It took Paramore's guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro 1,442 words to explain their reasons for leaving the band they founded in 2004, and they paint a dramatically different picture than the one remaining members Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York put out to the world three days earlier.
The official Paramore announcement read, in part: "For the last year it hasn't seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn't here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere... What truly matters are the good times. The pictures of us with our arms around each other, the long van rides..."
But according to a. Then let us know what you think: hoax instigated by a vindictive fan or just a classic example of a bitter end?
(Additional reporting by Monica Herrera, Billboard.com)