Paramore singer moved by guitarist's devotion

Paramore singer Hayley Williams was moved to tears by guitarist Taylor York sticking with them when Josh and Zac Farro left the band


This article is from 2011.


Hayley Williams

Paramore's Hayley Williams was moved to tears by guitarist Taylor York's devotion to the group.

The singer was stunned by the shock departure of drummer and guitarist brothers Josh and Zac Farro in December 2010, and initially felt sure Taylor would follow, leaving just her and bassist Jeremy Davis in the group.

She told Alternative Press magazine: "When Josh and Zac were leaving, me and Taylor weren't close at all.

"I was pretty sure that it was just going to be me and Jeremy. I was really scared Taylor was going to leave too."

However, the 'Careful' hitmaker was overjoyed when Taylor approached her and told her he wouldn't give up on the band.

She added: "Me and Taylor went to a show and after we went out to eat and he was like 'You know I'm not ready to go anywhere. I still have more to do in Paramore'.

"And after I just got in my car and cried and then wiped the tears away and thought 'Okay we're going to be all right'."

Josh and Zac were heavily critical of Hayley and the group's management as they left, but have since said they wish the band – which continues as a three piece – well in their career. The brothers have since formed new band Novel American.


Though Paramore were only formed six years ago they have already gained a huge fan base and international media attention after releasing their debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005. Their second album Riot! released in 2007 went platinum in the US and gold in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand and sold two million…

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