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Backstage at Virgin Fest: Panic! At the Disco

The chart-topping quartet emerge from the studio to talk about their new record, newfound musical influences, and lax dress code.

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // August 8, 2007

Panic! At the Disco emerged from their Las Vegas studio to play Virgin Fest, and, of course, to roll through Spin’s tent backstage at Baltimore’s Virgin Festival (Aug. 5) for a chat with Spin’s Steve Kandell following their midday performance. Uncharacteristically dressed down in t-shirts, flip-flops, and jeans, the boys of Panic! divulged details about writing their much-anticipated follow up to 2005’s debut A Fever Your Can’t Sweat Out, their newfound musical influences — “the classics,” including the Beatles and the Band, the latter of whom they covered in their set — and their performance of two new tunes.

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