My Chemical Romance admit new album difficulties

Gerard Way says the band 'hit a low' after drummer Bob Bryar quit

Pamela Littky
Pic: Pamela Littky
My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has admitted recording sessions for their new album 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys' were difficult following the success of their 2006 concept album 'The Black Parade'.

The singer said the band hit a low when drummer Bob Bryar quit the band earlier this year.

"It was so bad. The vibe wasn't good," he revealed. "Everything up to that point, it felt like we'd kind of been in this kind of (hiatus). As artists that really equals death.

"The spirit is back. It took a little while to figure out who and what the band is and re-embrace that, as opposed to turn our back on it."

Way said the band eventually turned a corner when they recorded a song called 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)', the first single set for release off the new record.

"'Na Na Na' happened, and all of sudden there was this big intensity underneath us," he told Radio 1's Zane Lowe.

"That was the moment when we said, 'This song changes everything, we're starting right over right now'. It was so exciting. We all feel like we get to start our lives again now - it's been a long time."

My Chemical Romance recently joined Weezer onstage in Los Angeles for a version of their 1994 single 'My Name Is Jonas'.

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