Sample issue rears its head...
Panic! At The Disco

Panic! At The Disco have criticised Fiona Apple after the songwriter refused permission to sample her material.

Panic! At The Disco are changing. Almost a decade on from their commercial breakthrough, the emo juggernaut has lost and gained new members, discovering electronic music and sampling in the process.

New album 'Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!' finds the group on experimental form, producing some surprising results. Yet these results could have been even more surprising, if only Fiona Apple had been a little more supportive.

In an interview with Revolt TV, the band's Brendon Urie revealed that album opener 'Miss Jackson' was initially called 'Bad Apple' - thanks in part to a sample of Fiona Apple's 'Every Single Night'.

However the American artist turned down permission for the sample, forcing Panic! At The Disco to extensively re-write the track. Brandon Urie explains the entire saga to Revolt TV, saying "she was not having it, man, she was so bummed on us".

Watch the interview in full below.

Clash recently caught up with Panic! At The Disco's Brandon Urie to discuss his on tour habits - check out this special Culture Clash HERE.

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