Panic At The Disco perform at the Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA. in December 2006. For new album 'Pretty. Odd' they've ditched the 'Moulin Rouge'-style stage set in favour of a simpler, more stripped-down live show. Pic: www.rmusic.co.uk
Panic At The Disco. Jon Walker (far left) replaced original bassist Brent Wilson in 2006, when the latter was fired, apparently without warning. "They never even said they were sorry," said an aggrieved Wilson in an interview with MTV.
Panic At The Disco, whose new single 'That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)' is released on June 16. Frontman Brendon Urie (far left) usually leaves lyric-writing duties to guitarist Ryan Ross, although on new album 'Pretty. Odd.' Urie contributes two songs, 'I Have Friends in Holy Spaces' and 'Folkin' Around'.
Hailing from the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin, Panic At The Disco started life as a Blink-182 covers band, formed by guitarist Ryan Ross and drummer Spencer Smith when they were just 13. Initially Ross was the band's vocalist, but Urie eventually took over.
More action from the set of Panic At The Disco's video for 'That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)'. The video has a psychedelic feel reminiscent of The Beatles' animated film 'Yellow Submarine'. It opens with miniature versions of the band emerging from a Russian doll. Later the band turn into dolls themselves, out of which hatch children.
Panic At The Disco with their child "doubles". The video for 'That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)' was shot on open farmland 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles and sees the band in period dress, riding Penny Farthing bicycles and messing about in a rowing boat, in a fairytale-style landscape populated by frolicking children.
Panic on the set of the video for new single 'That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)'. Their new, Beatles-influenced direction has divided fans. Guitarist Ryan Ross told NME recently: "It is frustrating when fans try to impress on us their idea of what they think we should be."
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