Gerard Way at the latest MCR show in a cheerleading dress | Music

Gerard Way has been praised for ‘going against gender norms’ after rocking a dress to support on stage at My Chemical Romance’s show in Nashville on Tuesday night (23.08.22).

The emo frontman wore a white and green W dress during his debut live performance of the studio version of “The World Is Ugly” at the Bridgestone Arena.

The 45-year-old rocker was seen on stage, much to the delight of fans, who shared footage of the special moment on social media.

The surprise group released their first new music in eight years, The Foundations Of Decay, in May.

Meanwhile, Gerrard previously revealed that their 2006 classic ‘Welcome the Black Parade’ was almost cut.

The lead single, which ended up being the centerpiece of their LP The Black Parade, was originally titled “The Five of Us Are Dying” and required some “reconstruction” before it became a “touchstone” for the recording concept. .

Speaking on the 15th anniversary of the acclaimed album last year, Gerrard explained: “The song was originally called The Five of Us Are Dying. We played it and we really liked it, and I felt like we needed one song on the record, that touchstone that kind of represents your concept, and the lyrics and the themes of that song kind of embody the themes of the record.

“All the other songs had very strong themes and titles and things like that.

“But we didn’t want to just give up on the song, so I started taking the concept to the musical side of things, where I said, ‘I want to call it ‘Black Parade,’ I want to be a parade on the record,” and we started breaking down the song and to reconstruct it.”

Before they wrote the iconic opening piano notes, Gerrard refused to review the song because it was “about nothing”.

He added: “Once we re-approached it in terms of starting with a whole new intro and a new way to start the song, it helped us get everything else right.

“Every time it was brought up before we started breaking it, every time it was brought up, especially my AR, Craig Aaronson, I just talked him out of it and said, ‘Yeah, this song is about nothing . I’m not interested in that.”


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