In the latest APTV MI Conversation Series video, hosted by Ryan J. Downey, Brendon Urie talked about growing up in a religious home, playing in high school bands and forming what eventually became Panic! At The Disco.

Urie listened to a variety of music growing up, including Weezer, Bush and Alanis Morissette. Later, he got into Underoath, Thrice and Fall Out Boy.

As a teenager, Urie regularly attended hardcore performances. He talked about an intense junkyard concert that ended in a dangerous brawl, which was enough to push him away from going to shows for two months.

When asked about the myth of Panic! At The Disco starting as a Blink-182 cover band, Urie dispelled the rumor. Urie and his band performed covers of Blink-182 in their early years to get used to playing with each other.

“You have to play other people’s stuff to get a feel for each other, if you want to play with each other,” says Urie.

See what else he has to say in the video!

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