Last week Hayley Williams presented a first episode of her own radio show in a form of a podcast for BBC Sounds. Everything is Emo was enthusiastically welcomed by Paramore fans and media. Now it’s time to move on to another episode. Click here to stream episode two, in which Hayley takes us on a journey with Tegan and Sara, Panic At The Disco, Bloc Party and more.
“[Foo Fighters] are a really important band to everyone, the whole world,” she said. “But such an important band to Paramore. When I first met the guys, there were a few albums that we talked about a lot, that we referenced a lot, Foo Fighters was a band that always came up.”
“A friend that lived in town lent him a drum kit – which he ultimately gave to him – and it belonged to Taylor Hawkins first,” she said. “For our first shows and tours, it’s like we stole a blessing from Taylor Hawkins. It’s like we took it as him saying, ‘Yes, go forth and continue’.”
“I think about Taylor Hawkins a lot, when I think about Zac’s playing. I don’t want to centre myself or Paramore in the conversation around Taylor Hawkins’ death, but it’s just to say that he meant a lot to so many people and there are so many stories I’m sure we’re yet to hear about him, and things that he’s done for people, ways that he’s touched peoples’ lives.”