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Exclusive Audio: My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

December 1, 2006 10:54 AM ET

Gerard Way, the newly platinum-tressed frontman for Jersey goth-punk band My Chemical Romance, answered Austin Scaggs' probing questions for the latest issue (on newsstands today). Listen to bonuses and outtakes from the interview and find out more about Way's aversion to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the enduring musical relevance of Toto, and how the band keeps their marching band uniforms smelling sweet.

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