My Chemical Romance Taps Steve Aoki For 'Welcome To The Black Parade' Remix
November 28, 2016 at 1:15 PM (PT)
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has tapped DIM MAK label head STEVE AOKI for a 10th anniversary remix of their 2006 single, "Welcome To The Black Parade." Keeping GERARD WAY's iconic vocals intact, AOKI injects his signature electro flair in a hybrid of new-school and old-school. To coincide with the release, AOKI and WAY are live-streaming a head-to-head battle in the multiplayer shooting game "Overwatch" on TWITCH, the online portal for live gaming. The stream will take place on AOKI's birthday (NOVEMBER 30th), making it a celebration trifecta where the victor will win $10,000 to donate to the charity of his choice.
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE's breakout album "The Black Parade" was dubbed by NME "the Sgt. Pepper Of The Emo Generation." It reached #1 on BILLBOARD's Rock Albums chart in 2006 before receiving a GRAMMY nomination for its limited-edition box set. The "Welcome To The Black Parade" single was named one of the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME's "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll."
STEVE AOKI recently released a rework of BLINK-182's "Bored to Death" and has also worked alongside LINKIN PARK, FALL OUT BOY, WEEZER's RIVERS CUOMO and EMPIRE OF THE SUN's LUKE STEELE.