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Panic at the Disco: No Promises For a Third Album in 2008

May 7, 2008 12:10 PM ET

"Every time we say anything, we have to [go back] and say 'No, that's not what we meant," laughs Panic at the Disco's Ryan Ross, referring to recent reports the band had enough material for a third album to come out later this year. "We have some songs," he clarifies. "But who knows if they'll be for anything."

The band is currently in the middle of their two-month headlining tour for the recently released Pretty. Odd.. Bassist Jon Walker says Panic never really stopped writing songs after recording the album, but emphasizes it's been "nothing more than recording them on an acoustic guitar." Though their busy touring schedule takes them through at least the end of the year with gigs in the States and abroad, Ross says he'd like to do a record when things wind down, "Just so we don't have to write all new songs because we're sick of these."

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