Though huge speculation has swelled online following various posts by the band in the studio on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, showing former drummer Zac Farro in the studio and hanging with the band, the sticksman has confirmed he has not re-joined Paramore.
In an interview with Idobi (here) discussing his band HalfNoise, Farro clarified that he is “just playing drums for them on their album” and has not returned as a member of the group.
An excerpt from the interview where Farro confirms this can be read below:
“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.”
Zac Farro along with his brother Josh parted ways with Paramore back in 2010 towards the end of the album cycle for their third full-length record, ‘Brand New Eyes’.
Further news regarding Paramore‘s forthcoming fifth record and/or developments regarding Farro‘s position will be announced as and when it develops.