Gerard Way rips off Bowie
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 August 2014
Gerard Way isn't worried about comparisons to David Bowie with his new solo image because he says he has been "ripping off the iconic star for his whole career
Gerard Way is happy to "rip off" David Bowie.
The former My Chemical Romance frontman doesn't mind comparisons being drawn between the album artwork for his new album 'Hesistant Alien' and the 'Ziggy Stardust' singer's classic 'Heroes' LP, or the fact he is dressing in a similar style to Aladdin Sane-era Bowie.
He said: "You can look at [the album] and go, 'Yeah he's trying to rip off Bowie', but I've been ripping off Bowie my whole life so why stop now?"
The 37-year-old rocker is hoping that his new solo work will attract an older group of fans than he had in the band's prime.
He explained to NME magazine: "The music was very angry and it was coming from a very emotionally stunted individual that hasn't grown up much past high school.
"I went through a lot of pain that teenagers could relate to, but grown-ups - people my age - would look at what we were doing and be like, 'This is high school music.' You know, I'd be lying if I said I didn't want the acceptance of people my own age."