Ahead of Paramore and Fall Out Boy‘s summer tour, Hayley Williams and Pete Wentz play a little game of “Who is most likely to…” The musicians were put to the test when VH1 challenged them to answer questions related to eating craft services, quitting music to live on a farm, starting a Twitter feud, or getting left behind on a tour stop. Apparently the last one has happened a few times. Has either band ever heard of the buddy system?!
After spending Monday evening in Queens with J. Cole and Tuesday night in the Bronx with Janelle Monae, night three of VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz made its way to the borough of Brooklyn. Temperatures outside of the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg last night dipped into the single digits, but things could not have been ANY hotter inside as emo warriors Fall Out Boy frenetically worked their way through 12 high energy songs in the course of an hour, including one that featured a very special guest.
After a turbulent couple of years, Paramore is officially putting the past firmly behind them with today’s release of Paramore, the band’s first album since the acrimonious departure of the Farro Brothers. The patron saints of the Warped Tour generation (as our own Jim Shearer dubbed them) have already knocked Justin Timberlake off the top of the iTunes charts, as their massive fanbase has been downloading their own official copy of the album in droves today. Before the band taped their segment on Big Morning Buzz Live, we were able to grab a few minutes with Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York in a quiet conference room where we talked about everything from shadow puppets to Black Flag tattoos to their current “weirdly emotional” state of mind.
Paramore experienced some significant growing pains during the recording of their fourth studio album. The eponymous LP, due out in April, is the band’s first without founding members Josh and Zac Farro, who acrimoniously split from Paramore back in December of 2010. But to hear lead singer Hayley Williams tell it, Paramore 2.0 is an improved band, one that “didn’t hold back” in pursuing their poppier inclinations this time around.