‘It was the worst day of my life,’ says Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams of the day, almost three years ago, her ex-bandmate and ex-boyfriend, Josh Farro, wrote a blog denouncing his old group as a ‘manufactured product of a major label’ in which the members were treated ‘as less important than Hayley’.
Farro, the guitarist, and his brother Zac, the drummer, had recently left the group.
In some pictures it looks like they might have been dating, but then they could obviously just be really, really close friends. It's also rumored that the reason they broke up was because Josh wanted to go public but Hayley didn't...
He was Paramore's first lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Paramore.
I had the honor to sit down with an up-and-coming band that hails from Tennessee called Paramore. Like this morning--we stayed in a hotel last night and it was on the beach. Tony: How did Paramore get signed to Fueled by Ramen? Tony: What's the significance behind the title of your album? Josh: He had some personal issues to deal with; he's in another band now.
‘There were times I thought I’d have to get another job.
I’d written all the songs with Josh, I’d hardly written with anyone else, it was definitely scary.’ Hours of drinking tea in York’s kitchen ensued.
“A couple of months ago, Josh and Zac let us know they would be leaving the band after our show in Orlando last Sunday. For the last year it hasn’t seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. When we first started out, we were just playing songs in small venues, or on stages on Warped Tour for whoever would stop to listen. A lot of our shows on this new tour have sold out already, which is amazing. But I’ve been thinking, and I’m not sure I want this anymore. They will have to find a new guitarist, though, because I’m officially not the lead guitarist of Paramore any longer.
We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn’t here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere.”Hey guys, Josh here. I am thankfully leaving the band on relatively good terms.
The band has performed their way to the big time in recent memory, playing Bamboozle, Taste of Chaos, the Fueled By Ramen & Friends Tour, and now nearly 20 days on Warped Tour 2005's Shiragirl Stage. I'm happy with my performance; I'm happy with the guys' background vocal performances. So we did something like a warehouse for him and some of the other guys at the company. Tony: Are you disappointed that Warped Tour doesn't stop in Tennessee? Tony: What's it like playing in front of the hometown crowd? Tony: So you're playing 17 dates this year on Warped. The couch with no one there and the shadow walking away; it's all about Jeremy leaving us and us feeling like there's an empty space. And then I'll come up with a melody or something and write lyrics and stuff. Tony: If you could tour with three other bands currently living, who would they be?