So, rewind back to June 15th, Weezer, Panic! at the Disco and Andrew McMahon were in town and they stopped by the 97X studios to play acoustic sets for some winners. After the festivities, our Roadrunner Records rep played a couple 97X staff members the new Twenty One Pilots song “Heathens.” It was very top-secret, we could hear the song, but we weren’t allowed to play it on the air yet. The plan was that it was going to be released a week later as a surprise in conjunction with the video.
Fast forward to later that night and I’m watching Panic’s set and I get an email from Danielle who says that she found the song on youtube, “So much for top-secret” she joked. Little did we know the nightmare that the record label and band were going through.
Because of the leak and they’re inability to stop it, the song was released the next day, before the video was even finished.
Now, the label who released the soundtrack is trying to find out who was responsible for the leak and they are suing Reddit to get that information. Check out the whole story here.