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
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 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.
Kurt Cobain: About a Son
Runtime: 1 hr 37 minAn intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana." In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life - from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame - and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood.
Frat Party At the Pankake Festival
Runtime: 56 min"Frat Party At the Pankake Festival" features 6 music videos including "One Step Closer," "In The End" and "Cure For The Itch." Also includes live performances of "Points Of Authority" and "Crawling" taped at the Dragon Festival in Southern California in February 2001.
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
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."
Awesome as F**k
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minGreen Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, sifted through the audio to deliver the best performances from their shows around the world. The footage was shot at the band's show in Tokyo, Japan. The concert includes Green Day's biggest hits and fan favorites, including "21 Guns," "American Idiot," "When I Come Around," and "Good Riddance."
Boys of Zummer
Fall Out Boy
Runtime: 1 hr 13 minJoin Multi-platinum selling artist Fall Out Boy as they travel back to their hometown of Chicago for a mind-blowing audio and visual extravaganza that will change your concept of what a rock concert should be! Featuring their newest hits Centuries, Irresistible and Uma Thurman, this 70 minute, 17 song concert also includes American Beauty/American Psycho; Sugar, We’re Goin Down; Dance, Dance; This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race; Thnks fr th Mmrs and My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up). This special performance will go down in history as one of the most memorable concerts from Fall Out Boy’s career, filmed during the Boys of Zummer tour that spanned over 39 cities throughout 2015. With stunning video walls containing dynamic visual content, great musicianship, and powerful songs all make for an unforgettable concert experience!
...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 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.
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.
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.
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."