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  • powerhouse vocalist songwriter producer former guyliner connoisseur and pop

  • rocker brendon urie has left a lasting impression on the music industry with

  • his unique sound and larger-than-life persona

  • let's head back to the streets where it began for the panic at the disco frontman

  • this is the evolution of brendon urie

  • Brendon Boyd Urie was born in St.George Utah on April 12 1987 the youngest of five

  • Brendon moved to Las Vegas Nevada when he was two years old

  • with his siblings and his parents Grace and Boyd, growing up

  • Brendon often struggled to stay focused in school due to his undiagnosed ADHD

  • so basically from the time I was in school until I was about 13 teachers didn't know

  • what's wrong with me about every week

  • my teachers would call in my mom who is the sweetest person in the world and

  • always backed me

  • we call her and be like how much sugar do you give your child your child you

  • need to get something on him or get him on something to to calm him down

  • my mom takes me to a child psychologist and I'm just like what's that that's

  • cool oh great how are you and I was like bouncing around the room and then like

  • in little moments where i get really sad and then im just like haha just kidding

  • i'm really happy

  • it was like really really crazy and the guy ended up you know leaving the room

  • for 20 minutes comes back and he's like well you have a very strong case of ADHD

  • and was like cool what's that

  • and what they put me on medication I took that for about a year and it

  • freaked me out

  • I don't like who I've become because it's like for me this is what it was

  • that it's not the same for everybody but for me it was like I'm inside this body

  • and I'm watching myself behave a certain way and there's nothing I can do about

  • it and it was terrifying

  • despite these challenges Brendon was quite the ladies man

  • I think I was

  • 12 years old we were playing seven minutes in heaven and kind of

  • force it on each other and was it awk seven minutes in heaven this seven yes

  • very awkward and you remember the girl's name do you remember her

  • yeah yeah I totally remember her name was brittany i will not give your last

  • name to save her embarrassment but now we we were friends for a little bit and

  • then I don't know what you know you're just kids and you're curious you just

  • want to make out any excuse

  • seven minutes in heaven names out of a hat whatever special rotate we were all

  • rotating a spin the bottle

  • talk about getting teen hearts beating faster that's some risque stuff for

  • someone with a religious upbringing

  • Brendon was raised within the Mormon faith but distanced himself from the

  • church once he found music

  • it's funny because you know it's not bad at all it's a you know Mormonism people

  • think you know they have all their impressions but it's really normal

  • you know everybody is all about you know friendship and companionship and that's

  • really what it's all about is love but I'm its kind of you know just wasn't for

  • me and I just kind of figured you know

  • music is my religion so it's the only thing that I have ever believed in as a

  • constant at seventeen Brendon audition to become the lead guitarist and panic a

  • blink 182 cover band back in two thousand four comprised a friend and

  • fellow classmate brent wilson along with ryan ross and Spencer Smith students

  • from a neighboring high school

  • the group would go on to catch the attention of some big names with their

  • original material as they began to write and find their sound

  • Brendon served up smoothies to pay for rehearsal space he'd often sing for

  • tips

  • yeah people would come in and I'd always be singing in the back

  • I can like some people ask what the hell like this this guy can kind of sing like

  • well he's singing for money like people I just became really good friends with

  • and I get to know what customers came in regulars and stuff and they would ask me

  • to sing whatever songs, like mostly eighties like rock anthems like

  • scorpions journey something that so yeah Id sing for tips yeah why not?

  • on a whim the band decided to send their early demos to pete wentz

  • of Fall Out Boy through livejournal - I posted a link in his Livejournal

  • to our pure volume page I just had a couple demos that we recorded on my

  • laptop and I told him like we'd met him before at a show in Vegas and I was like

  • you know you have time check out my band or whatever and you listen to it and

  • like contact me like a few days later and then called me and he's like we're

  • in la doing a record right now have to come down and see you guys and so I

  • he just drove down and hung out and we have band practice and stuff and then

  • he just came and hung out at band practice

  • yeah it was super weird like but that's what happened and then like after that

  • we like went to dinner or something and he's all "I'm going to sign you guys"

  • so. emo.

  • by the end of the year Pete officially signed Panic! to his new fueled by ramen

  • in print label decadence records

  • even though they had yet to play a single live show " I feel like I could

  • live inside of the world they create it's very rare that there's a contemporary

  • band where you can do that

  • it's an artist that you' ll be talking about years from now

  • after relocating to College Park, M aryland

  • the band went to work on writing and recording their debut album

  • a fever you can't sweat out was released on September 27th 2005 and their debut

  • single would become one of their most iconic tracks

  • he drove me to the show and he had kroc on

  • and sins just started playing, I write sins not tragedies started playing and it took me

  • a second to register because it didn't click immediately it really it like I

  • heard it and I was like oh that sounds familiar is it fall out bo- OOHHHHH

  • and I just like freaked out immediately oh my goodness

  • and I rolled the window down I turned his radio all the way up and I was like

  • this is me!

  • I'm singning! and I was just like on Santa Monica Boulevard going up to troubadour

  • and like that was that was crazy

  • while the song has become a fan favorite it actually wasn't a huge hit right

  • off the bat, but the song gained some serious traction once the creepy circus

  • themed music video hit the small screen it even won video of the year at the

  • 2006 mtv video music awards where Brendon got Kanye'd kinda

  • 2006 was a big year for Brendon and the boys after parting ways with their

  • original bassist Panic! At The Disco embarked on their first headlining tour

  • of north america by August their debut record was certified platinum but the

  • success was overwhelming for Urie who relied on his ADHD medication to get him through

  • I took them again for like six months when the band started getting really a

  • lot bigger started touring and I remember just being in the hotel room

  • one night and taking all the pills i have like 60 count of each he soldiered

  • on making a couple of trips around the world including the band's extremely

  • theatrical nothing rhymes with circus tour

  • their sophomore album pretty odd dropped on march 21st 2008 featuring a much

  • softer sound

  • this time around the band opted to focus on lyrical imagery and acoustic

  • instrumentation

  • although the record was critically acclaimed sales were less than

  • impressive stateside and Brendon wasn't a huge fan of the retro rock direction either

  • in July of 2009 co-founder ryan Ross left panic a t the disco due to

  • creative differences

  • giving Urie new perspective literally and figuratively

  • the split ended up shaping the band's next record 2011 vices and virtues which

  • showcased Urie's love of modern more pop influence rock - just with the band split and everything

  • is just happening so we had some stuff to talk about i mean we knew we wanted

  • to talk about the split because that would just be an elephant the room and

  • we don't want an elephant in the room we just we want to let it be known

  • The dynamic kept changing between us, with the writing and we just kept getting better

  • we felt like we were just improving and getting better during the record though

  • the past couple years I mean we definitely have gone through certain

  • things with relationships with other people that's kind of I guess where the

  • title came from

  • it seems sort of like a through line with a lot of the lyrics - following the

  • release of too weird to live and too rare to die in October 2013

  • Brendan was selected to perform a Billy Joel tribute at the kennedy center

  • honors with the music legend and President Obama looking on

  • speaking of big shots Brendan totally slayed

  • it only made sense that he'd be honored for his own talents winning vocalist of

  • the year at the 2014 Alternative Press awards

  • this is uh they're already playing me off this is awesome

  • this is really crazy that like the first Scully this is so insane right

  • wow i just have to thank my fans of panic at the disco that's crazy you guys

  • are beautiful

  • this what I mean I couldn't be holding this without you guys so thank you very

  • much

  • Brendan also tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Sarah orzechowski

  • however Urie has been candid about his sexual experimentation and love for well

  • everyone - if I classify myself as straight, bi, whatever I was like you can

  • classify me as I really don't care

  • I just don't really care i don't know if it matters because I like

  • people - if a person is good i'm into that person if a dude hot dudes hot

  • you know me I don't know it's a good-looking dudes a look at Ryan

  • Gosling bro id totally make out with his face - would you invite, ok question

  • Ryan Gosling happen to appear in the studio

  • yeah is there an invitation that goes hey Ryan you know who

  • wednesday night that's the night that Sarah and I we have a good time yeah

  • what are you doing around 8 30 tonight you know , pop open some rose? sit by

  • the fire watch some Netflix and chill bro? the three of you is that a thing

  • yeah I mean listen dude like i want to have discussions

  • yeah I want to have a talk I don't want to decide this right now I can't decide

  • on Ryan Gosling behalf i love it but I want to get to know you first and then

  • you get the invite - so what's your favorite smells you know what I mean?

  • marriage and their new life together

  • ultimately inspired his solo comeback record the death of a bachelor

  • Panic! at the Disco is first ever number one album yeah there's a few I mean

  • death of a bachelor is one where I never thought I was able to let go of the past

  • like what part of your past it's just I mean everywhere from touring to just

  • personal life to every I mean there's so many things that are involved

  • it's just been a shmorgisbord of just craziness for 10 years kind of talking

  • about me is just as a single single guy and now I'm married and it's just really

  • cool to look back and be like wow that's so weird like who I was who I i never

  • thought i would be where I'm at today

  • a fearless leader creative genius as well as an extremely talented vocalist

  • and musician brendon urie has never let adversity get in the way of pursuing his

  • dreams he has always stayed true to himself and to his art constantly

  • experimenting and pushing the boundaries in all aspects of his career and his

  • life

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