My Chemical Romance started in September 2001 following 9/11. Gerard Way witnessed the falling of the Twin Towers, and the emotional impact of the event was felt in the first tunes the band would go on to play together.
"Skylines and Turnstiles!" A surprising song because it's much more uplifting than the rest of the band's catalog. The track even begins with the lines "You're not in this alone." Aweee!
"The Rise and Fall of My Chemical Romance." It's a good thing they changed it—the live album predated 'The Black Parade'! MCR wasn't going anywhere...
Way got sober in August of 2004 after battling a series of dangerous bouts of depression. He's happy and healthy now!
'House of Wax'! Seriously, a My Chem song was used in a movie Paris Hilton starred in. The best of both worlds?
Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly produced MCR's first album, famously declaring that the band was "something special."
At one point in time Mikey Way worked at a Barnes & Noble. While stacking books he came across 'Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance' by Irvine Welsh and fell in love with the phrase. The rest is history!
Halloween! How fitting for the spooky guitar slinger, huh?
"Helena" is the third single from MCR's second full-length, 'Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.'
In 2001, Gerard Way created a cartoon called 'The Breakfast Monkey.' They took it to Cartoon Network but the series was never picked up. Bummer!