Talk:My Chemical Romance

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Fair enough having emo in the genre section, but not only is it the first genre listed, "alternative rock" is removed despite it always being there. Fix it to how it was please. (talk) 13:36, 2 November 2013 (UTC)


The band is primarily alternative rock. I personally am not comfortable having emo be the first genre cited. It gives the wrong idea. 4 listed genres isn't that bad. I won't change it at the risk of a potential citation. Either replace emo with alternative rock, or let them sit side-by-side. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:43, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

I think this is a terrible MISCONCEPTION. The genres listed are "Alternative rock, emo, pop punk, post-hardcore" My Chem site some influences being: Morrissey, David Bowie, Iron Maiden, The Misfits, The Pixies, Queen, Nirvana, Radiohead (many others). The band may have emerged during the "emo" phase but they had always denied that association. From Black Parade and towards the end, they were more of a modern rock and roll band than anything else.

Alternative Rock- sure.
Emo- No.
Pop Punk- One song? (It's not Okay).
Post-hardcore - no (what?).  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:17, 6 April 2015 (UTC) 

Edit request, 24 November 2013[edit]

Shouldn't someone delete the term 'posthumous', as we are talking about a disbanded band, not a deceased person? (talk) 17:13, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. Thanks. --Stfg (talk) 18:34, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

The band did not form after 9/11[edit]

Court documents from when Matt sued the band show that Matt and Gerard started the band on or before 1 September 2001. He has also claimed that a lot of the band history is made up lies to make them look better. So this would seem to support this fact.

I'd recommend someone making serious changes to the paragraph detailing the beginnings of the band. Or at least to mention at the beginning that there is evidence to suggest the band was formed before 9/11.

Not sure if I can link to the court document, but a simple google search will show it for you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:10, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 March 2014[edit]

James Dewees, their former keyboardist, is not listed as a member. In their greatest hits album, May Death Never Stop You, he is listed as a member. Zebthunder (talk) 02:08, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: In this article, Dewees, and several others, are listed as "Touring Members". In the May Death Never Stop You article (which is not a reliable source) he is listed as an "additional musician" along with lots of others, Neither of these appear to make him a "Member" - perhaps you can find a reliable source to back up your request? - Arjayay (talk) 10:03, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Not sure how to use the booklet as a source but it lists him as a member along with the 6 others, with a page dedicated to him. Gerard posted a letter about the last song, which appears on that release. ""I consider Fake Your Death to be the 'last MCR song', and to me, it is absolutely the final fully realized collaboration between the members of the band,". James Dewees has full writing credits for that track and so it's heavily implied he's a member. (The song originally started as an idea for his solo project, before him/Gerard worked on the skeleton of the song further). Link to that: It also states "These statements were contributed by the members of the band and reflect their personal thoughts on the songs (dispersed to members at random)" James Dewees contributes one of the statements in the booklet, so Gerard considers him to be a member at the least. I'm all for listing James as a member after the band themselves seem to think so, and the booklet confirms this. Nitromaster (talk) 15:15, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Bands Associated[edit]

frnkiero and the cellabration should be added to list of associated bands, this is Frank Iero'S new band AmazingNicola (talk) 17:43, 6 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I'd like an administrator to take emo off of the genre list. MCR have said many times they are not an 'emo' band. Please take it off, and add light metal or something if another genre is nessasary

Thanks TheBlackParadeMCRAA (talk) 17:33, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Edit Request: New Studio Album[edit]

Just wanted to add that they have their new Album out called May Death Never Stop You. Even though it is a compilation CD, there was a new song added to it and never before heard demos. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:33, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 December 2014[edit]

Victor Ihab (talk) 13:24, 21 December 2014 (UTC) Discography Main article: My Chemical Romance discography See also: List of songs recorded by My Chemical Romance Studio albums

   I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002)
   Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004)
   The Black Parade (2006)
   Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (2010)

We can clearly add their fifth album into the band's discography list entitled 'Conventional Weapons' released in 2013. We can also hyperlink it to redirect to the following page:

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: A comment has been placed in the article saying that this album should not be placed in the article, as it's not a studio album and is already in the discography article. George Edward CTalkContributions 13:49, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Post-break-up and May Death Never Stop You (2013–present)[edit]

2601:8:8C00:3000:C953:7D5A:37B4:14D9 (talk) 19:27, 15 January 2015 (UTC) Just a quick edit that needs to be made. The album "May Death Never Stop You" has material spanning their entire career. It is not spreading their entire career. Thank You

Bob Bryar[edit]

Could any one of you (any editors who see this and have an interest in this article) please check the Bob Bryar article, it's a really embarrassing disaster especially after a recent edit. I don't even know why that article was recreated, it was supposed to be a redirect because people who are only notable for being in one band get redirected to the band article -- but it was repeatedly recreated and I don't have the interest to have edit wars over this (not that edit wars are ever okay). I'm sorry for this angry message but I'd be really glad if someone who isn't me would save that article (from being an embarrassment). — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 17:15, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

See also: the article's history. — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 17:20, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Done. Simply hit "undo" in the history for edits like that. Massachusettsan (talk) 20:20, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 October 2015[edit]

My Chemical Romance is not an emo band, Gerard even said himself they are not emo and do not belong in the emo music genre. They sound very different from emo bands. If you listen to My Chemical Romance and an emo band (Rites Of Spring and ect.) you will see that they are very different. To get to the point, they should not be categorized as an emo band. (talk) 00:37, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: There are 4 sources cited to support use of "emo" as a genre Cannolis (talk) 02:32, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Dreams of Stabbing and/or Being Stabbed[edit]

this is an EP that was released around the time Bullets was released. its not in the site. please add it. (the is no "set" cover but i have found one online. --->

they are also called "Attic Demos"


1. Turnstiles (Turnstiles And Skylines) [Demo Version] 2. Bring More Knives (Our Lady Of Sorrows) [Demo Version] 3. Cubicles (Demo Version) 4. Early Sunsets Over Monroeville (Demo Version)

-by Graffiti Heart- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Graffiti Heart (talkcontribs) 22:33, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

James Dewees[edit]

James Dewees has a very confusing status as a member in MCR. I believe that Dewees should be considered a touring and session member than an actual band member. Unless there are actual sources of the band inducting Dewees into the band or the band mentioning Dewees as an official band member, then he should not be considered a member of the official lineup. On the band's facebook page, the only members listed are Toro, Iero, and the Way brothers. The band has never had any photoshoots including Dewees (that I am aware of). Dewees is never in any MCR music videos, and he is rarely involved in group interviews. The only source that I found is a YouTube video (that isn't really consired reliable), . In the video he says that he started off as a touring keyboardist, then he was known as "the keyboardist". Although Dewees said this himself, this isn't even considered reliable, as well as this isn't enough to cover that he is an official member of the lineup. Unless there are multiple sources of the band considering Dewees as an official member, he should be considered a touring and session member. Heytherehowsitgoin (talk) 02:28, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 20 March 2016[edit]

Please change the second genre "emo" to "expressive music" because they don't like to be characterized or pigeon held into that category because they feel it is a more a label than a genre, and I mean My Chem when I say they. DeMooch456 (talk) 23:05, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Amortias (T)(C) 23:50, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

They're not emo[edit]

They said specifically that they are not emo many times, please fix this... Its just cap (talk) 04:09, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

@Its just cap: Although they have stated they do not describe their music as "emo", music critics, sourced in the 'Musical style' section of the article, have described their music multiple times as the genre as the band is highly connected and described as "emo" for most if not all of their career. Hope this helps. "Hey there! How's it goin'?" 16:16, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

James Dewees Touring member[edit]

Listing James Dewees as a touring and session member and removing him from all MCR credits for the following:

  • He did not perform on any My Chemical Romance release and isn't credited in any My Chemical Romance releases. Dewees was in the band during the release of Danger Days until its split. Looking at the credits from AllMusic, he is not credited on both May Death Never Stop You and Danger Days. The keyboardist that played on both albums was Jamie Muhoberac, not Dewees.
  • "James Dewees, our touring keyboardist" -Frank Iero 3:48
  • Not a single photoshoot includes Dewees in it during his stint as a member of the band, only including Gerard, Mikey, Frank, and Ray during Danger Days, and Bob Bryar during Black Parade.

Sekyaw (talk) 22:58, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

But Dewees is listed with the other members in the greatest hits album. And is also credied for all the songs he played on. Reverting. Teddy2Gloves(talk)(contribs) 23:09, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

@Teddy2Gloves: Which is why he is still added onto the personnel section as "additional" on all MCR album articles. Although, he is listed on the greatest hits album, nothing was ever official, announced, or had any mention of Dewees as an official band member. Please discuss in talk page before reverting. Sekyaw (talk) 23:30, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Just reverted it before noticing this discussion, my bad. Gerard made a post about Fake Your Death here: He states "These statements were contributed by the members of the band" - James contributed a piece. "t is absolutely the final fully realized collaboration between the members of the band. " and then continues to speak of how it was him / James in the studio before "the rest of the band" joined them. James also has a dedicated page in the greatest hit booklet, the same as the four of them and the two drummers. There's video interviews of James taken from the time of recording the new album where he mentions going from touring keyboardist to just "the" keyboardist. Also there was a post breakup interview with him about other stuff where he touches on becoming a full time member working on the fifth record non-stop for a year and talking about how many demos they had. All of this firmly places James as a full time member for the fifth record and leading up the breakup. Nitromaster (talk) 09:50, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

@Nitromaster: I tweaked the timeline a bit by your statements to show how he started as a touring member and was then in the studio as a full member during the recording of the fifth album. Thanks and hope this is fine with you. Sekyaw (talk) 21:36, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 May 2016[edit]

Pete Parada was the touring drummer for My Chemical Romance in 2007 he is listed as "Pete" – drums (2007) but it would look better if it said his full name Pete Parada (talk) 04:41, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done


Though we do not know much about this and what is going to happen on that date, I believe it should be mentioned somewhere that it is rumored to mean a reunion, a tour, a new album, etc. The band has come back from its grave and is being sneaky. Heybop13 (talk) 13:51, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

    Except, they announced that it is a reissue of the black parade, and confirmed No Reunion planned.----Kygora 20:25, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 October 2016[edit] (talk) 13:27, 13 October 2016 (UTC) My Chemical Romance is the best rock band on earth. Frontman gerard way called marilyn manson an idiot which is true and they are releasing a new album which is called nightmare which is rumored to be even better than the black parade

Not done: Cannolis (talk) 13:51, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Controversy - Emo Classification[edit]

I had deleted the "Emo Classification" subsection out of the controversy section. The bands disagreement over how they should be classified genre-wise does not equate to a controversy. Aside from being poorly sourced (usually the first indicator of something being controversial is many reliable secondary sources on the subject), the only text in the section was an excerpt of one of the members of the band talking about how they hate that classification. It is not WP:NPOV nor does it possess WP:NOTABILITY Aside from not being a controversy, its not even notable enough to be included in the article. It is WP:TRIVIA. -Xcuref1endx (talk) 04:37, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Timeline graphic problem[edit]

There are some weird black lines sticking out of the top left of the Timeline. Chrome and IE11. Treva26 (talk) 05:14, 23 March 2017 (UTC)