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Paramore Unsurprisingly Lose Two Members


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In February 2008, Paramore's Hayley Williams wrote a cryptic blog post hinting at "internal issues" in her band as the group nixed a leg of its "Riot!" tour. At the time, fans assumed those problems might have been related to this quote from guitarist Josh Farro: "We are a team. We are a band," he said in a fan chat. "It's not just Hayley -- it's not her band. Just because she's the lead singer doesn't mean she's the only one involved."

Surprise! Josh Farro and his drummer brother Zac have quit Paramore. The group's three remaining members confirmed the news on their official site, writing, "For the last year it hasn't seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn't here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere."

Surprise! Zac Farro has already found happiness elsewhere. His reported new project Tunnel is a collaboration with singer Jason Clark that sounds nothing like Paramore:

One more non-surprise: Williams has no plans to give up on her platinum project, who just a few weeks ago participated in VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (hmm... how many members of Paramore meet the gender requirement for being a "diva"...). "Paramore is (still) a band," she tweeted.

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