THIS is a pretty great interview with Gerard Way. Here are some gems I pulled from it:
About playing to the Projekt Rev audience w/ Linkin Park:
There was an extremely macho vibe in that crowd, and we were practically the biggest cupcakes on that tour, but they seemed to love it. I think they just needed a little razzle dazzle in their lives.
About pushing ‘sexual boundaries’ on stage:
It’s with the most noble intentions — it’s to make certain people realise just because somebody is a performer or slightly effeminate, — even that guy at work or that kid at school — there’s no reason to shove ’em around. So much testosterone has been in rock for so long — that’s why I’m so interested in pushing it. All it boils down to is treating women like second-class citizens, calling people faggots, being borderline racist, if not totally racist. A lot of things are ingrained in the stupidest rock ‘n’ roll we completely oppose. So one way we can push it is through our sexuality.
About his spontaneous marriage to Lyn-Z:
It’s one of those situations where you don’t know how your life’s gonna go, and the minute you actually stop looking for something is when you find it. When I met my wife I was at a point where I was completely OK with being alone for a very long time, free of lousy people. […] It’s always when you’re not looking for it — I was totally fine, and then I get hit over the head! It was like getting hit by a truck.
Sounds like he’s in a good place in his life, no? ps. Usage of ‘razzle dazzle’ totally made me lol.
Read the rest of the interview here.