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Franklin, Tennessee, USA

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Hayley Williams, Zac Farro, Josh Farro, Jeremy Davis


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The pop/rock band Paramore began humbly enough in Franklin, TN, when lead singer Hayley Williams met brothers Josh and Zac Farro (Zac is the drummer and Josh is the guitarist) after moving into town from Mississippi. The two had a band that Hayley was soon invited to join.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Paramore recorded two songs for the Twilight movie soundtrack. One of the titles is "Decode" and the other is "I Caught Myself". The music video for "Decode" premiered on November 3, 2008.

    • Paramore released their album "Riot!" on June 12, 2008 and sold 44,000 its first week in the U.S.

    • The bands name came from an old friend's mother's maiden name. Paramour means "Secret lover" in French.

    • The band covered Foo Fighter's song My Hero for the Sound of Superman soundtrack. It was released June 26, 2006.

    • The song Franklin featured on All We Know Is Falling is based on Paramore's hometown in Franklin, Tennessee.

    • In 2007, Paramore was named by British magazine NME as one of ten bands to watch out for in their "New Noise 2007" feature.

    • Before forming Paramore, Hayley Williams and bassist Jeremy Davis took part in a funk cover band called the Factory.

    • Hunter Lamb has now been replaced by guitarist Taylor York, who had been in a band with the Farro brothers before the two met Hayley Williams, as temporary member for the duration of touring.

    • When Hunter Lamb left the band (to get married), lead guitarist Josh Farro was required to play both guitar parts on the album Riot!

    • Singer-songwriter John Mayer had praised Hayley William's voice in a blog in October 2007, calling her "The great orange hope"

    • Jeremy has been playing bass for over 11 years.

    • Jeremy's favorite foods are: chicken fingers and fries, steak, mac n cheese, bbq pulled pork, and Ghengis Grill.

    • Jeremy Davis' favorite things are: Cars, music, touring, meeting new people, playing music with his best friends, family, and sleeping.

    • Zac's Top 5 Favorite Foods:
      1.)Cereal, 2.)Burritos, 3.)Pizza, 4.)Candy, and 5.)anything his Dad makes.

    • Zac is obsessed with anything leaf camo.

    • Zac Farro started playing the drums when he was around 9 years old.

    • Hayley Williams goal is to make music that people, 30 or 40 years from now, wish they were around for.

    • Hayley Willams Top 5 Favorite Foods:

      1) Mr. Farro's walnut chicken...really anything Mr. or Mrs. Farro cook.
      2) All foods involving lots of cheese (Because it's usually forbidden due to the voice).
      3) BBQ
      4) Tijuana wrap from Sam and Zoe's in Berry Hill, TN
      5) Salmon and tuna sashimi

    • The band attended the 50th Annual Grammy awards in 2008. They were nominated for "Best New Artist", but lost to Amy Winehouse.

    • In 2006, the band toured with Simple Plan and Straylight Run.

    • The readers of Kerrang! magazine vote Paramore "Best New Band" and lead-singer Hayley ranked #2 on their "Sexiest Women" category.

    • About Hayley:
      Full Name: Hayley Nichole Williams
      Role in Band: Vocals
      Birthday/Place: December 27, 1988 in Meridian, Mississippi
      Trademark: Vibrant red hair
      Height: 5'2"
      Eye Color: Green
      Favorite Song to Perform Live: "For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic"

    • Hayley thinks of her band mates as her best friends.

    • Hayley got vocal lessons from Brett Manning.

    • Hayley has two sisters and her parents are divorced.

    • According to Hayley, she used to be very shy.

    • Zac and a friend of the band, Zach have a side-project on Myspace that is called "Southern Gentlemen."

    • Zac and Josh have three songs on myspace.com under the name "Zachary and Joshua".

    • Former Members:
      William "Hunter" Lamb- rhythm guitarist
      Jason Bynum - rhythm guitar
      John Hembree - bass

    • Hayley's hair naturally is dirty blond.

    • About Jeremy:
      Full Name: Jeremy Clayton Davis
      Role in Band: Bassist
      Birthday/Place: February 8, 1985 in North Little Rock, Arkansas
      Height: 5'11"
      Eye color: Hazel
      Favorite Song to Perform Live: "Misery Business"

    • About Zac:

      Full Name: Zachary Wayne Farro
      Role in Band: Drummer
      Birthday/Place: June 4, 1990 in New Jersey
      Eye Color: Brown
      Height: 5'10"
      Favorite Songs to Perform Live: "Misery Business", "My Heart", and "For a Pest".

    • About Josh:

      Full Name: Joshua Neil Farro
      Role in Band: Guitar
      Height: 5'9"
      Birthday/Place: September 29, 1987 in Voorhees, New Jersey
      Favorite Songs to Perform Live: "Misery Business" and "That's What You Get"

    • The band's musical influences are New Found Glory, Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Day Real Estate, Death Cab for Cutie, and Thrice.

  • Quotes

    • Hayley: Some of our favorite bands are on Fueled by Ramen. We knew that they would know exactly how to carry out the vision for our band and music.

    • Josh (About "For A Pessimist I'm Pretty Optimistic"): I wrote the music specifically to be awesome live and to be extremely energetic. It all came out at once. I showed it to Hayley and she just nailed it lyrically. She completely got the feeling I wanted the song to have.

    • Hayley: God brought me through everything that I say in "Misery Business". I believe that I am a stronger person because those things happened in my life. Through that situation, I learned so much. When I sing that song now, I'm not the same person I was when I wrote it.

    • Josh: The first few years everything was new to us and we made a name for ourselves as a band in a lot of places. But with "Riot!", we're really ready to blow people's minds.

    • Hayley: For us, the title 'RIOT!' literally means an unbridled outburst of emotions. When we were writing, it seemed like our thoughts and emotions were coming out so fast that we couldn't control them. It felt like there was a riot within us. So the album takes our passion to a new level; it's just all raw energy.

    • Hayley (on the song 'Misery Business'): I found that people really were reaching out to someone to spill their guts to so I did the same thing lyrically in the song and let everything out. It's more honest than anything I've ever written, and the guys matched that emotion musically.

    • Hayley: Fueled By Ramen has been amazing to us. So many kids started checking us out because our name is on their roster. It's like a big family; we all share such a massive unit of fans.

    • Hayley: We want everyone to hear this album. We want to take it as far as we can. "RIOT!" is everything we ever wanted to say on one album. If it all ended today, this is what we'd want to be remembered for.

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  • A suprisingly good comeback

    I don't think Paramore did any new songs from 2002 until 2013 and they came back with a big impact. They really have shown us a new wave of talent and excellent music since they returned to the music making business. Hope they can keep up like this for a while.
  • good but cnt match to standards like fall out boy and mcr !

    paramore is a really cool band but it just cannot beat the standards of fall out boy and my chemical romance.they have good music but so far the only good song in the 2nd album riot ... is misery business and the rest is just blah blah blah crap.luckily they can perform live really good even better thn fall out boy but still could not beat them.thnks fr th mmrs vs misery business ..oh ya thnks fr th mmrs beat them hands down .fall out boy songs made paramore songs look like crap and im giving them a 6 is because they can perform live good.moreless