Get into the interview and all of Urie’s bisexual rock star hotness below.Panic at the Disco, four barely legal guys more concerned with making music than impressing anyone with their masculinity, have never seemed very interested in hedging their bets with safe styling or simplified pop songs. We had different moments where weird shit happened. We really are good friends, and there are a lot of bands that hate each other. I've known Ryan since I was five years old, and we used to live down the street from each other, so we would sleep over.
Out: The video for Build God, Then We'll Talk was one of the most awesomely perverse things I've ever seen. Smith: I don't even think it could get played on MTV, so it ended up just an internet release. Walker: It's not as sexual in the sense that there's no mime having mimed sex with a decently hot girl. It seems that a lot of things get thrown into that type of view if it's not the most masculine thing.
We figured we should do something to get in shape, but we hate working out. Did drummer Spencer Smith do more songwriting for this album? Between the two of us, it was about trying to figure out who was going to play which instruments. Then we throw what we call ‘ear candy’ all over the songs in the studio. He was kind enough to invite us over to his house to write some songs for a day. I’ve recently been reading about Tesla coils and I’m trying to figure out how I can get a Tesla coil that sits on the stage and shoots sparks without hurting anybody.
Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs is definitely one of our favorite new records. ’ They dealt with self-deprecation, pride, subversion, manipulation, but some good stuff too: self-expression, honesty.
Brendon had this little character he was for the whole show. Smith: Also the interaction between band members is something you don't see as much as you used to. It was uncomfortable, because there's not a lot of room, but...
Walker: We played some pretty big places for only having one record out, and more than anything we wanted to make things as visually entertaining as possible.