Panic At The Disco Information
It all started when childhood friends Ryan Ross and Spencer Smith jammed together in their parents' garages everyday after school. With Ross on guitar and Smith on drums, they had great hopes of being in a band together and making it big. Along with the help of now band mates Brendan Urie and John Walker, they together formed Panic! At The Disco. The band is best known for their incorporation of pop punk, emo, electronica, dance and indie rock.
The band's road to fame began with the band contacting Pete Wentz, lead singer of the popular band Fall Out Boy. Wentz was so impressed that he met the band in person to request that he'd sign them on his Fueled by Ramen imprint label DecayDance.
A 2005 appearance on the popular MTV show Total Request Live helped to promote the band's 2005 debut album, "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out," which stayed on the Billboard Hot 200 chart for 66 weeks and has sold more than two million copies in the United States since its debut. In 2006, the band's video for hit single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" won the Best Video of the Year Award at the MTV Video Awards, beating out artists Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Shakira, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.