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.Farro also claims that, despite the fact that he came up with the name Paramore, the project was always meant to showcase Williams, and that, at her insistence, they were meant to operate under the assumption that they were an actual band.His first single "Color Rush" was released that November, along with another single "Cliffs".
"I wish it didn't have to happen that way, Zac and I wanted to be the ones you heard it from.
If music is what God calls us to in the future, we hope that you all will be a part of it." A spokesperson for Paramore's labels, Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen, could not be reached for comment on Farro's statement.
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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 ...
Josh and his brother left the band in mid-December, 2010.