Brendan Urie

In an interview with Revolt TV, Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie reveals that “Miss Jackson,” the lead single from the band’s latest album Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! was built around a sample of Fiona Apple’s “Every Single Night” until Apple refused to clear it.

“She was not having it, man, she was so bummed on us,” says Urie, before calling Apple a bitch. P!ATD ended up reworking the track, and Urie says he’s still a fan.

Watch the interview below, which includes some playback of the original Apple-sampling track when it was titled “Bad Apple.”

Here’s how “Miss Jackson” turned out:

Comments (51)
  1. thank god she didn’t allow it, that band is so shitty.

  2. Lame to call her a bitch. Lame to refuse anyone a sample, shit band or not.

    Opossum out.

  3. Also, this song sucks.

  4. His hair is stupid.

  5. Brendan

    F Scott Fitzgerald, and Fiona Apple, and me, and whoever Likes this comment, would appreciate it if your band stopped laughing at its own jokes >


  6. They may not have similar tastes in music but they do have a shared appreciation for incredibly long album/song titles.

  7. I just can’t stop staring at Pink. Remember when Geldof was a big deal?

  8. Imagine an artist not wanting another to capitalize on their songwriting! The nerve! He’s still hot, though. I’d bang the hell out of him.

  9. Comment,

    Opossum out.

  10. Fuck this guy! It’s fine to make shitty music (I do this all the time), but when you make shitty music and let it be used in a commercial that I have to hear multiple times then you are an ass hat!

  11. Notice that he doesn’t have any band members left other than him, and the reason is because he’s a huge druggie and ego freak (as if that wasn’t apparent in the video) among other horrible things. And as for the sample, the use of it so blatant that it’s one of those sloppy instances where the sample is what makes the song memorable and not everything around it. So yeah, duh, on top of being a shitty post-post-post mall emo band, Fiona wasn’t going to have any of it. The real bitch in this situation is Brendan Urine guy.

    • Actually, no. Spencer Smith, an original founding member, is still in the band. And their new bass player is also a permanent member. Brendon Urie is just the face of the band. And how the fuck would you know if he’s a druggie or an ego freak. You’re weird, man. Seriously weird.

    • ” And as for the sample, the use of it so blatant that it’s one of those sloppy instances where the sample is what makes the song memorable and not everything around it.”

      Yeah. Note how the samples are used much more creatively on ‘Yeezus.’

  12. He’s gross but I think this could have been a really cool sample

  13. Why is this even a big deal? This is like at the top of every music blog right now. I don’t really care about this band.

  14. wait why is this website reporting this again? i forgot this band existed until i read this article

  15. Fiona closed the goddamn door on this one.

  16. I could care less about the sample, how did Hunter S. Thompson’s people clear this title? Does he have people? C’mon people!

    • The phrase is “I couldn’t care less”, not “I could care less”. If you could care less, then that means you care. If you couldn’t care less, then you are already not caring.

      It’s kind of mind blowing how many people say this incorrectly.

      • i appreciate your righteousness bro but both usages are corrects as “I could care less” sprouted as a sarcastic incarnation of its counterpart

        • yeah both are fine. to me, one’s an understatement (I could) and one’s an overstatement (I couldn’t). but we know what skow meant either way and that’s what’s important. what I’m trying to say is descriptivists to the fucking back! -Joe Jonas

      • no no you’re wrong dude. both permutations are good. when you say “I could care less” your essentially saying “i’m really fucking uninterested but I SUPPOSE I could be even LESS interested…” it’s just most people don’t put the proper inflection on it that’s all happy to clear up any descriptivist myths

  17. He spends the whole video laughing about the fact he’s ‘never told anyone’ about it and ‘can’t believe he’s doing it’ when he’s obviously provided the info to the interviewer as a topic and has the song on his phone ready to show them.

  18. DUDE.


  19. …a Hunter S. Thompson quote for an album title, an Outkast song title, an overt Janet Jackson reference, and now a Fiona Apple sample. How many legitimately talented people is this preening jackass trying to hide behind?

  20. I don’t hate the song. I don’t hate his hair. I think it’s clear that he digs Fiona Apple and the “bitch” comment wasn’t meant in hate. I just can’t believe how much this sounds like a Fall Out Boy song.

    • I always considered Panic At The Disco a poor man’s Fall Out Boy… aaand it sounds like they’re continuing that trend.

      • This point was way overstated when PATD was first getting started. For instance, Pretty Odd doesn’t sound like FOB in the slightest. However, this song could easily be a Save Rock and Roll b-side.

  21. With or without the Fiona Apple sample, P!ATD’s song would have been shitty. Their last two albums have been horrible, regurgitated crap and “Miss Jackson” is no exception. I used to really like them.

  22. He isn’t pissed so much as he’s acting like an entitled prick.

  23. What a munch.

  24. file under: #whiteindiehipsterproblems

  25. Didn’t make it past “Las Vegas, NV – 3:12 am.” No one I’ve ever cared for has been out at that time of night in that particular part of the world.

  26. apparently this website can’t figure out how to spell Brendon even though it’s IN THE VIDEO

  27. It’s just common courtesy to ask an artist if you plan on sampling their music. Not after you make the song and it’s ready for release, but before hand so you don’t waste your time

  28. Bad Apple huh homeboy?????????

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