Gerard Way Streaming Debut Solo Single 'Action Cat'

The song will be featured on the singer's upcoming debut solo LP which is set for release this autumn.

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Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way released his debut solo single "Action Cat," The song will be featured on Way's upcoming solo LP which is set for release this autumn, reports NME. The track was produced by My Chemical Romance collaborator Doug McKean. The album sees Gerard on vocals, guitar and keyboard alongside Ian Fowles of The Aquabats on guitar, Matt Gorney on bass and Jarrod Alexander on drums. Gerard's brother Mikey provides backing vocals on one song.

Meanwhile, Way will play his first ever solo shows at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals. Earlier this year Way launched his own official website,, with a blog post confirming that he had inked a deal with Warner Bros Records for his solo album.

"I am continuing full-steam into comics, art, and more importantly to some of you - music. I am pleased to let you know I am now signed as a solo artist [to] Warner Bros Records. My album is near completion, and you should expect to hear things in the near future, even today actually- with a brief snippet of what is to come. I am excited. It’s starting again," he wrote.

My Chemical Romance announced their split in 2013 but released a greatest hits collection earlier this year.

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    I'm just glad to hear him playing music again. MCR was a fantastic band, it's a shame so many people couldn't get over their own emo prejudice (which doesn't even apply to their last 2 albums, which were their best work)
    The Black Parade was closer to 80's rock than emo. The Black Parade was also f*&^#@g brilliant.
    so he's done looking like billy corgan and has moved on to Oasis.
    I always got the feeling he was ashamed of the whole 'emo' look. Even though they were pioneers of the emo genre, Way would dismiss it with terms like "**** emo" etc and now he's doing everything he can to break out of that frame (kind of like miley cyrus with hannah montana but in a better way)
    All he has to do is comb his hair to the side and he's got the Siamese Dream era Corgan look.
    his voice sounds a little different to me.. I might be wrong though. Anyway, it's a pretty simple song really. it's not great. but it's OK.