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Dearest MCRMY and newly appointed Killjoys the universe over,

We are just about waist deep into November, and that means the time is drawing near! In less than two weeks, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys finally arrives! It's been a long time coming, and we truly want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being so patient. The wait has really been as agonizing for us as it has been for you, and we promise that it has all been for good reason. For me to say it has been a roller coaster of a year (or nine!) would be a bit of an understatement.

Over the past few weeks we have given you glimpses of what Danger Days is all about. We are beyond excited for you to finally sit down in front of your speakers and let the universe we have created swallow you whole. It's only been about a week since we played the last show from the first leg of the WORLD CONTAMINATION TOUR, and we are already going through withdrawals! It was an unforgettable reunion, and your dedication/vocal prowess/pogoing skills have made us all warm and fuzzy inside. We got a chance to dive even deeper into Danger Days, and revisit some of our favorite songs from every part of our past. For all of you that didn't get a chance to rock with us, fear not! We will be back before you know it.

For all of the zones that we have yet to hit, be on the lookout for announcements any time now. The Future is Bulletproof, The Aftermath is Secondary, and we are just getting started motor babies, always remember, nothing can stop you.

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MCR Cover Contest

Dearest Friends,

Before we rip the curtain off of this new album, let's have a little bit of fun. One thing we can't help but notice, is just how unbelievably artistically talented you all are. People send us video clips and CD's all the time of them performing our songs in every imaginable way. Be it solo, full band, acoustic, electric, electro, interpretive dance...we've seen just about everything, and it never ceases to amaze and inspire us.

We thought it would be awesome to finally showcase the best of the best of these videos, and reward you handsomely. From now until June 14th, we will be accepting entries for the very first My Chemical Romance YouTube cover contest. All you need to do is video tape yourself covering your favorite MCR song in whichever style you feel and follow the instructions below to enter the contest. We will review the entries and announce the champion and future owner of a signed guitar while showcasing some of our favorite entries.

Warm up those fingers and vocal chords! The sky's the limit really, think outside the box and show em how it's done.

Love you guys, we will catch up soon!

Mikey

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Record your own cover of your favorite MCR song and post the video to YouTube and post it as a video response to THIS VIDEO.

2) Come back to THIS PAGE and enter your video link. You must be registered and logged in to mychemicalromance.com to enter, so if you haven’t already, CREATE AN ACCOUNT HERE.

3) You can submit as many videos as you want, but they must be new (don’t submit anything that you put up on YouTube a year ago), and they must be yours.

Good luck!

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Update from Mikey

Greetings Friends!

It's been an awfully long time since last we spoke, and I apologize. To make it up to you, I have many exciting things to share. You have all been so patient, and for that we are eternally grateful.

First things first, here are some new studio shots from our own ace photographer (and soon to be dad!), Frank Iero. We have reached a very exciting final phase of recording and are counting down the seconds to when we can finally share it with you. The album has a name and a voice, although I can't let that rabbit out of the hat just yet. I wish it were humanly possible for us to sit down with all of you and crank up those speakers on launch day.

The newest songs that we have written changed my perception of what a My Chemical Romance song can do. It pushes every envelope and blurs every single line more than anything we have ever done. I am also excited to finally announce that in the very near future, there will be an official home for the MCRMY on the web. We have all gotten a chance to field test the website, and not only is it major fun, but it's also kind of addictive.

In the next few weeks we are also going to start running a series of contests that will be a ton of fun for all of us. I know I have a one or two shirts with my name on them that could use a new home to give up for prizing.

Last but not least, In the newest issue of SPIN magazine, there's an amazing article/cover featuring our fearless leader (and my big
brother) Gerard Way. Iggy has been one of our heroes and inspirations throughout our career and the article is a joy to read.

There are gonna be a great many changes coming to mychemicalromance.com over the next few weeks/months. One day you will wake up, and nothing will ever be the same again, but it'll feel like an old friend. We love you guys more than you'll ever know. Let's talk again soon.

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A Very My Chemical Romance Holiday Special

Hello Friends,

It's December 19th, and everyone around the world is celebrating tons of different holidays in all shapes and sizes. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish every one of you guys and girls a safe and amazing holiday season.
This was always one of my favorite times of year growing up. People were a little less stressed and you got to be with a ton of family and friends you hadn't seen in forever.
Take a second to step back and appreciate all the great people around you. 2009 was a difficult and confusing year for many, and now it kind of feels like the light at the end of the tunnel is visible. We love you guys and cannot wait to show you what’s in store for 2010.

High fives all around.
Happy Holidays!

Mikey

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the phoenix

in it's natural habitat..

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Technology!

Like the elegant wing-ed Phoenix of legend, the My Chemical Romance website has indeed "leveled up". We can now all participate in the fun and rewarding experience known as blogging. I'm still getting used to the interface, so bear with me folks. Let the good times roll and keep it clean everybody. "no swings to the face, and no mom jokes!"
cheers!
Mikey

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Keep it secret, keep it safe

Sorry about my recent lack-of-blogging. We have been trapped inside of an honest to goodness rock and roll vortex. These past few weeks, we have been hammering away at our fourth album in a "secret" "underground" "subterranean" studio. Part of me wants to spill all the details, song titles, subliminal messages, blazing solos etc etc but that would be no fun at all. Where's your sense of adventure? I think that if you wait just a little bit longer that you'll thank me for it in the end. Just a little bit longer..

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Practice Cam- "Dry-Erase Edition"

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Practice Cam- "Dry-Erase Edition"

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Practice Cam- "Dry-Erase Edition"

During the writing process, we have used countless dry erase surfaces to chronicle the progress of the record. Can you decipher the clues?? Break out your little orphan annie decoder rings guys and gals.