Hayley Williams Upset With Paramore Portrayal in SPIN
Hayley Williams is not happy when reading article about her band Paramore in the July issue of SPIN magazine where she graces the cover. "The SPIN article ... that was just printed about us doesn't really seem to say anything about us as a band," she slammed in a blog post written while they were on the road.
Writer Josh Eells who has followed Paramore for the cover story wrote on his feature that Hayley and her bandmates are not doing any typical rock star lifestyle when touring. The band indeed stayed up late, but instead of partying, they spent their time to "watch Spaceballs and play Yahtzee."
"They sing Hanson songs, and not even 'MMMBop' -- we're talking deep cuts," Josh wrote further from his point of view. "Their bus smells like popcorn and Twizzlers, and their chief entertainment is a book of hypothetical questions they take turns shouting out answers to."
And Hayley responded, "It seems that in most cases writers simply enjoy looking at us and exclaiming - like they've discovered something huge - 'THEY'RE YOUNG!' or of course there's always, 'THEY'RE CHRISTIANS,' or 'THEY DON'T SHOOT UP IN THE BACK OF THE BUS!' What is this, the '80s? Is it really that sensational that we aren't the second coming of Motley Crue?"
Despite her disagreement with Josh, the frontwoman insisted she is not trying to "wreck the writer from SPIN." She explained, "I'm sure it's hard to get a handle on any band within the amount of time given to capture 'our story'. maybe reading articles about us just gets a little monotonous, that's all." She additionally clarified some stuff from the article, "I'm not actually friends with McLovin or Miley [Cyrus]."
From the SPIN article, Hayley switched to a more general topic. "It's my opinion that anyone who is coming onto our band looking for controversy is completely missing the point. the point isn't in the intent of controversy, the point is that there is no way around it. as people, aren't we all bursting at the seams with conflict and controversy? the point of our music is that there are human hearts in it."
"We could stop looking for the wrongs and realize that they're inevitable on the way to something more meaningful. I'm not totally preaching here. talking to myself as well, in case you wondered. who knows? maybe I really am just bored with giving music journalists the benefit of the doubt. like they're really gonna let people know what we would want to tell them. yet still, I want to have faith in people. and anyways, what WOULD we want to tell people if we had that much space to write about ourselves? it would probably end up just the same."
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