When Gerard Way formed My Chemical Romance, he was 24 and already pursuing his first dream as a visual artist, writing comic books and interning at Cartoon Network. But when he did start the band, he was sure to give them a perfect comic-book-hero origin story: after witnessing the 9/11 attacks while working in New York, the New Jersey native had an epiphany and decided, strangely, to "make a difference" in the world by… writing rock songs.
Hi haters, break's over. Four years after they made a great album that flopped so hard they were forced into side-project exile, platinum emo-pop poster boys Fall Out Boy made a surprise return on Monday morning with a new single and video, and plans for a new album and tour. In its first month, 2013 has already been flush with cold open comebacks from people we didn't expect to hear from this year. But while Bowie threw out a ballad and Timberlake did jazz hands, the radioactive men of Fall Out Boy are going down swinging. The album title Save Rock And Roll is so wonderfully grandiose it makes Infinity on High seem kind of humble by comparison.