The entire universe, it seems, is ridiculously amped about the coming Sleater-Kinney reunion, and former glam-emo stars are no exception. Gerard Way, the onetime My Chemical Romance frontman who just launched a solo career with his Britpop-inspired album Hesitant Alien, played a CMJ show at New York’s Webster Hall last night. During his set, he covered Sleater-Kinney’s “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone,” the most anthemic song on their feverish 1996 album Call The Doctor. He really yelled the hell out of it, too, which is the only way to do it. (He’d actually done it in New Jersey the night before, too; maybe it’s just going to be a part of his setlist now.) Watch a fan-made video of the performance below.
We probably should’ve seen this coming when Way started asking Carrie Brownstein about the lyrics on Twitter a couple weeks ago.
.@gerardway Hi Gerard. Breaking my twitter fast to reply. I think I'm singing "Woah-Oh" in I Wanna Br Yr Joey Ramone. Thanks for asking. x
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) October 11, 2014
Hesitant Alien is out now on Warner Bros.