My Chemical Romance
New Jersey's My Chemical Romance deliver tightly wound aggression in melodious ways. Their hyper, scream-drenched choruses and metal-flicked guitar lines have earned MCR comparisons to fellow New Jersey-ites Thursday, and the two bands have crossed paths more than once: both recorded for Eyeball Records, and Thursday vocalist Geoff Rickly produced MCR's debut album. But MCR's therapy-session alt rock defines its own space, tying up all its disparate influences (Iron Maiden, the Smiths) into one cohesive, explosive whole. Singer-songwriter Gerard Way and his high-school pal, drummer Matt Pelissier, formed the band in 2001. Within a year, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero and bassist Mikey Way (Gerard's little brother) had rounded the group out to a quintet. Their sophomore release, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, garnered national attention and critical acclaim. Before they could enjoy their success, however, the band had to contend with the departure of Pelissier (who was replaced by Bob Bryar) and the elder Way's issues with drug abuse and depression. But they returned, darkly triumphant as usual, with 2006's The Black Parade.
My Chemical Romance Concert Films
The Black Parade Is Dead!
My Chemical Romance
Runtime: 2 hr 16 minLeave it to My Chemical Romance to call their second full live album — and their second live release during The Black Parade era — The Black Parade Is Dead! Unlike 2007's mini-album Live and Rare, which patched together performances from MCR's fall 2006/winter 2007 dates in the U.K. and Europe, The Black Parade Is Dead! is a lavish CD/DVD affair chronicling two performances: the CD captures the band's October 7, 2007, Mexico City date — their last as the Black Parade — while the DVD features video of that show as well as their October 24, 2007, date at Maxwell's in their home state of New Jersey. The Black Parade Is Dead!'s grandiosity is only fitting, considering how elaborate The Black Parade was, and also fittingly, the Mexico City show is a song-for-song performance of that album — the only difference is "The Black Parade Is Dead," where Gerard Way announces to the audience that this is "the last performance of The Black Parade forever!"
My Chemical Romance Top Tracks
Live and Very Attractive
Bowling For Soup
Runtime: 1 hr 26 minLive & Very Attractive is the band's first live film which was filmed over the course of the UK Get Happy Tour October 2007. The film premiered at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Bowling for Soup is a Grammy nominated, comedy influenced pop punk band who originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. Now based in Denton, Texas, the band is best known for their singles "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" (a 2003 Grammy Award nominee) "Almost", "High School Never Ends", and "1985" which has since gone on to sell more than one million official downloads itself. They have sold over a million albums over the course of their career.
Live at Rome Olympic Stadium
Runtime: 1 hr 57 minThis second live album from the English neo-prog superstars sees them bring their preposterously epic, stadium-sized live show to their Italian fans. The accompanying concert film, the first ever captured in 4K "ultra-high definition," presents the show in all its glory, featuring pyrotechnics, video walls, and acrobats as the band live out their rock god dreams, vamping it up for the cameras for all they're worth as they blast through hit after hit.
Read Between the Lines
Boys Like Girls
Runtime: 1 hr 38 minBoys Like Girls' Read Between The Lines is a 100-minute documentary celebrating the past two and a half years of the band's ever-evolving story. The documentary intermixes more than 45 minutes of exhilarating live performances from the blockbuster "Soundtrack Of Your Summer Tour" with behind-the-scenes action from the road and in-depth interviews with Martin, Paul, Bryan and John. Insightful, revealing, and electrifying, Read Between The Lines is the ultimate collection of the band's highlights, hi-jinks and adventures since their 2006 breakthrough debut.
Live at the V Festival 2014
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minThe Killers could literally be V Festival veterans. Returning to the event for their fourth year, Brandon Flowers and Co were back for yet another go at headlining.
Taking Back Sunday
Runtime: 1 hr 13 minOver 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage including live performances, studio outtakes, videos, and bonus material from recording and touring around the 2006 release "Louder Now."
Straight to DVD
All Time Low
Runtime: 1 hr 16 minThis is a story of a band who never set out to change the world....and still hasn't. Take a journey with All Time Low as they travel America with one mission... to tell as many dick jokes as possible, with lots of laughs, a little bit of crying, and nude scene after nude scene after nude scene. Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Rian Dawson, and Zack Merrick star in a film so massive that no theater can contain it. It's a documentary, it's a live performance, it's more than you have ever wanted to know...and it's going...Straight To DVD. Concert filmed at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, December 2009
Runtime: 1 hr 15 min‘¡Cuatro!’ is the documentary that pulls back the curtain and takes fans inside the world of Green Day, from the various spontaneous live performances in select cities across the U.S. to the chronicling of their creative process while conceptualising and recording their recent trilogy of albums – ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tré!’.
Fall Out Boy
Runtime: 23 minThis live performance contains Fall Out Boys’ performances of Dance, Dance, A Little Less 16 Candles, This Aint A Scene, It's An Arms Race, Sugar We're Going Down and Thriller. It was filmed at San Francisco's historic Warfield Theatre. The fan will enjoy also a bonus interview where Fall Out Boy talks to Soundcheck about their fans, their latest record and Vincent van Gogh.
...Live in Chicago
Panic! At The Disco
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minTwo thousand eight was a big year for the Vegas quartet known as Panic At the Disco. After famously dropping the ! from their nomenclature, the band released their sophomore album Pretty. Odd., the follow-up to 2005's platinum debut, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. The band eschewed their signature emo-dance party sound for classic Beatles-esque pop-rock. Touring in support of Pretty. Odd., the band headlined the annual Honda Civic sponsored tour with support acts Motion City Soundtrack, The Hush Sound and Phantom Planet. Their May 23, 2008 stop at the Congress Theater was filmed for Live In Chicago, the band's second live offering, and features new hits such as Nine In The Afternoon, That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed) and Northern Downpour, as well as longtime fan favorites like I Write Sins Not Tragedies.
Live at Brixton Academy
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minLive At Brixton Academy captures Good Charlotte hopping across the pond in support of breakthrough album The Young And The Hopeless, playing all their biggest hits including "Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous," "Girls & Boys" and "Hold On."
Live at the House of Blues
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minSUM 41 performs live at The House of Blues, Cleveland in 2007. The show, in support of their fourth studio album, Underclass Hero, features performances of “In Too Deep,” “Fat Lip” and “Pieces.”
We Come In Pieces
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minThis concert was filmed at London’s Brixton Academy in September 2010 at the culmination of the world tour in support of their “Battle For The Sun” album released the previous year. The tour had been an unqualified success with the band playing to over 2.5 million fans in all parts of the world. The concert film is a visual feast enhancing the live footage with skillful editing and selective digital effects to create a stunning film that really captures the essence of a Placebo live performance.