Boys and Girls Club Gets New Studio Thanks to Brendon Urie

Brendon Urie

Jeremy Chen, writing for KTNV:

The Boys and Girls Club in Henderson unveiled a generous gift Sunday, allowing kids there to explore their musical passions, thanks to Las Vegas local Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.

“It’s like an expensive new toy,” said Demelle Cooley, who attends the club. “I just can’t wait to unwrap it and start playing with it. It’s something different, it’s revolutionary.”

Fender Announces New Non-Profit

Fender has launched a new non-profit with various musicians, including Brendon Urie, Pete Wentz, and Avril Lavigne, to raise money for musical educational institutions and organizations.

Fender Play Foundation works with organizations, educators and artists to support communities through equipment donations, personalized instruction and artist experiences. Operating under the belief that music is the universal language that empowers self-expression and community building everywhere, the Fender Play Foundation strives to place these powerful tools in the hands of youth who aspire to play.

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Panic! at the Disco Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs Chart

Panic at the Disco

Billboard:

Panic! at the Disco’s “High Hopes” breaks the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart, posting its 31st frame atop the tally (dated June 8). […]

Hot Rock Songs (which began in 2009) blends streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music. “High Hopes” led the Rock Airplay and Rock Digital Song Sales charts for 17 weeks each and Rock Streaming Songs for 10 frames. (It ranks at Nos. 7, 2 and 2, respectively, on the June 8 tallies.)