My Chemical Romance has received kudos from none other than legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The composer — best known for his work on Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Jesus Christ Superstar, took to TikTok to share his appreciation for My Chem.
The 72-year-old musician shared a video response to a 2017 tweet that read, “Still fuming that The Black Paradehasn’t been made into some incredible goth musical.”
In a tweet accompanying a video, Webber wrote. “It’s one thing to create an iconic set of chords, it’s another to make one note iconic?”
The video saw Webber play the introduction to ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ from the titular musical. “Musical theatre fans everywhere – what do you think of when you hear this?” he asked.
Andrew Lloyd Webber continued to play a single G-note, the iconic opening to My Chemical Romance classic ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’. “And for everybody else – what do you think of when you hear this?”
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) October 29, 2020
I don’t know about you, but I’m manifesting Andrew Lloyd Webber and My Chemical Romance knuckling down and penning a theatre epic to rival Green Day’s American Idiot: The Musical.
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In other news, My Chemical Romance fans far and wide seem to have been indulging in a blissful throwback this month. Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge recently entered the Billboard 200 chart sixteen years after its release.
The landmark emo odyssey has re-entered the charts on more than one occasion in years past. Back in March 2019, it surfaced at Number 191 on the Billboard 200. This re-entry fell close to March 22nd — the fateful day that the band announced their break up in 2013. It’s not clear what’s caused the recent spike but we sincerely hope you’re all okay.