Paramore Tells Nashville They Will No Longer Perform 'Misery Business' Live

One of the most beloved Paramore songs of all time is undoubtedly Misery Business, the breakout single from their second album, Riot! -- which is why fans were shocked when the band announced they will no longer perform it live. 

"Tonight we're playing this song for the last time for a really long time. This is a choice that we've made because we feel that we should, we feel like it's time to move away from it for a little while," Hayley Williams told the crowd at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. 

This comes after 'Miz Biz' became a source of controversy for the group, with many arguing that it was anti-feminist for the lyric "once a whore, you're nothing more/i'm sorry, that'll never change."

Williams actually addressed the criticism in a tumblr post a few years ago, writing:

"Misery Business is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman. i haven’t related to it in a very long time. those words were written when i was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. it wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. it was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment i experienced as a high conclusion. i’m a 26 years old person. and yes, a proud feminist. just maybe not a perfect one?"


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