Sunday, April 23, 2017 5:44am ET by Pressparty
Hayley on Paramore: 'I wanted a new band. I was so sick of this crap'
Paramore's frontwoman, Hayley Williams, admits that band politics and royalty disputes with former members caused her to want to quit.
She told The Guardian that she even spoke to her fellow band member Taylor York about it, saying:
"Two years ago I asked Taylor if we could start a new band. I was so sick of this crap. I said we should just try something new, give it a new name." York continued:
"I've wanted to quit this band so many times. Going through all this conflict and drama over the years... I was just like, 'Man, I feel we can keep going, but this is not worth it if we don't want to be here.'"
The band's most recent dispute with a former member involves their former bassist, Jeremy Davis. He left the band two years ago. Davis is currently suing them in federal court for a greater royalties share and touring revenue. Davis claimed Williams agreed the three of them would equally share authorship for all 17 songs on the last album. However, he claims he only got a credit on a 70-second banjo ditty called 'Interlude: Holiday'.
Neither his departure nor the royalties dispute can be discussed publicly.
Paramore's upcoming album is called 'After Laughter' and is slated for release on May 12. The latest single, 'Hard Times' is out now.
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