MTV News spoke to Brent Wilson at his home in Las Vegas after news came that he was no longer bassist for Panic! at the Disco. “I was kicked out of the band,” he said. “”It was 100 percent a surprise to me. We were about to leave for a show in California, and they called me the night before and told me I was out of the band. The only reason they gave was that it was for ‘musical purposes.’ Everything was good and fine, we had just gotten back from a tour in Europe, and there had been no previous conversations about anyone leaving the band. I don’t know why they chose me.” Drummer Spencer Smith responded via e-mail: “We made the decision based on Brent’s lack of responsibility and the fact that he wasn’t progressing musically with the band. Brent did not write any of his bass parts on the record. Brent did not record one note of bass on the record. Brendon and Ryan wrote all of the bass parts and Brendon recorded all of the bass parts. We had to simplify some of the bass parts that were recorded because Brent could not play them live.” Read more.
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