My Chemical Romance Turns Down Chance to Do Music for “New Moon”

Stephenie Meyer may have included a few songs by My Chemical Romance on her semi-official soundtracks for the books in her Twilight series, but fans who thought they might hear MCR put out something new for the film adaptions shouldn’t hold their breath. Because while Meyer might think songs like “The Sharpest Lives” and “Sleep” fit her works perfectly, MCR has turned down the chance to provide music for New Moon.

While the Twilight soundtrack included several bands that Meyer had put on her soundtracks, including Muse and Linkin Park, and the single “Decode” by Paramore, it was distinctly lacking My Chemical Romance. While the boys never commented on whether or not they were offered a chance to appear on the Twilight soundtrack, they did just release a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row” for the upcoming Watchmen film, so perhaps they’d be looking for another chance to appear on a soundtrack while recording their follow-up to The Black Parade?

Frontman Gerard Way shot that idea down. “I don’t think so. We’re very choosy…There were a few films that we didn’t do the song for because it didn’t fit.”

For those of you going “But…but…My Chemical Romance! Vampires! It fits!” hold on. Gerard had more to say about that. “I guess a lot of people would say that a vampire movie would fit. But I would disagree with that these days. Even since The Black Parade, I would kind of disagree with that. I don’t know if we’d be interested in that.”

Interesting enough, none of Meyer’s playlists included the obvious song “Vampires Will Never Hurt You.” Also interesting? Gerard’s comments on that song and its meaning:

Yeah, obviously we use vampires as a metaphor for something else, something deeper than just the supernatural. But there’s just something about the bloodsucking walking dead, that can say so much to people. There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you…

Hmmmm…vampires as a metaphor for overly controling people, you say? Intriguing.

What do you think about My Chemical Romance’s declining to provide music for the film?