13 Facts About My Chemical Romance


My Chemical Romance is an American rock band from Newark, New Jersey.

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My Chemical Romance offered free downloads through PureVolume and the social networking website MySpace, where they gained an initial fan base.

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That same year, My Chemical Romance collaborated with The Used for a cover of the Queen and David Bowie classic, "Under Pressure", which was released as a benefit single for tsunami relief on iTunes and other Internet outlets.

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My Chemical Romance started recording their third studio album on April 10,2006 with Rob Cavallo, producer of many of Green Day's albums.

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My Chemical Romance received a range of accolades for The Black Parade.

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My Chemical Romance went on to win the award for Best International Band at the 2007 NME Awards, and Gerard Way won the Hero of the Year award.

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My Chemical Romance was nominated for Best Alternative Group at the 2007 American Music Awards.

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The Guardian described My Chemical Romance's perceived association with emo originated from "Iero's appearance, their debut being produced by a member of Thursday, and the band members' openness about their mental-health issues" while acknowledging major stylistic differences between emo and My Chemical Romance's music.

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On July 31 and August 1,2009, My Chemical Romance played two "secret" shows at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles.

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My Chemical Romance performed with them in late October at Voodoo Experience and at their Australian + New Zealand shows at Big Day Out in early 2012.

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In February 2012, members of My Chemical Romance revealed that they had been building a studio in Los Angeles to record music for the band's fifth album under the working title MCR5, now with touring keyboardist James Dewees as an official member.

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My Chemical Romance's music has been categorized as alternative rock, pop punk, punk rock, emo pop, hard rock, hardcore punk, gothic rock, pop rock, arena rock, glam rock, heavy metal, and, most controversially, emo.

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My Chemical Romance co-headlined the main stage with The Used on the Taste of Chaos tour, before starting their first headlining tour, simply named the "My Chemical Romance Tour".

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