My Chemical Romance Research Paper

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My Chemical Romance was formed in New Jersey in 2001. The band members are Gerard Way (lead vocals), Mikey Way (bass guitar), Frank Iero (guitar), Ray Toro (guitar), Bob Bryar (percussion) 2004-2010, Matt Pelissier (percussion) 2001-2004, James Dewees (keyboards and percussion) 2007-2013. The band technically got started when Gerard started writing songs, calling over buddy Matt Pelissier to help out. Ray hadn't been playing guitar seriously for about three years, but went over there anyway to check things out. He went to practice in their attic and ended up being blown away by the style of music and writing Gerard had done. It was a real dark, edgy theme, still containing a slight pop element. After a couple weeks a practicing there was an…show more content…
He is the younger brother of Gerard Way, (he has a very close relationship with him, and is also Scottish/Italian, like his brother). Mikey believes in unicorns and once when he was little, somebody told him that they didn’t exist; so he tried to kill himself by sticking a fork in the toaster. Growing up, Mikey worked for Barnes & Noble, in addition to being an intern at Eyeball Records (the company that put out My Chemical Romance's debut album, I Brought You My Bullets You Brought Me Your Love in 2002). The first concert he ever went to was a Smashing Pumpkins…show more content…
It was the only way they could have put out a decent record, and, oh boy, was it decent. "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" is what everyone's calling "violent, unsafe pop music". The band has said it "Rose from the ashes following the tragic events of 9/11". Gerard's artwork is featured on the cover of the album, and was inspired by the band's love for horror movies, comic books, and science fiction. The story of the previous album continues in Three Cheers. The story is about two lovers that break up, but reunite when their hometown is invaded and overrun by vampires. The female (Helena) ends up being bitten by a vampire and is sent to a hospital where she soon dies with a spike through her heart from her lover. The male continues to live, but realizes that he cannot continue living without her, and kills

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