Yep, there’s some real panic in the Fueled By Ramen disco today as songwriter and guitarist, Ryan Ross and bassist, Jon Walker have left emo starlets, Panic At The Disco (Formerly Panic! At The Disco) to start a new band.
They cite musical differences which basically means the surely irreplaceable Ryan Ross was sick of writing crappy pop songs which nobody really likes and needs to further his spirit or something.
Wiggly larynxed frontman, Brendon Urie and drummer, Spencer Smith are remaining in the band and will be supporting Fall Out Boy, Blink 182 and No Doubt across the US in August with Paramore.
While their 2005 debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out was a massive hit selling well over two million copies worldwide, the follow up, Pretty. Odd. hasn’t even cleared a million. That must be pretty annoying.
The following message is found on the band’s official website:
Ryan Ross and Jon Walker will be leaving Panic at the Disco to embark on a musical excursion of their own. Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we’ve creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve. Over the years, we have remained close and honest with each other, which helped us to realize that our goals were different and that parting ways is truly what is best for each of us. We are all excited for the future, you should be too.
Go sit in the desert for a while, Ryan. Brendon and Spencer had the following to say on their website (It’s theirs now, all theirs):
We just wanted to let you know, that the news of Ryan and Jon leaving the band is unfortunately true. It’s been an amazing journey being in a band with them, but sometimes individual tastes take friends in different directions and you can’t ignore it. They are some of the most talented guys we know, and we’re sure that whatever they do next will be great. That said, Panic At The Disco is alive and very very well. We are working on new songs that we are excited for you to hear. Our dates with Blink and Fall Out Boy start in a little less than a month, and we wouldn’t miss those for the world. We know everybody has a lot of questions at this point with everything being so out of the blue, most of those should be answered in the coming weeks. We appreciate every one of you, and hope you continue with us on this incredible ride.
Pay attention we have a surprise in store for you.
-Brendon and Spencer
PS we were cleaning out the practice space and you’ll never guess what we found!
Songs? I dunno. Give up.