My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way Signs Solo Record Deal

Singer says his LP is "near completion."

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My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way has signed a solo record deal, he has revealed via NME.

The frontman has launched his own official website, Gerardway.com, with a blog post confirming that he has inked a deal with Warner Bros Records and that he is close to finishing a solo album.

"I am continuing full-steam into comics, art, and more importantly to some of you – music," he wrote. "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."

Way's former band, My Chemical Romance, announced their split in 2013 and subsequently released the greatest hits compilation, "May Death Never Stop You." Speaking at the time of the split, Way said: "My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band – it is an idea."

The band released four studio albums, starting with 2002's debut "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love." Their second LP, "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge," followed in 2004 while follow-up "The Black Parade" was released in 2006 before the release of "Danger Days..." three years ago.

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    mrsuns10
    Wonder what it will sound like
    bangbang!!
    Probably like that Diamonds song (or whatever it was called) that leaked a while back. I'm stoked.
    x_hud
    Go to his website. There is a preview up there if you are curious. Actually sounds pretty fun.
    vichorio
    This guy is a solid songwriter, I hope the new stuff is good... and it would be great to have a different sound with his great lyrics
    Random9000
    While I am excited for new music just because I want to hear what direction he goes, I'm honestly more intrigued by the fact he's doing comic work. I had no clue! He really strikes me as someone who would do a decent job at it, almost like a Jhonen Vasquez. Not as awesome of course
    xerox594
    This is exciting for MCR fans because they get new music, but should also be a bit irritating because the whole reason his band broke up is because he was tired of doing it all, now he's starting up a solo career? Makes one wonder...
    x_hud
    I believe he felt that MCR had done what it set out to do. He never specifically mentioned he was done with music, just that the band was done.