Listen: Panic! at the Disco go metal with ‘The Calendar’ remake

Could Panic! at the Disco’s sound go in a more hardcore direction on a future album? If what fans are hearing recently is true, then it may just happen. On Monday (Dec. 17), Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie took to Twitch to give fans a sampling of a metal version of a previously released song.

Urie’s video features him playing “Fortnite” while blasting the metal version of “The Calendar” in the background. Obviously, the new version of the song is a complete departure from the original track which is featured on 2011’s lukewarmly received Vices & Virtues.

The minute-and-a-half clip comes less than a week after Urie spoke with RockSound after the group was named “Artist of the Year.” During the chat, the musician admitted that he had been dabbling with metal renditions of Panic! songs for some time.

“I actually just played something for my bandmates recently… we have an old song called ‘The Calendar’ and I made a metal version of it from years back,” Urie explained.

He adds: “It’s like 90 seconds long and is really fun. Who knows, I might even put that out on SoundCloud on a whim sometime soon!”

For newer fans of the band, the metal rendition may come as a bit of a surprise, but for others, it’s not that surprising at all. Back in 2015, the singer appeared on Entertainment Tonight to promote the band’s at-the-time new album —2015’s Death of a Bachelor—when he tasked with performing different renditions of the band’s hits.

While all the other songs got over the top renditions, the album’s lead single, “Hallelujah,” was made into to a hardcore tune. The video of Urie performing the different styles of songs can be found here.

As for Panic! at the Disco, the band will embark on the second leg of their Pray for the Wicked tour in the new year. The upcoming trek begins on Jan. 10 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo and concludes a little over a month alter on Feb. 20 at the Golden1 Center in Sacramento. Two Feet and Betty Who will open for Panic! throughout the upcoming dates. The full list of tour can be found here.

If that wasn’t enough, the band also announced that they perform during “The Voice” finale on Tuesday, Dec. 18, a 9 p.m. EST. They will perform “Hey Look Ma I Made It” and current radio hit “High Hopes” during the season finale.

Wiz Khalifa Gives Fall Out Boy Track the “Boys of Zummer” Treatment

With Fall Out Boy announcing plans to head out on tour with Wiz Khalifa (and Hoodie Allen) later on this Summer, the band and the rapper have teamed up to remix one of their newly released songs from American Beauty/American Psycho.

The song, the weird but makes you want to get up and dance, “Uma Thurman,” got the “Boys of Zummer” treatment by Khalifa including some EDM beats and, of course, rapping.

Check out the remixed version of the song below.

The “Boys of Zummer” tour will kick off on June 10 in Camden, NJ at the Susquehanna Bank Center and wrap up on Aug. 10 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood.

Full tour dates can be seen here while general ticket sales have already begun.


06/10 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center*

06/13 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

06/14 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

06/16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

06/17 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

06/18 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

06/20 – Portland, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion (FOB/Hoodie Allen only)

06/23 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

06/24 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

06/26 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

06/27 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

06/28 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

06/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

07/01 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

07/02 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

07/03 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center*

07/04 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

07/10 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

07/11 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre*

07/12 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

07/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

07/15 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion

07/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

07/18 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

07/19 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

07/21 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

07/22 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center

07/25 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

07/26 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*

07/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

07/29 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheather

07/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

08/01 – Ridgefield, WA @ Amphitheater Northwest

08/02 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater

08/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Venue TBD*

08/05 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater*

08/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay

08/08 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater

08/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

It’s “Only the Bulls” for Fall Out Boy and Lupe Fiasco


When you’ve had the same theme song for your basketball team, how exactly do you give the song a new, modern twist to it?

According to the Chicago Bulls all you really need to do is give it to some of your hometown musicians and let them have their way with it.

Instead of coming up with a brand new theme for the team, the Bulls gave Fall Out Boy and Lupe Fiasco the challenge of modernizing the song titled “Only the Bulls.”

The remix of the song features the original composition by Ira Antelid, Cheryl Berman and Steve Schanwald will be played during the teams pre-game warm-ups and fourth quarter celebrations at the United Center in Chicago.

Check out the remixed version of the song below and tell us what you think about the update.

This isn’t the first time Fall Out Boy have teamed up with Lupe Fiasco on a track. The rapper and the band collaborated on a remixed version of FOB’s hit song, “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” from 2007’s Infinity on High. Fiasco worked exclusively with FOB frontman, Patrick Stump on a remixed version of his song “This City” from his solo album, Soul Punk.

Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera Release “Do What U Want (Remix)”


We’re sure that when Lady Gaga was announced to perform on The Voice season finale, nobody guessed that the pop star would be taking the stage with one of the judges to put on one the most stellar performances. The performance was so good, that it even outshone the winner of the season (it was Tessanne for those that haven’t gotten the results yet).

Since the public took the remixed version of the song so well, it was announced that Christina Aguilera and Gaga went into the studio to record an official version of the song. Gaga announced via Twitter that the song would be for sale come the new year.

“Here’s ‘Do What U Want feat. Christina Aguilera’ STUDIO Version.  pink champagne, gold lame, hair, and fearlessness,” Mother Monster wrote on the social media site to get her Little Monsters excited for the new year.

Aguilera tweeted something similar to Gaga’s message; “Happy New Year! Loved performing #DWUW with @LadyGaga so we made a special version just in time for NYE! Xo Xtina”

Check out the official studio version here:

Up until the performance which took place last month, there had been some rumors that the two divas were in an intense fight. All that went out the window when they took the stage.

“I was really excited because The Voice called and wanted me to perform on the finale and I obviously can’t refuse,” said Gaga about getting the opportunity. “It’s such an amazing show and I said, ‘I’ll do it, but I want to know if Christina will do it with me.”

“This is the first time we’ve ever met and I have to say, when I heard she wanted to collaborate I said, ‘Of course! Lady Gaga!’ I’ve been waiting to meet her. She’s such an innovative artist and a risk taker and as a fellow female, I have so much respect for that.”

“She’s the most down to earth real person that I’ve ever met in this business. Female to female in this industry, it’s really hard to find that kind of a person,” Aguilera added. “I love you girl, and you deserve everything that you’ve earned.”

Stream Zedd’s New Song with Hayley Williams


We’re pretty sure that if you were to rewind time and tell Hayley Williams ten years ago that she would be contributing vocals to one of EDM’s rising star’s new song, who know what the response would be; maybe she would laugh in our face and go back to coloring her hair with orange highlighters.

Well, times have definitely changed for the frontwoman because this wouldn’t even be the first time she has lent her vocals to someone out of her music realm. After a week of dropping hints about his new song, the Russian born DJ finally released his song featuring Williams titled, “Stay the Night.”

“We had the topline written and we needed a singer, and we were kind of brainstorming on who would be a good fit; at first we thought it might be better to have a male singer,” Zedd told MTV News. “But then, since I know Hayley’s voice, we had the idea to use her for the track … I kind of think it’s more sexy and interesting with her singing it.”

In that same interview, the DJ admitted that he had been a fan of Williams for quite sometime saying, “she’s one of my favorite singers and I think she did an incredible job.”

The new song can be found on the producer’s deluxe version of Clarity which is scheduled to be released on September 24. The deluxe also includes other tracks such as “Push Play,” featuring Miriam Bryant, a Zedd remix of Skrillex and The Doors’ “Break’n A Sweat,” and a Zedd remix of Empire of the Sun’s “Alive.”

Robin Thicke and Jimmy Fallon Sing ‘Blurred Lines’


What happens when you combine Robin Thicke, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and kid instruments?

The answer to that would be this cute and equally funny video. The singer, the late night show host and the band look like they ransacked an elementary school, taking all the kids’ instruments like the color xylophone, a make-believe piano, a flute, some maracas and a…banana?

Check out the stripped down version of Summer’s biggest and catchiest hit yet.

This isn’t the first time that Fallon has performed some stripped-down versions of hit songs on his show. In the past he’s done the same with the likes of  Carly Rae Jepsen, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey.

‘Get Lucky’ Remixed

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We know that you’ll probably never get tired of hearing Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, especially with all the remixes that are making their way online (remember Darkside’s remixes we posted last week?), but now you can hear one of the remixes done exclusively by the duo themselves.

Before the album made its way onto people’s iPods (do we still use those) and other modes of listening to music, the French-duo revealed that they would be making their own remixes of each of the songs on the album. Today, we have received their remixed version of first single, “Get Lucky.”

The ten-minute long song can be heard below courtesy of Spotify.

So tell us, is the remixed version better or just decent compared to the original?

Darkside Take on Daft Punk


Remember when we told you that Daft Punk would be taking it upon themselves to remix their own songs from their new hit album, Random Access Memories? Well, it looks as if that time has come, but they have asked fans that if they wanted to contribute, that they would be more than welcomed.

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington also known as Darkside, have taken on the task of remixing every single track on the album (14 if any of you were wondering). But before you think this would be a catastrophe like some random mixing done by your sweet sixteen’s DJ, Jaar most recently, remixed Brian Eno and Grizzly Bear and his remix of Cat Power was voted one of Spin Magazine’s 40 Best Songs of 2012, so we know they mean business.

If you still feel a little unsure, that’s fine, you can check out all the remade album titled, Random Access Memories Memories, below.

Daft Punk to Remix Their Own Songs

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In the world where almost every gets the remix treatment, whether it be by some hot-shot DJ or by goats, Daft Punk have revealed that they will be remixing their own, newly released tracks from Random Access Memories. The first track to get remix? Why their first single, “Get Lucky.”

While being interviewed by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Thomas Bangalter, one-half of the electronic duos told the DJ that they would be remixing the tracks themselves.

“We’re working on some mixes ourselves,” Bangalter said. “So, yes, there will probably be Daft Punk mixes of Daft Punk. Usually, we never mix ourselves, that’s something we feel we’re interested in doing this time.”

When asked about when the first remix will arrive, Bangalter said that it would be making its way to fans at the end of June. “It’s one step at a time, so we don’t have plans to do a whole remix album at the moment,” the dance-music robots are quoted as saying. “Nowadays it’s really easy for people to take loops from the album and remix it themselves and we really encourage people to do that,” he told MixMag.

Until June then, I guess we can all agree that Random Access Memories will be on a constant repeat in the car.