October 18, 2006 7:55

Panic! At The Disco declare emo "Bullshit!"

The band reject "weak" stereotype

Panic! At The Disco declare emo "Bullshit!"
Panic! At The Disco have distanced themselves from Emo calling the genre "bullshit".

Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, singer Brendon Urie explained they found the label insulting, and didn't want to be pigeon-holed as just an emo band.

“It’s ignorant! The stereotype is guys that are weak and have failing relationships write about how sad they are. If you listen to our songs, not one of them has that tone," he declared.

“Emo is bullshit!" added Urie. "If people want to take it for the literal sense of the word, yes we’re an emotional band, we put a lot of thought into what we do. People always try to stereotype us, but we don’t fit the emo stereotype.”

For the full interview see this week's issue of NME, cover dated October 21, which also features exclusive news on Pixies recording plans, plus all the gossip from the opening night of the 02 NME Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot Tour 2006. In addition, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way reveals his favourite playlist and Peaches opens up about Karen O.

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