Entrevista a Frank en AP.

sábado, 31 de enero de 2009

Frank Iero concedió el día 29 una entrevista a la revista AltPress.
Habló sobre Desolation Row, la banda sonora de la película Watchmen, y sus planes con My Chemical Romance, pero además trató temas de LeATHERMOUTH y dió a conocer la zapatilla que él mismo ha diseñado para la compañia Macbeth de Tom Delonge (ex-blink 182, Angels & airwaveS) con el fín de donar fondos a la fundación Syrentha Savio Endowment, en su lucha contra el Cáncer.

La zapatilla está disponible en dos versiones, con dos diferentes mensajes implantados en el talón. (Uno dice: "Fuck Cancer" y el otro cita "Cancer Fighter").

He copiado las preguntas relacionadas con LeATHERMOUTH o el calzado.

How did you come up with design concept for your shoes?
I based it off the older design that I had--it was called the Wallister. I [designed] another pair--I think it was one of the first they developed. I took some stuff from that, and just added and took away as far as the canvas, low-top shoe. For my [new] design concept I just drew a couple of pictures, and that's what came out.

Did you consciously try to appeal to people outside of your fanbase so more people would be interested in the design?
It's for a good cause, and the better it does financially, [the better]. [It doesn't matter who] wants to buy it--My Chem fans [or] Leathermouth fans or people who just want to help the cause. As far as designing it with anybody in mind, I wanted to do a vegan shoe. I wanted to do something kind of low-key, because that's what I like. I hope it does really well.

Moving onto Leathermouth. When My Chemical Romance started out, it was clear that punk band Ink & Dagger's aesthetic had a huge influence on the band. But this seems like some of the first musical proof of your fandom.
Yeah, I've been a fan of Ink & Dagger for a long time. To even be mentioned in the same sentence as that band is flattering. But when I was going into write the record, I wasn't like, "Oh, let's do this [because it'll sound like Ink & Dagger]." That just never came out. But I am a huge fan of that band.

What other bands influenced Leathermouth?
No matter what you listen to or experience in your life, it shapes what you do later on. But a lot of the influence comes from everyday life and a lot of B-horror movies more than any [specific] band.

You admitted in a previous interview with AP that some of the lyrics on XO, particularly "Catch Me," are pretty harsh on women. How would you respond to critics that characterize lyrics like those as misogynist?
I'm talking about a profession. The song is lyrically taken from the letters written by Jack the Ripper, so it's dealing with that time period and what was happening at that point and it's written from the point of view of a serial killer. So yeah, I'm sure he was misogynistic. [Laughs.]

Your label, Skeleton Crew, recently signed the Architects. Are you planning anything else for the rest of the year?
Yeah. There's a New Tomorrow record coming in February called We're Counting On The Youth. That record's amazing. I can't speak enough great things about that band. They're a phenomenal band and they wrote an amazing record. The Architects will probably be recording around February, so hopefully that record comes out soon. This year we also have a book coming out by F.T. Willz, so I'm really excited for that as well.

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