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Paramore is an American rock band formed in Franklin, Tennessee, United States in 2003. The band currently consists of Hayley Williams (vocals, keyboard), Taylor York (guitar) and Zac Farro (drums). They have released five studio albums: All We Know Is Falling (2005), RIOT! (2007), Brand New Eyes (2009), their first Billboard 200 chart topper Paramore (2013), and After Laughter (2017).

Paramore, as a quartet, released their debut studio album, All We Know Is Falling, in 2005. Read more on Last.fm

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Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert are not getting married

March 4th, 2009

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Hayley Williams from Paramore said so on the band’s LiveJournal:

“I had no idea I was engaged! I’m so happy for myself! In case you guys have seen the post floating around the interweb, I just wanted to state for the record that Chad and I are not engaged. I feel so ridiculous posting about this… but hopefully I’m posting enough in advance that most of you haven’t even heard all this, yet… so, now you’ve heard it here… the rumors are not true.”

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Video: Paramore – ‘Decode’

November 6th, 2008

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This is the video to the brand new song by Paramore, ‘Decode’, taken from the soundtrack of the new film, Twilight. It’s about teenage vampires. Mint?

A lot of people have been saying it’s their best song E-V-E-R. What do you reckon?

Watch the video for ‘Decode’ by Paramore

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Twilight – They’re making films for emo kids!

October 30th, 2008

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There’s this girl, right? She just fell in love with a vampire. Let’s make a film about it! They made a film about it. It’s called Twilight and it’s partially soundtracked by Paramore.

You can watch the dramatic trailer for Twilight on YouTube, if you really want it. It looks pretty LOL. Paramore are contributing a couple of songs to the soundtrack as well as a moody, dramatic video. Did we mention the drama?

Watch (Hayley from) Paramore in the woods, doing ‘Decode’

The full video for ‘Decode’ will be unleashed upon the masses on 03 November 2008.

We know that there are more films tailor-made for emo kids but can’t remember what the hell they are because, basically, we didn’t watch them. What are they?

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The 2009 Premier League vs Thrash Hits XX – Part 2

August 15th, 2008

With the football season fast approaching, Gareth Dobson takes it upon himself to ponder the numerous parallels between the English Premier League’s finest and the rock world’s… finest. Some bands might call it soccer.

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Following on from Part 1, quite naturally, is The 2009 Premier League vs Thrash Hits XX – Part 2.

We are mere hours from kick-off now so forget about leaving the house tomorrow afternoon. There’s footy to watch. Forget about staying down the pub. You’ve got Match of the Day to watch.

To celebrate, Thrash Hits .com has decided to pair up its favourite rock bands with this seasons title contenders, ne’er do wells and downright doomed.

Don’t have any sporting affiliation? Now with our handy rock-u-like comparison feature, you can choose next season’s sporting protégés by attachment to your preferred guitar heroes.

Bullet For My Valentine
History: Fervently supported collective from the regions, boasting a proud working class following. Probably over-idealised by many, they have a recently history of threatening to dominate but ultimately falling short.
Form: Mixed times right now. The strong critical backing they received earlier on has receeded to be replaced by murmurs of doubt over their top-class credentials. Much money has been poured into recent campaigns to dent the upper echelons, but no-one’s confident it’s been well-spent. Despite being viewed by fans as quite the god-head, their main man’s occasionally irrational outburst has dropped them into the soup before.
You are… Newcastle United FC

The Subways
History: Initially bursting out of nowhere to make a big impact, claiming some big prizes on arrival. Then it all went wrong as they struggled to cope with the success, but now on an even keel. Critics are disdainful of their meat and potato style, others however, are fans of their typically English, 100 mph energy and efforts.
Form: Struggling a little bit with some big internal changes, there’s rumours of fractured relationships within the camp as the group attempt to match recent successes. Not easy thing given that many think they’ve over-achieved.
You are… Blackburn Rovers FC

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Linkin Park
History: Emerging in the late 90’s as an aspiring global force, Linkin Park have always had to deal with suspicion and wrinkled noses. Fortunately for them, the huge amounts of cash flowing through their accounts makes them essentially bulletproof. Would dearly love to be loved, but will settle for playing to the biggest crowds forever.
Form: After a crushing run that saw them clean up for a protracted period of time, they’ve stumbled by their own high standards recently. However, word of a new approach to their game offers hope that they’ll evolve into something more enjoyable. Critics are waiting for proof though.
You are… Chelsea FC

Staind
History: To the surprise of most onlookers, the outfit from Massachusetts have been around the big leagues since the turn of the decade. Backed for success thanks to some influential friends, they’ve held an elevated position many thought would never be possible, despite being dwarfed by their more esteemed rivals and neighbours.
Form: Mixed of late, many believe the cracks are beginning to show. A lot of money has been spent on the latest product, but it’s hard to see how it will succeed in the face of more adept and ultimately, superior rivals in the same division.
You are… Fulham FC

The Wildhearts
History: Who would be a fan of this neanderthal lot? Doomed to traverse the nether regions of the circuit, any success disappeared a long time ago. To be honest, no-one’s particularly sure how or why they’re even competing.
Form: Recently came back into the wider public eye thanks to a dogged climb out of their trough of ill-fortune. Will struggle to stay afloat though, and people have forgotten about them before they’ve even re-started.
You are… Stoke City

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Paramore
History: The reliance of youth is a brave world for some but folly for others. This sprightly bunch has achieved unparalleled success for their backwater region, thanks to the ardent backing of the men in the shadows. Clearly a strong desire to make this outfit a success, money has been poured in, but results have been decidedly mixed.
Form: Too adept to be dismissed, but not classy enough to really gun for the big time, the outfit seem to be riddled by image problems and exasperation at not receiving due credit. Strangely, their best performer comes under a lot of flak from the fans, partly due to speculation of their relationship with the rest of the team.
You are… Middlesbrough FC

Saxon
History: Hardy perennials with solid regional support, theirs has always been a case of ploughing on throughout the ages with survival the main success in itself. Now however, this collection of aged pros seem to have peaked at an unlikely age. Surely the dream can’t last for long…
Form: Unprecedented success. Set to play to their biggest ever crowds and enjoy previously unheard of exposure – all thanks to a televised roulette wheel of fortune. Old enough and ugly enough to realise that this is their only and final shot at glory, and will enjoy their high-profile time in the sun that’s been a long time coming.
You are… Hull City FC

Incubus
History: Well supported bunch with a good smattering of celebrity fans. Easy on the eye, it’s hard to spite this hard-working bunch. Certainly though, they don’t demand the adoration of neutrals either.
Form: Beyond the glory days, but still managing to spend occasional periods in the limelight. Tendency to chop and change core members and an inability to keep key men probably hampering them. Despite a modern aesthetic, still viewed by many as a kickback to older, staid times.
You are… West Bromwich Albion FC

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Slayer
History: Never particularly glamorous before, they nevertheless make a hell of a racket and their followers love getting stuck in. Now however, they’ve re-emerged as a reborn force. Particularly loved by the pundits, who seem to get rather dewey-eyed over them.
Form: Riding a new wave of glory and hitting the heights. Seemingly re-energised, they’re big draws doing pretty well indeed. Long-term fans might be getting a little wary of all these new fans emerging from everywhere though. They’ve stood by them through the lean years and are now enjoying the fruits of their faith.
You are… Portsmouth FC

Porcupine Tree
History: Without a doubt, not the most glamorous lot going, sometimes there’s a whiff of something slightly naff about it all, hinting back to another era, despite valiant attempts at modernising. Still though, a better bunch than many might give them credit for and astutely run.
Form: One of the more successful stories of recent times, their ascent has been slow but there’s no indication they’ll let it go to their heads. Hard work seems the attitude of the day, even if, with a constant revolving door of contributors, they might need benefit from a more settled line-up.
You are… Wigan Athletic FC

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The 2009 Premier League vs Thrash Hits XX – Part 1

August 7th, 2008

With the football season fast approaching, Gareth Dobson takes it upon himself to ponder the numerous parallels between the English Premier League’s finest and the rock world’s… finest. Some bands might call it soccer.

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Despite a daily stream of back pages filled with stories of wanderlusting wingers and bolshy Bulgarians, those bitten by the football bug are still desperately missing fix of weekend football.

Fortunately, we’re just days from a new season and you having to explain to your partners why you really, really can’t go shopping next Saturday.

To celebrate, Thrash Hits .com has decided to pair up its favourite rock bands with this seasons title contenders, ne’er do wells and downright doomed.

Don’t have any sporting affiliation? Now with our handy rock-u-like comparison feature, you can choose next season’s sporting protégés by attachment to your preferred guitar heroes.

Metallica
History: Something of a global giant dating back decades, ‘tallica are one of the best-supported outfits in the world, always drawing large crowds. Their many ardent fans speak dreamily of the group’s history and status, pointing towards the vast collection of awards picked up over the years.
Form: Patchy since the 1990s, they’ve dipped from the top of the tree whilst never fully receding power. Now, despite issues with staff changes, there’s whispers of them returning to claim their crown. Be warned; there has been false dawns before.
You are… Liverpool FC

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Iron Maiden
History: Determinedly British, entirely East End. These still hold worldwide appeal thanks to the much covered exploits of its prime-era members. Remaining constantly true to their roots, they never fall into unfashionable status, largely because they never were slavishly feted in the first place.
Form: Having spent much of the past 15 years fighting second-class status, they’ve recently enjoyed a period of top-level stability, adapting to modern business methods to see vast amounts of resources being poured into their performances. Enjoyable to watch, they’ll never see their passionate fanbase ebb away.
You are… West Ham United FC

Funeral For A Friend
History: Causing quite a splash upon their entrance to the top tier, F4AF exceeded expectations on their debut, finding interested onlookers quickly and grudging respect for their hardworking, if un-dynamic exploits.
Form: Suspicions that over-reliance on a single formula is set to be their undoing in the coming year. Need to add a bit more flair and variation in play, otherwise they stand a real chance of demotion.
You are… Bolton Wanderers FC

Foo Fighters
History: Led by a man who enjoyed success with a previous outfit, The Foo Fighters have, somewhat surprisingly in the eyes of purists, sprung to the higher echelons of the rankings thanks to their enjoyable and incisive performances. Despite being steeped in history, their modern incarnation is still seem as a somewhat upstart in the high-rolling arenas.
Form: Dynamic and exciting, the Foos are one of the younger outfits currently feasting near the top of the table. Worries that their armoury is a little thin on truly top class talent need to be disproven to enjoy an extended stay at the summit.
You are… Aston Villa FC

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My Chemical Romance
History: Buoyed by a fervent, self styled army of black and red-clad fans, My Chem are arguably the biggest rock band in the world. As derided by detractors sick of their perceived omnipotence as loved by their adoring fanbase, the group find themselves constantly surrounded by media hype and speculation wherever they go.
Form: Nothing short of spectacular in the past few years, they’ve swept everyone aside on their road to glory. However, all is not entirely rosy in their camp, as younger members of their faction consider defecting to other causes.
You are… Manchester United FC

Velvet Revolver
History: Many blue moons ago, these were some of the finest talents in the land. Traditionally well-supported, they’ve had to deal with all manner of problems to keep their heads above water, including some desperate lulls in the nineties. Newly revived, thanks to some clever political manoeuvring.
Form: Experiencing something of a renaissance, they’ve picked up new fans and renewed interest, but older fans shudder with unease at the perceived soul-less route this newly cash-rich collection are going down. Having chased the dollar and removed their front man with disturbing ease, it seems a cynical affair right now.
You are… Manchester City FC

Gallows
History: These scrappy underdogs are renowned more for their fighting spirit and devotional crowds than glitz and glamour. Led by a man distinguished by his raucous and confrontational nature, they’re nobody’s preferred opponents in a ruck.
Form: For such an unglamorous troupe, there’s a lot of money floating round their world – with some questioning how wisely it’s been spent. Struggling to acclimatise to the big leagues, their strength lies in their never-say-die spirit.
You are… Sunderland AFC

Lostprophets
History: Lauded and laughed at in equal measures for their pretty-boy appearance, the Prophets probably believe they’re bigger than they are. Those staunchly behind the band are often derided for their interminable belief that, any day now, they’ll be the biggest in the land.
Form: Recent headline-grabbing events hint once again that they’re on the up, but it’s a story heard many times before. The wise money is never on a big-league breakthrough. Talented, yet never presenting a water-tight defence of itself.
You are… Tottenham Hostpur FC

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KISS
History: A group mired in its somewhat rewritten sense of history, it’s been pyrotechnics, flashiness and outrageous manoeuvres for quite some time. The more historically knowledgeable amongst us, however, remember that they used to be dull, mid level cloggers, bereft of flair and panache. A collective with a deep air of cynicism about them.
Form: Still able to leave the crowd gasping and critics salivating, but all too often now their soft underbelly is exposed. Where there should be steely economy, flabby self-satisfaction is creeping in, undermining their attempts to stay at the top of their profession.
You are… Arsenal FC

Biffy Clyro
History: Seemingly been around forever, they’ve always competed hard and have gained the respect of those around them. Regardless of how well they do, they can’t shake off the tag of underdog. Well marshalled and characterised by Scottish grit and fervour, they’re everyone’s favourite second choice.
Form: A relatively spectacular last couple of years have left critics and followers alike sitting up and taking notice of their achievements. Certainly no-one doubts their desire and aptitude, but many feel that they may have peaked already. The real struggle could be maintaining their already creditable position.
You are… Everton FC

Look out for Part 2 including Slayer, Linkin Park and probably Paramore, before the Premier League commences on 16 August 2008

Agree with the bands the teams have beeen matched up to? Reckon you can do better? Thrash it out below.

The Paramore Effect

July 17th, 2008

As many people have taken issue with Hayley Williams of Paramore as have fallen for her charm over the past couple of years. Emma Edmondson takes a look at the unlikely hero and explains The Paramore effect.

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Pop punk is forever getting a bashing from critics. Emo, schmemo, whatever they sigh – it’s full of depthless lyrics.

While others twitter their tunes for teenyboppers wearing black clothes and blacker souls. Yet still the acts get slapped on front covers of mags, despite the editorial staff’s dislike for the music, as hey, guess what – their songs actually sell. Sigh.

We all know it’s an age-old argument that’s duller than Gordon Brown’s latest Prime Minister’s question time (snore…) but it’s often even worse for girls in the bands.

The plain pop world sees women ruling the roost – but when it comes to killer riffs and stage diving boys out number girls ten to one. “You’re a cut price Gwen Stefani,” they cry, “an Avril Lavigne clone,,” they sneer with a tsk or two while pointing their witch-hunt like fingers accusingly.

Watch this critique of ‘Misery Business’ and Paramore’s style

Warning: LOTS OF SHOUTING WITHIN (and a bit of music)

No one hears this more than Hayley Williams from Paramore – the flame-maned front woman of Nashville’s biggest girl fronted group since, well, a long time.

Often dubbed the star of the platinum-selling band (although she doesn’t proclaim herself so and shies away from such labels) as with any press-elected group spokesperson she experiences a media verbal lashing regularly. And unnecessarily.

But the fiery haired heroine doesn’t bend over to take it up the botty hole, so to speak. Last year when Hayley felt her, and her band, were misrepresented in a Kerrang! article the singer spoke out on Paramore’s ‘blog.

Watch Hayley Williams being voted 2nd Most Sexiest (sic) Vocalist in Rock

She said the magazine claimed she was a bossy so and so, the Paramore boys were her bitches and that Hayley happily lets Josh fondle her mammaries.

Ahem, right then. These mutterings, on top of having to handle personal comments about her rather large head (eh?) and general (lack of a curvy) appearance, riled the carrot-haired songstress.

And rightly so. Since when has it been ok for a music magazine to turn all judgemental, women’s-cum-lad’s mag style on us? Talk about Jekyll and Hyde.

Publication-bashing aside, although this war of words is old news, it ignited a fizzle of admiration in me for the fiery singer. And, of course it, and she, didn’t stop there with Hayley continually keeping in touch with her fans and the world through the blogging hemisphere.

Watch the video to ‘crushcrushcrush’ by Paramore

She comments on anything from her ex-step dad trying to make some moolah on eBay by selling her school work to a certain magazine’s obsession with her breasts up to the Chinese whispers of her rumoured pregnancy causing the band to halt a tour earlier this year.

Eloquent and opinionated, but not in a preacher like way, if the Paramore lady isn’t a teenage role model in action I don’t know what is. In a world where women are idolised for getting naked and shagging footballers she’s a new age heroine standing up for herself by speaking her mind and writing songs that inspire kids.

She’s got a voice and uses it and herself the rest of Paramore, should be respected and cherished – not beaten to the ground with negative comment sticks.

I mean who would you prefer your little sister or niece to turn out like – Jodie Marsh or Hayley Williams? I know who I’m with, and she sure as hell doesn’t wear a studded belt as a bra and see getting married to a guy she met through an MTV show as normal.

Paramore commence The Final Riot! Tour with special guests Jack’s Mannequin, Phantom Planet and Paper Route on 25 July 2008

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