Over the years, DiS has been pleasantly surprised by the tastes of some of our favourite acts, but when we heard that emo-legend Gerard Way was a massive anglophile, who was particularly into Brit Pop and that Supergrass were one of his favourite bands, an idea was born. A few emails later, and it was happening.
Here's what happened when the former My Chemical Romance frontman visited Oxford and met his boyhood hero Gaz Coombes, for a chat about the challenges and joys of going solo.
UPDATE: Here is part two.
Gerard Way's debut solo album Hesitant Alien is out now.
Gaz Coombes' second solo album Matador is released in early 2015.
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2) Interview: DiS meets Gaz Coombes (2012)
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