How Dave Grohl Inspired Panic! at the Disco’s Pre-Show Ritual
Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie recently appeared on Your Mom’s House Podcast to discuss the group’s past, present and future. The highlight of the interview is a funny story about how Dave Grohl crashed Panic’s dressing room at a music festival and how the Foo Fighters' frontman inspired the group’s pre-show ritual.
Urie explains that he met Dave Grohl once at a music festival and calls the icon a “badass," stating that he is “incredibly kind.” He says, "We played a festival one time, and I knew Foo Fighters were headlining. I’d just gone to the bus to grab something, and walked up to my dressing room and there’s a guy with long hair just sitting in my chair - just in our dressing room. And I was like ‘oh shit, I’m sorry...' then I saw it was Dave Grohl and was just like ‘uh yikes.'"
He adds, "I didn’t even know what to say, I was like ‘do you want a beer or something?’ I don’t know what to do and he was like, ‘No, sorry man, I’m using your room to finish this thing with our set list, and my band is like raging in our dressing room, so I can't really think in there.' And I was just like, ‘Oh yeah dude, that’s no worries.'"
Urie continues that Grohl later inspired the band to alter their pre-show ritual. "He invited us out on to stage, and the reason that we do a double shot before our show is because of Foo Fighters. Because they have a cart roll out, and they all make a double shot and they throw it back, and then go out onstage." Now each member of Panic! at the Disco throw back a double shot before taking the stage… thanks to Dave Grohl. Listen to the podcast below. Head to the 1:04:00 mark to hear the interview with Brendon Urie and the 1:46:24 mark to hear his story about Grohl.
Brendon Urie recently shared that he has written new music for the next Panic! at the Disco album and added, “I don’t think it’ll be too long before another Panic! record.”
Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters made headlines earlier this week after inviting The Struts’ frontman Luke Spiller on stage at the Sonic Temple Festival to cover Queen’s “Under Pressure.”
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