It feels right to bring the Self-Titled era to a close. 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. So we've decided to do one last little run with it. Smaller shows, beautiful theaters…and we're not calling it a tour, by the way. Each night will be a little event, or as we said just a few seconds ago, a celebration. As we acknowledge the past few years (and more) of everything we've been through together, we're also looking forward...
Nearly a decade later, women dominate pop, but not rock. Yet Williams, who lives in Los Angeles, still matters -- more than ever. She is a dye-punk heroine who can pass for an electro-house diva, as she did by lending her voice to Zedd's "Stay the Night," which wrapped up 11 weeks at No. 1 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart in February. She also is a post-emo veteran who maintains her base with adventures like this past spring's four-day Paramore fan-cruise to the Bahamas, Parahoy!, and this summer's co-headlining tour with a reunited Fall Out Boy. And she's an all-ages singer who can introduce Minecraft kids...
Paramore have announced one of the songs that will be on the "deluxe edition" re-release of their self-titled album. We can all look forward to a version of "Hate to See Your Heart Break" featuring Joy Williams.
Clarkson has tapped a star-studded special guest lineup of artist friends including Reba, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Kacey Musgraves, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Charles Esten, Meghan Trainor and more to sing their versions of classic Christmas favorites, as well as join her in performing original hits from her platinum selling Christmas album, Wrapped In Red.
Still, she admits there isn’t a mascara in the world that can stand up to a Paramore concert (AKA blaring lights and 25,000 fans screaming at you), be it natural or not. “I don’t care about having raccoon eyes, it’s a rock show, not a magazine cover,” she says.
Paramore recently talked with The Daily Star and Hayley Williams mentioned that she doesn't see the band still doing this when they all need walkers.
I've always said I don’t want to be a ghost of my former self. I always want to be the best at whatever I'm doing right then. So when I'm that old maybe I'll be better at something other than head banging and pulling muscles in my back. Maybe I'll just want to be a grandma.
Writing from my bunk to let you know that my doctor and my vocal coach have told me I can’t play tonight either. I have a chest infection and … Something called "exhaustion". Ha. Words in this tiny little message cannot begin to express my frustration, sadness, and overall loopiness (the latter is likely just from the cortisone and antibiotics…ugh.)
Corpus Christi, you’ve been on my mind since I woke up this afternoon and Dallas, you’ll be on my mind the rest of the night. I absolutely hate canceling anything. Admitting defeat is a tough thing for this gal.
Yahoo have posted some more of the Q&A with Hayley Williams of Paramore.
I'm starting to accept that 25 is not 16. Seven or eight years ago, we would go to Taco Bell, grab a bean burrito and run onstage. Now, getting ready for a show takes two hours – Jeremy and Taylor [York, Paramore's guitarist] have to wrap their ankles, and I have to do stretches so I don't hurt my neck from headbanging. I'm loving it, but I definitely might collapse at one of these shows.
We took so long making this album that we couldn't help but be disconnected with what was going on with music at the time. It was about how we felt in the moment, what was inspiring us and what made us excited to be in a band again, and it's so weird that those same songs are the ones that gave us the most success. Some of them are the poppiest things we've ever written..."Ain't It Fun" was like word vomit; it just came out, and now everybody's singing it, it's on the radio, it's really cool. I don't know if you get that twice in your career. This is the first time we've experienced it, and I'm just really...
[O]n Wednesday, July 16 in Washington, D.C., Paramore and Neon Trees will be headlining the WPC 2014 Partner Celebration. We’ll be having a “party in the park” adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, featuring both bands in an outdoor festival-style setting.
More than eight years after the band first graced a Billboard chart, alt/pop trio Paramore scores its first No. 1 on an airplay ranking, as "Ain't It Fun" lifts 2-1 on Adult Pop Songs. The coronation is the song's latest honor, as it became the band's first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 (reaching No. 10) on the May 24 chart.
Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" has hit #2 on Mediabase's rolling Top 40 airplay chart. The song trails only Justin Timberlake's "Not a Bad Thing" on the chart, which measures airplay at Top 40/pop radio for the seven days ending May 29th.
I want to fill you in on what's going on with me musically. Before I do that, I want to thank each and every one of you for your unending support and encouragement over the years. You inspire me to push through and create the music I was born to create. So thank you for that. As you may know after Zac and I left the band we started the project "Novel American". We had a great time meeting new musicians and collaborating with them. Throughout that process we could not find a lead singer. We met some incredibly talented guys, but unfortunately none of them worked out. This was a very difficult...