The Sound Magazine - January, 2014 Issue
You know you’ve made it when your band makes headlines for putting the “!” mark back in the band’s name. It’s reappearance came back famously after the departure of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker to signify that the band would live on. Back then how close were things to coming to an end?
"At that point there was a lot of animosity between the band members. We had been touring for two years straight, seeing each other every day, and after a while you just need a break and we never gave ourselves that chance. We just hated each other a lot of the time. We knew that we wanted to make a great record that we would all really enjoy. We all knew deep down that if we didn’t split it would have been a lot worse. I’ve never wanted to quit the band or split it up. I’ve always been proud of who we are and how things have progressed and luckily I wasn’t the only one."