The latest music news rounded up, including a first album in 11 years from Damon Albarn's The Good, The Bad & The Queen.
Drake BREAKS BEATLES CHART RECORD
Rap megastar Drake has just overhauled a Billboard chart record held by The Beatles for over half a century, after his new track with Bad Bunny landed in the top ten this week.
The 32 year old’s guest spot on ‘MIA’ means that he’s now had 12 songs reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2018 – the most that any artist has had in a single year. It meant that a chart record that had stood for 54 years, when The Beatles scored 11 top ten hits in 1964 when both ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘She’s A Woman’ entered the charts in America on December 26th that year.
Gerard Way finds writing comics ''way harder'' than making music and sometimes struggles to find his ''flow''.
Gerard Way finds writing comics ''way harder'' than making music.
The My Chemical Romance frontman has been working on DC Entertainment imprint Young Animal over the last year, and though he enjoys the work, he admits he stumbles with finding his ''flow'' a lot more than when he's penning new tracks.
He said: ''I find that writing is way harder, writing prose or comics or whatever. Way harder than writing music. Although writing music can be way more brutal. I
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Gerard Way ''wouldn't count out'' a My Chemical Romance reunion, but admits he ''doesn't miss'' being in the band.
Gerard Way ''wouldn't count out'' a My Chemical Romance reunion.
The 40-year-old musician was a member of the 'Welcome To The Black Parade' rockers from their formation in 2001 until their split in 2013, and has said that whilst the members - including Frank Iero, Ray Torro, and Gerard's brother Mikey - are all doing their own things, he wouldn't rule out a reunion in the future.
He said: ''I wouldn't count [a reunion] out, but at the same time everybody's doing stuff in their lives now that they're really enjoying.''
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Gerard Way is set to release two new songs in aid of Record Store Day 2017, alongside a 32-page comic book.
Gerard Way is set to release two new songs in aid of Record Store Day 2017.
The former My Chemical Romance singer will release the tracks 'Into The Cave We Wander' and 'Pogi's Cavern' on a 12'' picture disk to mark the annual celebration of independent record stores on Saturday April 22.
Only 5,000 copies of the record will be available worldwide, and will come in a clear vinyl sleeve alongside a ''32-page comic''.
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Former My Chemical Romance members are beginning to release new music since the band's split.
Break ups are usually always messy - especially when you’re a gigantic rock band that has sold millions and millions of records during a twelve year career. For My Chemical Romance, their departure from the music scene still stings - but the members are trying to ease the pain as much as they can with some new music with their new projects.
Frank Iero in his new project, frnkiero andthe cellabration. Photo credit: Justin Borucki
My Chemical Romance, who disbanded in early 2013, scored two top ten albums and multiple top ten singles throughout their illustrious career. From their early days with 2004’s Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge all the way to 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, My Chemical Romance has made their mark as one of the most influential rock bands in recent memory, and their breakup wasn’t taken lightly. “We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure,” the band said when breaking the news.
Continue reading: A Look Into What My Chemical Romance Members Are Up To Since Their Split
The ex-My Chemical Romance Frontman Will Play His First Live Shows At The Historic UK Festival
The latest additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals have been announced and amongst the fresh batch of acts is the former My Chemical Romance frontman, who will play his first live shows as a solo artists at this year’s dual mega-event. Gerard Way’s iconic band had recently become defunct after mutually deciding to lay the group to bed. The multi-million record selling giants of emo rock recently released a greatest hits album entitled May Death Never Stop You but have failed to announce any farewell tour dates, much to the chagrin of their huge and loyal fanbase.
Gerard Way Is Heading to Leeds and Reading
His Reading and Leeds performances will herald a new chapter in the singer’s career as he puts the finishing touches on an eagerly-awaited solo album, the direction of which is still shrouded in mystery. The musician and prolific comic book artist has directed fans to his new website, which features a brief snippet of an as-yet unnamed song.
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9th April, 1977