Pete Wentz Thinks Brendon Urie Was Very Decisive About Ending Panic! At The Disco
Pete Wentz, the bassist of Fall Out Boy, recently spoke to Variety about the band’s latest record, ‘So Much (for) Stardust’ and their return to the classic sound that many fans love. During the interview, Wentz also addressed the end of Panic! At The Disco, a band with a long history alongside Fall Out Boy. When asked if he had spoken with Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco’s frontman and sole original member, about his decision to end the band, Wentz revealed that he had not.
After a five-year hiatus, the band has embraced the classic sound that catapulted them to fame, including catchy riffs, anthemic choruses, and deeply passionate lyrics. Patrick Stump and Wentz opened up about their journey back to their roots and the challenges of navigating the ever-changing music landscape, especially in the aftermath of the pandemic and the rise of TikTok.
The two bands share a long and storied history, having emerged from the same vibrant music scene and collaborated on multiple occasions. Given their intertwined past, it was natural for the topic of Panic! At The Disco’s recent disbandment to surface during the interview. However, it seems that Wentz didn’t speak to Urie about his decision to end the band and concentrate on his personal life, specifically, his newfound role as a father.
Pete Wentz’s words about Brendan Urie’s decision to end the band read:
“I didn’t end up talking to him about it. He seemed pretty decisive. Knowing Brendan, he’s the type of person when he gets to the top of the mountain; he’s not looking for another mountain to go to the top of. He’s like, ‘I guess I’ll just walk down.’ But in this case, he truly just wanted to focus on being a dad, and this is how he wanted to approach the process. As a father, you can’t tell anybody else how to do it. This seems the best way for him, which I appreciate.”
Fall Out Boy’s resurgence came when the music world is witnessing an emo revival, while Panic! At The Disco’s journey appears to be reaching its conclusion, at least for the time being. This context highlights the diverging paths of the two bands that once shared the same stage and inspired a generation of fans. As Fall Out Boy sets out on their world tour, the legacy of Panic! At The Disco will live on in the hearts of their fans.