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Platinum pop-punk quintet Paramore did a great live Billboard.com video Q&A on Thursday (April 29) which found them answering fan tweets about how awesome their audience is, what they learned from No Doubt, having fun on tour, thoughts on making a follow up to 2009's "Brand New Eyes," and all about riding bikes and bowling together. Video clips of full interview are posted below so you can check out all of the action.
Come on back to Billboard.com NEXT Thursday (May 6 at 2pm EST) when we'll do our next Live Q&A with Roots maestro and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon bandleader Questlove (tweet questions for him to @billboarddotcom using hashtag #bblivechat)
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"We're going to be on tour -- forever," ever-energetic 21-year-old frontwoman Hayley Williams said in Paramore's Billboard cover story last year. She wasn't kidding. The hardworking band did our live video interview from backstage at the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" show, which they appeared on that night (April 29). And all of this came smack dab in the middle of Paramore's current world tour which hits arenas across the U.S. (and a big headlining stop at Bamboozle in New Jersey) through May 16. Then they'll head to Europe for a spate of festivals in June before coming back home again to criss-cross North America headlining the Honda Civic Tour through the end of September.
Paramore's latest album, "Brand New Eyes," stormed the charts last October, nabbing the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 from Mariah Carey and hitting No. 1 on three other Billboard charts. It's little wonder, however. That success seems to flow from a combination of consistently honing their sound since forming in 2004 and the ability to truly connect with fans. In addition to constantly touring, they are well known for interacting on Twitter. Between the band's main handle (@paramore) and the members' individual accounts (Hayley is @yelyahwilliams, Taylor York is @itstayloryall, Jeremy Davis is @schzimmydeanie, and Zac Farro is @zacfarro), Paramore has amassed over 1.1 million active Twitter followers.
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