How Panic! At The Disco Got Their Name Last week, Panic! At The Disco announced they were disbanding after nearly 20 years together. But how did the band get their name in the first place? It’s been rumored that the band took its name from the Smiths song “Panic”, which includes the line “burn down the disco”. But frontman Brandon Urie says the name actually comes from their own lyrics – “Panic at the disco” was a line from one of the band’s early songs. Panic! At The Disco will call it quits after its upcoming ‘Viva Las Vengeance’ tour. What makes a good band name? What are some of your favorite band name ‘origin stories’?