Reading And Leeds Festivals headliners open up about 'lost album'

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My Chemical Romance have said they scrapped the album they recorded before ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ because they “needed a new mission”.

Speaking to NME in a video you can watch by clicking above, the band opened up about why they they ditched a full-length record’s-worth of new songs, which they have said they’d like to release after they split up.

Singer Gerard Way said the songs written before ‘Danger Days…’ weren’t “explosive” and had no “nitro-glycerine to make them explode”.

He added: “We didn’t realise after [2006 album] ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ there was going to be anything else. We could have just made a generic My Chem album, but we needed a new mission.”

My Chemical Romance are set to headline the Reading And Leeds Festivals in August.