In a recent Q&A session published in The Maine Campus, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance got sassy about the the much-disputed “emo” label:
Basically, it’s never been accurate to describe us. Emo bands were being booked while we were touring with Christian metal bands because no one would book us on tours. I think emo is Fucking garbage, it’s bullshit. I think there’s bands that unfortunately we get lumped in with that are considered emo and by default that starts to make us emo. All I can say is anyone actually listening to the records, put the records next to each other and listen to them and there’s actually no similarities. I think emo’s a pile of shit.
This got me thinking: How would Gerard’s hostility play out in the bandom universe? Here is my rough estimation:
Gerard: *Rolls over onto his side, annoyed.”
William (from The Academy Is…): Was that good for you?
William: What’s wrong, Gerard? Are you upset that Mikey’s out with Brendon?
Gerard: No, that’s not it.
William: Is it me? Was it the blowjob? Tell the truth.
Gerard: Goddamnit, William, for the last time, it wasn’t the blowjob! I’m just going through some shit right now…it’s hard to explain.
William: *Gently caresses Gerard’s shoulder.* What can I do to help?
Gerard: Just…don’t touch me.
My Chemical Romance talks to The ‘Campus’ [The Maine Campus]