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 schooler...in conclusion. i’m a 26 years old person. and yes, a proud feminist. just maybe not a perfect one?"