Panic! At the Disco are working on new music. Brendon stated in a new interview, "We’re going to work on a new record. We’ve worked on a couple of songs already on the bus, but it’ll be nice to have five hours to really work on something." With Spencer adding, "We’ve actually been listening to a little bit of hip-hop production. I don’t think we’d ever go for anything that slick, but it’ll be interesting to see how that makes its way into what we do. But we’re always listening to classical rock as well."
With Christmas only a couple of weeks away, it's about time that we crank the holiday tunes! If you need some new music for your library, we have an early Christmas present for you. Hit the replies for a free download of Jon Walker's cover of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Walker recorded it in his basement in a session that "may or may not have involved alcohol" and wanted to share that holiday cheer with you. Walker previously played in Panic! at the Disco and The Young Veins and is currently solo. You can pick up his latest album, New Songs, here.
Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie fell ill before the band's X96 Big Ass Show. King Niko's frontman Ransom Wydner filled in for him. More details can be found in the replies, including a video of Ransom rehearsing "Nine in the Afternoon" before the show.
Patrick Stump and Panic at the Disco have both posted links to a live video chat and are saying there will soon be a "big announcement." I warn you that the comments on that chat module are out-of-fucking-control. We'll update this post when we figure out what the hell is going on.
Update: Looks like the two will be going on tour together. Dates and tickets can be found here. Foxy Shazam will be opening.
Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco broke his ankle this past Sunday while playing in Pompano Beach, Florida. Urie continued to play the show with one foot. Check the replies to see the damage on the man's poor body.