After Laughter, group’s new album, comes out today
By David Sands
May 12, 2017
Bassist Jeremy Davis has settled with his former band Paramore in a federal lawsuit concerning his stake in the group’s fortunes.
The bass player had filed suit against the rock band last year for breach of contract and fraud, asserting he was a partner in Varoom Whoa, the business entity that handles the group’s financial dealings; Davis also claimed he’d helped write the group’s songs and deserved a share of royalties. Details of the settlement, reached April 25, were not made public.
Varoom Whoa had argued that Hayley Williams, Paramore’s lead singer, was its sole owner — as she was the only member of the group who’d signed with Atlantic Records — and her bandmates were simply employees. If Davis, a founding member of the band, had been found to be a partner, it would have entitled him to damages and a share of Paramore’s past and potentially future revenues from touring, merchandise and other sources.
While Davis’ federal suit has now been settled, a similar suit filed in a Nashville Chancery Court remains unresolved, according to The Tennessean.
Paramore’s latest album, After Laughter, comes out today (May 12). (SEE VIDEO FOR “HARD TIMES” BELOW.) This month, the group will play Jimmy Kimmel Live and the KROQ Weenie Roast & Fiesta in Carson, California before heading to Europe for a series of shows in June and July.