Tag Archives: Paramore

Gossip Girl – No Doubt – Paramore – mixed media to the max!

4 Mar

No Doubt to reform. Gwen Stefani to rejoin. No Doubt to play on Gossip Girl. Paramore to tour with No Doubt :: the headlines have been ongoing – and confusing …

Hayley Williams of ParamoreParamore’s front-woman Hayley Williams (photo 1) has said No Doubt “have done amazing things” and are one example of the path Paramore would like to take their career :: however, she also says that Paramore is not just a “girl-fronted band” and it makes “music for people to enjoy music, not so people can talk about my sexuality”

also of interest is one reviewer at NME suggested Paramore’s sound is similar to that of No Doubt but “stripped of all the ska bollocks” and then went on to suggest Hayley’s voice is equivalent to “Kelly Clarkson’s wildest dreams” :: whatever the case, Hayley has said her personal influences include Robert Smith of The Cure and Etta James

Gwen Stefani of No Doubtalthough I never really got into No Doubt – too soft, too ska, too derivative, too shrill – they were still a good example of a female-fronted band doing good :: and Gwen Stefani (photo 2) certainly has a wide variety of fashion styles at her disposal

the No Doubt/Paramore tour covers 45 cities and begins on May 3rd :: as Paramore have been touring a lot in the 5 years No Doubt have been in limbo, we expect a powerful showing from our metal favourites

the curiosity that is Gossip Girl is perhaps a strange place for No Doubt to do a warm up, but they will perform Stand and Deliver, originally by Adam and the Ants

Women Dominate in 2008

30 Dec
Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

with anywhere up to all 5 top slots in many year-end charts, it is great to see strong women dominating the music scene in 2008 :: not least because quality, talent and skill are forcing their way through the dross of media hype

just take a look at so many of the record-breaking and chart-topping summaries at girlsrock!! and you will see what we mean :: not just the obvious pop charts but the Digital Downloads champions, the best-selling Concert Tours and also the top positions in music charts all around the world, plus even the Rich List (Beyonce, left)

and great to see Twilight (the movie) and Paramore (on the soundtrack) have both had great years and in the top 10 of many lists

regular updates on modern Amazons can be found at http://girlsrock.today.com/ where all music styles are open to debate