Panic! At The Disco Announces New Line-Up

Panic! At The Disco are regrouping after the departure of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker and have just announced who'll be the new members of the band.

Panic! At The Disco Announces New Line-Up
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Panic! At The Disco are regrouping after the departure of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker and have just announced who'll be the new members of the band. Walker and Ross quit the group and have since formed new band the Young Veins, and now their former bandmates Spencer Smith and Brendon Urie have replaced them. Cab guitarist Ian Crawford and The Brobecks' Dallon Weekes will join Panic! for upcoming studio and live commitments. Smith tells MTV News, "They're friends, so the decision was easy... Ian is probably the most talented guitar player that me and Brendon have ever played with, and Dallon is a really nice guy and a really great bassist... We're really excited." The revamped four-piece plans to hit the road with both Blink-182 and No Doubt later this summer. Thanks for the report to Contactmusic.com.

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    Zell182
    Hopefully the new album will be like the last one and they don't go back to the emo stuff like the first album.
    Cheesepuff
    hey guys, that vid i put up earlier was just to show he could shred it up technique wize
    CSAlmighty
    Cheesepuff : hey guys, that vid i put up earlier was just to show he could shred it up technique wize
    Sorry bro it still isn't good. Show me a video of his soloing that isnt drowned in effects, then I'll see how talented this guy REALLY is.
    JayLacelle
    its a shame ryan left...i always really liked his guitar parts. not many pop guitarists have that much real talent. hope the new guy is good too.
    simmy17
    Cheesepuff wrote:
    i bring evidence of guitar ownage. Panic is gonna be so much better
    That sounded horrible. Kirk Hammett anyone? Hopefully the new line up will be a step in the right direction.
    travislausch
    DesJHAH wrote: you dont need to be able to shred and solo like the best of em to be a great guitarist.
    No, but skill definitely helps. It even helps with writing catchy hooks. I watched this solo. And it was kinda *yawn*, because we all know how incredibly versatile a player you are if you can shred a pentatonic scale really fast[/sarcasm]. I'll give Ryan Ross this, he had the capability of thinking outside pentatonic boxes when he needed to. Not that he soloed or played leads much, but usually when he did, he could find a more creative way to do so. I never really liked Panic that much to begin with so the change of guitar player doesn't really concern me too much.
    shut_up_n00b
    travislausch wrote: DesJHAH wrote: you dont need to be able to shred and solo like the best of em to be a great guitarist. No, but skill definitely helps. It even helps with writing catchy hooks. I watched this solo. And it was kinda *yawn*, because we all know how incredibly versatile a player you are if you can shred a pentatonic scale really fast[/sarcasm]. I'll give Ryan Ross this, he had the capability of thinking outside pentatonic boxes when he needed to. Not that he soloed or played leads much, but usually when he did, he could find a more creative way to do so. I never really liked Panic that much to begin with so the change of guitar player doesn't really concern me too much.
    Have you heard him play anything other than that video? Good for Panic At The Disco. I'm sure they'll tighten up their sound in the future.
    FeenicksFlayme
    whiplash13 : Cheesepuff wrote:
    i bring evidence of guitar ownage. Panic is gonna be so much better Because fooling around with a wah pedal makes someone a good guitarist.
    Yes fooling with a wah pedal does make you a good guitarist... Not comparing this guy to Hendrix or anything, but thats how Jimi started just fooling with the stuff at first. But thats beside the point. New Pespective sounds errr bad... and i liked both of Panic's albums... thats saying something. Maybe just because i was listening to Satch, Yngwie, and Vai before i heard it. The Young Veins single sounds way better than the new Panic.
    roland_96
    Ryan Ross was a control freak, thats for sure. he wanted to change everything about the band, and thats why he got kicked out. the drummer on got into Panic because of ryan ross, so followed him out. I was actually wishing Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz would get in the band.
    whiplash13
    FeenicksFlayme wrote: whiplash13 : Cheesepuff wrote:
    i bring evidence of guitar ownage. Panic is gonna be so much better Because fooling around with a wah pedal makes someone a good guitarist. Yes fooling with a wah pedal does make you a good guitarist... Not comparing this guy to Hendrix or anything, but thats how Jimi started just fooling with the stuff at first. But thats beside the point. New Pespective sounds errr bad... and i liked both of Panic's albums... thats saying something. Maybe just because i was listening to Satch, Yngwie, and Vai before i heard it. The Young Veins single sounds way better than the new Panic.
    I'm not saying that nobody that ever used a wah pedal is terrible, but some mediocre shredding while rocking back and forth on a wah pedal does not even come close to "guitar ownage". That said, the second clip someone posted was actually not bad.
    whiplash13
    Cheesepuff wrote:
    i bring evidence of guitar ownage. Panic is gonna be so much better
    Because fooling around with a wah pedal makes someone a good guitarist.
    Rogue Hermit
    larrytheguitar wrote: Panic released a new song called New Perspective
    I don't think it's that bad..
    I'm sure plenty of people like that song, but personally, I think that Panic does not have a grasp of quality tone. One of the main reasons I dislike them.
    simmy17
    That new song is pretty bad. I guess I shouldn't get my hopes up for a band that I never even liked. I cannot stand their singer... and everything else about that song is bad.
    Slay 'Em
    It doesn't matter if the dude is a good guitarist, look at fallout boy. Their guitarists can shred... they just water it down....and make it a little lamer...
    shooshi123
    I'm not going to say whether this is a good or bad thing yet. I guess if they work well live and on the records then having this kind of musical change is awesome. It'll be interesting to see how the music progesses judging by how good the new guitarist is. Being fair Ryan Ross never really showed on any of the two records any outstanding guitar - which is a shame cause he is kinda good.
    DesJHAH
    you dont need to be able to shred and solo like the best of em to be a great guitarist. He's still gonna write some fantastic hooks which is what a band like panic is all about anyway.
    PrettyxOdd
    Their new singles suck. The other two have better taste in music that's for sure.
    NightEmbers
    hmm could be a good thing, who knows what the next album will sound like its anyones guess now... lets hope it'll be good
    Aziraphale
    When I read Cab guitarist, I thought of Tony McAlpine... guess we're talking about a different Cab here.
    sophos24
    i hope Ian stays with The Cab oh and will P@TD just go away, no one cares.
    GeekInThePink
    Sorry for the double-post, but I just noticed that the exclamation's back too! This makes me happy!
    GeekInThePink
    Cheesepuff wrote:
    i bring evidence of guitar ownage. Panic is gonna be so much better
    He is indeed a great player, but are we sure that's the kind of guitar playing that P@tD wants? He might play differently with them, which isn't necessarily a bad thing...
    Grudgeshredder
    The solo is good, but it all depends if he writes better music and better lyrics... PATD still has some proving to do. A video of the guy soloing doesn't really mean anything right now...
    FoxBox
    So wait. Lemme get this straight. Those two guys decided to add the exclamation mark back in? WHY?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!!
    FlyingLeukemia
    The exclamation doesn't change anything. The band will always be a copy of an even worse band.
    CSAlmighty
    Cheesepuff :
    i bring evidence of guitar ownage. Panic is gonna be so much better Dude i really don't think Ian's all that great of a soloer judging from that vid. It was like 15 seconds of nonstop wah/whammy/noise.
    Night_Warrior
    henkka_potku wrote: I thought we'd get rid of this band for once and for all...
    I think they are a gimmick... For the fame, not the music... And that video really wasnt all impressive.
    CSAlmighty
    Cheesepuff :
    i bring evidence of guitar ownage. Panic is gonna be so much better
    Dude i really don't think Ian's all that great of a soloer judging from that vid. It was like 15 seconds of nonstop wah/whammy/noise.
    Soozy
    Cheesepuff wrote:
    i bring evidence of guitar ownage. Panic is gonna be so much better
    That was a pathetic solo...if you can even call it a solo. i don't even know why I bother responded or watching that video...i really don't even care.
    tubious
    FlyingLeukemia wrote: The exclamation doesn't change anything. The band will always be a copy of an even worse band.
    thank you.