The internet is overflowing right now with the news of the legendary band called My Chemical Romance being no more. I have never quite been a "hardcore fan" of theirs, but they were one of the first bands I ever enjoyed so this is a sad day for me as well.
I sort of feel like the music world is trying to fuck with us. First Adam Gontier leaves Three Days Grace (which shook up many people, not just me.), then Fall Out Boy comes back unexpectly, and now this? What's next? Is Disturbed going to come off their indefinite hiatus next month, just to have Blink-182 break up in May? That's been the pattern this year, a big band falls apart one month, the next one comes back, and then there's another break up. I know 13 is supposed to be an unlucky number, but come on, really? Stop trying to fuck with us, music world, its not fair.
I was talking to a friend of mine about their break up this morning, and she had a very good point that I do agree with. Their break up was semi expected. Danger Days was very downhill compared to the rest of their music, it came out that Mikey Way was cheating on his wife, and the stuff off of Conventional Weapons is all just old stuff they never got around to releasing. Something tells me they decided to release all those songs just so fans had something that was truly MCR to remember them by. I think even they knew that Danger Days wasn't up to par for them.
Sadly, everything does have to come to an end, but there's certain bands that you never expect them to break up. You expect breaks now and again, so they can try to live normal lives, but that's it. My Chemical Romance was one of those bands.
I'm worried to see how their dedicated fans take it. I'm hoping they react better than I did when Adam left Adam Gontier, but let's face it. They're going to act the same. They're all going to feel like someone near and dear to them just died, because that's what music does to you. It becomes a very close friend, and when you get attached to a band, it really hurts when things come to an end.
Keep your head up though, who knows what may happen in the future. They may pull a Fall Out Boy and return, or move onto their own things. Anything is possible, don't give up hope.
"Promise me, when MCR's gone, you'll do what it takes to survive. You're strong enough to do it without me." - Gerard Way
When I heard that Three Days Grace and Shinedown were going out on tour together, I was ecstatic. Those are two of my favorite bands so I knew I was in for one hell of a show. Shinedown lived up to that standard, they certainly did put on one hell of a show as expected. Three Days Grace however was a nightmare.
Matt’s voice doesn’t fit their sound at all, and then to make matters worse, he couldn’t remember the lyrics to songs that have existed for the past ten years even with the lyrics on the stage for him. He messed up lyrics, he sneered at the crowd and made himself look evil while Adam would smile and make
everyone feel welcomed to the show. Matt didn’t deserve to sing Adam’s personal lyrics. He didn’t do any of them justice, and frankly, the only song I found myself singing along without
even thinking about it was “Riot”. The only reason I sang “Riot” because I was so pissed off and upset at that point that I just needed to let my anger out and “Riot” is the perfect song for when you’re angry.
As if the sound and messing up lyrics wasn’t bad enough, Matt went and hyped up “The Good Life”by saying his idea of “the good life” was getting a bunch of the “best” drugs and alcohol along with a bunch of friends together. There is not a single Three Days Grace song that is in favor of drug use, and he should know that. I find it shameful that the rest of the band did not try to stop him when he first said stuff like that. They all know about Adam’s past, and why he wrote so many of his songs, and yet they let him do that. It’s just wrong to me.
I never thought I’d say this about a Three Days Grace concert, but I have nothing good to say about what I saw. The best thing they did was bring another singer on stage, some man named Matt Hammer, to do a cover of “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit. I disagreed with everything else they did, and after seeing that, I’m done with the entire band except for Brad.
Through all of the recent events, Brad kept his mouth shut. While Neil and Barry were banning fans from the Three Days Grace fan page if they defended Adam. Near the end of their set, I found out why Brad has never been involved with that. Some friends of mine were attempting to get the crowd to chant Adam’s name or “we want Adam.” It didn’t work very well, but somehow Brad heard us. I noticed him looking our direction, directly at my friend who was right next to me. I was expecting to get a dirty look for what we were saying, but instead he got this giant smile on his face and mouthed back “I know, me too.” That spoke volumes to me, and is one thing I may never forget.
I don’t have much to say about POD, or Shinedown really.
Shinedown blew me away as always, its impossible for them to put on a show that’s anything less than phenomenal, and the only thing I have to say about POD is they need to turn their bass down some. Feeling the music is great, feeling the music in your uvula all the way down to your toe nails isn’t that fun after the first five minutes or so. Bringing the singer’s son out though to play bongo drums was a great idea though. Seeing a little eight year old play drums with the biggest smile on his face is just precious.
My main focus was Three Days Grace because when we bought these tickets, this show meant
everything to me. This was my third time seeing Three Days Grace, and my last.
They’ve killed themselves as a band.
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