Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Paramore is an alternative rock band from Franklin, Tennessee. The band consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, lead guitarist Josh Farro, bassist Jeremy Davis, and drummer Zac Farro. Paramore released their debut All We Know Is Falling in 2005, an EP entitled The Summer Tic in 2006, and Riot!, their third offering, in 2007. "Misery Business", the first single from Riot!, is currently sitting at #3 on the US Modern Rock Chart. It also peaked at #30 and #34 on the Pop 100 and Hot 100 charts respectively.

In 2002, at the age of 13, vocalist Hayley Nichole Williams (born December 27, 1988) moved from her hometown Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi to Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee USA where she met brothers Josh and Zac Farro while she was attending a private school. Shortly after arriving, she began taking vocal lessons with Brett Manning. The band was officially formed by Josh Farro (lead guitar/backing vocals), Zac Farro (drums), Jeremy Davis (bass) and Hayley Williams (lead vocals) in 2004, with the later addition of Williams' neighbor Jason Bynum (Rhythm Guitar). Over the following years, Paramore performed at venues outside the greater Nashville area, including the concert festivals Purple Door and Warped Tour. Paramore traveled back to Orlando to record their debut album All We Know Is Falling, but, shortly after arriving, Davis opted to leave the band citing personal reasons. In July, "Emergency" was released as the second single, the video again reuniting the band with director Shane Drake and featuring Hunter Lamb, who replaced Bynum on guitar.

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