews among music critics. Their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, was released on November 22, 2010, to positive reviews. The band's final release was a series of singles, released over the course of five months, collected on the compilation Conventional Weapons. The band announced its break-up on March 22, 2013, one month after the final release in the Conventional Weapons series. A greatest hits collection entitled May Death Never Stop You was released on March 25, 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

    Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 2010

    Reviewed by Mike Haydock
    The New Jersey rockers combine elements of the past to create something truly unique.
  2. Review of The Black Parade Is Dead

    The Black Parade Is Dead 2008

    Reviewed by Sophie Bruce
    Whether or not you've yet managed to see them perform in the flesh, this is a...
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