Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Josh and Zac's Exit Statement


Hey guys,


Let me start by apologizing to you for the way everything went down on Saturday.  I had a statement typed ready to post to you guys but Hayley released one without my permission.  We were not going to issue a statement until we worked out our exit agreement with Hayley.  I wish it didn’t have to happen that way, Zac and I wanted to be the ones you heard it from.  I want to be honest with you guys about how this band formulated from day one. I did not think Hayley’s version told the whole story, at least from our perspective and hopefully this will explain a bit about why we are leaving.

                Zac and I had a garage band in high school with the intentions of just making music for the love of it. We met Taylor and our friend Jason Clark at our school and found out that we shared the same musical tastes.  So, we asked them to join our band. It was some of the greatest times of our lives playing music in Taylor’s basement with them.  We obviously needed a lead singer and one day Zac met Hayley.  We asked her to come try out and eventually to join the band.

                Months down the road things changed and this band became all about Hayley.  She had a manager at the time that controlled her every move along with her parents.  They didn’t like the idea of Hayley being in a rock band so they forced her to leave wanting her to pursue a solo career.

                Hayley went off to write and record her solo demos while the four of us continued on without her.  A couple of months later Hayley came and asked us if she could use the song “Conspiracy” that we had all previously written together.  We agreed that that would be fine.  I got a call a while after that from Hayley telling me that her manager said that Zac and I were invited to be back in the band (the band we started), but not Taylor and Jason because they weren’t good enough in his eyes. Hayley brought in Jeremy and our first rhythm guitarist Jason Bynum as the other two members. 

                 We travelled to LA a few weeks later for a showcase and it was a nightmare.  Hayley’s manager would tell the band to be in the lobby of the hotel at a certain time, but he and Hayley wouldn’t show for hours.  We found out that they had been meeting with record label executives all morning without us, which is totally weird given that this wasn’t simply a solo artist, but we were a band. The band was in the dark the whole time.  After many meetings between Hayley, her manager and the labels they decided to sign her to Atlantic records. We didn’t understand why Hayley was the only one signing the contract since we were told this was a “band”, but we were too young to grasp all of this.  So far, Zac and I haven’t signed with another label, although I guess our part of Paramore sure could. Next thing we knew we were having a signing party for Hayley.

Our next move was to rerecord her solo demos with our own music rather than studio musicians to make it sound more genuine. Meanwhile, we tossed around band names. I wrote out a list of names, including “Paramore”, a name my old band with Taylor and Jason Clark had thought about using. Obviously, we settled on that name. The label received the rerecorded demos and once again tried to fire the entire band, saying we were terrible. Thankfully Hayley and I had been writing some new songs together (Hallelujah, Here We Go Again) that the label was pleased with so that acted as leverage for the band to stay. The label and management then decided to build our band up the grass-roots route. They put Hayley on Fueled by Ramen not making it known she was signed to Atlantic as well. All the while we still questioned whether or not we were an actual band, but Hayley continued to insist we were, despite our being ignored and pushed around by the label.

They then sent us all to Orlando to rehearse and write eight hours a day for our first record. Half -way though this process, Jeremy decided to quit.  We were all really upset about it. So we finished the record, replaced Jeremy, and hit the road with Hayley’s father as our tour manager/driver of a twelve-passenger van. Her dad 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.

Jeremy ended up rejoining and we toured non-stop for two and half years building our fan base, pretending to be a band that started naturally. In reality, what started as natural somehow morphed into a manufactured product of a major label, riding on the coattails of “Hayley’s dream.”

Before recording our next record, we kicked out Jeremy for his lack of work ethic and participation in things that Zac, Hayley and I didn’t agree with.  At this point it was just the three of us to record Riot. Once the record was done, we needed a bassist and another guitarist. Eventually Zac and I convinced Hayley to let Taylor rejoin and she convinced us to let Jeremy back in, promising he had changed his ways. 
Once again we hit the road and toured on our biggest record as a band. As you all know Hayley and I dated and broke up during this album cycle. Things then started going downhill for our band. Hayley and Jeremy’s views started changing from what we all once believed in. The band almost split after cancelling a tour in Europe, but we managed to keep it together somehow. This is when Zac and I started to consider quitting the band.

Once we finished touring on Riot, we came home for a break and started writing for Brand New Eyes. Hayley presented lyrics to us that were really negative and we didn’t agree with. For example, “the truth never set me free”, which contradicts what the Bible says in John 8:32 (“and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall sat you free”). We fought her about how her lyrics misrepresented our band and what we stood for, but in the end she got her way. Instead of fighting her any longer, we decided to just roll over and let it go.

Hayley claimed that this record reunited us as band and made us grow closer together, when in reality we were all growing further apart. Suddenly the band had spilt into two sides. Touring became more difficult since we couldn’t agree on anything. The friendships our band once had were no longer existent. Amos 3:3 says, “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction”.  In addition to the band turmoil, touring had really taken its toll on us both. We left home at such a young age and missed taking part in normal teenage years.  When you own part of a band and are constantly playing, you make sacrifices.  Touring has taken its toll on our family members as well. I specifically remember many moments where our parents would break down in tears when we had to leave. It broke my heart. Seeing our siblings grow up so much during our absences was never easy either.

After a lot a prayer and counsel Zac and I came to the decision that it was time to leave the band. We truly feel that God is leading us elsewhere and is going to do great things with us. The intention of this statement was not to belittle or disgrace the rest of the band, it was simply to clarify our decision for leaving and our desire to finally tell you guys the truth.  We are still hoping to work out a friendly way to leave our part of Paramore intact with the remaining band members, including Hayley. 

We want to thank you guys for all of your love and support over the past 7 years. It’s been an honor creating and playing music for you. If music is what God calls us to in the future, we hope that you all will be a part of it.

All of the glory be to God,

Josh and Zac
    

4,375 comments:

  1. i almost started crying during this.. i never really knew what it was like for this band. i always knew that most people liked hayley because she was the only girl and the singer. but i think that you (Josh and Zac) were my favorite members. Zac, you inspired me to play trap set. and hopefully ill have enough money to pay for lessons.. i really and truly love both of you! i respect your decisions, and hope you lead a life blessed by God, because i have a feeling He will lead you in the right direction and you will have a great family. Zac, you were beast at drummss!! and Josh you were beast at guitar!! and i knew that during interviews, none of the guys really got to talk, and im like why cant they talk!! i wanna hear what they say!! May 8th, 2010 i went to a Paramore concert (my very first one) and it was amazing!! i didnt wanna leave! i wish i coulda been the one to go onstage but there was probably a meet and greet and thats prob why she went upp.. and i was jealous cuz she probably gotta meet all of you.. you were hilarious in videos i watched on youtube and interviews i watched and i'll miss that. sorry if i putt wayy to much and you get bored reading. but i hope you lead a wonderful life and may God bless you.
    Love, Kylie Marie Morse, your #1 fan.
    (:

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  2. All I want to say is thank you for playing wonderful music. You guys are awesome.

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  3. Joshua Neil Farro- you have blown my mind. And it's not because you're attractive. Thank you! But damn..............this is gonna start something. But I believe you! And, I'm happy that you posted this. I'll take your word for it. Thanks for telling the truth. God bless you.

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  4. Hope this doesn't come off too rude, but why would Hayley need your permission to post something on Paramore.net if you weren't in Paramore anymore?

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  5. Thank you for writing this.

    You guys are amazingly talented and I wish you and your family the best.
    God Bless.

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  6. Isaiah 41:10,13-14

    God bless you Josh. I've been constantly praying for you and Zac, I know that God has BIG plans for you two. I hope one day to hear you boys singing for Jesus!

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  7. I don't even know what to think right now. This is all too crazy to digest right now. thanks josh for letting us know what is/went on from your point of view. and it is hard because there is two sides to every story, and in this case there are five. i honestly hope the best for you and zac though. thank you for the wonderful music you have created and shared with us. best of luck for the future!

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  8. Thanks for the honesty. I hope God's hand is on you forever.
    You've blessed us with your beautiful music and it's a shame that your part was not as appreciated as we all thought it was. Go on and do something for *you*, not someone else.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Have a beautiful life.

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  9. this is insane!!!!!! i wish you 2 the absolute best... you were always my favourites in paramore.

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  10. Thanks for telling us your side of the story guys.
    I'm so confused, and upset, and angry all at the same time, but I wish you guys all the luck in the world!
    PLEASE don't stop playing music though, you're both too talented :( xox

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  11. I don't even know what to think of this.

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  12. I feel terrible for never fully realizing something was wrong. For the past year or so a critic has been in and out of Paramore.net trying to tell us fans a story more like this. He predicted many things, which ended up happening. I always sensed there was some truth to what he said, but I didn't think the relationships in the band had been like this. It hurts to realize that much of what I thought Paramore was, is actually different. It hurts to know that through all this time Hayley has been lying, but then again, I always realized there was something different about her (and Jeremy) than with everyone else. Especially in the past year or so with all this promotion on her and not the band.
    I guess one good thing came out of these lies, three amazing records that are able to aid fans through bad and good. I want to thank you for sticking it out, yet I feel guilty that you had to be stuck with all these problems for years. I want to say so much more, but I guess I'll leave my message at that.

    I hope great things come for the two of you in the chapters of your lives! Thank you so much for revealing the truth, it's a bit hard to grasp all at once but it's better than believing a lie.

    -from a huge fan and supporter of the two of you in whatever you do!

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  13. I guess Hayley isn't who we all thought she was then... :/

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  14. Josh,
    I'm sad that you led us on to belive you all were happy. Why not set everyone straight?I feel that now paramore was a huge lie. I've seen you live and you looked happy. Was it all a lie? You music was the only thing I could rely on. Were all those friendly moments all fake. I feel like all of you now put on a huge show for us. I've never gotten to meet you pr talk to you even, but you always just seems quiet. Not unhappy like this situation makes You seem like. This post makes hayley seem like she tricked you and was conniving. Just to get what she wants. I have always put my faith in you not only as a person but as a whole band. Why not try to work things out? I'm not trying to upset anyone or anything but this post make me literally sick.

    Josh you will always be my favorite. Now and forever.

    Zac you will be my favorite drummer ever.

    I wish you both the best luck with your lives and josh, I hope you get that family you've always wanted.

    I'm done with paramore,

    -Nicole sherwood

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  15. It's probably weird to hear this but I'm glad you and Zac left. It was obvious to me in Feb when I met Zac in Sydney, Australia that he wasn't happy, and I've seen how unhappy and distant you have been. I honestly think it's the best decision for you both, and I wish you and Zac the best of luck in whatever you do next and also many happy wishes to you and Jenna.

    God bless Josh & Zac

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  16. Ugh you guys will be forever missed :( <3 I hope you lead long and happy lives whether it be making music or not.

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  17. hayley is an ego-maniac. i always knew that you boys were too good for them.

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  18. Josh- this is Caroline (we've talked tons of times before, and your wife showed you the blog post I made). I just wanted to say that I know that you guys are making the right decision, and that you have SO many people behind you who will support you. Thank you for telling your fans the true story, it's been very insightful. To be honest, you two were the only one's I was excited about in the band after a certain point, and I will always be your strong supporters. God bless you and I hope that you do return to music in the future, but that you do whatever makes you TRULY happy. :)

    Love you guys and thank you so much for always being so kind and loving towards me. I applaud you on your decision and your honesty. <3

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  19. i feel like all the previous people who have commented on this are RIDICULOUS for actually believing this was written by Josh and Zac.

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  20. I know when all of the band members look back in a few years you will realize this was an amazing time and experience. I know the touring, agents, lawyers must have been exhausting to deal with... but hope all the Paramore band members will come to be fast friends again when time gives some perspective. Many, many great bands have been through all the same stresses you mention in your thoughtful post.

    God bless all you guys!

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  22. I cannot even think straight.

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  23. Dear Josh,

    Thank you. For the past few years, YOU and Zac have been heroes to me. Not Hayley, not Jeremy, not Taylor. I promise, it's true. There's just something you have that the others don't. I don't know what it is, but I know it's there.

    I'm glad that you left. Honestly, I really applaud you for going along with this for as long as you have. Your music is gold... well platinum technically, and now it's time for a new chapter in your lives.

    I just want to say thank you in all that you do, and thank you for saying this. It opened the eyes of the ignorant and displayed the second side of the story. Although the other five sides have not been told, this side is enough to know that a lot of us have been tricked over the years.

    Thank you for everything you've done for me, my friends, and millions of others in the world. God bless you, Jenna, and the rest of your families.

    Love,
    Francesca

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  24. this made me sad. I just saw you guys in October. bleh I guess I'll have to cherish that memory with you all together for the last time. zac is an amazing drummer, to me he fit perfectly in the band but whatever. best of luck to you guys.

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  25. suck it up, dont walk, run back to paramore

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  26. I never knew that this was the case for you guys. I still can't believe that behind all the problems you've decided to stick it out for us fans. We are eternally grateful for that. Thank you

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  27. If it was so bad all those years, why didn't you get out sooner? You both could have. You were having a better time than you're making it sound up until the mid-end of the Riot! cycle, or else why would you be sincerely smiling and happy in most photos and interviews?

    No matter what she's done or said, she's never blamed you for things like this or made you sound like the bitch you just made her sound like. Way to go. You know she'll get all the blame, and you took full advantage of that with your exit statement. She's never made any secret of the fact that the label was only interested in her, at first, or of the fact that it was only because she insisted you be included that you did. You're rich and have thousands of fans today, because of that.

    You're no better than she is. Way to exaggerate and slant.

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  28. I don't have much to say, I honestly don't know what to say. I just know that I want to thank you and Josh both for making great music & I know you'll go on to do great things. <3

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  29. I don't think this is real.

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  30. Are you kidding me? You talk horribly about Hayley like you don't even care for her! I'm glad you're leaving the band if you're going to have a negative perspective on things. You should be glad that Hayley got you the fame and respect that you have. I respect you trying to clarify things but you said some harsh things and i wont be able to look at you the same.
    I'm sorry but i dont wish you the best.

    Riana may.

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  31. I have read and re-read your blog and can't believe that is what was really going on behind the cameras. Everything I dreamed of, thought of and believed in you lot as a band seems unreal and not right anymore. I don't know what to think of Paramore as a band, and everyone as individuals right now, but something tells me you guys did at least enjoy your time, right? You were friends and you did have some laughs along the way, please? This whole comment is coming out wrong and seems like I am some person who wants everything to be perfect, but right now I am just unsure of what to think and what to do. Paramore has been part of my life for only a few years, but geesh it has made an impact and sometimes made me think better for the future. Really it was becuase of YOU GUYS separately - you ALL played a part in my Paramore beliefs. I remember writing a letter to you all, but wrote separeate parts of the letter to each member - how Josh was my favourite and that Zac was awesome cause you played drums and loved food (like we all do)! You guys STILL mean that much to me, and that is never going to change. My wishes to you both have not changed from when I heard this news on paramore.net, and in the end I wish more for both of you. I wish you both happy lives and that we hear from you time to time - keep us updated on what is happening to our favourite brothers. I also hope that someday you will sit in Taylor's basement again, and jam like the good old days. This comment is properly too long, and some will stop reading it after a while, but knowing that hopefully you, Josh and Zac, will read this makes me feel so much better about the band, and I hope to decide on how to feel from all this drama... Thank you for your music, cause YOU ALL CREATED THOSE SONGS - NOT JUST HAYLEY, ALL OF YOU!! YOU ARE THE BAND I LOVE - YOU ARE THE MUSICIANS I ADORE AND I WILL NEVER EVER FORGET YOU!! MY SUPPORT FOREVER GOES OUT TO YOU!! ROCK ON JOSH AND ZAC!!
    =)

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  32. this sounds like a bunch of bullshit, some anon made this up!

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  33. it's amazing how little you can know about one of your favourite bands until something goes wrong.

    at least we now know both sides of the story, i truly hope everything goes well for both paramore & whatever you and zac choose to do.

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  34. I just wish throughout these past few years how the fans felt about you meant more when it came to deciding to leave. the fans have always appreciated you. the fans have always loved you. and the fans have never ever regarded any other band members over you. the true ones at least. without you i would not have loved paramore as i have loved it.

    god bless you and best of luck in your lives.
    i just wish everything ive ever done to support you was not in vain.

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  35. higuys i just want to wish you the best, you guys are awesome and we always going to remember you for those 7 years you gave to us we wont forget that

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  36. Hey, I've got to say, you two were always my favourite. I've got to admit, Paramore really isn't what I thought it was after reading this, it just doesn't seem real anymore, everything I listened to seems so fake now, everything looks so fake, but you guys still made amazing music, and Josh you've got mad skills for guitar, Zac you've got amazing drum skills. I'll admit, I hate that you guys are leaving Paramore, It's going to be so different, but after reading this, I'm surprised you's haven't left earlier, and I utterly respect your decision. I'm gonna miss you guys, I hope all is well for you in the future, and good luck with your marriage Josh <3

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  37. a true shame you're leaving the bad. what a great statement. wishing you the best.

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  38. I'm really confused right now. To be honest, even though the things Hayley did were true, you shouldn't have said them. Well in this manner. You've been friends for, what, 7 years? I get it, the band has always been about Hayley and I respect your decisions. It's just, I'm gonna miss you two so much. -____-

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  40. thanks for being honest to us :) you guys surely made a right decision. idk what to say, i just want you to be happy. everything you said really opens my eyes and finally know something. thank you for writing this and caring about us :)
    you guys will be missed. i will support paramore after this but you both will always be my best. thanks for everything. i still hope that im gonna meet you someday. paramore never been in indonesia before and now its really hard for me to meet you :') but yeah, im gonna work on that. lol

    God bless you, Rani. x

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  41. Why is this post so negative towards Hayley? Of course she got most of the attention. She's the "lead singer."
    Anyway.
    I wish you guys weren't leaving, and I'd love to see you come back to the band someday in the future.
    Peace.

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  42. HEY STUPID FAN PEOPLE. THIS IS FAKE. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU FOR NOT NOTICING!
    ANYONE can make a blog with this name. ANYONE. it has one post. and a picture of josh that is easily found on the internet.
    Grow a brain.

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  43. This is just sad. really really sad. :(
    i thought you guys are all very happy with each other. I'll cry now ='((
    thanks for telling us Josh. But i still wanna see you two play guitar and drums. I LOVE YOU BOTH:*
    Goodluck to you and zac. please tell jenna and Zac that i say Hi. to you too :*

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  44. josh your a douchebag!

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  45. The exit statement that Paramore gave might not have gone into as much detail as you brothers have, but at least they respected your decision to leave and didn't hate on you. The least you could have done was make your exit statement a bit more respectful to the others too, rather than tearing them down and being so bitter. Even though it might have been that bad at times, you've still been friends for so long and have been so successful. I'm sure they're feeling hurt by your absence too.

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  46. im crying so hard at your douchebaggy-ness.



    HAYLEY FOREVER!!!!!!

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  47. You lied. You lied about eveything. You acted happy, fooling us fans. If you hated being in the band, i would rather you left years ago then stringing us along like this. You talk about hayley like she's a piece of shit. I bet you regret giving her up. Millions of people would die to be with her, even girls dream of it, and you're one of the very lucky dudes that were in a relationship with her. You don't deserve to be in Paramore.

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  48. WAY TO BE A HATER JOSH! ya douche.

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  49. omg you knows whats cooler than josh? HAYLEY!


    douchelord.

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  50. guess what? no one cares that you quit the band. ZAC COME BACK!

    hw4l <3333


    (ps your a douche)

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  52. im speechless....




    SPEECHLESS AT HOW DOUCHEY YOU ARE!

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  53. hey jenna youre almost as much of a douchebag as josh! wait jk lol JOSH IS DOUCHELORD KING. jenna girrrrl your just jealous of hayley. i would be shes hot. and not a douche.

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  54. You wanted to ride the wave. Stop being such a fucking pussy and man up.

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  55. i love paramore and always have and i completely support you josh and zac you do not understand how much that means i love your faith and Christ it is incredible well i love you guys and truthfully wish the best for you. :) love, penny. twitter@pennylolaa

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  56. Well i'm so confused right now ,
    I dont know if it's real or what ?
    But if it's really you I'm glad you told to us what's really got into your mind.
    But i dont think Hayley is all like that .

    But what do I know im just a fan ?

    As long as you(Paramore) makes good music . I will still support you

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  57. hey everyone look at this douche -----> http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626815034&sk=wall

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  58. this man is not a douchebag vvv

    Dude said...
    You wanted to ride the wave. Stop being such a fucking pussy and man up.

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  59. *faith in Christ. dont let any negative comments affect you. God bless! -penny

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  60. So excited to see where God takes you guys. The hard times always take us somewhere better, so I pray his blessings and wisdom will rain down on you as you continue to work through this situation and take your next steps! Much love for you guys taking a stand! :]

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  61. That was really rude. I mean REALLY. Why do you guys have to be such dicks about it? You couldn't have just said, "we're sick of the band so we're quitting"? Noooo, you had to insult every other member. Hayley is the only reason you guys are anything. I can't believe you would just trash her like this.

    I'm glad you quit. Jeremy, Hayley, and Taylor are better off without you.

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  62. josh and Zac you guys have always been known to me as the founding members of Paramore this artical reminded me how you guys have always been the coolest and so humble thank you for the amazeing music and good luck in life.
    godbless

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  63. I LOVE HAYLEY!!!!!

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  64. Thank you for this. I really hope you guys continue making music, not for the fans but because you seemed to really love it.
    I was disappointed to see you didn't write your leaving post on paramore.net but I'm glad you planned on explaining yourselves.
    I was a bit sad to see you two were leaving (I've been a fan for 5 years. I can't imagine the band without you) but after reading this, I am so happy for you guys.
    All the best!
    - Laura

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  65. agreed ---> I'm glad you quit. Jeremy, Hayley, and Taylor are better off without you (douche).

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  66. We're better off without you.

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  67. Oh, and just so you guys know, none of your TRUE fans EVER thought Hayley was the only member that mattered.
    You were all just as important as one another.
    WE LOVE YOU :(

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  68. thankyou so much for what you've done. you are both so talented at what you do. josh-you are the best guitar player ever. your guitar solos are crazy. zac-you are an incredible drummer.
    please ignore all the rude comments,they are just being jerks.

    thankyou so so so very much <3

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  69. INCREDIBLE. You guys are lame! Not even a "thank you" to Hayley, your reason for fame/success?

    Suck it up. You asked for this.

    DON'T HATE ON HAYLEY!

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  70. We always knew that Josh was jealous of all the attention that Hayley got. Judging by this post, it seems as though you never really ''got over'' the jealousy. In this post you made Hayley seem like some spoilt ego brat. Maybe she is, but that's her problem. Not yours to openly post about this. What I call this, is back-stabbing. But, of course. We all know that this post is fake. This isn't even Josh.

    This post is fake.

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  71. My mom died two months ago. And even before that your band was the reason i didn't kill myself. I know thats harsh, but i held onto your music like my life depended on it. And it did. And now Paramore is cut, i feel like i dont want to live anymore.

    They played 'My Hero' At my moms funeral because she was a huge fan of yours. You're letting my me down. But most importantly, you're letting my mom down. Try and work things out?

    You were extremely bitter in this post josh, i didn't think that you were like this.
    Evidently i was wrong.

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  72. you just have had a boner for hayley for years and always held it against her that she cheated on you and moved on. if you really hated being in the band and hating being around her so much you wouldve left earlier. jokes on you for being a wet noodle and never getting over your high school girlfriend. good luck on your new career, which will suck.

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  73. Go ahead God and we his fans came too

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  74. You Farros are some real douchebags. Way to go out with no grace at all. You left on your own, because you wanted to. 95% of this post wasn't necessary. Good riddance, have fun being righteous dicks.

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  75. people are being so harsh on josh's part.
    i mean, if hes not happy whats wrong with that?
    you cant just say, your a douche for leaving.
    paramore wouldnt be where they are now without josh and zac.
    you cant just say they've made hayley sound like a piece of crap, cause you dont know whats she's like. okay?
    so respect there decision and move on.
    x

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  76. you guys are so immature.

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  77. i love you 2 boys! god bless <3

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  78. This made me laugh.

    ...Especially the God bits. That's such bs. You didn't leave because of faith -- you left because people cared more about Hayley than the band. Don't make up excuses and cop out.

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  79. I got a feeling this is not josh and zac's blog. there are no evidence that it's their blog. People can just fake and act as though they are josh and just hate hayley for all they want.

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  80. all these comments are extremely rude. you guys need to learn some respect. maybe this post isn't extremely nice but its the truth. its josh and zac's side of the story. respect it. respect them. bitching at them isn't going to do anything. calling names isn't going to do anything. thank you josh and zac for your musical contributions to paramore. i'm sad you are leaving but i understand. i hope you continue to make the amazing music you always have.

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  81. Thank you for writing this. I'm glad to know the truth. I hope you and your brother will be happy with whatever you chose to do. And your fans-we will ALWAYS support you ♥ -Grace

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  82. Since I am not you or Zac, I cannot judge you both and state your true feelings. But I'm glad you are being honest. Just ignore the nasty comments.
    I support you and Zac so much. If Paramore isn't what you want, then I respect that. God bless you and Jenna and tell Zac good luck with Tunnel. We love you <3

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  83. I just saw Paramore a few months back in Phoenix, AZ and the vibe was very different than concerts I have seen of yours in the past. Josh looked so drained and detached the entire show. I even told my teenage kids after the concert, that something was wrong within the inner circles of the band. I have always admired the fact that your concerts were clean and free of swearing etc...BUT...when the indecent photo of Hailey came out just a few weeks prior to the Phoenix show, I was totally embarrassed. More so, for all of the other band members. It was then, that I knew, that things were not what they seemed and this "good kid" image was on the brink.
    I will say, that I agree with some of the earlier posts regarding the fact that you all seemed very happy and "tight." The interviews that I remember in past did in no way, show the things you speak of here...even the creation of the bands name is NOT how I remember hearing it in interviews. (I thought Hayley said it was a last name of some woman that she once knew).
    It does make you wonder if facades are created for shear entertainment and if anything is even based on truth anymore.
    It's plain as day from the latest album, that Hayley is struggling with her walk with God. I hear it in the lyrics and her actions. I don't blame her for this because I am sure she has been exposed and seen things to make her doubt more than ever. It's her personal, spiritual journey and you have every right to step away from that if it's not the direction you wish to travel. I admire your courage to walk away; especially when your success is at it's peak. That speaks volumes!!
    My young teenage boys are musicians (drummer and bass) and in a band with their best friend. They want to make it "big" someday and have made great strides in the local music scene here in AZ. I will share with them this letter that you wrote in hopes of shedding light on how things can be so hard behind closed doors in hopes they will be prepared should a professional career come of it.
    I am sure you are bored to death by now so I will bring this to an end. Thank you, Josh and Zac for giving us great music...I will cherish every song that you colaborated; especially knowing that your heart may have been somewhere else. Both of you, gave it your all and it was for the love of music.

    Have a great life with whatever sliding door you go through.

    I'll keep checking in on this blog to see how you guys are doing.

    You'll be missed more than you know.

    You're truly free now...it's time to soar.

    ~Angela~

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  84. I wonder if this is legit. If it is, all my fears have been confirmed. Props on staying as long as you have. You guys will continue to reach greater heights.

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  85. "and the truth shall SAT you free" ? Learn how to type.

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  86. Y'all are amazing, and I am happy there are real guys like you out there. Love y'all<3

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  87. You left some of the Paramore facts out, you fake douchebag. Remember John Hembree? Yea, you forgot to mention him.

    he name “Paramore” came from the maiden name of the mother of one of their first bass players. Once they learned the meaning of the homophone “paramour” (“secret lover”), they decided to adopt the name, using the Paramore spelling.

    That's how the band decided on their name. I don't think the word ''Paramore'' just popped into your brain out of nowhere. Proof that this post is fake. Sheesh, get a life.

    THIS POST IS FAKE

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  88. To everyone saying "This so really rude, yakktiy yak whinge whine fuckin whinge, shut the fuck up.

    Why does Hayley have to be the center of attention? What, because she has a cunt and two tits (which we all saw) and sings in a rock band shes automatically admired? Fuck that, if she's not a professional behind the scenes, she can't be considered a professional on stage.
    if a chick is a bitch, she's a bitch.
    If a chick can sing, good for them, that doesn't make them god's gift to music.
    If you guys wanna listen to a band with a female singer that isn't the center of attention, and is 150% professional in what she does? Listen to Arch Enemy.
    Angela Gossow makes Hayley Williams sound like a sick dogs bowel movement.

    And once again, to all the whingey emo cunts bitching about this, lets see you go this far in music. Just try it. I dare you cunts.

    - Twitch;

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  89. all these comments are extremely rude. you guys need to learn some respect. maybe this post isn't extremely nice but its the truth. its josh and zac's side of the story. respect it. respect them. bitching at them isn't going to do anything. calling names isn't going to do anything. thank you josh and zac for your musical contributions to paramore. i'm sad you are leaving but i understand. i hope you continue to make the amazing music you always have.

    ^^^ shutup youre a douche too.

    i also agree with the righteous dick guy

    i also hate josh.


    HAYLEYS SO HOTOTOTOOOOTTTTTTTTTTT<33333
    parawhore for life NOW THAT JOSH IS GONE.
    im totz a fayley fo' life.

    rack em.

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  90. i can see where you guys are coming from, i've been in bands who have acted just like that, it's the worst feeling.
    best of luck for your future projects, i'll be sure to check them out

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  91. you guys:
    THIS IS FAKE.
    FAKE
    FAKE
    FAKE
    get a life.

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  92. Why does Hayley have to be the center of attention? What, because she has a cunt and two tits (which we all saw) and sings in a rock band shes automatically admired?

    yes. you douche.

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  93. god bless you Josh and Zac. you guys are an inspiration

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  94. aww, this is so sad :( . Well, Josh and Zac, I (we) still love you and support you, goodluck guys :D keep on rockin' us .love lots.

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  95. Josh, I'm so glad you said this. Now I wish that you'd gotten out sooner. It hurts me to know that you and Zac pretended to be happy for so long. You two were my favorite members and I will support you guys forever. I know that God will lead you and Zac in the right direction in everything that ya'll choose do.

    Thank you so much for the 7 years of incredible music. God bless.

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  96. No matter what I still love you guys and i wish the best of luck on your new band/life.

    It's beyond shocking to know Hayley and Paramore wasn't what it seemed to be, and to be honest it showed sometimes... But i wanna let you guys know that I've always thought of Paramore as 1 WHOLE band not just Hayley Williams.

    Much love guys! <3

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  97. I think i can create a blog and pretend as josh and zac and just fake a story LOL. Stop using Josh and Zac's name to talk bad about Hayley. I don't think they are these kind of people who talk bad about their ex band members.

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  98. What a shame you all became such fragile broken things ):
    Ha I know Ur a fake and If ur not a fake, than at least I know Ur a fag and should have never have looked up to u. Ur not all that hot, you know. U just totally tore hayley down, and that's just wrong. And I totally get why U werent happy in the band... It was seeing that hayley was happy without u. Suck on that.
    PEACE!
    oh yea go ahead, delete all of Ur hate comments, be even more of a fag.
    U effin obsessed fan who needs to get a flipping life and stop being a freak and starting drama for these two nice bros.

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  99. THIS IS REAL! JENNA, JOSH'S WIFE CONFIRMS IT ON HER BLOG!

    http://jennalfarro.blogspot.com/

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  100. Dated and split up during the Riot! album cycle? Josh, seriously? Then what was all the "Neil" and "Nichole" dedication stuff in the All We Know Is Falling notes? Bullshit. You 2 dated for longer than that and you used to think the world of her. You're bitter and angry now that things didn't go how you wanted them to, but there are holes in your story and you're a bigger liar than she is.

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  101. i dont believe in anything anymore. :(

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  102. You're such a jerk. You didn't need to say half the shit in this post.

    It feels like my life is a lie.
    You should have just stuck to Paramore because to be honest, Your future career is gonna suck and you're gonna WISH you never left.

    Hayley, Jeremy, And taylor don't need you. You're a douchelord. And i dont blame Hayley if she never wants to talk to you ever again.

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  103. hayley is a fucking bitch

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  104. To the person who asked why Hayley would need their permission, it's because it's Zac and Josh leaving, not Hayley. Therefore, it'd be THEIR decision when to tell the world about it.

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  105. dude... josh, what happened? when you let me on stage in moline in may you seemed so happy... :( -johny form moline

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  106. awwhh, it breaks my heart :(
    I'm am SO happy for you and Zac to finally have a say in the whole Paramore experience... I do not favoritism towards any side. I truly wish the best for you and Zac(and Paramore)and where ever that leads you guys. Ignore any negative remark said to you and Zac. Know that no one knows that truly happened between the current and previous band members of Paramore. Besides, when dealing with other people (whether friends, family, peers, co-workers, etc., or in your case, band members) they are always more than one side of the story.
    Personally, I have always loved Paramore for each one of you and your guy's unbelievable talent. If you continue your musical path, I will still be a fan and admire your guys work. Maybe this is naive and cheesy, but I really and truly mean every work I said (err, well typed, haha).
    Anyways, I still respect you and Zac and Paramore. I only hope for the best in your futures and career ahead of you guys. And enjoy the holidays, 2011 may be a new start for you all.

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  107. dude... josh, what happened? when you let me on stage in moline in may you seemed so happy... :( -johny form moline

    ^^that kids a douche

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  108. josh... i thought you loved being in paramore... :( you were my favorite member in pmore.. best of luck, johny from moline.

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  109. To the person who just said it's their decision when to tell the world about it: umm, no it's not. They're not in the band anymore, therefore, they have no "rights" to when anyone gets told anything, and no access to post on Paramore.net anymore, so it's not their decision. It's the remaining Paramore band members'.

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  110. didnt you like being in pmore? what happened? explanations?? :( johny from moline i thought i would have a chance to meet you again. :(

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  111. do you guys seriously believe this is josh and zac? come on. it would be on paramore.net if they were releasing any statement, and we all know josh and zac would be the last people to post anything personal, especially on a site like this.

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  112. pmore sucks ya douchebags

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  113. BACK STABBERS! Hayley always says at the beginning of shows "WE are Paramore" not "I am Paramore"

    She loves the BAND. And you guys are just walking out? Bra-fucking-vo.

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  114. i wonce ate a burrito.... i love you and im a guy. -marvin :)

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  115. I love how pretty much the only haters are ANONYMOUS. & if it weren't for these guys there would have been NO PARAMORE. So stop picking sides. You don't know what went down or what really happened or if this is even really Josh. So calm down and just be loyal to the ENTIRE band. The side that still exists and the side that left. If you really loved them like you claimed then you wouldn't make pig-headed presumptions.

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  116. My only question is why Taylor stayed in Paramore.
    Is that just as complicated? Why did Taylor stay when you're all such good friends?

    It makes me sad...

    Have a great night, though.
    God bless you.

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  117. Y'all have both been my favorites since the start. I love you both so much<3 Please continue to make music. The world needs more amazing people like you.

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  118. you know reading this makes me really confused, the statement posted on paramore.net showed that they respected your decision to leave and i do too but i have a problem with the way you two seem to whine and complane i respect you but youre a grown man, if you didnt like what was going on you could have left sooner insted of pretending everything was fine. i think what hayley ment by "the truth never set me free" was that she realised you were unhappy with what was happening and it made her sad seeing you two pretending everything was fine when it wasnt and you still wanted to stay dispite being unhappy. there was nothing keeping you from leaveing so, im just wondering why you didnt leave sooner, if you hated what was happening insted of lying to us saying everything was fine and dandy?

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  119. Zac, Josh, I didn't know this was the truth. I never even got to see PARAMORE play with full-members. I love you guys. I just cried reading this, you guys are the most important part of the band. It's too late now. Paramore will never be the same anyway. God bless you guys :')

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  120. hey marvin, im looking for someone special and you seem pretty nice. i just so happen to love burritos ;) -svetlana

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  121. Josh-

    I really hope you read this, I'm going to try to make it short. You should know that you and Zac are my two biggest musical influences. I admire you greatly and Paramore has been my favorite band for over 4 years. Your work has been my inspiration to make music and go to college for it. I've gone to 5 shows since Brand New Eyes was released and have tried to meet you guys every time with no luck. Learning about you guys leaving was heartbreaking, and reading this post was even more shocking.

    I started typing out a comment on Paramore.net but after seeing this post I decided to try to get a message to you directly. I'm glad I know the truth. It's hard to believe but I believe it.

    Paramore has brought me so much happiness and joy over the past 4 years. I know it will never be the same without the Farro brothers. Paramore is no longer a band to me--just half a band. It was never all about Hayley for me, it was about the whole ensemble, especially guitar and drums. I hope that you and Zac never stop making music and sharing it with the world, so that someday I can still have the chance to meet you and shake your hand.

    Thanks for everything. Good luck and God bless.
    Kyle

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  122. 1) i hope this is real because i dont understand why didnt you say this on paramore.net! that is strange!

    2) if this real, i got this to say:

    guys! i have a question: during Riot and Brand New Eyes did you also feel less important than Hayley?
    becase for all of us you were a band and the five of you were as important as anyone!

    im a guy and i dont care about saying i love you both and i will miss you so much! i hope you could be really happy because you deserve the best!

    unfortunately i wont see you here in Argentina this February 24.. but well.. your choice is more important and if this is what you really feel we will be happy for you :)

    you are awesome guys! and this story made me feel so sad.. we didnt know that was that way "/

    i got the feeling you will be back soon! this is not the end!

    PARAWHORES LOVE YOU AND YOU ARE STILL PARAMORE!

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  123. This breaks my heart. I'm upset that this had to end the way it did.

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  124. I never knew that such conflict existed inside the band. All of you looked so happy in your videos together and in all your concerts. When Paramore came here in the Philippines, I was so happy and overwhelmed but it hurt me a little that you can not come because you are busy preparing for your wedding. The music you guys made as a band gave me hope. It made me feel comfortable. It made me realize a lot of things. I could recite all of them if you'd like but i don't know where to start. THIS IS JUST HEART BREAKING FOR ME. I looked up to you guys a lot. You don't know what you did to me as a person. Your music was able to change me and I loved you guys for that. I respect you and your brother's opinion though because it seems to me that you guys had no choice. As much as I'd like to see you guys perform as a band again, I know that that will never happen again judging from what you had written. Just so you know, I love Paramore and I love you and your brother as much. I will always support you guys.

    -POGS

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  125. oooh baby. nummmy nummy. :) i LOVE YOU svetlana

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  126. I can't believe all of these "OMG YOU'RE A DOUCHE JOSH HAYLEY RULES JENNA IS JEALOUS OF HAYLEY" comments. wow. get up and stop kissing hayley's ass. she obviously isn't perfect at all. anyways, josh, thank you for this. needless to say i'm stunned, but i hope that you are happy in whatever you two choose to pursue in your future. <3

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  127. rape me marvin! -svetlana

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  128. hey guys, i was totally just kidding i love hayley! haha

    -josh

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  129. GLADLY, svetlana. muahhhhh

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  130. Here are some points I'm going to make. I just want to let you know that I support every member equally. I'm dissecting the points made in this so it's easier to understand.



    1. The Hayley Show

    People talk about Paramore being "all about Hayley" all the time. I find it hard to listen to because we love every band member equally, but here's the facts from the statement.

    - I'm sure that the record label did try and get Hayley alone. She's extremely talented. But you have to realize first that Front Women rock bands were pretty uncommon at the time they were signing. The record label probably didn't see any potential for Paramore as a full out band, it's a miracle Hayley stuck to her guns and decided not to just quit on everybody. Even when the record label tried to fire all of the guys but keep Hayley they came back with stronger music. I think it would have been easy for Hayley to decide that she should just go solo, but she didn't.



    - Hayley's family. I don't think Hayley's family wanting her to go solo is nessesarily her fault. Sure, her Dad might have been mean to the band members, but that doesn't make Hayley herself some sort of evil person.



    2. The breakups

    - I wasn't surprised that Jeremy had been kicked out before RIOT was recorded, really. He did quit once before, after all. I love Jeremy, I really do, but if you looked at it through the band's eyes I'm sure it must have caused some controversy to let him back in TWICE. It's pretty obvious something big like that had to happen for Paramore to consider breaking up, even on top of Hayley and Josh's breakup.

    - Hayley and Josh's breakup. I'll admit, it pissed me off a tad bit to see Josh talk about Hayley so awfully when he DID date her, once. Surely he didn't hate her so furociously for 7 years, he must have really liked her at SOME point for them to have been dating for so long.



    3. Brand New Eyes

    - The bible stuff made me a little bit upset. Christianity is a religion, it's not your entire life. To be upset because a song was "against" a bible verse just doesn't register as something that's logical in my mind. However, I do understand that for someone as religious as Josh it would be considered upsetting.



    4. All the years

    I think that the entire blog is really dark and upsetting. It seems like they ignored the fact that they MUST have been happy at some point, why else would they do this for 7 years? From the way things are written it seems like they were never happy. So why would they stay if they were never happy? It seems a bit biased to me, I'm sure it was because they're obviously upset.





    In the end, I'm sure Hayley taylor and Jeremy will have something to say about this. I'm a little worried that there may be some "war" so to speak, and I sincerely doubt that the Farros will ever be really true friends with the other band members as well.



    In the final analysis, I think that because this IS one side of the story, it IS biased. Don't get your knickers in a twist yet, okay? I agree with some of the things that were said and disagree with others. Is it hard to read and is it difficult to think that all this could have happened? Yes. Is Hayley suddenly evil? No.

    Don't judge the full story until you hear both sides. Don't send hate mail. Don't quit the fan base. Do, however, send eternal support to Paramore, past, future, and present.

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  131. I can't believe all of these "OMG YOU'RE A DOUCHE JOSH HAYLEY RULES JENNA IS JEALOUS OF HAYLEY" comments. wow. get up and stop kissing hayley's ass. she obviously isn't perfect at all. anyways, josh, thank you for this. needless to say i'm stunned, but i hope that you are happy in whatever you two choose to pursue in your future. <3

    ^^^ i would kiss hayleys ass any day ya douche

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  132. I don't know whether this is coming from the real Josh or not.. but if it is you say that it's not meant to belittle anyone, but that's all it seems to do. In any relationship when something doesn't work out BOTH parties are at fault. & from what it reads it seems like you are only blaming the other side of the band when in fact you should be looking at the wrong you guys did as well because I am sure you are not perfect just like Hayley, Taylor, & Jeremy aren't. & You have to remember that Hayley was just as much as a child as you guys were.. have you ever thought that maybe she didn't know what to agree on either? or maybe the label was going around her & only talking to her parents as well? Just a thought. I'm not siding with either side because I still see Paramore as the 5 of you & I love you all for all the great music that you have provided. I just wanted to express my opinion.

    If this was really posted by Josh,
    Thanks, it really helped to see both sides of a story.

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  133. i licked hayleys butthole. it was goood. -josh

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  134. Well in a way i'm happy you 2 left the band, it was the right thing to do if you were that unhappy in the "band" i'm so sorry, that i, as a fan, didn't notice what was going on with you, and the sadest thing is that we did nothing when the situation was more obvious in the past year or so.

    Im glad you feel free now of this "lie" . i believe in your words and thank u, for letting us know what was happening from your point of view.

    In the other hand is so sad i will not have the chance to meet you in the tour of paramore to South america.

    Farro brothers, u'll always be in my heart <3 thanks for all the moments and specially for the truth that will set me free.

    i dont believe hayley is suddenly evil, and i dont think u were unhappy ALL the time, cause what was the point of doing it for 7 year, right? i think u need to calm down and just talk about this, with clear heads.

    lots of love C: daniela from Chile.

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  135. GUYS PLEASE, stop commenting negatively to Josh or Zac. It's their choice to leave the band. However, this post is kinda rude, I know. It's like the way to insult or mock Hayley. Nobody here knows the truth, only Paramore knows it. So we can't judge that it's the brothers's fault or Hayley or Jeremy.

    Let's just keep supporting them, whoever they are and wherever they are and whatever they do ;)
    God bless.

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  136. With this written, I now understand why you guys had to leave. It's amazing how both of you put up with everything during those 7 years. I mean if I were in your shoes, I would've given up a long time ago but I'm glad you guys aren't like me at all because without your strong will and patience, you couldn't have inspired your fans - like me - and you couldn't have given us hope when fears tried to overshadow us.

    I've read the other comments up there and I can't believe how shallow so many people can be. The only reason they call it a band is because there are several members working TOGETHER to make music and to try to entertain and inspire people. I believe that it was more than just Hayley in Paramore and that you guys deserve a standing ovation for what you guys have done.

    Don't listen to those people and just stay the same. Make another band and put those awesome talents in to good use because maybe one day, you'll be way better than Paramore would ever be.

    All my love and support goes to you guys.

    -Alyssa DC.

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  137. Josh and Zack, my best wishes from Argentina. I was specting to see you both guys in the Southamerican tour, here in my country. But, well, again... hope you both the best in your life. Sorry for my bad english.


    Mike

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  138. reading this opened my eyes, but also put what i was observing into perspective. i can completely understand where youre coming from and why you would decide to leave the band. however, it was truly rude for you to call out jeremy on many problems he may have had and to speak so harshly of hayley. think of all the time you guys spent together, youre going to tell the whole world it meant nothing? you should be thankful for everything that happened, how it happened because it has brought you to where you are today. that is, being viewed as well respected musicians with a loyal fanbase.
    i love paramore, all five members. now that there is only three, i will love them and anticipate their new album. that being said i will also be waiting to see what you two can do. i love you all.
    just thinking it was improper of you to spill it all out like this. it has crushed my vision of all of you.

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  139. so i decided to leave my anon life and become a real douchebag like the rest of you.

    i have no problem with zac hes a swell guy. josh? douchebag.

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  140. Why do i think this is not real ? Am i the only one ?

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  141. I dont even know what to think.
    Josh. Zac. You're my idols.
    Paramore changed my life.
    I didn't know it was so hard for you, but i want you to know that i'll always love and support you guys.

    I wish i could hug you and tell this in your faces :)

    I LOVE YOU. DON'T EVER LET MUSIC DIE.


    GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.

    Rachel.

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  142. LOLOLOLOL. PARAMORE IS ALL ABOUT HAYLEY! SHE'S ALL THAT MATTERS YA DOUCHE.

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  143. Those silly Christians.

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  144. A part of me hopes you don't even read these comments. So many of them are so ignorant and uncalled for, I want to apologize for them. Anyway, as a Christian, I fully respect your decision and I am immensely proud of the both of you. I almost teared up reading this, because it hits close to home with something I'm dealing with in my life right now. I admire you both so much for staying true to your faith and doing what you believe is right in God's eyes. God bless both of you in whatever you choose to do.

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  145. LOLOLOLOL. PARAMORE IS ALL ABOUT HAYLEY! SHE'S ALL THAT MATTERS YA DOUCHE.

    ^^^ omg i love you. you sir are NOT a douche

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  146. obviously fake. duh.

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  147. Thanks for posting this. I could really understand now. I couldn't before. It's all so clear too me now. Thanks for being a part of my life for the past 6 years. It's been awesome and now I can't stop crying.

    I will always see you guys as Paramore also and it really sucks that you are leaving but you have your reasons and that's ok. After you read this you figure it out.

    It's still hard for us. But thanks for doing such great music. Farro brothers, you are the best.

    I'm gonna miss everything about you guys. The flip, Zac's shorts, your songs, josh.. I love you both and the music that you have giving us has changed my life.

    Love to you both and God bless.
    Merry Christmas,
    Rebecca

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  148. paramore changed my life. it opened my eyes to what a true douchebag (josh) is. and how hot a girl (hayley) can be. and how ugly wives (jenna) are.

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  149. wow, people on here make meh sick! Callin' him a dick? really? Its not like he went out there and called her a bitch. Maybe he stayed in the band for the FANSSSS! dumbasses. god leave them alone. Maybe he also said the truth because the others didn't have the fucking balls to actually say it out there. I knew something wasn't right. i met Zac and he didn't seem super happy. he had pain written in his eyes, and to be honest, whoever calls him an ass doesn't know how he feels. What would you do if you felt like nothing but wanted to stay in a band you didn't feel you were even as and wanted to make your dream come true? you'd feel like shit too. and im ashamed of Haley. very ashamed. God bless you guys for actually be honest, unlike the rest of the band. and all the haters need to shut the fuck up. They were treated like shit, do you want them back into a band that was treating them like toys? i wouldn't. i would have said, fuck you, and walked out and never came back.

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  150. Whatever it is, you two must stay true to yourself and don't forget that we love you for who you are. And we always got your back. I'm not going to make any judgement on the rest of the Paramore members but I hope you guys could make peace. I don't hope for anything more or less.

    We love you guys and got your back forever. God bless.

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  151. well thanks for finally telling us the truth, even if it was hard to hear it was probably harder to write so thanks

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  152. i love the people who are so brainwashed by hayley saying these guys don't deserve to be in a band with her taylor or jeremy, when they it clearly said taylor wasn't even allowed to be in the band at first even after co-writing some songs.

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  153. y'all are psycho josh is a douche and so are all of you skanks. did i mention hayleys hot?

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  154. Hayley reay just needs to realize that she is not paramore. She is not the only one in the band with an opinion. Guys whatever you decide to do next I jope is for the better and please don't be pushed around by another " hayley"

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  155. so basically their degrees and particular beliefs in christianity was the nail in the coffin so to speak.

    josh, you never really ever seemed comfortable touring. even 5 years ago in little hole in the walls.

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  156. To clear up "this is fake!" Jenna farro posted on her real blog to say thanks for all the paramore fans leaving nice comments for Josh. She the proceeded to say that Josh was going to leave an exit statement soon and she would post it. This is how many people got here, she linked THIS blog in her own. This is real.

    Steven I.

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  157. shame on both of you. you have acted in hostility when hayley's post did nothing but explain to US why you bailed.

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  158. Wow. What a disrespectful and rude "exit statement". I was absolutely devastated when I found out that you guys were leaving. But after reading this, I feel sorry for Hayley, Taylor and Jeremy. Hayley wrote the announcement on paramore.net with respect for both of you guys. This, however, is ridiculous and so unnecessary. Yeah, sure, tell your side of the story, but this just shows your insane jealousy towards Hayley and that your playing the blame game. Such a shame!

    Don't get me wrong though, I will continue to support you in whatever you choose to do next and I wish you the best of luck.

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  159. THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE.

    To be honest when Pamamore first came out on FBR, I thought Hayley was the "artist" and the guys were just the back up band.

    It's sad how money and fame change people. I always thought Hayley was controlling over the band. It makes complete sense now.

    Best of luck to you boys.

    xo

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  160. Zac and Josh, both of you are blessed and God does have much better things for you guys planned out. I'm not a Paramore fan but I completely understand this. As for you immature and inconsiderate people, you should simply keep all the negative junk to yourselves. None of you have gone through their footsteps so don't act like you know anything. Chances of them giving a damn about your rude comments are probably slim to none.

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  161. ya'll are retarded.

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  162. love you guys, wherever you are......
    <3<3<3

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  163. Thanks guys to telling what you think..
    But I don't like the way you just said all that things..
    I'm happy if you're not, and you want to start a new way so..I hope the best for you both!

    I'm a singer and a songwriter, I'm working in my own record, I know that bands and all the thing people see in the tv are not real as well. So I understand how difficult is to manage all of it.

    But..well... my heart was, is and will be with Hayley because she is the artist who inspired me to be who I am. Maybe she's not perfect, but she has the talent!
    And I repeat, I think all this things you said to all your fans were unnecessary, those thing are the point you just have to talk with hayley, jeremy and taylor...

    that's all

    I LOVE PARAMORE AND I LOVE HAYLEY WILLIAMS

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  164. rackem
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GkC0IHCtdc

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  165. this sounds like bullshit, sorry to break your hearts, but josh and zac are pretty cynical and angry dudes. so if this was really josh's blogspot, he wouldnt sugar coat a single thing. it would have been a lot more hateful toward hayley. waaa cry me a river.

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  166. you guys rock! thankyou for told us the truth

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  167. I wish the best for you two and hope that your friendship's with the rest of the members remain intact.

    I respect your decision and know that you both will go far - no matter what choices you make.

    Good luck

    xo - Shannon

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  168. Wow, Um.
    This just sort of ruined my illusion of my favorite band. But It's nice to know the truth of what goes on behind it all.

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  169. josh,

    i can't believe you would have such blatant disregard for people who you're supposed to love and care about and have toured with and known for years. you're shitting all over something you helped to create and i'm sure you probably feel incredibly justified with your bible quotations and your "facts" but this is awful. hayley is going to have to wake up to this shitstorm tomorrow and it's like you don't even care. YOU left the band on your own, along with zac, so quit being so fucking bitter. you grew apart, shit happens, and boo hoo you didn't get you're way. get over it and be a better person than this. you should take it down even though the damage it has already done is irreversible.

    i hope you're happy.

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  170. Its not a fake. And i hope Hayley never talks to you again. Which is a shame, Because she's the hotest woman in the world c:

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  171. why are you guys doing this ?? :( i love paramore

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  172. I CANT BELIEVE THIS.

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  173. this really broke my heart. This was an eye opener. But you have to know when you guys did a Pacific rim tour I am more looking forward to see you and your brother. I hope for the best and I hope you find some peace of mind.

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  174. W/E HAYLEY IS PARAMORE

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  175. All I Can say is




    BAZZINGA!

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  176. FUCK YOU JOSH FARRO. FUCK YOU.

    I'll be back later when I'm not so angry with a more eloquent post.

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  177. All I can say right now is thank you.
    Thank you for everything over the past 7 years
    and thank you for this explanation.
    I wish you both happiness for your future
    and I know that both of you will end up doing what you truly love.
    I'm sorry that everything happened this way & I hope in my heart that you have many POSITIVE memories from being in Paramore and touring the world. I can't wait to hear from you both soon.

    Chanele McGuinness <3

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  178. You knew what you were getting into. Having a female fronted band is always hard because the female vocalist gets a majority of the attention and praise. I truly feel like you should have backed out way back when you say the warning signs like Hayley's manager & dad telling you those things...it should have been a red flag..."Hey I should just get out now and be happier doing what I love in a better environment"
    But hey you stuck it out, we are glad you did, and now that Paramore fans have grown with you, we have matured and I know I can understand that people change and life goes on as you grow into adulthood...We will never forget how talented you two are, the true Paramore fans never picked favorites. If Hayley just showed up on stage it would be horrible. We love you. Good luck with your guys's future. I hope you stick with music cause you two are extremely talented, and have been for years.

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  179. All of you people getting mad at him and saying he is mean for writing this and calling him bitter...

    If you split with a friend or someone close to you you wouldn't come out with neutral or happy feelings no matter what side you were on. And that is fact.

    He is going to be emotional about things and it just happened so let the man express himself!

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  180. Hope u have a more succesful career later on (: Best of luck! You two were awesome bytheway.

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  181. Oh sweet Jesus ... I can not believe I read this ... Sorry you have been through this guys.I am one of the Paramore fans that understood all wrong about you leaving.I'm extremely sad about halley's attitude and for all that you guys suffered for the band. I cried now, Paramore wont be the same without you guys..I'm really
    really sad. God bless you boys.

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  182. haha its funny how some people really believe all this. don't be so easily manipulated and fooled.

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  183. I`m sad that you guys left the band but it was for the better.I never tought the situation was so difficult.

    God Bless,keep chasing your dreams.

    ps:maybe you guys should do a duet you agree on the same direction in music if there is just the 2 of you there wont be as much drama.But that`s just an idea.

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  184. Dear Josh and Zac,

    Thank You for Telling us why you guys left because when I found out I was like well no Goodbye note or anything? But reading this made me think of the band a whole lot different. I mean Yeah I'm kinda mad like some people are because I do feel like oh it was nothing but a show all fake and stuff. But now that I see what it's like Its wow. I do see that some people only like the band just for hayley, I mean I'm related to someone that just likes Hayley and thats it. Anyways, sorry I just get side tracked. I can see when there were interviews like It was basically Hayley,Jeremy,and Taylor just like talking and stuff. Okay wow going blank here. Right when I heard you guys left I knew I wasn't gonna listen to Paramore anymore because it just wouldn't be the same without Zac doing something funny or Josh just being well Josh. haha. So Really the whole point of of my Messed up opinion is that I'm happy that You and Zac are gonna be happy and maybe try to make music YOU want to do. And Also that Whatever you decide to I'll be here supporting you guys.
    Also not to you guys but to the haters that say oh this is bull because If you wasn't behind the stage or lived in the bus then you really don't know the truth, Only they do.

    Love Julie,

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  185. http://jennalfarro.blogspot.com/

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  186. okay i think the Anon that was saying 'douche' was the same person -____-

    anyway... i'm not really sure if this is real but if it is then yeah here we go.
    yeah i would start off by saying that you and zac are my favorite not hayley not
    taylor not jeremy. when i read the news that the two of you were quitting the band
    i swear i was devastated and broke down crying, people might say that what i did was
    pathetic but paramore is just i can't even explain how much this band means to me.
    Anyway i respect and understand your decision now that i've heard your side of the story.
    But what i can't understand are the things you said about hayley, you all looked like
    you were getting along and you know happy with what you were doing. you made her sound like
    an attention whore which now that i think about it she is. If she kept on saying that
    you were a band she shouldn't have agreed or at least followed what her manager what saying.
    She should have defended you and asked your opinion on what was happening. if you look at it
    you were actually the ones that started the band and hayley used you as a stepping stone
    to get what she wanted. And the part where you
    said about her dad i mean wow that's just sad :|. i felt betrayed and lied to, i can't imagine
    that she was that kind of person.

    I'm sorry if this came out a little long i mean c'mon i was shocked and i never thought
    that this was what was happening behind the smiles and the glamour -sigh-

    But watever i still love you josh and zac watever you decide i will totally support you.
    continue making music and god bless.

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  187. Wow I'm listening to "Ignorance" right now and it's all making sense

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