Will Ireland/Total Guitar Magazine via Getty ImagesFormer My Chemical Romance band mates Frank Iero and Ray Toro have collaborated for the first time since the band broke up in 2013.
The pair worked together on an acoustic session Iero played with his solo project The Future Violents, which was recorded at the New York venue City Winery, and Toro mixed the audio. You can watch the whole performance now on YouTube.
“I really enjoyed doing this session at the winery and when they asked if we had anyone in mind to mix the tracks, I immediately thought of asking Ray Toro,” Iero says. “He’s just so multi-talented and has such a great ear. He’s been recording and mixing some rad projects these past few years, and it was an honor to have him work on this session for us.”
While the news of one artist mixing a recording for another may not usually be something newsworthy, this is the much-beloved My Chemical Romance we’re talking about. What’s more, the session dropped in the middle of another round of reunion rumors, which started this week after pop star Joe Jonas, of all people, claimed that MCR was back together and rehearsing. That report is still unconfirmed.
Iero and The Future Violents released their album Barriers in May. Toro, meanwhile, recently reunited with My Chem frontman Gerard Way for a pair of cover songs.
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