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- Posted on Dec 23rd 2010 9:46PM by Benjy Eisen
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Guitarist Josh Farro says that he and his brother left the band acrimoniously, tired of fooling themselves into thinking it was a real band when, according to them, it had actually become the solo project of lead singer Hayley Williams, for all intents and purposes. "In reality, what started as natural somehow morphed into a manufactured product of a major label, riding on the coattails of 'Hayley's dream,'" writes Farro, who discloses that things started to further deteriorate after he and Williams "dated and broke up" during the band's 'Riot' era.
The rest of the statement reads almost like a WikiLeak cable, detailing inside power struggles, differences and personnel changes. "The intention of this statement was not to belittle or disgrace the rest of the band," writes Farro. "It was simply to clarify our decision for leaving and our desire to finally tell you guys the truth." The full statement is worth reading.
But wait! It gets juicier. After Paramore's camp questioned the authenticity of the blog entry, Farro posted a video on his personal blogspot page in which the guitarist, somberly, confirms that his and Zach's statements were the real deal.
"I know there are a lot of rumors going around that it wasn't from us. But it is," he says, sighing. "I know that makes some of you happy and some of you unhappy and, uh -- there's not much I can do."