Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004.
Hayley Williams met the
brothers Josh Farro and Zac Farro at a weekly supplemental program for home-schooled students at the age of 13.
They officially formed the band two years later.
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Alternative rock, pop punk, emo, power pop
Fueled by Ramen, Atlantic
Novel American, HalfNoise
The name "Paramore" came from the maiden name of the mother of one of their first bass players.
Once the group learned the meaning of the similar sounding word "paramour", which means secret lover,
they decided to adopt the name, using the Paramore spelling.
Hayley Williams -
lead vocals, keyboards, piano
(born December 27, 1988 - age
Taylor York -
lead and rhythm guitars, glockenspiel, percussion (2007-present)
Jeremy Davis -
bass guitar (2004-2005, 2005-2015)
Josh Farro -
lead guitar, backing vocals (2004-2010)
Zac Farro -
drums, percussion (2004-2010)
Jason Bynum -
rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2004-2005)
John Hembree -
bass guitar (2005)
Hunter Lamb -
rhythm guitar (2005-2007)