My Chemical Romance

By Todd Martens, Times Staff Writer Artist: My Chemical Romance Album The Black Parade Concept: The emo rockers went all Broadway on last year’s “The Black Parade,” a song-cycle about a hospital patient dying of cancer (those crazy rock ‘n’ roll kids and their obsession with life-threatening illnesses). It’s part Queen, part Smashing Pumpkins and one of the weirdest mainstream rock records in recent history.
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