I had a statement typed ready to post to you guys but Hayley released one without my permission.
We were not going to issue a statement until we worked out our exit agreement with Hayley.
The Paramore split became bitter on Tuesday night when co-founders and brothers Josh and Zac Farrofired off a fiery blog post that explicitly contradicts the statement issued by the band over the weekend, which read in part: "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." The Farros' post, "Josh and Zac's Exit Statement," is signed by both but apparently written by Josh — and cites a long series of personal, musical, romantic and even religious differences between themselves and Williams.
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The Farros' post gives short shift to Josh's romantic relationship with Williams, which apparently accelerated the brothers' departure from the band, and discusses the growing musical and religious differences between Williams and the rest of the band: "Hayley presented lyrics to us that were really negative and we didn't agree with.
Our research has confirmed that the blog post is legitimate and was written by Josh Farro. In a blog reportedly written by ex-Paramore guitarist Josh Farro, he reveals the motives behind the departure of he and his brother, drummer Zac Farro.
Paramore is continuing on and maybe someday the Farro's will have more music too.everyone is happier this way and that's the bottom line." UPDATE: a.m.
‘I’d look like a 14-year-old writing bullet points rebutting everything he said – it would have been immature and ridiculous for us to put the people who follow our band through that. A lot of people will believe that stuff but the people who like our music will still come to the shows.
It took a lot of restraint and a lot of faith.’ To add to the strain, the split came after achieving their greatest success – their third album, 2009’s Brand New Eyes, reached No.1 in Britain.‘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.Williams issued a statement wishing them success before Farro posted his thoughts.‘It sucked – not only was a lot of what he wrote untrue but I couldn’t go online and say that,’ says Williams.‘There were times I thought I’d have to get another job.