December 20th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
The recent rash of celebrity break-ups isn't confined to relationships: Paramore has confirmed on its website that two of its members, brothers Josh and Zac Farro, have split from the group. Josh, who played guitar, and Zac, who was on drums, both helped create Paramore back in 2004 along with bassist Jeremy Davis and lead singer Hayley Williams.
“A couple of months ago, Josh and Zac let us know they would be leaving the band after our show in Orlando last Sunday. None of us were really shocked,” the statement said. “For the last year it hasn't seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn't here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere.”
The pop punk group also took the time to denounce an earlier blog post announcing the Farro brothers' departure and claimed to be from Paramore.
“The ‘blog’ that was posted regarding everything that is going on with our band was a fake. We aren't sure who did it or why... And we aren't sure how they timed it this way,” the statement said. “So, we're sorry for any confusion and just to remain clear, this is the first time we have spoken out about this.”
Although the band is down to three members – Williams, Davis and guitarist Taylor York – they’re still planning to move full steam ahead.
“We have some amazing things lined up for next year starting with our tour in South America. We are still coming to you and we are excited about who we are bringing with us! The tour is still on and we can't wait to see you all,” the post reads. “We really hope that you can be encouraged by the fact that the three of us who are still here are ready to take on another chapter of our journey together.”
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