So the “Airplanes” track was originally shopped to Lupe Fiasco before B.o.B. took his spin at it. Lucky for us who are tired of the popular version, we get a second chance. Take a listen to “Airplanes” by Lupe Fiasco. And yes, it’s still featuring the awesome Hayley Williams!
Paramore announced today that they will be playing 7 dates on the Vans Warped Tour this Summer.
The dates are as listed:
JUL 14 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
JUL 15 Mississauga, ON @ The Flats at Arrow Hall
JUL 16 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
JUL 17 Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
JUL 19 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
JUL 20 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
AUG 09 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Amphitheatre
Josh Farro has added his brother Zac to the line up of his new band, Novel American. Un-Paramore (as I like to call them) left earlier this year, pouted about Hayley Williams being a terrible influence on them and now are raving about their new band.
My guess: All of the guitars will sound exactly the same as Paramore since Josh rarely mixed it up. But the drums will sound really cool and Zac can let loose like he does live. Oh, and they’ll make lots of references to Jesus (but like in the Creed way where you don’t actually say “Jesus” but everyone gets the hint).
The rock band lead by the gorgeous Hayley Williams will present at the Grammy Awards on February 13th. The band is nominated for their performance of “The Only Exception” from their album, brand new eyes. Hayley is also nominated for her feature on the B.o.B. track “Airplanes”.
Rumor has it that Fueled By Ramen will no longer be a label very soon.
In a desperate last struggle (from severely declining record and single sales) it looks like the world’s most popular indie label, Fueled By Ramen could be shutting down forever. Most likely the successful artists from the label will be split to either Atlantic Records (Paramore) or Warner Brothers Records (Panic! At the Disco). While others will cling to their second home of Decaydance Records (Cobra Starship and The Academy Is…). Others like the unpopular The Swellers and Forgive Durden will be completely dropped.
Fueled By Ramen merged with Atlantic Records a few years ago for distribution within the United States but promised much better record sales. The last bands to sign onto the label were the terribly received The Swellers and Fun. in 2009 and 2010 respectively. While the label has had many huge hits like Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, and Paramore, the revenue to promote music is not bringing in as much gross gain as the agreement with Atlantic Records had guaranteed.
“[Atlantic] had high hopes for Fueled By Ramen and continue to sign great new acts with lots of sales,” says an insider. “Lately it hasn’t been the case and it looks like Atlantic is holding them accountable for it. Everyone is doubting they’ll be around next year.”