When [artist id="1968732"]Paramore[/artist] announced this past weekend that they had parted ways with brothers Josh and Zac Farro, they did so by taking a not-so-subtle jab at their former bandmates, writing, "None of us were really shocked.
For the past year, it hasn't seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore ...
"All the while we still questioned whether or not we were an actual band, but Hayley continued to insist we were, despite our being ignored and pushed around by the label. would constantly threaten to 'pull the plug' on the whole band if we complained about anything, suggesting that we were hired guns and Hayley was the real artist, when in reality we were also part of the band.
She subsequently declared Farro’s exit as the worst day of her life.
Former Paramore Member Josh Farro Opens Up About His Relationship With The Band And His New Solo Project He has now gone solo and is releasing music under the name his surname.
“Maybe one day we’ll be really good friends again and be able to hang out, but as of right now it’s taking those next steps of ‘okay at first it was raw and nobody wanted to talk to each other’ and now I feel we’re at that stepping stone where we can be in each other’s presence and it’s good now and everybody feels great, but maybe that next step is hanging out. Maybe it’s in the near future.” Farro is keen to focus on his solo career now, ruling out the possibility of returning to Paramore.
“The thought [rejoining] has crossed my mind before, but I don’t think so.
We didn't understand why Hayley was the only one signing the contract since we were told this was a 'band,' but we were too young to grasp all of this. Next thing we knew we were having a signing party for Hayley." Farro also claims that, even from the early days of the band, Williams was a pawn of her management, who, along with her parents, "controlled her every move" and "didn't like the idea of Hayley being in a rock band, so they forced her to leave, wanting her to pursue a solo career." He then writes how, after Williams attempted to launch a solo career, she came back to the band and asked the Farros to rejoin, as he puts it, "the band we started," on the advice of her management.