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My Chemical Romance: Spin’s 2005 Cover Story, ‘They Came From Outer Jersey’

This story originally appeared in the June 2005 issue of Spin. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the band's sophomore album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, we're republishing…
Andy Greenwald / June 8, 2019

Gerard Way Meets Iggy Pop

With his wild onstage antics and upcoming "sleazy Detroit rock" album, My Chemical Romance's frontman is a true disciple of The Stooges. "I didn't want…
Andy Greenwald / March 25, 2010

Vampire Weekend: The Graduates

When Ezra Koenig was a sophomore at Columbia University, his main extracurricular activity was his (white) rap duo, L'Homme Run. They composed and performed verbally…
Andy Greenwald / February 25, 2008

My Chemical Romance, ‘The Black Parade’ (Reprise)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: October 23, 2006Label: RepriseIt's both fascinating and kind of terrifying to imagine the bedroom of a teenage Gerard Way,…
Andy Greenwald / October 24, 2006

The Chosen Foo

The road to Studio 606, the new, multimillion-dollar Foo Fighters headquarters, isn't paved with gold. Rather, it's paved with common asphalt, marred by rush-hour traffic,…
Andy Greenwald / August 1, 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND: Scotland’s Finest Conquer America!

THEY'RE ARTY SCOTTISH HIPSTERS WHO REFER TO THEMSELVES AS A "WEE GANG"AND WRITE SONGS ABOUT HORNY BOYS CAVORITING IN DANCE CLUBS. YOU'D THINKTHEY'D…
Andy Greenwald / October 6, 2004

Bands to Watch – My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way--with his ghostly pallor, longunwashed hair, and goth boots--would probably always look out of placesipping iced coffee at…
Andy Greenwald / September 14, 2004

Bands to Watch – Rilo Kiley

JennyLewis and Blake Sennett are two of the most successful child actorsever. Consider the following: Neither one is an irredeemabledrug-addled lout. And Tina Yothers never…
Andy Greenwald / August 9, 2004

Taking Back Sunday, ‘Where You Want to Be’ (Victory)

If hip-hop is the CNN of the streets, then emo is the Instant Messenger of the suburbs. Taking Back Sunday won a passionate fanbase by…
Andy Greenwald / August 3, 2004

Emo Heroes Taking Back Sunday’s Long-Awaited Return

Taking Back SundayWhere You Want to Be(Victory)…
Andy Greenwald / August 2, 2004

Bands to Watch – The Thermals

Nothinglike the constant gloom of Portland, Oregon, and the prospect of lifeas a manicured folk act to transform a couple of mild-mannered indierockers into slobbering,…
Andy Greenwald / June 28, 2004

Emo Trend Alert: Adding a classical instrument!

You can only break a heart so many ways. That's the problemfacing today's glut of emo bands–open-tuned guitars,weepy lyrics, and fan sing-alongs won't separate you…
Andy Greenwald / March 31, 2004

David Cross, ‘Let America Laugh’ (Sub Pop)

As the bald half of late-'90s sketch-comedy duo Mr. Show, David Cross perfected a particular strain of prissy, highly articulate rage. In 2002, Cross took…
Andy Greenwald / February 23, 2004

Trend of the Year: Mainstreamo

Last year, Gerard Way was struggling. His band, My ChemicalRomance, had just recorded their debut record -- the operatic andemotionally dense I Brought You My…
Andy Greenwald / December 24, 2003

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