Fall Out Boy, Hayley Williams Perform "Sugar, We're Going Down"

Fall Out BoyIt’s well-documented online that Fall Out Boy and Paramore fans are beside themselves at the thought of the two touring together this summer. But for anyone not totally convinced of the ideal pairing of these two, you can now check out a performance of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Going Down” featuring Paramore’s Hayley Williams. The performance took place at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on Jan. 28, and it felt effortless as Williams took over the chorus halfway through. Check it out below. (more…)

Paramore "Ain't It Fun" Music Video

Paramore-2013Somewhere between planning a new line of hair dye, and adhering to a crazy tour schedule, Hayley Williams and the rest of Paramore found time to film and release their new music video for “Ain’t It Fun.” The single comes off last year’s self-titled album, and features the band smashing tons of records, guitars, and other expensive things that probably shouldn’t be smashed. Besides destroying things, the band can also be seen catching feathers, walking backwards with stuffed animals, unwrapping a “mummy,” and other attempts at setting and breaking world records. Check out the video below. (more…)

Paramore's Hayley Williams Releasing Line Of Hair Dyes

Paramore-2013Musicians will go into just about any field these days. Including hair products.

Paramore‘s Hayley Williams, known for her amazing Technicolor dreamlocks, has announced plans to release her own line of hair dye later this year, via Manic Panic. Discussing the line she says:

“Right now, I am incredibly inspired by the force that is Manic Panic. I love their history, what they mean to so many generations of teenagers and punks, or anyone just looking for a new way to express themselves. My goal for 2014 is to get the hair color line I’ve always dreamed of creating. I came up with the name years ago and finally made the decision to start working on it last summer. There’s so much to do but Tish and Snooky and Manic Panic keep me believing in the hair-dye dream. “

Catch Paramore on tour with Fall Out Boy this spring. You can find dates below. (more…)

2014 Resolution: Let's Treat Women In Music With Respect

By Em Cassel

Critics everywhere seem to agree that women dominated music in 2013. The Boston Globe, Vice’s Noisey blog, NPR “ all of these fine journalistic institutions published year-end review pieces that were like, “Damn, ladies, way to put those double-X chromosomes to WORK!” Not just in one genre, either “ from the glitziest of pop to the crustiest of punk to the twangy-est country, women were the ones making moves in ’13.

Frances Quinlan

And that’s awesome! Being a gal myself, you have no idea how happy it makes me to see artists like the ferociously talented Frances Quinlan and singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson getting the credit they so unequivocally deserve. Finally.

But before we go congratulating ourselves for being so progressive or claiming that sexism in the industry is over, we need to take a long, hard look at all the ways that female musicians are regularly mistreated. Because, oh boy, were there a lot of cases of blatant misogyny last year. Get ready to be overwhelmed by hyperlinks¦

Paramore Perform "Ain't It Fun" On 'The Voice'

Paramore-2013NBC’s The Voice wrapped up last week, but not before inviting Paramore to the stage to belt out a high-energy performance of their hit, “Ain’t It Fun.” Taking the stage with them was Voice runner-up Jacquie Lee who, for the record, held her own against Paramore. Watch out, Hayley Williams, is all I’m saying. 

Paramore will be heading to Australia and New Zealand this January alongside Twenty One Pilots and You Me At Six, before hitting their Parahoy! cruise with Tegan and Sara, New Found Glory, Shiny Toy Guns, mewithoutYou, Bad Rabbits, and Reuben Wu. Check out the video and tour dates below. (more…)

Paramore and M83 Producer Team Up On New Album

In an update on Paramore’s website, singer Hayley Williams has revealed that the band is now working on a new album. This release will be their fourth record and the first since 2009’s brand new eyes.

“The guys and I went in to record a song for our 4th album about a week and a half ago,” Williams says. “So without delaying any longer, we would like to announce that our 4th album’s producer is Justin Meldal-Johnsen.” Meldal-Johnsen, best known as the former bassist of both Beck and Nine Inch Nails, has most recently produced M83‘s double album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. Williams also reveals that while they have recorded their first song, it is unlikely that the album will be released any time soon.

“Usually, we are rushing to make a very strict deadline which so far has just not been right for this record. We cannot assure you it will be out this year.”