P!ATD Drummer Heads To Rehab
2013-08-12 by andcas | 48 Comments

Panic! At The Disco drummer Spencer Smith has taken a break from the band in order to enter rehab for treatment. He recently came out with the news about secretly fighting a four year addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol.

In his confession Smith gives the following explanation of how he wound up as an addict:
"little over 2 years ago, something traumatic happened in regards to the health of a loved one. It was around this time that I started taking Vicodin and Xanax on a daily basis. It was an intoxicating mix. … When we got off the tour we were doing for our last record, I slipped further into my addiction. With a lot more alone time and no worry of being presentable at an interview or a meet & greet, my life began to revolve around my addiction.”

Vocalist Brendon Urie will continue on Panic! At The Disco's future tours with a drum replacement until his best friend and bandmate reaches a safe point of recovery. Urie has also addressed fans in a sincere open letter on the band's website to let everyone know what the status was, is, and will be as they deal with this crisis.

http://www.panicatthedisco.com/post/57634899440/hi-im-brendon-urie-from-panic-at-the-disco

You can also check out the group's latest video for the song 'This Is Gospel' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGE381tbQa8

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SCREAMorphine
August 12th 2013

1752 Comments


That's no good, will listen to the song.

SingForTheDead
August 12th 2013

94 Comments


Song rocks, news sucks.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013

50116 Comments


fuckin mormons can't handle their liquor


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CatfishSoup
August 12th 2013

177 Comments


Song's lame

Ire
August 12th 2013

41754 Comments


agreed

BigPleb
August 12th 2013

36089 Comments


Knew this would be an andcas article.

Digging: Arc Iris - Arc Iris

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013

50116 Comments


These fucks are famous for being mormon

TooLateToGoBack
August 12th 2013

1762 Comments


Song rocks, news sucks. [2]

Digging: Pianos Become the Teeth - Keep You

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013

234 Comments


Shitty news, still this band is awful

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2013

28466 Comments


even numbered panic at the disco album = shit

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TheGreatQ
August 12th 2013

1354 Comments


Sucks about the addiction, but at least he's getting help. And this is a really good song, gives me back some hope for the album. Video was cool too.

NastyCrab
August 12th 2013

328 Comments


A Fever You Can't Sweat Out was my guilty-ass JAM in high school. Hope all goes well for this dude.

Noteros
August 12th 2013

52 Comments


Album will be amazing.

foreverburning
August 12th 2013

74 Comments


I thought their last album was an improvement over Pretty. Odd. but based on the two songs released, I think this album will suck on a similar level to P.O. Doesn't matter, though. Only Panic album you really need is AFYCSO.

reflectingeuphoria
August 12th 2013

13 Comments


Damn catchy track, another track that evokes memories of college for me. Sucks about Spencer, though. Wish him the best.

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013

234 Comments


Pretty Odd is an abomination, an insult to the beatles and queen.

bloc
August 12th 2013

34780 Comments


Pretty cool video. This song isn't that good, but way better than the last one.

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Cygnatti
August 12th 2013

21350 Comments


song is meh. it vaguely reminds me of fob's new album, but more reminds me of a fun. song.

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013

234 Comments


horrible, horrible track, they are desperate to be stay relevant playing really lame pop mixed with
some generic imagine dragons track ( and imagine dragons is mediocre as fuck )

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013

50116 Comments


Vermicide is saying smart things for once damn

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013

21350 Comments


this band is better than imagine dragons and always has been.

Sauce
August 12th 2013

688 Comments


that vocal effect is pretty cool.

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013

234 Comments



this band is better than imagine dragons and always has been.

Both are gay, that's the only thing that matters

Fieryfenderz
August 12th 2013

1437 Comments


"that vocal effect is pretty cool."
You mean the vocoder?


Calc
August 12th 2013

12146 Comments


good news andcas I actually feel a little sad because of the way you wrote it.

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Calc
August 12th 2013

12146 Comments


and this song made me re-excited for the album again. but the video made me think my laptop was fuking up.

Spec
August 12th 2013

27153 Comments


Must be nice to have enough money to have problems like this.

Hehe.

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FadedSun
August 12th 2013

1260 Comments


They just played a free show in Boston recently.

Feather
August 12th 2013

1288 Comments


I enjoyed this song.

tmagistrelli
August 12th 2013

714 Comments


in love with this song. wishing spencer the best.

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013

21350 Comments


Truth. Life's rough, man.

DreamAgain
August 12th 2013

251 Comments


this is decent song they should just stop tho. only their first album is decent.

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013

234 Comments


They should stop since a fever you can't sweat out, this pop punk band is an insult to human race.

Gyromania
August 12th 2013

15506 Comments


except that pretty. odd is really good and they do the beatles thing better than most bands and you've probably never even listened to it

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013

234 Comments


Lol

DreamAgain
August 12th 2013

251 Comments


@gyromania I have their entire disco on my itunes and it's all fairly mediocre except for the first album

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013

21350 Comments


Still think that sound more like the zombies and beach boys than beatles.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013

7091 Comments


"Vocalist Brendon Urie will continue on Panic! At The Disco's future tours with a drum replacement until his best friend and bandmate reaches a safe point of recovery."

Why are you only saying Brendon will continue? Is the bassist not?

Jennifer22
August 12th 2013

255 Comments


I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013

21350 Comments


The bassist left years ago.

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013

21350 Comments


Agreed. Better overall even.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013

50116 Comments


Gyro don't go on sputnik when you're tripping son

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013

7091 Comments


"they have another guy in the band but they never bother to really mention him, include him, or take pictures with him so why should I? also vices and virtues is every bit as good as their first album."

Word, I didn't realize that. And yeah Vices rules. I still like A Fever a bit more, but I really dig these guys - always a fun listen.

Jennifer22
August 13th 2013

255 Comments


"Studio, studio, STUDIO!"

HomerPimpson
August 13th 2013

241 Comments


horrible, horrible track, they are desperate to be stay relevant playing really lame pop mixed with
some generic imagine dragons track ( and imagine dragons is mediocre as fuck )
[2]
I was thinking this sounded like 4 other radio songs/bands but I couldn't think of a name

DegausserGuernica24
August 13th 2013

1134 Comments


Can this band just break up already?

Calc
August 13th 2013

12146 Comments


no they can't

Jennifer22
August 14th 2013

255 Comments


Brendon's been through a lot I bet, it's cool how he's still really happy.



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