prepare to scream and shout over our april cover star!
March 18 2013
On the band's new album, Paramore: "Writing the new record, we didn't want to go backward. We wanted to move forward, so we made a conscious effort to do it. It felt like we were kids starting a band for the first time."
On being a girl in the rock'n'roll world: "Being onstage--that sort of empowerment that you get is not male or female. It's just raw energy. I don't feel like I have to be sexy and a girl, or sexy in any way. I like to play hard, and I love to prove people wrong. It never bothers me being in a male-dominated world. In the past, when guys heckled me, I would just heckle them back."
On the band's falling out: "It went from being like, 'Hey, we don't want to be in the band anymore' to this really hairy online situation, where I was like, 'How did this happen? Why is this happening?' I know I'm a smiley person, but when I get hurt or when I get upset, I can definitely turn crazy. And I felt crazy for a while, like, 'When is this going to go away?' But it did, finally, and I'm more thankful for the good that's come out of it than I am upset about the bad that went down."
On being famous: "The fame aspect of what we do is so stupid to me. I literally feel like an idiot. All I want is to be that normal person...I love that side of myself so much more than the side that dresses up and poses for a camera, or that's on a magazine cover."
On growing up: "I want to be like my granny, not worried about trying to Botox myself. I see myself having a normal life, and I hope that's what it is."