Paramore drummer clarifies role as band begin work on new album

Band are currently writing fifth record

Paramore live drummer Aaron Gillespie has spoken about his role in the band as the group begin work on their next studio album.

Gillespie, who also drums for post-hardcore outfit Underoath, has been performing with Paramore since 2013, joining the band for live shows following the departure of founding drummer Zac Farro in 2010.

Despite touring with the group, the band opted to work with former Lostprophets and current Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin during the recording sessions for their 2013 self-titled fourth album.

DIY reports that there had been recent speculation that Gillespie might work on the next Paramore LP, but the musician has since clarified that his role will remain in the live setting only.

“They’re amazing people,” he recently said of the band on the Lead Singer Syndrome podcast. “It’s an honour to get to play with them. It’s something that’s super challenging because of their stature, and because you want to be great for something like that”. He went on to deny that he would record music with the band.

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Paramore singer Hayley Williams recently revealed that the band are working on their next album. Williams told fans via Twitter that Paramore are “writing” the album currently. The record will be the group’s fifth album since forming in 2004.

In December of last year, bassist Jeremy Davis announced that he had left the band, with Williams and guitarist Taylor York outlining their intentions to continue as a two-piece.

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