David Bendeth Talks Working With Paramore on ‘Riot!’

David Bendeth, who produced Paramore’s Riot!, did a video interview talking about the record and trials with the label:

When I finished Riot I handed it in to the label, and they didn’t think there was a hit. They didn’t hear anything on there. The head of Warner Brothers said, “we are going to get Chad Kroeger of Nickelback to write Hayley a hit.” When I told the band what was happening, they went nuts as you could imagine, because we worked four or five months on that record, and they were teenagers. You can imagine the outburst they had putting everything in their lives into the record.” I got back to the label and said look, no offense, but I’m not doing it, and they flipped.