UPDATE: 7:31 p.m.
Josh Farro's video has been removed from YouTube. Farro posted on his blog: "Hmmm I wonder who took my video down?!! Ridiculous."
Here is a copy of the video:
UPDATE: 5:33 p.m.
Josh Farro posted a brief video on YouTube confirming that he wrote the blog in question.
UPDATE: 2:52 p.m.
Josh Farro's wife, Jenna, posted a blog of her own stating that the original post was in fact written by her husband.
Her statement reads, "I assure you that my blog and joshs blog are real. I'm not sure how I'd prove that? Clearly my blog is real by reading my stories and personal photos that are posted. So, why would I post a fake link to Joshs blog? Furthermore, you wanted an explanation from Josh. Stop complaining about it. You don't have to take sides. It is what it is. The music doesn't change, and that's what fans are here for, right? Paramore is continuing on and maybe someday the Farro's will have more music too.everyone is happier this way and that's the bottom line."
UPDATE: 11:56 a.m.
Our research has confirmed that the blog post is legitimate and was written by Josh Farro.
ORIGINAL POST: 11:46 a.m.
In a blog reportedly written by ex-Paramore guitarist Josh Farro, he reveals the motives behind the departure of he and his brother, drummer Zac Farro. The post tells the abridged history of the band from Farro's perspective and claims that much of the tension within the group stemmed from opposing views over whether Paramore was a full-band effort or simply a vehicle for frontwoman Hayley Williams. Farro also say that he intended to release the news that they were no longer in the band on their own, but were beat to it by a statement from Williams on Saturday. According to reports, Paramore's management declined to comment on the post. Check out the entire entry below.
Let me start by apologizing to you for the way everything went down on Saturday. I had a statement typed ready to post to you guys but Hayley released one without my permission. We were not going to issue a statement until we worked out our exit agreement with Hayley. I wish it didn’t have to happen that way, Zac and I wanted to be the ones you heard it from. I want to be honest with you guys about how this band formulated from day one. I did not think Hayley’s version told the whole story, at least from our perspective and hopefully this will explain a bit about why we are leaving.