“The first time I heard LostAlone was exactly when I needed them. I was going through an emotional change and personal struggle…” Gerard explains what draws him to the band, LostAlone, and why he became executive producer of their new album to NME. Read more here.
Article reprint courtesy of MCR Transcripts.
I know this has been touched on before but this article claims that the 5th album will be out the end of this year or beginning of 2013. That made me excited so I shared.
“Great news for My Chemical Romance fans, as Gerard Way has revealed he will never leave the group.
The singer, who is lead vocalist and co-founder of the alternative rock group from the state of New Jersey, is currently in the middle of writing the band’s fifth album, the follow up to Danger Days.”
Read more of this article from musicrooms.net here…
As most of you probably remember I have a son with a form of Autism. He is high functioning, but does require a lot of help at school and a few different kinds of therapy. His name is Dawson and he is extremely smart.
Mississippi is not a state that has an Autism law. What does this mean? It means that any insurance company in Mississippi can choose not to pay for therapy, doctors appointments or medication associated with any Autism diagnosis. So basically in Mississippi if you have insurance and your child is diagnosed with ANY form of Autism you are on your own to pay for testing, therapy and treatment.
A new center has opened in North East Mississippi to serve the kids that are slipping through the cracks and aren’t getting the medical care that they need simply because they have been diagnosed Autistic. Some parents can’t afford to pay the cost out of pocket. One Occupational Therapy session alone can cost $175.00 per hour.
The Autism Center of Tupelo, Mississippi (a completely non-profit organization) provides all of the treatment that the autistic children need so badly but can’t afford. It depends on individual donations and fundraising efforts to keep the doors open and keep the costs down for the children’s parents. Instead of paying $175 per hour, at the Autism Center they will only have to pay $6 an hour! This is a huge improvement to so many children’s lives.
Not only does the center provide treatment for the children on the autism spectrum, they also help kids with non-diagnosed developmental delays. So it is not limited to Autistic Children. The money raised for the center helps pay for the children’s therapy and treatment. The rest goes to the operating costs (which are low) and to pay for the equipment needed to treat the children.
I can’t stress enough how important this center is to the children of MS, mine included. There is absolutely zero resources for parents and their children in this area. Without the Autism Center of Tupelo a lot of our kids would be left behind and untreated.
Why am I telling you this?
In my home town of Nettleton, MS we are hosting an Autism 5k Run/Walk. I know all of the readers here are not from MS but you might know someone who is. The day of the race there will also be concerts in the park. We are looking for music acts of any kind to come and perform for free and all proceeds will go to the Center. The town is donating the resources to make this happen and will not be profiting from the day’s events.
So if you know a band (no matter how big or small) that would like to perform at our event please contact me, Brandi, at email@example.com or my personal email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also be hosting an Ebay auction to auction off 2 rare My Chemical Romance T-shirts, A Killjoy print from Artist Jane Bush as well as a Three Cheers lithograph of the album signed by all five members. We also have two signed Mastodon CD’s that will be up for auction along with My Chemical Romance’s items.
If you would like to donate to the Autism Center please make all checks payable to the and mail them to
Autism Center of Tupelo
c/o Brandi Dabbs
107 Pecan Ave.
Nettleton, MS 38858
Sams Club has offered to match the number of donations we get as a way to help raise funds for the Center. We are keeping a running total of all donations. If you prefer to paypal your donation the Center doesn’t have one so that would have to go through me. Just contact me at one of the emails above if you prefer to do it that way and I will give you the info.
Again any music act is welcome and if it is a big one you will get your own concert that night!
Please help spread the word. Please post a link to this entry anywhere and everywhere you can. If you own a company or are a company and would like to sponsor this event and have your name plastered all over anything and everything, as well as in the newspaper and on the radio, let me know! We appreciate any help we can get for the Center!
KILLJOYS MAKE SOME NOISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The nominations for the NME Awards 2012 have been announced, and My Chemical Romance are nominated in 2 categories (technically):
Most Dedicated Fans
Hottest Male (Gerard Way)
The page that has the announcements is in Spanish, but feel to read/translate more here.
“There’s no denying that My Chemical Romance brought the crowd-surfing, moshing and fist-pumping out in force when they hit Oz for ‘Big Day Out 2012!’
But pulling out all the stops with their highly energetic live performance wasn’t just for their loyal Aussie fans – but a chance to impress one of their favourite music idols too!
Revealing hopes to work with fellow BDO act Noel Gallagher, bass guitarist Mikey Way told MTV…”
Read more from MTV.com.au here… (also a video but of course it doesn’t work for the U.S.)
Live in a different country? Can’t access video interviews? Can’t find an interview you are looking for?
Well that can all be fixed now!
Cassie from Cassie the Venomous has created a new blog that takes all the interviews we so desperately want to watch and can’t for whatever reason and has put them into written form! YAY!
Just thought I would link you to it because it could save you a lot of heartache and pain some day! Like how we have issues watching the videos from Australia here? Those can be found in her database!
CLICK HERE and check it out.
“Gerard and Mikey Way thank their fans for all of the support they’ve shown through the first decade of their career, and discuss what lies ahead for the next 10 years. ”
Read the rest of this short article and watch the video at Nova FM.com here…
“My Chemical Romance are in town at the moment as they finish up the Big Day Out 2012 tour, and we managed to scout them out for a chat before their Melbourne sideshow!
Gerard and Mikey Way had a lot to say about their music and touring style, and we wanted to know — how do they feel being pitted against other artists of different styles like Lady Gaga and Beyonce?”
Read more from take40.com and there is a video here… (I couldn’t get the video to play)