Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee , formed in Williams and Farro are founding members of the group, while York, a high school friend of the original lineup, joined in Williams is the only member listed on the band's recording contract with Warner Music Group 's Fueled by Ramen sublabel and the only member to appear on all five of Paramore's studio albums.
The band's second album, Riot! Following the departure of Josh and Zac Farro in , the band released their self-titled fourth album in Their fifth studio album, After Laughter , was released later that year. In , at age 13, vocalist Hayley Williams moved from her hometown Meridian, Mississippi to Franklin, Tennessee , where she met brothers Josh Farro and Zac Farro at a weekly supplemental program for home-schooled students. Williams was originally signed to Atlantic Records as a solo artist in Steunebrink and Richard Williams had originally discovered and signed her to a production deal that was later bought out by Atlantic.
The original plan of the label was to turn her into a pop singer, but Williams resisted, saying that she wanted to play alternative rock music with a band. She wanted to make sure that she and her band got the chance to show what they can do as a rock band writing their own songs. He admitted "I had very, very, very, little faith in everyone in the band because of their age.
I remember thinking, 'This is not going to work because this kid is way too young,' but that first day of practice was amazing. I knew we were on to something. Paramore was originally supposed to release their music on Atlantic Records, but the label's marketing department decided it would be better for the image of the band to not have them attached to a major label.
Instead, they released their music through the niche label Fueled by Ramen. It was decided the rock label would make an ideal match for Paramore. In April , after a smaller private performance at a warehouse, the band was signed to Atlantic Records and Fueled By Ramen. The band's first song written together was "Conspiracy", which was later used on their debut album.
At this time, they were touring the southeast, usually being driven by Williams' parents. She commented that "Back then, I guess we were all thinking, after school, we'll go to the house and practice.
It was what we loved to do for fun, and still do! I don't think any of us really knew this would turn out to be what it's become. Paramore traveled back to Orlando, Florida, but shortly after arriving, Jeremy Davis left the band, citing personal reasons. The remaining four members of Paramore continued with the album, writing " All We Know " about his departure, and later deciding to base All We Know Is Falling around the concept.
Before touring, the band added John Hembree bass to their lineup to replace Davis. Paramore released " Pressure " as its first single, with a video directed by Shane Drake , but the song failed to chart. The video featured the band performing in a warehouse, eventually getting sprayed with water sprinklers as the storyline of a conflicted couple occurs.
In July, " Emergency " was released as the second single, the video again reuniting the band with director Shane Drake and featuring Hunter Lamb rhythm guitar , who replaced Jason Bynum in December The third single, "All We Know", was released with limited airtime, with the video consisting of a collection of live performances and backstage footage.
During the summer of , Paramore played a portion of Warped Tour, primarily on the Volcom and Hurley Stages, and their first night on the Main Stage was at a date in their hometown of Nashville. In , Lamb left the group to get married, and Paramore continued onward as a quartet. The Almost and Love Arcade were replaced by Quietdrive for the second half of the tour. After an agreement involving the remaining three members, Davis was reinstated as bassist, and Taylor York became the band's new guitarist. The album sold 44, units its first week in the United States.
According to Williams, "Misery Business" is "more honest than anything I've ever written, and the guys matched that emotion musically. On October 11, , the music video for " Crushcrushcrush " debuted on the United States television as the next single from Riot! The video for "Crushcrushcrush" featured the band playing a performance in a barren desert, being spied upon, and later destroying their equipment. The single was released in the United States on November 19 and made available in the United Kingdom on November 12, Paramore was featured on the cover of February issue of Alternative Press magazine and voted "Best Band Of " by the readers.
Williams wrote on the band's web site that "the break will give that band 'a chance to get away and work out our personal issues'". On this tour, the band performed part of Leonard Cohen 's " Hallelujah ". All proceeds went to the Love foundation. The band released a live album named The Final Riot!
The album includes a bonus DVD with a full concert recorded in Chicago , as well as a behind the scenes documentary. In January , Josh Farro spoke about the band's next studio album. Talking to Kerrang! I think writing the album there will inspire us, and then if we record there too it'll be a lot easier since we can sleep in our beds at night rather than in hotels like the other days out of the year! We're not sure who's going to produce the record yet. We did "Decode" with [producer] Rob Cavallo , which was a good experience, but we're looking around and don't want to make any decisions until we have a lot of songs and we know what we're looking for.
We really enjoy our live sound and we want a producer who can really capture that. The first single from the album was "Ignorance" and was released July 7, Shortly before the tour, lead guitarist Josh Farro announced via the band's LiveJournal that he was engaged and stayed behind to plan his wedding.
Justin York, brother of Taylor York, filled in for him on the tour. They added that they felt the statement was irrelevant, and claimed they had addressed many of the Farro's critiques already throughout the course of their career.
On January 10, , in an interview with MTV, Hayley Williams said that despite the band losing two of its founding members, they would release new music in , although they had not confirmed if it would be a full album for release or just a small number of songs.
The singer also admitted that Paramore's style was likely to change with the new lineup, but clarified that the band would still retain their core signature sound. One of the songs included "In the Mourning", which Williams debuted on her Tumblr page. This is the first song that the band released without the Farro brothers. On June 9, , Hayley Williams announced that the band had started to write their fourth album, which they hoped to start recording at the end of the year, with an early release.
On October 11, , Paramore announced that they would release a new song for each of the remaining months of The band set up the Singles Club on their website which gave fans the chance to purchase the singles when they were released, as they were released exclusively through the Singles Club and were therefore not sold elsewhere.
A song called " Renegade ", premiered the day of the announcement, with "Hello Cold World" following on November 7 and " In the Mourning " on December 5. Zac Farro later joined the band. On April 18, , Williams announced that the producer for their fourth album was Justin Meldal-Johnsen. The first single from the album, titled " Now ", was released online on January 22, ,  and the album's second single, " Still Into You ", was released on March 14, achieving commercial success.
We've had a very personal and hugely triumphant journey with this one. What wouldn't feel right is saying goodbye to this time in the band's career and not celebrating it with our fans in some special way. On December 14, , bassist Jeremy Davis left the band.
This was quickly dismissed and he was again involved in a legal battle with Hayley Williams and Taylor York over a breach of contract entitling him to ownership and authorship of songs on their self-titled record, including "Ain't It Fun", and again, claiming to be eligible to enjoy the benefits of the earnings the two received from these songs and album. During this period, lead singer Williams later revealed that she suffered from depression and mental health issues following the departure of Davis as well as a divorce with her ex-husband Chad Gilbert.
On January 19, , Williams announced over Twitter that the band was in the process of writing their fifth album. On April 19, , Paramore released " Hard Times " as the lead single from their album After Laughter , which they announced would be released on May 12, On September 7, , Hayley Williams announced during a concert that the band will play the song "Misery Business" "for the last time for a really long time", mainly due to a line from the second verse that was perceived to be sexist.
On May 11, , Williams announced that a sixth album would see the group returning to their pop punk roots, commenting "We've found ourselves listening to a lot of older music that we grew up being inspired by. Paramore's music style has generally been regarded as alternative rock ,     pop punk ,     pop rock ,    power pop ,   emo pop ,    emo ,    pop ,  and new wave. Their music is like them, it's aged differently. It's sped up, and slowed down. It's emo without being whiny, or bratty.
Almost a very literal anti- Avril Lavigne. Alternative Press and various other reviewers have noted that the band's stage performances have helped boost them to larger fame. Alternative Press states that Williams "has more charisma than singers twice her age, and her band aren't far behind in their chops, either.
I grew up listening to The Distillers [ It's obviously going to come out in our music because if someone believes something, then their worldview is going to come out in anything they do. But we're not out here to preach to kids, we're out here because we love music.
In , the band played an acoustic set for the grand opening of a Warped Tour exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ,  and the dress Hayley Williams wore in the video for "Emergency" was also put on display in the exhibit. The second single from Riot! The video, much like "All We Know", features backstage footage and live performances. In August , Paramore had been featured in television spots on MTV , performing acoustic versions of their songs or acting in short accompaniments to MTV program commercials.
In , Paramore made its first video game appearance with the song " Pressure " being featured in the console versions of the video game The Sims 2.
In March , Paramore made its first rhythm game appearance with " Crushcrushcrush " as a downloadable track in the Rock Band games and later being a playable song in Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades. She is featured as an unlockable character in the game as well.
Paramore's song " Decode " was the lead single for the novel-based Twilight film. Hot Topic hosted listening parties for the soundtrack on October 24, , and the album was released on November 4, Borders released an exclusive version of the soundtrack that features an acoustic version of "Decode. Paramore's song " Now " is featured as a song for the game Rocksmith Media related to Paramore at Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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