Farro quit the band in 2010 and attacked the band for being the "manufactured product of a major label"
Former Paramore member Josh Farro has confirmed that he is back on speaking terms with his former bandmates but has ruled out ever rejoining the group.
Farro and his brother left Paramore in 2010 and posted a tell-all blog about his exit, claiming the band were a “manufactured product of a major label” where the members were treated as “less important” than lead singer Hayley Williams. She subsequently declared Farro’s exit as the worst day of her life.
He has now gone solo and is releasing music under the name his surname. Speaking to NME about his relationship with Hayley Williams and the rest of Paramore, the musician said despite the 2010 blog he is now on “good terms” with the band and hopes that things will get even better in the future.
“We don’t hang out every day but definitely we’ll see each other around and we’re totally cool now,” Farro says. “We bump into each other and chat like old friends. It’s a good feeling to know that you’re on good terms with someone you had a bad breakup with, so all’s well now.
“Maybe one day we’ll be really good friends again and be able to hang out, but as of right now it’s taking those next steps of ‘okay at first it was raw and nobody wanted to talk to each other’ and now I feel we’re at that stepping stone where we can be in each other’s presence and it’s good now and everybody feels great, but maybe that next step is hanging out. Who knows? Maybe it’s in the near future.”
Farro is keen to focus on his solo career now, ruling out the possibility of returning to Paramore. “The thought [rejoining] has crossed my mind before, but I don’t think so. It would be interesting to ever be asked to rejoin the band but I don’t think it would ever happen.”
Bassist Jeremy Davis left Paramore in 2015, becoming the sixth band member to leave since they formed. Davis had been a member of the band since 2005 and played on all four of Paramore’s studio albums.
Paramore’s latest album ‘Paramore’ was released in April 2013. Williams cast doubt on the immediate future of the pop-punk band last year, stating that she has “no idea what is next” for the group.
Paramore’s first live appearance without Davis will take place on their PARAHOY cruise, which takes place in March.