Once Hayley Williams, Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis began playing music together in 2004, they decided to call their band "Paramore" because it was the maiden name of one of the band's first bass players and they found it simple, but catchy. They then found out that the word "paramour" existed, and that it means "secret lover". Shortly after the Farros' departure from the band in December, 2010, Josh published a blog entry telling "Paramore's real story", in which he mentions that as the band was being created, he and Zac wanted to include their friend Taylor York as rhythm guitarist but they didn't because neither Hayley nor her manager considered him as good enough. Despite this, the band seemed complete by then, but a second guitarist was still missing, so they invited Jason Bynum to join. According to Josh's blog entry, Hayley already had a manager when the band was created because her parents wanted her to become a singer. The problem was that they wanted her to become a solo act. Josh also mentions that she had already been signed to Atlantic Records without telling the band. Despite this, Hayley mentioned in "The Final Word" (a MTV interview in which they discussed all the drama that had been going on with the band in early 2011) that it had never been her intention to be a solo act because "her heart belonged in a band." Leaving aside all of the band's problems in 2005, they got to play gigs at the Warped Tour and were signed to Fueled By Ramen. They released their first record "All We Know Is Falling" that same year. Most of the tracks in the album were written by Hayley, with Josh's and Taylor's help. "Conspiracy", for example, was the first song they ever wrote as a band. Josh mentioned in his entry that Hayley asked for permission to use the song for herself but there was nothing said about it in MTV's interview. A lot of "All We Know Is Falling"'s meaning is based on Jeremy's departure from the band since his parents wanted him to finish high school. This allowed John Hembree to join the band as bass player. They finished recording the album and hit the road with John and Hunter Lamb instead of Jason, taking part in events like the Warped Tour, and as the opening number for bands like Simple Plan and Funeral For A Friend. In 2007, the band was ready to go back to the studio and record their second album, with Jeremy back on the band. The album was released that same year and it was called "Riot!", since the band said it was the perfect word to describe the recording process. Its first single, "Misery Business", is still their most successful song and gave them a total access pass to fame from the moment it was released. The band hit the road again and they grew so popular that they were actually nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best New Artist but lost to Amy Winehouse. In 2008, they headlined their first tour around Europe, now with Taylor as rhythm guitarist. That year turned out to be pretty complicated for the band because Hayley had had problems with her voice and throat, leaving aside that Hayley and Josh had just gone through a rough breakup that almost cost the band's separation. In the end, they solved their problems and resumed their tours and projects. They released their first DVD, called "The Final Riot!", which consisted of a show they gave in August 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Once their DVD was out, they went back into the studio to record two tracks for the "Twilight" movie soundtrack ("Decode" and "I Caught Myself"). After this and some other shows, the band went back to their hometown to record their third album. "Brand New Eyes" was release a few months later, being, according to critics and websites like AbsolutePunk.Com, one of their best records and an album that shows hard work and passion. Another big change for the band was that, on this record, Taylor York had now become an official member of Paramore. On the same day of the album's release, the band kicked off their tour around the U.S.A., and then saw themselves headed to Europe and then Australia for the Soundwave Festival. They then returned to the states and left for the Honda Civic Tour along with New Found Glory and Tegan & Sara. After the tour was over, they left for Europe again, now accompanied by B.o.B. (with whom Hayley had collaborated for the songs "Airplanes" and "Airplanes Pt. II".) When the tour came to an end, the band announced through their official website (Paramore.Net) that the Farro brothers would be leaving the band because they were no longer happy there. This made the fans react in a lot of different ways and provoked tension in the band due to Josh's blog post. Still, the band found the way to get past that and they resumed their projects and endeavors. The first step Paramore took after the Farros' departure was releasing their next single, "Monster", which was included in the "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" soundtrack. That was one of the four songs the band recorded in 2011, they decided to release the rest as a project they decided to call the "Singles Club". The band later play a small amount of shows in 2012 after finishing the recording process for their fourth full-length album. "Paramore" was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen and released April 9, 2013 after realeasing "Now" and "Still Into You" as the album's first singles in January and March, respectively. The band toured southeast Asia and Australia during February and March and then returned to North America to kick off their "Now" Tour and prepare for their upcoming European and South-American shows. After that, Paramore put on their biggest tour production ever, "The Self-Titled Tour", which finished in Australia on January, 2014. The band played a few shows at special events and left for The Bahamas as part of their "Parahoy!" event, along with mewithoutYou, Tegan & Sara, New Found Glory, and Shiny Top Guns. After four days at sea, the band went back to the United States and began preparations for their co-headliner with Fall Out Boy, the "Monumentour", before playing other shows and travelling to Brazil. Before bringing an end to the Self-Titled era, the band embarked on an intimate theater tour called "Writing The Future" and announced their second "Parahoy!" cruise. By the end of 2015, the band announced Jeremy would no longer be in Paramore, leaving only Hayley and Taylor as official members and adding Jon Howard's brother, Joey Howard, as touring bassist.
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