In a recent interview with Indie Vision Music, Aaron Gillespie revealed that he will continue drumming for Paramore on their upcoming intimate spring headlining tour with Copeland. You can read an excerpt where he broke the news below.

IZ: Well, which band would you say you enjoy playing in the most? Is it your worship stuff, Underoath, The Almost, Paramore….

AG: I like it all for different reasons. Paramore has been so freeing for me. It’s cool to be able to play for them. It’s the three of theirs’ band. I’ve known them for a while. I’ve known Hayley since she was 14.

IZ: Oh, wow! That’s a while. 

AG: It’s really cool to see them become such a great large band and such great songwriters. “Ain’t It Fun” is one of the best songs to come out in the last year. I really believe that, I can tell you this because I obviously have spent a lot of time with them, they are the best people in the business. I really believe that. They’re just ‘what you see is what you get’. There is no BS in that band. They are the real deal, 100%. You know what I mean? They are, who they are, who they are. It shines through their music I think which is why they have had so much success you know?

IZ: Right

AG: It’s just really cool to be a part of that and kind of sit behind them. I haven’t been able to play drums in like 4 or 4 ½ years. I hadn’t since I left Underoath in ’09. It was so healthy for me to get back behind that drumset and headspace.

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Gillespie is currently gearing up to release his sophomore solo album, Grace Through The Wandering, which is set for release on February 3 via BEC Recordings. The record features original tracks, as well as a few worship favorites. (Pre-order it now.)

In case you missed it, the former Underoath drummer teamed up with AP to bring you his reworked version of “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing,” as well as a commentary video. Check out both video clips below.