Josh Freese to Fill in For Paramore's South American Tour
|Susan Sabo/OC Weekly|
|Josh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal.|
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, the band recently encountered a few . . . issues when guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro dropped out, later releasing a scathing statement citing front woman Hayley Williams as a main problem.
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|Hayley Williams of Paramore at the Honda Center on Sept. 19, 2010.|
While the general reaction online so far seems to be of the WTF-Paramore? nature, it seems fans tend to forget Freese is, yes, a session drummer, too, recording for the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, J-popstar Ayumi Hamasaki, Puddle of Mudd, Michael Bublé, Katy Perry, Cher, Miley Cyrus, Gavin Rossdale and Avril Lavigne.
So really, people: Business as usual.
Oh, and taking over for Paramore's lead guitar will be Justin York, brother of that other Paramore guitarist, Taylor York.