Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Paramore-Less Follow-up: Josh & Zac's Exit Statement

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 3:20 PM


I know Steve's blog post about the Paramore split had you all asking loads of questions. Questions like, "Who?" and "Wait, What?" The answers to those questions, respectively: "This guy and his brother" and "They're not into it anymore." Turns out Josh Farro — the guy above — and his brother Zac weren't interested in the direction the band was taking, and they weren't exactly pleased about the way this whole split has been handled thus far. In a blog post written by the Farros, the former Paramoralists use scripture, their personal philosophies and some allegations about Hayley Williams' behavior to explain their departure. Here are some of the juicier excerpts:

Hayley’s manager would tell the band to be in the lobby of the hotel at a certain time, but he and Hayley wouldn’t show for hours. We found out that they had been meeting with record label executives all morning without us, which is totally weird given that this wasn’t simply a solo artist, but we were a band. The band was in the dark the whole time. ...

[Hayley's] dad would constantly threaten to “pull the plug” on the whole band if we complained about anything, suggesting that we were hired guns and Hayley was the real artist, when in reality we were also part of the band. We’ve always been treated as less important than Hayley. ...

As you all know Hayley and I dated and broke up during this album cycle. Things then started going downhill for our band. ...

Hayley presented lyrics to us that were really negative and we didn’t agree with. For example, “the truth never set me free”, which contradicts what the Bible says in John 8:32 (“and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall sat you free”). We fought her about how her lyrics misrepresented our band and what we stood for, but in the end she got her way. ...

Hayley claimed that this record reunited us as band and made us grow closer together, when in reality we were all growing further apart.

The whole "solo career" thing rings a familiar bell. So anyway, any of you young guns (Apollo Up!, for instance) still interested in applying for those empty slots?

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