2004 - 2007These Paramore band-mates dated for three years, but didn't come out to the press until two years after they had split up.Josh Farro, born Joshua Neil Farro on September 29, 1987 (age 29), in Voorhees, New Jersey, and brother of drummer Zac Farro.I grew up playing guitar and everyone told me I should sing, but that was foreign to me. We hit the road when I was 15 – 17 when we started touring hardcore. That song’s about taking that leap.” Your exit blog made it sound as if Paramore had always been riven with tension. "I wish it didn't have to happen that way, Zac and I wanted to be the ones you heard it from.I want to be honest with you guys about how this band formulated from day one.
‘There were times I thought I’d have to get another job.
I did not think Hayley's version told the whole story, at least from our perspective and hopefully this will explain a bit about why we are leaving." Farro then proceeds to take countless shots at the band, calling Paramore "a manufactured product of a major label," and accusing frontwoman Hayley Williams of not only being manipulated by her management, but also of treating the group as her solo project.
He claims that Williams is the only member of the band signed to Atlantic Records, and that her bandmates were simply "riding on the coattails of 'Hayley's dream.' " "Hayley's manager would tell the band to be in the lobby of the hotel at a certain time, but he and Hayley wouldn't show for hours.
We found out that they had been meeting with record label executives all morning without us, which is totally weird given that this wasn't simply a solo artist, but we were a band," Farro writes. After many meetings between Hayley, her manager and the labels they decided to sign her to Atlantic Records.
In 2010, founding Paramore member Josh Farro kicked up a brouhaha when he quit the band with his younger brother – and drummer – Zac in tow, before posting a lengthy ‘tell-all’ blog in which he claimed his old group were “a manufactured product of a major label” where the members were treated as “less important” than frontwoman (and his ex-girlfriend) Hayley Williams. It wasn’t long after I left that started writing music with some friends that formed into a band [Novel American] and Zac joined later on. So I started writing on my own and decided on going solo because it’s hard to find four other guys that share the same vision or commitment.