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Frank Iero Gives Video Tutorial On How To Play Iconic My Chem Riffs

Watch My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero teach people how to play his guitar parts in The Ghost Of You and Welcome To The Black Parade.

In a fantastic new video for Fender, Frank Iero has given a tutorial on how to play his guitar parts in two iconic My Chemical Romance songs.

For new series Fender Artist Check-Ins, the guitarist films himself in his basement while quarantining, revealing, “Fender contacted me and asked if I’d want to do some playing and maybe a tutorial, and I figured, ‘Yeah, that’d be really fun, because I’ve been playing at home anyway!’”

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First, Frank discusses and plays Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge’s emotional, epic fourth single The Ghost Of You, revealing that he likes playing the track a lot, and he remembers writing it “in a basement studio just like this”.

Then, the guitarist runs through his parts on The Black Parade’s masterpiece of a lead single, Welcome To The Black Parade, stating, “This song is just really fun to play. There’s a lot going on with movement and octaves, and it’s what I would say is a really good example of what I love about writing in My Chem.”

Bonus: as well as hosting this wonderful walk through memory lane, Fender are making a donation to MusiCares for each artist that participates in their Check-In sessions, supporting musicians who are struggling due to the many costs and income losses because of coronavirus.

Check out Frank in action below:

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My Chemical Romance were supposed to be kicking off their 2020 tour last month, but all shows were sadly postponed or cancelled.

As it stands, you can catch the band at the following:


16 Cornwall, UK – Eden Project
18 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
20 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
21 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
23 Dublin, Ireland – Hospital Kilmainham


1 Hungary – Volt Festival
3 Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
4 Bologna, Italy – Arena Parco Nord
6 Bonn, Germany – KUNST!RASEN
7 Bonn, Germany – KUNST!RASEN
11 Moscow, Russia – Park Livem


9 Little Caesars Arena Detroit, MI
11 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN
12 Riot Fest Chicago, IL
14 Scotiabank Arena Toronto, ON
15 Garden Boston, MA
17 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
18 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
20 Music Midtown Festival Atlanta, GA
22 Prudential Center Newark, NJ
23 Prudential Center Newark, NJ
26 BB&T Center Sunrise, FL
29 Toyota Center Houston, TX
30 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX


2 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
4 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
6 Oakland Arena Oakland, CA
8 The Forum Los Angeles, CA
10 Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA
11 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, NV
13 The Forum Inglewood, CA
14 The Forum Inglewood, CA
15 The Forum Inglewood, CA

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Posted on April 1st 2020, 12:38pm
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