Vintage Clip: My Chemical Romance

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Everybody in the band weighs in on their gear, creative processes and inspiration in this far-ranging video interview.

When My Chemical Romance released its well-received Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys in 2011, there was no inkling that it would prove to be the band’s last studio LP.

Reviews were generally strong with All Music Guide calling it, “…the purest rush My Chemical Romance has ever delivered."

When we caught up with the band a few months later, MCR were still buzzed from international touring and remarkably forthcoming about their origins, their work process and a whole lot more.

The band was still high on the after effects of touring behind Danger Days.

Perhaps their defenses were at a low ebb after grueling and extensive roadwork. Whatever the case, MCR were extremely forthcoming when we sat down with them. Unlike the jokey, sometimes dark, high energy group persona of their stage shows, we found the band’s insights genuinely thoughtful. And we even got the notoriously shy Mikey Way talking!

At the time we originally released the video interview, we took the opportunity to feature Frank Iero's Epiphone Wilshire. While MCR may be no more, the so-called “Phant-O-Matic” Wilshire with its breed-apart looks continues to be a potent (and miraculously affordable) rock machine.

Take a video tour of the Wilshire Phant-o-matic, built in collaboration with Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance.

Tags: Electric Guitars Epiphone

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