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After the late-March release of not one, but two Panic! At The Disco songs, (“Say Amen” and “(Fuck A) Silver Lining,”) we’re all pretty stoked about the late-June release of Panic LP no. 6, Pray For The Wicked. But before we wanted all the how’s and why’s of the new album, we asked CEO Brendon Urie about his favorite Panic! cover songs—done by other people.

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There’s this girl,” he begins, speaking from an LA rehearsal facility where the band are practicing for their impending tour. “Her name is Brittany Butler. I watched [a clip of] her doing ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ the day after the song came out. I was so impressed that she learned it that fast and totally put her own spin on it. If I didn’t know I wrote that song, I’d be like, ‘Wow, what a cool song she wrote.’ That’s how much she owned it. Totally cool.

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“I’ve seen some metal bands do that song,” he continues.  “There was one called Hearing Shapes. They cover ‘Death Of A Bachelor,’ and the second chorus is all…” his voice trails off before he begins to imitate the sound of a hard drive thrown into a shredder.

In our new issue (AP 357 with cover stars Palaye Royale), Urie gets the 10 Topics treatment, discussing everything from half of his perfect day; how cool today’s high school students are (“They’re empowering themselves, but they’re empowering me just by watching them”); what he hopes to be reincarnated as (hint: All he’d do is “fart, eat grass and chill”); what he’d be doing if money were no object and the meaning of life. You can get a copy right here