Here’s My Chemical Romance Frontman Gerard Way’s Favourite Music Of 2019
It’s been a ridiculously huge year for Gerard Way. The 42-year-old artist extraordinaire kicked off 2019 with a Kerrang! cover to celebrate his hugely successful comic-turned-Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, and ended it by getting a tiny little band called My Chemical Romance back together.
In between all this, though, Gee has been listening to a ton of great tunes, new and old. Helpfully, he’s now collated this music into one epic playlist, posting on Instagram: “I listened to so much great music this year that I decided to make a playlist to share with everyone. You can check it out via the link in my bio. Enjoy!”
It’s a killer collection, too, with old favourite like Metallica nestled amongst some of 2019’s most exciting names, like Emma Ruth Rundle, Power Trip and Alex Lahey – who went viral earlier in the year thanks to an amazing, Gerard-approved cover of Welcome To The Black Parade.
Listen to the whole thing – all four hours and 20 minutes of it – below:
Next year is surely going to be soundtracked by even more inspiring music, too. Gerard will be hitting the road with My Chem for several shows in 2020, following on from their comeback gig at The Shrine in Los Angeles later this month.
Speaking to Kerrang! recently, Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly revealed he had spoken to Gerard about this reunion, and that it had to happen now.
“I spoke to Gerard about the reunion a little bit recently and he said it felt like it was the right time,” said Geoff. “One of the things he said was, ‘I don’t know if it would have happened if it wasn’t now.’ And I got what he meant by that. At some point it just becomes too long, like, ‘I don’t think I can get back there, personally. It’s just too distant and too weird.’ So I’m glad that they’re doing it. I think it’s amazing.”
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