Paramore Break-Up Getting Uglier
Hard to mix bands and relationships, I guess. Things keep going up a notch with the back-and-forth between former guitarist Josh Farro, and lead singer Hayley Williams, check this interview from MTV & RockAAA.com, where she talks about alleged bullying during her relationship with Josh:
Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has lashed back at former guitarist Josh Farro by saying she wrote most of the lyrics on the band’s last album about him.
He says the band were made to feel like no more than a backing outfit for Williams. But she’s responded by claiming she felt her “face was underneath a boot all the time” because of Farro, who she dated for a while – and she wrote the album on behalf of all bullied women in the world.
She tells MTV: “The majority of the songs on Brand New Eyes have to do with the relationship we had. It was really hard because we were all friends. Then going through breakup, then going through the tension as a band affected the lyrics.
“There are a lot of specifics I pulled from my experience with just feeling like my face was underneath a boot all the time. I felt so alone in that fight. I would never want another young woman to feel that way. There are a lot of girls I’ve talked to who go through the same thing in relationships and families. It just sucks to feel kinda victimised.”
Farro and brother Zac walked out last month after saying they’d felt marginalised since the early days of Paramore’s success, but were too young and inexperienced to do anything about it. The guitarist said Williams is the only member of the outfit with a recording deal and the others were frequently threatened with the sack if they questioned the moves of her management and record label.