Paramore’s Influence Is All Around Us

Quinn Moreland, writing for Pitchfork:

Now, Paramore’s influence is being felt by a new group of artists navigating the turbulence of youth, when every heartbreak and setback can feel apocalyptic. Beyond Moriondo, the band’s sound and snarl can be heard in the gleeful middle finger that is Olivia Rodrigo’s No. 1 hit “good 4 u,” the Hot Topic thrash of Willow Smith’s “Transparent Soul,” the diaristic bliss of girl in red’s “Serotonin,” and Billie Eilish’s caustic eye-rolls. That these artists were an average of 5-and-a-half years old when Riot! was released only underscores Paramore’s staying power—and Williams’ role as a sage pop-punk den mother.

Paramore’s ‘Riot!’ Debuts in the Top 10



Paramore’s 2007 album Riot! reaches the top 10 of Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart for the first time, thanks to a new pressing on silver colored vinyl.

The set re-enters the chart dated June 12 at No. 8 with 7,000 copies sold in the U.S. in the week ending June 3 (up 1,380%), according to MRC Data, nearly all from sales of the new vinyl edition. Riot! had previously debuted and peaked at No. 20 on the June 30, 2007-dated chart. The album was issued on silver colored vinyl on May 28 as part of the Fueled by Ramen record label’s ongoing 25th-anniversary festivities.

Paramore Release Tiny Hot Topic Bitch T-Shirt

Paramore have released an exclusive t-shirt at Hot Topic with all sales going to benefit Nashville’s rock scene.

Tiny Hot Topic bitch? We stan her. Rep your favorite artist, Hayley Williams, in this tee. The front has “Tiny Hot Topic Bitch” and the back features a color photo of her in a Paramore jacket.

All net proceeds from this tee will go to a cause dear to Hayley and Paramore’s hearts. When you buy this tee, you’ll directly benefit Nashville’s rock scene. The independent venues Paramore grew up playing are in danger of being overdeveloped into hotels. We want to fight that. Please help us preserve the cherished venue the Exit/In. In the event that this venue ends up shutting down, the owner will redirect all monies raised to the National Independent Venue Association.

The phrase comes from this Twitter exchange.

Hayley Williams Makes Charts History

Hayley Williams


The first solo LP from Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams arrives as her maiden No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, as Petals for Armor bows atop the May 23-dated survey.

The set starts with 22,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 17,000 units are via album sales. […]

With her solo coronation, Williams is the first woman to have led Top Rock Albums both on her own and with a group.