My Chemical Romance Confirm Album Title: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

The first reports of My Chemical Romance’s new album title came early this week, when the website of British music retailer HMV was updated with a preorder page for the band’s fourth album, claiming a Nov. 22 release date and the title Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. MCR fans went nuts over word of the new record’s imminence, and some sites reported the news in kind. There’s just one problem:

HMV has not, up to this point, been a reliable source. On several instances in the past, HMV has claimed a forthcoming release date or album title for a highly anticipated release, only for it to be struck down as a hoax by The Powers That Be. It happened at least twice with Chinese Democracy, and again with Eminem’s Relapse. No matter how much they stick to it, if HMV reports a title/release date, I wait for a second source to confirm it before calling it true. That all just basically explains why you’re only reading about it here on Saturday morning as opposed to earlier this week.

As it came to pass, MTV received confirmation from Warner Bros. Records yesterday that My Chemical Romance’s new album will be called Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Hours later, MCR posted a fantastic, Grindhouse-y teaser video saying just that:

It should be noted that WBR would not comment on the rumored Nov. 22 release date, though Rolling Stone ran a piece this week on the album with that release date, but no title. Also, no word yet on a single, though rumors suggest a song called “Bulletproof Heart” might hit radio on the 28th. The only confirmed song titles have been “Na Na Na” and “Sing”.

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