Paramore

Paramore

Biography

Paramore (formed 2004)
Paramore is an American rock band from Tennessee. The line up of the band is Hayley Williams on lead vocals and keyboard, Taylor York on rhythm guitar, Josh Farro on lead guitar and back-up vocals, Zac Farro on drums and Jeremy Davis on bass guitar.

Formation: Hayley Williams met the Farro brothers when she moved from Lauderdale County to Franklin, Tennessee, to attend private school. Initially, she played in a funk covers band along with Jeremy Davis, which was called The Factory.

The name Paramore is the maiden name of a previous bass player's mother.

In their formative months, the band played in and around Nashville, including a slot on the Vans Warped Tour. After watching Paramore perform at the Taste of Chaos festival, John Janick signed the band to the Fueled By Ramen label.

Debut Album & Beyond: A short time before they were due to record their debut album, Jeremy Davis left the band. The remaining four members continued with the planned recordings. The song 'All We Know' was written about his departure and the album, All We Know Is Falling is also thematically based around him leaving the band.

Before touring to promote the album, John Hembree was added to the band's line-up to replace Davis. However, Davis was later asked to rejoin the band, which he did, as Hembree had left after less than five months of Davis' absence.

The director Shane Drake directed the first two videos for the band, for the singles 'Pressure' and 'Emergency'.

In 2006, Paramore were featured on the Winter Go West Tour, along with The Lashes and Amber Pacific - both Seattle bands. Later that year, Hayley Williams provided vocals for October Fall on their song 'Upside Down'. The following year, she followed this by singing on 'Then Came To Kill' by The Chariot.

Paramore covered 'My Hero' by Foo Fighters for inclusion on the Sound of Superman soundtrack.

In the summer of 2006, Paramore embarked on their first headline US tour, with support from the likes of Cute Is What We Aim For and Hit The Lights.

Paramore' second album, entitled Riot! was released in June 2007. Following the departure of the original guitarist, Hunter Lamb, Taylor York joined the line-up. The album was produced by David Bendeth, who had previously worked with Breaking Benjamin and Your Vegas. The lead single from the album was 'Misery Business'.

At the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, Paramore were nominated for the Best New Artist category but lost the award to Amy Winehouse. Early that year, they toured with New Found Glory and Kids in Glass Houses to promote the release of Riot! Following a short break to resolve differences within the band, Paramore hit the road again, this time with Jimmy Eat World.

When the film Twilight was released, two Paramore songs were included on the soundtrack - 'I Caught Myself' and 'Decode'.

A live album entitled The Final Riot! was released in November 2008.

In early 2009, Paramore were announced as a support act for No Doubt's Summer Tour.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Hayley Williams of band Paramore seen having a bit of fun at the ABC studios before her performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 17th May 2017

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Paramore - After Laughter Album Review


Paramore’s ascent to one of punk-rock’s most popular outfits has been against a background of line-up changes, particularly with founding members leaving and returning. Most recently, Zac Farro returned as drummer for this, album number five, which has already spawned a sold-out UK tour next month, which then moves to mainland Europe.

Paramore - After Laughter Album Review

If you’re waiting for Paramore to return to the guitar-driven youth pleasers of their first two records, then you’ll need to wait for at least another record. This follows up the softer direction indicated by their self-titled release and loses any inhibition to try a different sound. The results are, frankly, remarkable. ‘Hard Times’ is tropical pop, while ‘Rose-Colored Boy’ shimmers effortlessly with hooks aplenty. ‘Told You So’ is peppered with synthesised licks, ‘Fake Happy’ has a delightful juxtaposition of solemn acoustics and electro stomp, and ‘Grudges’ couldn’t be any chirpier. The piece de resistance is the closing ‘Tell Me How’, a piano-based ballad that gradually builds, but avoids the temptation to go over the top.

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Paramore Amazed To Have Been Around So Long


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Paramore find it ''weird'' to have made it so far into their career.

The trio are gearing up for the release of their fifth album, 'After Laughter', and Hayley Williams admits it is bizarre to think the group formed 10 years ago as she still feels really ''green''.

She said: ''It's weird. I still feel like we're really green, especially with this record. It felt like there were so many new things to try and so many new feelings about life - you're finally all the way over the hump of being able to deny that you're an adult now. Yeah, this was a crazy record to make.''

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Paramore Are Returning With A New Album Entitled 'After Laughter'


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Paramore returns after four years with their fifth studio album 'After Laughter' this Spring, coming alongside a series of UK and European tour dates and a new single entitled 'Hard Times'. The album also sees the return of a long absent original band member.

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'After Laughter' follows Paramore's self-titled previous album which topped UK and US charts in 2013. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and the group's own rhythm guitarist Taylor York, who previously worked on 'Paramore', the album also sees the original drummer Zac Farro return after seven years.

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Paramore: Creating The Fifth Album Was Not An 'easy Task'


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Paramore's Hayley Williams found writing their fifth album was not an ''easy task''.

The rock duo, which is now comprised of the flame-haired beauty and guitarist Taylor York, have revealed they have been working on a follow up to their self-titled 2013 LP for a year and found it difficult starting afresh with their new music.

Williams took to her Instagram account to share the problems she faced and the troublesome journey to creating their latest compilation.

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Paramore, Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Jeremy Davis - An array of stars attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand and were photographed at the event in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st September 2014

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Paramore, Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Jeremy Davis

Hayley Williams and Paramore - Reading Festival 2014 - Day 1 - Performances - Paramore - Reading, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd August 2014

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A Look At Fall Out Boy And Paramore's "Monumentour"


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When looking back on the history of Fall Out Boy and Paramore, it’s a little hard to believe that the two acts have never toured together. Both bands were labelmates on the record label Fueled By Ramen, and they also stormed the Top 40 and Billboard charts with their respective singles and albums over the years. Now, with both bands arguably at the highest points of their careers both musically and commercially, it only makes sense that they join forces and play some shows. Dubbed the ‘Monumentour,’ Fall Out Boy and Paramore will be taking out newcomers New Politics on 43 dates across the United States, with the tour having kicked off on June 19 in Hartford, Connecticut and ending on August 31 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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“This tour will be different for us as a band because it is our legitimate first co-headline in a long time, if ever. You get limited by that and the bar is raised by that,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz said of the tour. It’s a different atmosphere for sure, because Fall Out Boy is no longer the clear powerhouse playing every night. Their last outing, the “Save Rock and Roll” tour, featured supporting acts such as Panic! At The Disco and Twenty One Pilots. However, for “Monumentour,” Paramore will be trying to prove exactly why they’re at number one on the Adult Pop song charts with their current hit, “Ain’t It Fun.” It isn’t a competition, of course, but one band has to outperform the other, right? With two shows as of this writing already in the books, whose been the clear standout so far?

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Leeds And Reading Festival Line Up: Gerard Way Among The Additions


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The latest additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals have been announced and amongst the fresh batch of acts is the former My Chemical Romance frontman, who will play his first live shows as a solo artists at this year’s dual mega-event. Gerard Way’s iconic band had recently become defunct after mutually deciding to lay the group to bed. The multi-million record selling giants of emo rock recently released a greatest hits album entitled May Death Never Stop You but have failed to announce any farewell tour dates, much to the chagrin of their huge and loyal fanbase.

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Gerard Way Is Heading to Leeds and Reading

His Reading and Leeds performances will herald a new chapter in the singer’s career as he puts the finishing touches on an eagerly-awaited solo album, the direction of which is still shrouded in mystery. The musician and prolific comic book artist has directed fans to his new website, which features a brief snippet of an as-yet unnamed song.

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Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-Headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Posted on 11 March 2014

Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Bunbury Music Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Fall Out Boy, Paramore, The Flaming Lips Plus Many More

Posted on 21 February 2014

Bunbury Music Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Fall Out Boy, Paramore, The Flaming Lips Plus Many More

Hayley Williams and Paramore - DirectTV's 8th Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl held at DTV SuperFan Stadium at Pier 40 - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 1st February 2014

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Paramore - DirecTV's 8th Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl held at Pier 40 - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 1st February 2014

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New Orleans Welcomes Back Dr. John At Voodoo Music & Arts Festival 2013


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New Orleans' favourite Halloween festival the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is back in its fourteenth year bringing you the true meaning of rock 'n' roll plus a special appearance from one of the city's favourite music veterans.

Voodoo Fest hits City Park every year on the weekend closest to Halloween which this year is November 1st - 3rd. It made its debut in 1999 with the likes of Wyclef Jean and the Refugee All-Stars, The Roots and, of course, New Orleans' own blues pioneer Dr. John - aka The Night Tripper - who makes a grand return to the event this year only months after landing his sixth Grammy award for his album 'Locked Down'. Long may he remain the epitome of the city's spectacular music scene!

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Hellogoodbye New Album 'Everything Is Debatable' Out October 29th 2013

Posted on 15 August 2013

Hellogoodbye New Album 'Everything Is Debatable' Out October 29th 2013

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