Taylor Swift Invites Paramore’s Hayley Williams to Perform ‘That’s What You Get’ at Nashville Show

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Even though Taylor Swift plans her surprise guests months before they take the stage with her, the A-list celebs are always a treat for the unsuspecting fans. At last night’s Speak Now show in Taylor’s hometown of Nashville, Tenn., Paramore songstress and fellow Nashvillian Hayley Williams took the stage to perform ‘That’s What You Get’ for a sold out crowd.

Before Hayley made her official appearance, the ‘Mean’ singer teased and taunted her fans, suggesting that some of her famous friends might be hiding backstage. Not knowing what to expect, the Swifties screamed and cheered, anxious to see who would come out. “My friend Hayley has this band called Paramore…” Swift said slyly, trailing off as the song started and the red-headed rocker walked onto the platform.

The pair launched into the 2008 Paramore chart-topper, though Taylor stayed back a little to let her friend steal the show. Hayley bounced across the stage and pumped up the Bridgestone Arena crowd — though it seemed as if the whole city was there to sing along.

Following the concert and a full night’s rest, Hayley tweeted, “Got to sing “That’s What You Get” with my friend @taylorswift13 & her amazing band last night! Thx to everyone who sang along :) #nashville”

But Taylor didn’t let the curtain close without offering the country fans in the house a nice gift. Brooks and Dunn legend Ronnie Dunn took the stage with the 21-year-old pop-country phenomenon to perform his hit solo single, ‘Bleed Red.’ Check out that all-star performance here.

Watch Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams Perform ‘That’s What You Get’

Source: PopCrush


Paramore's Hayley Williams Duets With Taylor Swift

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There's more to Music City than country. Paramore singer Hayley Williams joined her pal Taylor Swift on stage to sing the pop-punk band's 2008 hit "That's What You Get" during Swift's concert in Nashville Friday night. Watch a fan video below (via EW).

"Well, the thing about Nashville, one of the amazing things about it, is that there's so many friends here," Swift said, introducing the song. "My friend Hayley has this band called Paramore." With that, Williams strode out to lead Swift and her band through a pogoing rendition of the riotous Riot! cut. The crowd, as you'll hear, went wild.

As EW notes, on her tour for last year's Speak Now, Swift has been covering songs by local artists: Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in Detroit, Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" in New Jersey, and so on. Paramore, who come from nearby Franklin, TN, was Swift's pick Friday night.

Paramore aren't the only former SPIN cover subjects to receive the Swift cover treatment. Earlier this year, she performed Mumford & Sons' "White Blank Page," off their 2009 debut Sigh No More, for BBC Radio 1.

As for Williams' group, Paramore recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of their record label, Fueled by Ramen, in New York City. The show featured a debut of aggressive new song "Renegade," one of the first new tunes form the group since the departure last December of founding members Josh and Zac Farro.

WATCH:Taylor Swift and Paramore's Hayley Williams, "That's What You Get"

Source: Spin.Com


Paramore + Panic! At the Disco to Celebrate 15 Years of Fueled by Ramen

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Paramore and Panic! At the Disco are among the acts performing at a celebration this week for their record label, Fueled by Ramen, which is celebrating its 15th year of existence.

The two-night bash takes place this Wednesday and Thursday, September 7-8, at Terminal 5 in New York City. Other bands on the bill include Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes. MTV.com, which will stream Wednesday night’s show, asked Paramore what life was like before they got discovered by Fueled by Ramen.

“We were playing a lot of local shows. It was around 2004,” singer Hayley Williams replied. “The guy we were working with in Franklin [Tenn.], he was kind of our manager at the time, and he was like, ‘This guy, he has this label.’ A couple people from the label came down and watched us play older songs and newer ones … and thank God they liked it.”

Over the years, Fueled by Ramen has been the home for lots of successful emo, pop-punk and rock bands, including Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Less than Jake and Yellowcard. Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz created the imprint Decaydence, which signed Panic! after Wentz heard some of their personal demos.

“Pete drove out and bought us Del Taco and listened to the songs and said that he wanted to sign us as we were driving him back to his hotel,” Panic! drummer Spencer Smith said. “So it all just happened within two weeks, I think, from him listening to the songs.”

Watch Paramore, Panic! At the Disco + Others Discuss Fueled By Ramen

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Watch Paramore debut new track 'Renegade' – video

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Paramore have debuted a new track 'Renegade', which is likely to be the band's next single, during a recent live show in New York, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch them perform the track.

The band, who have been using the track as their intro music for their recent live performances, played the song in full during a show at New York's Terminal 5 venue last night (September 7), which had been put on to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their record label Fueled By Ramen.

Introducing the song, singer Hayley Williams said:

We are about to play a song we've never ever played before. We'll be putting this song online for you guys to have as soon as we can, as soon as possible, we're working on it. It's called 'Renegade'.

Williams has previously indicated that the band plan to release 'Renegade' soon, writing on the band's official website:

Back in March, we recorded a handful of songs (including 'Monster') with Rob Cavallo which we promised we'd get to you this year. 'Renegade' is the first song of the three that are left to be released.

The band released a single 'Monster' earlier this summer as part of the soundtrack to the summer blockbuster Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. You can also watch Paramore walk onstage at the Leeds Festival by clicking on the video at the bottom of the page.

Source: NME


Hayley Williams: ''Monster' is not an indication of our next album'

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Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has said that fans should not take the band's single 'Monster' as an indication of what the Tennessee pop punkers next studio album will sound like.

Speaking to Spanish website Rockzone, the singer said that she did not believe 'Monster' was a clear signpost to what the follow-up to 2009's 'Brand New Eyes' will contain.

Asked about whether the track, which was released as part of the soundtrack for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, is a hint about the sound the band hope to capture on their next LP, Williams said: "I can't really say that 'Monster' is an indication of what to expect on the next Paramore album. We, as a band, will always try to evolve and try new things. It will be different for sure, but it will still keep Paramore's essence."

Williams also confirmed that Paramore would remain as herself, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis for the foreseeable future and that they were not looking for permanent replacements for the Farro brothers, who left the band in December last year.

She said:

We are not in the process of looking out for new members right now. The band is Jeremy, Taylor and I. We don't spend too much time thinking about how Paramore will be in the future. It's hard when you go through a period of changing members so what we want to do right now is play great songs.

Williams also said that life for the band without the Farro brother is "not that different", but that the three of them have now become a "really strong unit."

The band have also responsed to questions over their future by selling a new t-shirt on their current tour that reads "Paramore is STILL a band."

Source: NME


Paramore set out plans for more new releases

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Paramore are planning to release a series of new tracks this year, singer Hayley Williams has revealed.

The pop punkers, who released a one-off single 'Monster' for the soundtrack to the summer blockbuster Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, have now revealed that they recorded more tracks during the sessions for 'Monster' and plan to release them in the near future.

Williams indicated that the band have been using the music from a new track 'Renegade' as their intro music to their recent live shows and were putting together plans to release the track formally.
Writing on the band's official website, Williams wrote:

We're stoked everyone has been loving the videos from our short run on the Warped tour this summer. We noticed a lot of you asking about the intro music and where it was from and we are happy to tell you it's a new song entitled 'Renegade'.

She continued:

Back in March, we recorded a handful of songs (including 'Monster') with Rob Cavallo which we promised we'd get to you this year. 'Renegade' is the first song of the three that are left to be released.

Paramore are currently a trio after founding members Josh and Zac Farro left the band in December last year after becoming disillusioned with life in the band.

Source: NME


Paramore laugh off Avril Lavigne comparisons

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Paramore "laugh" about comparisons between them and Avril Lavigne.

The band's guitarist Taylor York said the group - fronted by Hayley Williams - used to put up a fight when people spoke about them in the same light as female singers, such as Kelly Clarkson, but now they just laugh off the comparisons.

He said: "Since we have a girl singer we get compared to Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. We'll always get compared to any girl-fronted band.

"We used to try to fight it and be like, 'No, we're different'. Now we just laugh about it because people are always going to compare us to people we don't think we sound like."

The 21-year-old musician says the group - which includes bassist Jeremy Davis, but who lost two members Josh and Zac Farro when in December 2010 - are currently in "a better place" than ever before.

He added to watchmojo.com: "We're in a better place than we've ever been. We're really fortunate to have come out where we are and just thankful that our fans have been supportive through that. We have no intentions of stopping."

Source: watchmojo.com