It's been quite a year for the guys in My Chemical Romance, and we're not just talking about frontman Gerard Way's transformation from chubby Goth-punker to sullen-eyed teen idol. The hardest-workin' make up-wearing band in New Jersey have seen their album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge go platinum, their videos top the "TRL" countdown and their first-ever headlining tour sell out in nearly every city.
So how do they top that all off? How about with a snazzy new CD/DVD combo, charting the past 12 months of their lives.
It's called Life on the Murder Scene, and the cover replaces the watercolored couple on the front of Three Cheers (done by Way himself) with a blood-spattered real-life couple (how romantic). According to MCR's label, Reprise, the whole package isn't finished just yet, but they did reveal that the CD portion of Murder Scene will feature rare tracks and demos, while the DVD will be packed with videos, live performances, online content and an exclusive video diary that tells the MCR story from the very beginning.
Back in August, when MTV News spoke to Way and guitarist Ray Toro at the Video Music Awards (see "Green Day Hug G-Unit, Neptunes Hand Out Ice Cream — Backstage At The VMAs"), they gave us some info on what they were still calling just "the untitled DVD," saying they planned on having it in stores by late October (see "My Chemical Romance: From Jabba The Hutts To Skeletons In One Year"). But it turns out there was just too much work to be done on Murder Scene, and according to Reprise, the CD/DVD will now hit stores sometime early next year.
In the meantime, you can still catch MCR on their headlining arena tour, which runs through October 21 in Baltimore. The band was also supposed to include a stop at the Voodoo Music Experience — originally scheduled to take place in New Orleans on October 29-30, but moved to both NO and Memphis thanks to Hurricane Katrina (see "Voodoo Music Experience Returning To New Orleans For A Day") — but that appearance has been scrapped. Instead they'll head to Europe and the U.K. for a string of shows before returning to North America for a handful of Canadian dates.