Paramore's 'Brick By Boring Brick' Is MTV's #2 Best Live Performance Of 2011

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Fans voted in force for the band's set at Fueled by Ramen 15th anniversary concert.

Forget all that talk about never being able to go home again. Paramore are living proof that you can and, in the process, rock so hard that fans will vote you to the #2 position on our list of the Best Live MTV Performances of 2011.

After revealing the other top 10 finishers, which included Odd Future, Adele, Beyoncé and Mac Miller, voters settled on Paramore's set at the Fueled by Ramen 15th anniversary concert as the second-best live MTV performance of the year, falling short only to 30 Seconds to Mars' "Unplugged" take on "Hurricane."

Clearly psyched to be rocking the stage as headliners for the event, the band's take on "Brick by Boring Brick" was typical high-energy Paramore goodness. Bassist Jeremy Davis and guitarist Taylor York spun and lunged around the stage as singer Hayley Williams looked shot out of a cannon, bouncing and pumping her fists as she let the audience handle the first verse of the tune.

Wearing skintight red jeans and a leopard-print top, Williams took over the vocals soon enough and served up the rest of the verse in her breathless best, leaving enough space for the sweaty, ardent fans to chime in at strategic points. She also climbed on the monitors to peer into the packed house and brought it all back home with gusto as fans shot their arms up in the air and fast-clapped the "ba-da-ba-ba-da-ba-ba-da" ending.

The triumphant return was the capper to a dramatic year for the band, which bounced back from the departure of founding members Josh and Zac Farro. They rediscovered the joy of playing music during a South American tour and reconnected with fans through the debut of their song-a-month "Singles Club."

So it is somewhat fitting that, in a year where so much was focused on the inner workings of the band, the year is ending with Paramore taking the #2 spot for their rousing run-through of their biggest hits (and a couple new tunes) in front of a sold-out, spirited crowd. In a year when MTV featured plenty of performances, it remains one of the highlights.

Source: MTV

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Paramore Debut 'In the Mourning' From 'Singles Club'

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The third and final track from Paramore's "Singles Club" series has been unleashed. In the song titled "In the Mourning", the band fronted by Hayley Williams ditch their signature pop/rock sound and lean more into bluegrass-country tune.

"In the mourning I'll rise/ In the mourning I'll let you die/ In the mourning, all my worry," the female lead singer moans the lyrics. "You escape like a runaway train/ Off the tracks and down again/ My hearts beating like a steam boat, tugging all your burdens on my shoulders."

The song was first revealed by Hayley in a form of brief demo. The frontwoman explained back then, "I didn't want to post the full thing yet because I don't want people thinking it's a new Paramore song. This is just something I wrote for fun."

"Singles Club" was kicked off by the release of "Renegade" which had actually been showcased in a live concert. The song was produced by Rob Cavallo, and was taken from studio sessions of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" soundtrack "Monster". The second song was "Hello Cold World".



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Is Paramore's 'Brick' The Best 2011 MTV Performance?

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Paramore had what could charitably be described as an interesting 2011, recovering from the departure of founding members Josh and Zac Farro, rediscovering the joy of playing music in the midst of a South American tour, and reconnecting with fans through the debut of their song-a-month "Singles Club."

In short, it's been the kind of year that would break lesser bands, and yet, Paramore persist, with a reinvigorated sense of purpose and plans for a new album in 2012. And they make no bones about the fact that both of those things are due in no small part to the fervent support of their fanbase. Theirs is a bond that goes beyond mere fandom; they are, as frontwoman Hayley Williams told MTV News earlier this year, "family."

So it is somewhat fitting that, in a year where so much was focused on the inner workings of the band, we bring 2011 to a close by showcasing Paramore playing what amounted to one huge family gathering: their headlining performance at September's Fueled by Ramen 15th anniversary show, a rousing run-through of their biggest hits (and a couple new tunes) in front of a sold-out, spirited crowd. It was cathartic, it was energetic, and yes, it was plenty sweaty. In a year when MTV featured plenty of performances, it remains one of the highlights.

So it's equally fitting that Paramore's "Brick by Boring Brick" is in the running for the Best MTV Live Performance of 2011, up against the likes of Adele's chill-inducing VMA moment and Beyoncé's bump-revealing set at the same show. It captures the band connecting with their fans as only they can, with Williams largely abandoning her duties and letting the crowd sing every last note. And they did so with aplomb. In a field of flashy, big-budget performances, it's among the most thrilling (and honest) you're likely to see.

So check out Paramore's performance, and remember, the winner of the Best MTV Live Performance award will be revealed Monday at noon ET. If you're a member of the Paramore family, we know you'll be voting early and often.

Source: MTV

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Paramore’s: Hayley Williams loves the comforts of home

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Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams has several No. 1 alternative rock hits under her belt and a gorgeous house to prove it, but Williams has revealed that last winter, she decided to give up the high life to move back home with her mom. Hey, we have nothing against rock stars being close with their families!

“It goes back to going through a really difficult time last winter,” Williams told Alternative Press, regarding the move. “The town just got smaller. When you’re living in a small town and some crazy drama happens and everyone wants in on it… Everyone wants to choose a side for themselves and usually it’s not your side they choose.”

Williams says she simply didn’t feel at home in her own place anymore. “… I felt very watched and weird. I’ve been staying at my mom’s for a while. I think I’m going to do it again when I get home. Part of it I think is that feeling of comfort, almost being taken care of. Like laziness, really.” She went on to say that listening to Discount helped turn her mood around. “I was listening to Discount, and one of the songs [vocalist Alison Mosshart] goes, [sings] ‘Home isn’t where we should be hiding.’ I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s so me!’ I shouldn’t be trapped in this place, and I did feel like that.”

What also helped make that “trapped” feeling disappear was the massive touring Paramore did this year. “It made me feel like [I had] a sense of purpose again—even though we weren’t off tour for very long, it was a tough off-time we went through,” she explained. “[I was] feeling that renewed sense of purpose and feeling hope again.”

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Paramore Look To Rediscover 'Fun' On New Album

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In new interview, Paramore talk about moving on from the Farros and inspiring fans.

Paramore are moving forward, with a song-a-month "Singles Club" and plans for a new album in 2012. But in the new issue of Alternative Press (on newsstands December 1), they aren't shying away from the past either.

For the magazine's cover story, Paramore discuss the departure of founding members Josh and Zac Farro last winter and how it forced them to realize that perhaps they had been approaching the business of being in a band from the wrong angle. Namely, they forgot all about the fun.

"We've always enjoyed what we do," guitarist Taylor York told the magazine, "but we'd watch other bands on tour with us, and they would just be having a blast. They'd be in vans, all cramming in one hotel room. Every day, they were just stoked to be there. In my head, I'm like, 'Either they're just really mistaken, or we're missing something. I don't think it's possible to have that much fun.' "

"I felt so bad for the longest time, because we made being in a band look like it wasn't fun," frontwoman Hayley Williams added. "In my opinion. Other people might not have thought that, but you imagine all the interviews we did where it was just like, 'Uhh ... ' "

Gee, wonder which interview she's referring to? Still, after surviving the split with the Farros, Paramore rediscovered the joy of being in a band while on tour in South America, and that's what gave them the desire to press on with a new album.

"This winter, when Zac and Josh left, we went through a really hard time," York said. "I think we had to go through that. We all love each other, but we had to come together so closely that we really rediscovered how much we really love each other — and how much we love playing music. We had to go through that to realize what we had."

Recharged, Paramore are pressing on with their new record — one that, from the sound of things, will be a spirited affair indeed.

"It's important for young people to know how much fun it is to make music with your friends," Williams said. "You have to fight for it, of course, but it's the biggest gift to play music for people, and it's a gift even if you're not playing for anybody. It's fun, and I'm excited. We're stoked to have that spirit revolving around this [forthcoming] album and just relax into the process."

Source: MTV

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Paramore Covers Alternative Press

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Paramore, fronted by the button-cute, flame-haired spitfire Hayley Williams, cover the January 2012 / Most Anticipated of 2012 issue of the youth music bible Alternative Press.

With members having bolted in between the band’s last album and now, Williams and her mates battled through the drama and are now in a better place and looking to have some fun. Because after all, isn’t that what band-dom is about? In the accompanying story, Paramore speak about how they found a way to have fun again.

“I felt so bad for the longest time, because we made being in a band look like it wasn’t fun,” Williams mused. “In my opinion. Other people might not have thought that, but you imagine all the interviews we did where it was just like, ‘Uhhh…’” Every band goes through these phases.

“It’s important for young people to know how much fun it is to make music with your friends,” Williams stated. “You have to fight for it, of course, but it’s the biggest gift to play music for people, and it’s a gift even if you’re not playing for anybody. It’s fun, and I’m excited. We’re stoked to have that spirit revolving around this [forthcoming] album and just relax into the process.”

The January issue drops on Dec. 1 at wherever fine magazines such as this are sold. If you want to find out what is going to be hot and impact youth culture in 2012, then it’s best to read this paTautanrticular issue of AP from cover to cover, music fiends!

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