Brendon Urie

(Brendon Boyd Urie)

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All through my senior year, luckily, I didn't have too many hard classes, just a lot of electives. I was able to spend most of my time at the practice space. Time
Before I had a steady job, I was broke, and I didn't have any money to buy anything, so I would illegally download stuff. Money, Coins & Minting
Change is always a little bit strange.
From the first time I heard Bob Marley or even Sublime, I wanted to move out to California and be near the ocean, start surfing, start being a part of that whole thing. Time
Having a very serious thematic element in the lyrics and then juxtaposing with something really triumphant and just a big beat to dance to is a nice contrast to having a dark message.
Hip hop is doing the new rock thing; there are no rules. They can do anything, really. And that's inspiring.
I didn't even go to graduation. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I don't listen to a ton of rock music. Music, Chants & Rapps
I find myself being attracted to dudes all the time. I'm like, 'Wow, that's a beautiful man.' There's no shame in it; that's how I feel. Time
I guess a lot of people don't like talking.
I guess if I had to classify myself, I'd say I'm straight.
I have a room dedicated to music and recording. I go there first thing in the morning and just before I go to bed. And it has a window to my street, so I can watch all the crazies walking by. Morning ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I have no problem with people illegally downloading stuff. I'm not going to drive hard into 'You should buy my stuff,' because really, it's inevitable. If you like a song, you're going to download it for free. I have no problem with that.
I haven't mowed a lawn in quite a while, but I remember hating that when I was growing up. To please Dad, you have to get it right, and that's the thing. You have to please Dad. Families, Children & Parenting
I just love making music, and I wouldn't want to stop. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I know Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons. We went to the same church. I'm pretty sure he's still Mormon. I left the church long ago.
I know I'm not a buff dude in any sense, but I'm more than comfortable with my body.
I learned about being positive from my parents. They're the most positive people I've ever known.
I like surprising myself. I don't want to do the norm, do what I'm always known to do, write how I like to write.
I like to see how other people work and be part of their stuff and see what I can do to be part of their worlds. Its a pretty big challenge, and that excites me. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I love being the center of attention. I'm shameless about it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love Journey and Fleetwood Mac. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love shopping online for clothes, but only from places that I'm familiar with their sizing. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love to surf. Hawaii has some of the best waves in the world, and the most consistent as well. That's always fun. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love traveling, I love waking up in a new city every day. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I played trumpet in middle school, and then I had to get braces, so I had to stop playing trumpet and start playing drums.
I really like musicals - 'The Music Man,' 'Oklahoma!,' 'Li'l Abner,' 'Annie Get Your Gun.' Music, Chants & Rapps
I really miss wearing costumes and makeup.
I recorded 'The End of All Things' right before I married my now wife. We had no vows publicly, so I wrote her this song and told her, 'This is how I see our relationship.'
I seriously love Cleveland. It's a great city. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think it's healthy for bands to discover new, older stuff.
I think the only festival I ever went to was Warped Tour.
I think, you know, when you're a teenager, sometimes your emotions are a little bit more drastic than maybe when you're in your 20s. You sort of level out a little bit.
I want to write something that celebrates life, that's fun to listen to. Life
I was a maniac as a teenager; I'm not going to sugarcoat it. I was crazy.
I was gonna be a cosmetologist. I didn't really want to. I wanted to be in a band. It kind of worked out.
I'm a big fan of electronic dance music. Music, Chants & Rapps
I'm a pretty good drummer. I'm pretty good at guitar, bass and piano. I can play accordion; I'm not virtuoso. I've played cello before. My sister played it, and I know how to play it, but I'm not the best. Violin is kind of the same thing.
I'm still a very big fan of Fiona Apple.
It's cool to be different and just be who you are and shock people in a good way.
I've always been that person: If it gets into my head, I've got to do it until I get it perfect - a perfectionist's attitude.
I've always wanted to do a cutesy little song with a guy and girl singing back and forth and thought that Regina Spektor would be kind of cool for that. I love her voice. She's an amazing musician. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I've done a collaboration with Action Bronson, which is, like, the coolest thing I've done so far.
I've never considered myself a lyricist, but I have stuff to say.
Luckily, my wife is amazing. She's one of the few people in my life I'm completely honest with. I've told her everything about my past. She knows me inside and out. There's no secrets at all. Life
'Miss Jackson' is about something that actually happened to me when I was younger. I hadn't really talked about it, and I felt that if I didn't, I would keep thinking about it; it would drive me crazy.
My family is very religious. Families, Children & Parenting
My favorite electric guitar would have to be my Duesenberg. I've named her 'Dolores,' and she sings like an operatic menace.
My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They're loyal, kind, and offer endless affection. My friend Eric says, 'The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.' Funny thought. Humor
One of the most frustrating parts about songwriting for me is production, but it makes me want to get better at it and ends up being one of the most rewarding parts of it.
Playing in arenas, that's very non-personal with the crowd.
Since I was a kid - youngest of five kids - I've always been starved for attention, like 'Look at me! Look at me! Look what I can do!'
Some of my favourite record and album covers and stuff have all been the singer, and they create a character, and they dress up a little bit.
Synthesizers were looked at as stealing the soul of music, but then there were these new bands who used it to contradict that idea. Music, Chants & Rapps
The future should be exciting, you know? It shouldn't be a nerve-wracking experience. Future
There was a kid that used to pick on me... he used to drop my food and beat me up in little corners. Nothing serious, but tease me. I remember knocking his food out of his hand one time when he in the middle of explaining something to his friends, and they all laughed, so I thought that was pretty nice. 'Well, there you go buddy.' Time ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
There's actually a song called 'Vegas Lights,' which I wanted to be an anthem for Vegas, that represented how I felt when I went to the clubs. I felt this weird energy where everybody was having a good time, and it didn't matter. Dancing like nobody's watching. It was kind of beautiful. Time
There's always a bit of nerves that come with expectations and new situations.
To see fans singing your songs back to you is an indescribable thing.
What I love is getting polarized opinions. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
When you have four people writing lyrics instead of one person, the lyrics are going to be a little more broad.
With an older generation, there's some weight carried with the Beatles. There's almost like an untouchable, god-like force field around them.
Writing a song to be a single is hard, and I don't like to focus on that because you can get caught up in making something just terrible, which is really easy to do if you're focused on making it a single. It's more fun when you focus on what excites you musically.
You can create some soul out of something that's electronic or mechanical.
You can't just be a musician; you have to be an entertainer and perform and act just to hit the bar.