My Chemical Romance
Liz Burke
July 27, 2005
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Without a doubt one of the biggest acts of Vans Warped Tour this summer is My Chemical Romance. The band has been on this tour before, but never with such a following as this year. Liz Burke spoke on behalf of RMR with Frank and Mikey about touring, the message of their music and plans for a 3rd album.

RMR – I’ve seen you play three or four times in the last eight months, with a Taste of Chaos and with Taking Back Sunday and the Used and each time you had the biggest crowd response. Why do you think that is?

Frank – I don’t know, I think it’s one of those things where our shows are just happenin’. It’s like a healing where everybody’s just involved in it and you get a lot out of our shows. No two shows are the same and I think that’s why a lot of people keep coming back. Something changes every time. It’s great, the energy we put off is reciprocated and we can really feel it. And let’s face it if it weren’t for you guys and those kids out there, we wouldn’t be here and there would be no point for any of this. We’re just five kids that wrote music in our basement and then all the sudden it started making a difference. I think kids see that and realize that one person, or four or five people can make a difference especially when banded together. I think it’s a very scary kind of music and I think enjoys that also. Mikey concurs.

Mikey – I agree!

Frank – When he moves his glasses like that it means that he agrees. laughs

RMR – I know you guys are touring right now but are you working on a 3rd album or do you know when we can expect one?

Frank – Well I think they should have it written for us by now. laughs

Mikey – Yeah we’re getting it in the mail.

RMR – Okay, sounds good! laughs

Frank – We started writing some stuff and I’m really psyched about it. We have a studio in the back of our bus and we’ve been writing and jamming and practicing a lot. I don’t know if you guys have noticed but we’ve gotten better! I’m not sure exactly when, We’re probably going to try and record…

Mikey – January?

Frank – Winter, winterish. Early next year, sometime around there.

RMR – Is there a message that you’re trying to put out there with your music and if so what is it?

Frank – Yeah, basically keep yourself alive. Keep yourself happy no matter what goes on in your life, no matter what obstacles that you might run into. Everything you run into is obstacles. The only real problem is death. You can get past anything, you just have to find the right people to talk to. There’s nothing too big that you can’t get over. We did it.

Mikey – Never stop believin’!

Frank – Yeah, that’s it exactly!

RMR – Thanks for sitting down with us guys.