Rocker Josh Farro is delighted he quit Paramore last year because life away from the band is "great". The guitarist and his brother, drummer Zac Farro, walked out on the rock group after a show in December, blaming their tense relationship with frontwoman Hayley Williams.
He now admits the seeds of the siblings' departure were sewn when he stopped dating Williams in 2007 - and he's confessed he hasn't spoken to her, guitarist Taylor York, or bassist Jeremy Davis since quitting. Farro tells Kerrang! magazine, "I don't think that'll (speaking to his former bandmates) happen for a while. I hope that one day we can reconcile, but I really don't care to be in some war with them. Whatever."
"It's still fresh (but) I don't think I miss it at all. I don't miss it one bit. That's just being completely honest. It's been nice to unwind! (There's been) drama, but some of that's inevitable. But other than that, it's been great."
Asked if life in the band was hard after he and Williams ended their romance, he replies, "For a while. It was weird more than anything. We were good friends before that and people change. We were becoming more and more distant."