Paramore are ready to move on after splitting from Zac Farro and Josh Farro. They have started making demo for their next studio album and preparing for their South American tour. But they want to start this New Year and do those things in the right way by first clearing up dirty laundry aired by the Farro brothers.
In an interview with MTV, Hayley Williams admitted the whole thing upset her. "There's been a lot of things said online, especially in the past week, and it sucks ... it sucks to read it, and it also sucks to know that responding isn't really going to help, online, because things travel so terribly on the Internet," the frontwoman said.
Backing up Hayley's statement, Taylor York said they knew the mess was coming, so they have to just face it. "It was a drag. ... Once we released our statement, we all knew they would probably release something. So I think we were all kind of bracing ourselves. You know, breakups are hard, and there's a lot of feelings so we kind of, in a way, we expected there to be something weird," he stated.
The war between the Farro brothers and those staying in the band started last month. While the band said that "for the last year it hasn't seemed as if they [Josh and Zac] wanted to be around anymore," the siblings pointed out that it was Hayley and her management team who created unbearable environment that they couldn't take it anymore.
Josh wrote on his blog, "Hayley's father ... would constantly threaten to 'pull the plug' on the whole band if we complained about anything, suggesting that we were hired guns and Hayley was the real artist, when in reality we were also part of the band. We've always been treated as less important than Hayley. It's been obvious how her family views things."
Now, Hayley, Taylor and Jeremy Davis brushed off the angry message as "irrelevant." More than that, they just want to put the whole incident behind them because after doing the band together "for six, seven years now," they "don't think anyone should discredit it" by continuing to lash at each other.
She additionally said, "We really wanted the opportunity to show our fans that we're OK, you know? The three of us are still here, we're not going anywhere. A lot of kids are still asking if the band is breaking up, and that just goes to show how broken the communication online can be, when rumors start traveling. So this is our way of showing that there's a future and we're stoked for it."
MTV is going to air the full interview on a live stream titled "Paramore: The Last Word" this coming Friday at January 7, at 4 P.M. ET.