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iTunes Festival

on July 15, 2011 - 10:34am
Thanks all for making this show a great night. After all the outdoor gigs, playing for our kids in a beautiful venue was exactly what we needed to keep spirits up. Great news! I just finished mixing the show, and it should be going on sale at iTunes soon. Great live versions of SING, Hang Em High, and an old classic of a vampiric nature. Plus a few other deep cuts! We'll let you know as soon as its up! Ray
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#SINGItForJapan Available At All Digital Retailers

on April 27, 2011 - 12:33pm
Hey all! First, we wanted to thank you all for making the #SINGItForJapan project a huge success. When we put out word that we needed your help, you responded quickly and with incredible content. You helped spread the word once the song and video were out, and now we're getting played on the radio and more media exposure. All of this leads to us raising more money to help the relief efforts in Japan, so THANK YOU!!!! Second, we have really good news about the availability of the digital download. Today, we're happy to announce that you can purchase the #SINGItForJapan track at any digital download service that carries MCR's music world wide. That means Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, and a whole host of others. We know that some of you don't use iTunes or can't, so now there are hopefully more options for you to get the song! Finally, we are beginning work to feature our favorite submissions that didn't make the video. We know many of you spent a lot of time in your projects, and we want people to see them! Not sure when we will get this up, but we'll let you know as soon as we can. Thanks again, and keep spreading the word! Tweet it, Facebook it, YouTube it! Ray
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#SINGItForJapan

on April 13, 2011 - 10:31am
My Chemical Romance has always shared a special connection with Japan. The food, the culture, the energy, the people...Since our first show there, we knew it would be a place we would keep coming back to. While in the UK, we received news of the events unfolding after the massive earthquake. It affected us in a profound way. Moved by the terrible tragedy in Japan, and inspired by our fans, we set to work on #SINGItForJapan, a re-imagining of SING. Dozens of musicians donated their time and talent to help bring this song to life. To complete the video, thousands of fans across the world submitted video, artwork, and pictures to show their love and support. Using classic Japanese themes in the orchestration, we hope we have honored and paid tribute to the people of Japan. All of our proceeds from the sale of this recording goes directly to The American Red Cross. Thank you for all of your support.
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Almost there...

on April 5, 2011 - 10:14am

Got the full cut of the video last night. Its great. I can't wait for you guys to see it, not only is it a tribute to Japan but it is a tribute to you, our fans. The amount of work and effort you all put into your submissions great and small means so much, and I'm happy that the world will see you all in this light.

I also was sent a link to a great fan vid! You can check it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrURolaDZB4&feature=player_embedded#at=239 . It ends with the wise words of one Frank Iero. Your dedication to the #SINGItForJapan project has shown you heard him loud and clear. In case you haven't, here they are below...Thank you all again.

Ray

We are a generation told not to try too hard. The world is going to shit, so why break a sweat? We are reminded daily not to trust our gut or follow our hearts, your dreams are unattainable and unrealistic... the band almost fell victim to this "just good enough" mentality and would have never been able to forgive ourselves. You, the fans, deserved better and us as artists deserved better.

Fear is the eternal enemy. If they can keep you scared, they can keep you controlled. We too came face to face with this saboteur, and found the strength to break through and carry on. We are here as a reminder that the world is not better off without you...these are dangerous days we live in and you, the artists, are our last defense.

Art is the Weapon.

Your Imagination is the Ammunition.
Stay Dirty, and Stay Dangerous.
Create and Destroy as you see fit.
Embrace your Originality.
The Aftermath is Secondary.
You can and should do Anything.

In conclusion friends, if you take anything away from this record, please let it be the strength to be passionate.

Love what you do and who you truly are. Be willing to die for it. If you are true to yourself, you can never go wrong. And remember when life gives you lemons, MCR says start a fucking band.

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Strings!!! Part 2

on March 31, 2011 - 3:01pm
Guys, another quick look into the string session at Oceanway! The great people there donated their time and talent. Thanks Oceanway and thanks to the musicians! Can't view in your region? Watch here

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Friday July 15, 2011 
| Posted by: Ray
Thanks all for making this show a great night. After all the outdoor gigs, playing for our kids in a beautiful venue was exactly what we needed to keep spirits up. Great news! I just finished mixing the show, and it should be going on sale at iTunes soon. Great live versions of SING, Hang Em High, and an old classic of a vampiric nature. Plus a few other deep cuts! We'll let you know as soon as its up! Ray
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Wednesday April 27, 2011 
| Posted by: Ray
Hey all! First, we wanted to thank you all for making the #SINGItForJapan project a huge success. When we put out word that we needed your help, you responded quickly and with incredible content. You helped spread the word once the song and video were out, and now we're getting played on the radio and more media exposure. All of this leads to us raising more money to help the relief efforts in Japan, so THANK YOU!!!! Second, we have really good news about the availability of the digital download. Today, we're happy to announce that you can purchase the #SINGItForJapan track at any digital download service that carries MCR's music world wide. That means Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, and a whole host of others. We know that some of you don't use iTunes or can't, so now there are hopefully more options for you to get the song! Finally, we are beginning work to feature our favorite submissions that didn't make the video. We know many of you spent a lot of time in your projects, and we want people to see them! Not sure when we will get this up, but we'll let you know as soon as we can. Thanks again, and keep spreading the word! Tweet it, Facebook it, YouTube it! Ray
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Wednesday April 13, 2011 
| Posted by: Ray
My Chemical Romance has always shared a special connection with Japan. The food, the culture, the energy, the people...Since our first show there, we knew it would be a place we would keep coming back to. While in the UK, we received news of the events unfolding after the massive earthquake. It affected us in a profound way. Moved by the terrible tragedy in Japan, and inspired by our fans, we set to work on #SINGItForJapan, a re-imagining of SING. Dozens of musicians donated their time and talent to help bring this song to life. To complete the video, thousands of fans across the world submitted video, artwork, and pictures to show their love and support. Using classic Japanese themes in the orchestration, we hope we have honored and paid tribute to the people of Japan. All of our proceeds from the sale of this recording goes directly to The American Red Cross. Thank you for all of your support.
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Tuesday April 05, 2011 
| Posted by: Ray

Got the full cut of the video last night. Its great. I can't wait for you guys to see it, not only is it a tribute to Japan but it is a tribute to you, our fans. The amount of work and effort you all put into your submissions great and small means so much, and I'm happy that the world will see you all in this light.

I also was sent a link to a great fan vid! You can check it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrURolaDZB4&feature=player_embedded#at=239 . It ends with the wise words of one Frank Iero. Your dedication to the #SINGItForJapan project has shown you heard him loud and clear. In case you haven't, here they are below...Thank you all again.

Ray

We are a generation told not to try too hard. The world is going to shit, so why break a sweat? We are reminded daily not to trust our gut or follow our hearts, your dreams are unattainable and unrealistic... the band almost fell victim to this "just good enough" mentality and would have never been able to forgive ourselves. You, the fans, deserved better and us as artists deserved better.

Fear is the eternal enemy. If they can keep you scared, they can keep you controlled. We too came face to face with this saboteur, and found the strength to break through and carry on. We are here as a reminder that the world is not better off without you...these are dangerous days we live in and you, the artists, are our last defense.

Art is the Weapon.

Your Imagination is the Ammunition.
Stay Dirty, and Stay Dangerous.
Create and Destroy as you see fit.
Embrace your Originality.
The Aftermath is Secondary.
You can and should do Anything.

In conclusion friends, if you take anything away from this record, please let it be the strength to be passionate.

Love what you do and who you truly are. Be willing to die for it. If you are true to yourself, you can never go wrong. And remember when life gives you lemons, MCR says start a fucking band.

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Thursday March 31, 2011 
| Posted by: Ray
Guys, another quick look into the string session at Oceanway! The great people there donated their time and talent. Thanks Oceanway and thanks to the musicians! Can't view in your region? Watch here
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Thursday March 31, 2011 
| Posted by: Ray

Thank you thank you thank you all for your amazing submissions to the #SINGItForJapan project. We have in you all a strong, giving community. Thanks for showing your love for Japan. We are currently going through the submissions, editing and we'll hopefully have some news in the next few days about the release. Speak soon...

Ray