Paramore talked to MTV News about what music they listen to and which songs are on their playlist.
“I think that half the time, the things that are on the charts — somewhere down the line — are being inspired by things that are bubbling under the surface and people won’t ever hear.” Hayley said “Even Ain’t It Fun, that’s us — that’s a culmination of 10-15 years of inspiration that is all across the board.”
You can watch the interview and see the band’s favourite tracks below. More parts from the interview available here.
“They’re a band that I really love — and I love their new record [What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World],” Williams said of the Portland, Oregon, band. If you’re not familiar, these dudes get way literary with the references — and, more often than not — their jams sound like sea shanties that skeleton sailors would sing in a Tim Burton movie.
“I think that they are going to be really big,” Williams said of the Baltimore hardcore band. “I think that they’re one of the coolest things to happen in a while — there’s a lot of cool ’90s influence and there’s groove to it that’s kind of hip-hop-ish.”
Guitarist Taylor York didn’t really explain why he chose the bands he did, but we’re guessing it’s because Tame Impala, from Australia, is just atmospheric and rad, rad, rad. Their last record, Lonerism, will make you want to become a hermit, and we (and by “we,” I mean me and Taylor) seriously can’t wait for Currents to drop. There’s a new single out now!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra:
Taylor is all about the the international bands — UMO hails from New Zealand. Oh! And they also have a new record on the horizon: Multi-Love, due out in May.
Paramore’s ‘Ain’t It Fun’ is nominated for ‘Top Rock Song’ at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards! Congratulations to the band!
The Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Ludacris & Chrissy Teigen and will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, from 8-11 p.m. ET on ABC. You can read more information about the event and see a list of all the nominees here.
Hayley was at her friend Abigail Anderson’s birthday party last night. The party was held in Nashville, TN and Hayley was there with her sister Erica and bunch of friends including Taylor Swift. Go to our gallery to see new photos from the party.
Below few videos from the party posted by Taylor and Abigail.
Paramore and Hayley are nominated in three categories at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards! You can vote here.
Voting ends on July 6th and the Alternative Press Music Awards will be held on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. The show will be hosted by Alex and Jack of All Time Low and air live on AXS TV. You can read more about the event here. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 3 at 10:00 am EDT.
Hayley will also be performing with New Found Glory at the event.
MOST DEDICATED FANS:
twenty one pilots (Skeleton Clique)
Fall Out Boy (Overcast Kids)
All Time Low (Hustlers)
Crown The Empire (The Runaways)
Motionless In White (Creatures)
BEST LIVE BAND:
The Wonder Years
Panic! At The Disco
A Day To Remember
twenty one pilots
Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday)
Tyler Carter (Issues)
Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
Lynn Gunn (PVRIS)
Hayley talked to WWD about her ‘Kiss Off’ video series and how she found make-up. You can read the interview below.
When it comes to makeup, Paramore’s Hayley Williams doesn’t care about boundaries.
Evident in her debut episode of Kiss-Off, a series of three- to five-minute Webisodes that incorporates music and beauty, Williams’ friend and makeup artist Brian J. O’Connor will replicate a punk rock, David Bowie-like look on her from the 1982 cult film “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains.”
“[The show] isn’t about what color looks good on your skin tone or how to make your lips look bigger or contour this or that,” she declared, adding the show will air Tuesday on Popular TV, a video-led media platform for Millennial girls created by Nylon cofounders Marvin Scott Jarrett and Jaclynn Jarrett. “It’s about what do you like and how can you express that and find out what your look is by trying new things.”
The 26-year-old lead singer of Paramore won’t just center the show around makeup, but also music and different cultural elements.
“It won’t be specific to Paramore,” Williams said. “That was something I was very adamant about from the get-go. I want to have other artists on the show, interview them about what inspires them and maybe how they found their look and what the process was for that.”
But Williams won’t be taking a break from music to film Kiss-Off. Paramore will begin touring in the next month and she will continue to shoot on the road. Also, she is planning to launch a line of hair dye this year. She wouldn’t divulge many details but noted, “It’s another way I’m trying to bring self expression to the mix for younger people who are coming into their own. It’s going to be a DIY experience.”
That DIY experience translates to how she came to find makeup, because before age 18 Williams wouldn’t even wear lip balm to a photo shoot.
“I never grew up thinking, ‘Oh, I’m beautiful.’ Maybe no one does, but I’ve never been someone who relied on my looks to do anything because that was never really something I thought I had to offer,” she said. “By the time I came around and found makeup, I think we [Paramore] were in Japan and I really loved the way some of the girls looked coming out to the shows. I took some home and I started playing with it. My first eyeliner and eye color was from Japan. I drew all over my eyes and did this weird cat thing on the inside corners and I realized I didn’t have to use makeup to fit in.”
The first episode of Hayley’s new beauty-focused video series ‘Kiss Off’ is now available. You can watch the episode below.