It looks like Zac Farro has officially rejoined Paramore. The band have released a limited edition T-shirt hinting at his return.
You can purchase the “I'm Back” design right here!
— Paramore (@paramore) February 2, 2017
Rumors emerged that Farro was working with his former band last summer.
It started when Paramore shared interesting photo on their socials, which shows members Hayley Williams and Taylor York with former drummer Zac Farro and Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who served as producer on the band’s self-titled album. Farro drummed on Paramore’s first three albums (All We Know Is Falling, Riot! and Brand New Eyes). Zac, along with his brother Josh, left the band in 2010.
Farro has stayed somewhat quiet since his departure, but has played in both Half Noise and Novel American. Ilan Rubin recorded drums for Paramore’s self-titled album, and Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie has been performing with the band on recent tours.
Then, on July 4, Farro confirmed he was drumming on Paramore's forthcoming fifth studio album, but that's it.
“They’ve asked me to play drums on their album, on their new album. So [Hayley] put it on their Instagram and put it on their website, and it’s no joke that I’m back just playing drums for them on their album alongside with doing my HalfNoise stuff. That’s it, and that’s literally all it is right now. No one’s really asked cause I’ve kind of deterred the question, but I’m doing HalfNoise – that’s my band. They’ve asked me to drum, and it was like, ‘Yeah, of course!’ We’ve always been friends, and yeah, there was a little bit of weirdness cause I left the band for a few years, but all that stuff is not even there anymore and there’s no hard feelings and it’s just been rad and fun.”
However, if this shirt is any indication, it looks like he may be fully back in the band.
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