i read a couple comments today about how i can’t be feminist or whether or not i’m a “good” feminist. to speak specifically to one of those comments, i’ll say this: Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman. i haven’t related to it in a very long time. those words were written when i was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. it wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. it was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment i experienced as a high schooler.
Paramore wrapped up their "Writing The Future" tour with Copeland last night. They announced this marks the end of their self-titled era and will soon be heading home to begin work on writing their next album.
Cosmopolitan compiled a list of what celebrities each state most wants to dress like. Maine's is Hayley Williams from Paramore.
Cosmopolitan.com and Polyvore pulled data on style icons by state, and the results are equal parts surprising (Mainers love Hayley Williams of Paramore) and obvious (Washington, D.C., residents adore Michelle Obama).
Among the video series launching on Popular is music news-centric The Queue hosted by Brandi Cyrus, beauty-focused Kiss Off with Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams, culture show Runaway with model Cailin Russo and style show Denim Hunters. All the shows and editorial content will be short and snappy with a mobile audience in mind.
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.