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During a recent interview in the UK with radio station KISS, the Jonas Brothers just dropped some massive news on the alternative music world: My Chemical Romance were apparently rehearsing in a space near the Jonas’s rehearsal space recently in New York City. You can see the video of the news coming out with the hosts giving audible gasps upon hearing it. Big thanks to Loudwire which got this story going.
If this information is indeed accurate, it would lead many of MCR’s feverish ‘Black Parade’ followers to lose their collective minds in hopes that some type of reunion is in the works. No word officially just yet from My Chemical Romance at this time.
The Jonas in question also notes he was surprised by the revelation, and that he was aware the highly influential band had disbanded in 2013. For years fans of MCR have been clamoring for a reunion. Adding to all of this speculation (just speculation) that they would always be a good fit for Chicago’s Riot Fest, a festival that has been sight of reunions of other big punk/alt bands like Jawbreaker and the Original Misfits.
Back in Feburary, singer Gerard Way spoke to the Guardian about MCR’s last legacy, why the band broke up, and what would be the ideal scenario for any type of return by the group.
“I think if we ever did MCR again, we wouldn’t be in that machine any more,” he says. “It would literally just be like: ‘Here’s a new piece of music, we’re putting this out and that’s it, this is not up for debate.’”
“I think [My Chemical Romance] will always be there for us if we want it, but it adds a layer of stress. When something gets really big like that, it’s hard on you for many reasons, and it’s very stressful, so I wouldn’t want to disrupt anybody’s life right now.”
It is worth noting that MCR members have been friendly with each other over the years, and regularly meet up socially according to several reports. Way has been active in comic books with his series Umbrella Academy, which was recently successfully adapted into a TV show for Netflix. He has also released some David Bowie-inspired solo albums. Last year he put out this incredibly catchy tune that is as the kids says, in his “aesthetic”.
Frank Iero has been rocking the road with his punk band the Future Violents, who are on tour through a good chunk of August.
Will we get a My Chemical Romance reunion? Wipe away your stained black mascara tears, and hope for the best emo kids.
Here is video of the band’s last show at the Warped Tour in 2013.