Gerard Way

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Local Acts Besiege CMJ For Texas Takeover

    All this week, aspiring rock stars, rappers, DJs and even a folksinger or two have fanned out across Manhattan and Brooklyn for the 33rd annual CMJ Music Marathon. But today New York City's week-long festival will have a pronounced Texas twang. Lone Star acts, almost two dozen of them, will overru ... More >>

  • Music

    September 12, 2013

    Grass Roots

    Phil Peterson and Jason Smith look to expand Yes Indeed into more than a microfestival.

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    September 5, 2013

    More and More Rock Stars Are Turning Into Comic-Book Creators

    The idea of rock stars being featured in comics is nothing new. One of the many, many urban legends about KISS is that they used their blood in the red ink of a run featuring the band as part of the Marvel Comics Super Special series that had also done books starring The Beatles. That legend is true ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    5 More Great 9/11 Songs

    Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    This Grandpa Only Knows Five Bands On This Year's Warped Tour

    It's my job to have at least a passing knowledge of what most bands and artists sound like. In my one of seven capacities here at the paper, I am in charge of music listings, those things in the back of the paper that tell you what is happening every week. (While I am on the subject, I need let yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Your Musical Word Of The Day: Wainwright

    John Constable's "The Hay Wain"​Definition: A person who either builds or repairs wagons. It's from two old English words, "waen" meaning "wagon," and "whryta" meaning "worker." You see similar words like playwright, shipwright, and cartwright. Now it's usually a last name. Use in a sentence: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Friday Night: My Chemical Romance At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​My Chemical Romance House of Blues May 20, 2011 See Friday's Black Parade in our slideshow. Less than a third of the way through Friday night's show, as the dark and ominous riffs of "Mama" faded out, vocalist Gerard Way dropped to the floor, and the stage lights abru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Last Night: Disturbed And Avenged Sevenfold At The Woodlands

    Photos by Matthew KeeverAvenged Sevenfold and, er... "friend"?​Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 12, 2010 Say what you will about the genre - it's too radio-friendly, too mainstream, not hipster enough, if the Buzz plays it, you don't like it - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    The Blog of Lists: 20 Teetotaling Musicians other than Ian Mackaye

    Last week we gave you the vegans. This week, the designated drivers: David Bowie Eric Dolphy Davey Havok (also a vegan) Elton John Chris Martin Ted Nugent Donny Osmond Jade Puget Henry Rollins Gene Simmons

  • Music

    June 14, 2007
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    May 31, 2007

    Rock and Roll Autobiographies

    Stars' tell-all stories

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Live Shots: My Chemical Romance

    Gerard Way, lead screamer of My Chemical Romance, is keeping a watchful eye out for the misfit boys and junior Suicide Girls that brave the pit that churns in front of his band of Jersey boys. As they performed miniature teen operas with gargantuan passion, he stopped the show at least twice to giv ... More >>