Hayley Williams

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    By: Mac McCann Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions or to provoke a visceral response in listeners or say something about a particular issue or for the shock itself. Sometimes, they're presented as true story warnings, as in Bushwick ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Lady Gaga Coming to OC

    [Mental Notes] Also, Josh Freese fills in with Paramore and WAR remembers Teena Marie

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    WTF of the Week: Hayley Williams Won't Admit She's a Tool​The set-up:Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams is responding to a strongly worded letter penned by former members Josh and Zac Farro following their sudden exit from the band. As you may have heard, the siblings, who played guitar and drums respectively, published a scathing treatise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Josh Freese to Fill in For Paramore's South American Tour

    Susan Sabo/OC WeeklyJosh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal. ​According to SPIN Magazine, Long Beach resident and session drummer (and former OC Weekly cover man) Josh Freese has been pegged as the fill-in drummer for Paramore's upcoming tour dat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    [UPDATED With Statement From the Farros] Paramore's Josh and Zac Farro Leave the Band

    ​UPDATE, 10 A.M., DEC. 22: The Farro brothers have put out a rather scathing statement on  their departure and Hayley Williams. See bottom of post for entire statement.ORIGINAL ITEM, 12:45 P.M., DEC. 20: Say farewell to at least two members of pop/punk band Paramore. According to Paramore's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Paramore at the Honda Center Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​ParamoreSeptember 19, 2010Honda CenterThe show: Honda has found quite an impressive marketing tool in psuedo-punk band Paramore. By teaming up for the Honda Civic Tour, the two have effectively lured legions of true believers into stadiums where the auto giant can as ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Sure Thing

    Paramore satiates the 'Twilight' set with hooky pop-rock songs and becomes the biggest band of its generation

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Hayley Williams Covers Bed Intruder Song

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​We're still not quite over the "Bed Intruder Song" by Antoine Dodson and the Gregory Brothers. A celebrity cover couldn't have been too far off, given the song's massive popularity, but the one by Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams is pretty awesome. Watch it after the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    1, 2, 3, 4 ... Katy Perry Declares A Boob War! See Who is Pulling Out the Big Guns in This Fight

    Katy Perry fires the first volley of Boob War in this screen shot from her "California Gurls" video​In the past week, Katy Perry has claimed the summer as hers. Not with the inexplicable success of her single "California Gurls," nor her inexplicable romance with the inexplicably charming Russell ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    An Interview With a Rare Breed: OC Blogger Indie Peddler

    [Mental Notes] Plus Weenie Roast highs and lows

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Weenie Roast

    Andrew YoussefScott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots​Check out our slideshows here and here!Last week, I put together a Weenie Roast guide for Saturday's event, where I talked about incredible buzz bands you shouldn't miss, along with the bands to skip so you could go to the bathroom. Well, after sp ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Weeding Out the Weenie Roast

    Our handy-dandy guide to sorting the wieners from the dogs

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Paramore with Tegan and Sara Headed to Honda Center, Anaheim

    Andrew YoussefParamore frontwoman Hayley Williams at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, Aug. 1, 2009The strangely paired tour of pop-rockers Paramore with indie queens Tegan and Sara hits the Honda Center in Anaheim Sept 19, concluding a summer run that starts July 23 in North Carolina. The es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Crowdsourced: Paramore at the Fox Theater in Pomona

    Andrew YoussefDon't be fooled! This photo is from August 1 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.​Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams isn't quite of legal drinking age (she turns 21 in late December), but her and her band have already released three albums, with the latest, Brand New Eyes, o ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Friday Night: No Doubt, Paramore, the Sounds at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefDon't be fooled! This picture is from Saturday's show!​Friday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater--the first of No Doubt's four sold-out hometown shows and the beginning of the end of the band's reunion tour--I sat in my seat the Irvine venue not quite knowing what to expect from ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 30, 2009

    No Doubt w/ Paramore, The Sounds

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre