Rabu, 22 Oktober 2014

Paramore singer accuses One Direction of plagiarism


Paramore's Hayley Williams says that One Direction "ripped off" part of their new single Steal My Girl from a New Found Glory song.

The singer is dating NFG guitarist Chad Gilbert and says the intro was taken from one of their tracks.

In a series of tweets, she claimed the 1D song "couldn't sound any more like" the beginning of It's Not Your Fault.

She stopped short of blaming the band, instead saying it was "more to do with whoever pitched or co-wrote the song".

Her comments come after Gilbert posted similar accusations earlier this week and faced a backlash from 1D fans.



He tweeted: "Props to the One Direction 'Steal My Girl' single for reworking the 'It's Not Your Fault' piano part into a Top 40 single. Let me get a cut."

Despite later dismissing his remarks as "a joke", some Directioners took offence and sent abusive tweets to Jones.

After calling them "nuts fans", he tweeted directly to One Direction asking them to speak to their fans about their abuse.

"Your fans spew the most racist/homophobic/sexist hate I have ever seen on the Internet... You have a platform to change that," he wrote.


Minutes after her initial tweet, Williams also said she expected to receive "hate" from 1D's "very large fanbase".

Julian Bunetta co-wrote Steal My Girl with John Ryan, Ed Drewett and Wayne Hector as well as Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne.

Other critics say the song sounds similar to Journey's Faithfully.

Speaking to MTV, Bunetta said he didn't have that track in his head when they wrote Steal My Girl.

"When we sat down and played the piano lick, nobody had any references in their head about what they wanted to write or anything and then I saw all the things about that [Journey song]," he said.

"At the end of the day, the lyric and the melody have nothing to do with any other song that I have ever heard.

"Sometimes there's only so many things you can do with a piano at that tempo.

"There is an age-old saying that great minds think alike so, naturally, sometimes people are going to write on the same inspirational wave lengths and come up with things that are similar and it wasn't anyone's intention to do that at all."

There's been no response from One Direction about either accusation as yet.

Source: BBC

Sabtu, 19 Juli 2014

Paramore Concert Interrupted By A Skunk

You never know what to expect when you go to a Paramore concert!

During the band's set at the Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati, OH, while they were playing "The Only Exception," vocalist Hayley Williams noticed some commotion happening in the crowd.

"Do you guys want me to stop? Let’s just pause. Is everybody OK down there? Good? Not good? We’ll just hold on until everything gets cool," said Hayley when noticing their was a problem, despite not knowing what was happening until a fan shouted at her that a skunk was in the crowd!



Once Hayley was aware of the situation, she addressed the crowd saying, “Apparently, it’s just a skunk that’s down down there, spraying all of you with its love and generosity!  That’s never happened before!”

Once the problem was resolved, the band resumed their set.

“This goes out to you guys. I think you smell beautiful, no matter how you smell! And that’s unconditional love right there!”


Jumat, 10 Januari 2014

Paramore and Fall Out Boy Plot Summer 'Monumentour'


Paramore and Fall Out Boy have teamed up for what they're calling the "Monumentour," which will take them from coast to coast this summer. Punky Danish rockers New Politics will serve as the opener for the tour, including a handful of dates that will feature only Fall Out Boy. Presale tickets go on sale Monday, January 13th, at 10 a.m. local time, while tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th (depending on the gig) at 10 a.m.

Paramore: A Day in the Life, in Hayley Williams' Own Words

Paramore's most recent video, "Daydreaming," for a track from their 2013 album Paramore, dramatized what it would be like for two lucky fans to fly to England to see one of their concerts. In the clip, the pair sneak backstage for a glimpse of Hayley Williams and co. hanging out in the green room backstage. Paramore have been putting on energetic shows, in which Williams "bounce[s] around stages with an unbridled glee," as Rolling Stone put it.

Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy are apparently enjoying playing together again, after announcing their surprise reunion early last year and putting out a new album, Save Rock and Roll, which contained one of the 100 Best Songs of 2013: "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)."

"We wanted something that was really raw," bassist Pete Wentz told Rolling Stone last year about the album. "We still needed something where people felt the same feelings they had when they first listened to Fall Out Boy, but the music couldn't sound like the same music we'd done before. We've never been a band that plays it safe. We could have probably written 'Sugar, We're Going Down' five times, but we never did."

Here are summer tour dates for Paramore and Fall Out Boy:

6/19 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
6/21 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
6/22 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
6/24 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga PAC
6/25 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
6/27 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
6/28 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6/30 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/02 Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake PAC
7/03 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/06 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/08 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/09 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/11 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival
7/13 White Creeks, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel (Fall Out Boy only)
7/18 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/19 Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
7/22 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/23 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
7/25 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/26 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/27 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre (Fall Out Boy only)
7/29 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/01 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/02 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
8/04 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
8/05 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/07 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/08 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
8/12 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/13 Orem, UT – UCCU Center
8/15 Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan (Fall Out Boy only)
8/16 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/17 Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion



Source: Rolling Stone

Kamis, 09 Januari 2014

How Paramore Came Back From The Brink


Looking at Paramore now, it’s hard to believe that only a year or so ago, the former five-piece (now three-piece) were racked with uncertainty regarding the future of the band. The departure of Josh Farro (former lead guitarist and backing vocalist) and Zac Farro (former drummer) had left the outfit in a state of limbo with each remaining member questioning their own commitment to the outfit. Together, they’d built a strong connection with their fanbase - the concern the Farro brothers’ departure left Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York with was whether or not the three would be able to push forward with Paramore without them.

Guitarist Taylor York had a particularly strong connection with the brothers, which is what made this period so difficult for him – they’d been near inseparable. “I was confused when they left. I grew up with them and I was unsure of how it was going to go without them.” Williams had mentioned in a number of interviews that she was greatly concerned that after the brothers had made the decision to leave, York would soon follow suit. Throughout York’s confusion, however, the guitarist felt there was still too much promise in the future of the outfit, even as things looked bleak.

“When it went down, it was hard for me to make a decision. I just wasn’t ready. I broke down and started crying at one point and I just knew that I wasn’t done and that I loved being in a band with Jeremy and Hayley so much. I still had a lot more to do with the band, so I just looked forward and did it.” York’s decision to remain part of the outfit, albeit not an immediate or easy one, was one he felt positive about - both at the time and thereafter. It took Paramore a while to get back on their feet, but once they did, they were met with a great deal of success both from fans and critics alike. Their self-titled release evidenced a formidable change, one that could easily be declared as being for the better.

In only the first week of the album’s release, it accumulated a whopping 1.25 million streams with 106,422 copies sold in the US, earning itself a solid and well deserved #1 slot in both the Australian Music Charts as well as the Billboard Top 200 albums charts. Even for a band already accustomed to success, the news was met with astonishment. “I think that we were definitely surprised in a good way. It’s not that we doubted ourselves, but I think we were very pleasantly surprised that it came out as well as it did and that we came out as strong as we did. I was so proud of our record and the shows we’re putting on.”

The decision for the most recent album to share the same name as the outfit was “very much a statement”, York goes on to explain. “A lot of bands do that on their first record and the statement is ‘here we are, here’s an introduction to our band’, and I think we really just wanted to reintroduce ourselves.” The decision, he says, made perfect sense. Their entire sound was subject to a fairly substantial shift as a result of the events following their brief hiatus, but according to York, the decision to move in this direction wasn’t entirely a conscious one.

“I think at the beginning of the writing process, we realised that our fanbase at that point had connected with a certain sound and how it was made, so we tried to write kind of like it could’ve been on Brand New Eyes or Riot! - we kind of just adhered to these old ways of doing things. We love all of those records, but we just didn’t want to be doing that. We needed to grow and we had new things to say.” York explains his ideas for new material during the blueprint stage as being quite derivative of their earlier work, suggestions of which were met with dissatisfaction by Williams. It wasn’t until the outfit began to venture out of their comfort zone that things began to take on the right shape. “The way everything came about was really weird but at the same time, it was really organic and so natural. I think we were kind of at the mercy of something beyond us because it wasn’t like anything we’d ever done before.”

Source: The Music

Senin, 06 Januari 2014

Paramore Singer Hayley Williams Reveals How She Keeps Centered In ORIGIN Magazine

 

Interviewer: Maranda Pleasant

MP: What makes you come alive?
Human connection. There are moments in our show that hit me hard when I catch eyes with someone who is singing along with us and I know that they get it. They feel what I feel. That connection may be brief, but it's everything. There are other moments too, like at home, with my sisters or with my boyfriend… they all happen unexpectedly. You can't plan to reach another person on a deep level, it just happens. So those are the moments that I think I really live for.

MP: What makes you feel vulnerable?
Being nice. Sometimes, being happy or being nice can leave me feeling a bit hung out to dry. Especially if everyone else who I'm around is way more guarded. Doesn't it seem like being nice is underrated right now though? Seems like a lot of my generation as a whole is more concerned with being the cool kid; sarcastic, smug or just all together impenetrable. So anyway, it's not always comfortable to be like, the dorky, happy girl at the party… but that's me.

MP: If you could say something to everyone on the planet, what would it be?
Hope.  



MP: How do you handle emotional pain?
Usually, I write songs. Lyrics, to be specific, help me a ton. When I can take all those feelings and just try really hard to make sense of them, it shifts my focus. Suddenly, I can see the pain spelled out right in front of me instead of wrestling with something that's invisible inside of me. And when none of that works, I cry.

MP: How do you keep your center in the middle of chaos? Do you have a daily routine?
On the road, our schedule doesn't leave much time for us to just relax or be alone. The best times for me, personally, are at the end of the night… when all of us are on the bus watching a movie, eating dinner or just talking. It settles me to know that at the end of every day I can just sit around with my friends and laugh or even vent. That's the most normal thing I can possibly think of in the midst of a lifestyle that is pretty abnormal. We keep each other centered.

MP: What's been one of you biggest lessons so far in your life?
The biggest lesson I've learned is, "It's okay." It's okay for me to be kind to myself. It's okay to be wrong. It's okay to get mad. It's okay to be flawed. It's okay to be happy. It's okay to move on.

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Source: huffingtonpost

Minggu, 05 Januari 2014

Paramore's Member Jeremy Davis Debuts Newborn Daughter


Paramore's bassist Jeremy Davis is now a father. The musician took to Twitter on December 31 to announce that his wife Kathryn Camsey gave birth to their first child, a baby daughter, on December 28.

"So, everyone...Mine and @kittykatdav's baby girl has been born! She doesn't have a name yet but weighs 6 lbs, 14 ounces," the proud father tweeted. He also attached a photo of his family in the post. The photo shows the couple's bundle of joy wearing pink clothes and being wrapped in flowery blanket. The new parents gaze at their daughter lovingly.

"She was born on Dec. 28th at 7:16pm...She's a total angel, and her face changes everyday...We are already so in love with her!! We will post her name soon...I just wanted to let you all know before this year ends," he added in another post. "Morning cuddles with my baby girl!!" he wrote again, attaching a photo of his daughter sleeping on his chest.

The musician then shared another photo of him with his wife and daughter. "Happy New Year everyone from The Davis' ....2014 is gonna be a exciting year!!....loads of love to everyone!!"

Davis and Camsey tied the knot in 2011. The couple was really excited to welcome their first child. In a statement which was released on December 4, Paramore said that the new father took a break from their activities to welcome his first child. "Make sure to send Jeremy lots of love and pictures from the shows and messages for him and Kat and the 1st P-more baby. We can't wait to meet her!" Hayley Williams and Taylor York said.


Morning cuddles with my baby girl!!.. 

Happy New Year everyone from The Davis' ....2014 is gonna be exciting year!!....loads of love to eveyone!!

Source: ACESHOWBIZ

Sabtu, 04 Januari 2014

Paramore - Paramore Axe Upcoming Concert In New Zealand


Pop punks Paramore have given fans in New Zealand a disappointing start to 2014 after cancelling one of their upcoming concerts in the country.

The Still Into You hitmakers were booked to play gigs in Auckland on 19 January (14) and in Christchurch two days later (21Jan14), but the second show has since been scrapped.

A statement from promoters at Ticketek blamed the cancellation on "a change in the band's scheduling of activities which unfortunately necessitates the band departing earlier than previously planned".


Ticketholders for the axed gig have been offered full refunds.

The Christchurch show was the final date on Paramore's trek Down Under.

Source: ContactMusic