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Paramore’s Mississippi connection

d44db-paramoreWhile reading Tweets this morning, I ran across an interesting Mississippi fact about the band, Paramore, whose song Decode was the lead single for the film Twilight. Lead vocalist Haley Williams was born in Meridian.

Williams moved to Franklin, Tenn., when she was 13 and met brothers, Josh and Zac Farro, who became bandmates along with Jeremy Davis. Their second album Riot! went platinum in the U.S. and gold in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand in 2007. The third album, Brand New Eyes, is scheduled to be released tomorrow.

In 2007, Rolling Stone called Paramore “Ones to Watch,” and the band was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy earlier this year, but lost to Amy Winehouse. Another song called I Caught Myself is also featured on the Twilight soundtrack.

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