Fresh off the back of their Grammy win and kicking off the Hilton Hotel’s “Play” series, Paramore sat down with InTouch to talk awards, gigs, famous friends and weddings.
Sitting snugly together on a couch in the Conrad Hotel, New York, Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Jeremy Davis are buzzing. And is it any wonder? With a recent engagement, a Best Rock Song Grammy for ‘Ain’t It Fun’ and a host of intimate gigs in the pipeline, the ten-year-old band are at the height of their game.
Flame-haired Hayley remains coy about her recent engagement, though beams from ear-to-ear as soon as it is mentioned.
Though she has no wedding plans as yet, she says, “I’m not one of those girls who grew up dreaming of a wedding, I only saw myself playing in a band. I’m having fun with it and not stressed at all. It will feel like us, our personalities will be in there for sure.”
Jeremy’s daughter just turned one and when asked how difficult juggling fatherhood and being in one of the hottest bands around is, he reveals it’s been crazy – but a good crazy.
“It’s been pretty crazy, she just turned one and is starting to move around a lot. She came on tour with us, it was crazy and fun. But she loves music as well because her mom came on tour with us when she was in her belly so she’s used to it.”
Taylor seems to be the shy one of the group as he remains fairly quiet throughout, though does admit he has Katy Perry’s number in his phone.
The trio are still walking on air from their Grammy win two weeks ago, and when asked what the award means to them, Hayley said, “Any band would want that but we are a band coming from a world where just being nominated is the equivalent of winning.
“We’ve been nominated a bunch of times and there was only a couple of times I thought we might have a chance, this was not one of those times!
“We were in such a stacked category of legendary musicians and rock musicians I just never thought we would take it home. But it feels great to show our fans they believed in us for a reason.”
On Monday, February 23, Paramore played a private concert at the Conrad New York, in partnership with Live Nation, to kick off the Hilton@PLAY concert series.
In January, Hilton Worldwide announced their mission to excite and inspire the world to play again via a five-year strategic marketing partnership with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment provider.
Through the relationship, Hilton will benefit from Live Nation’s fully integrated global music platform including concerts, VIP access, digital media, ticketing, content and performance venues.
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