On Monday, [artist id="1968732"]Paramore[/artist] frontwoman Hayley Williams visited — and apparently got lost on — the set of “Glee.” We know this because Williams tweeted about it, which led us to wonder one thing: Why was she there?
After all, it’s no secret that both the band and the show have mutual admiration , so it was entirely possible that Paramore were filming a cameo on the show. Of course, given the friendship between Williams and “Glee” star Cory Monteith, it was equally as possible that the two were just hanging out.
So we decided to get to the bottom of the matter. We e-mailed a rep for Paramore’s labels, Atlantic/ Fueled by Ramen, and asked if Williams would be willing to talk about visiting the show. Turns out, she was — and though it might bum out fans of the band (or “Glee”) to hear it, it seems her visit had nothing to do with business.
” ‘Glee’ is an important show to me ’cause it’s keeping music on television. It’s even encouraging schools to not ditch their music programs,” Williams wrote in an e-mail. “A few of the cast members had reached out to me over Twitter a while back. They all seemed really cool and down to earth, so when Cory invited us to come and see the set I was stoked. We don’t do a whole lot of TV appearances and their world is a lot different than what we’re used to. I just had a good time seeing everyone in their element.”
In a follow up e-mail, the label rep clarified that Paramore were not filming a cameo for the show, but that didn’t mean that, while she was on set, Williams didn’t take the opportunity to talk a little business with Monteith. Turns out, he’s just joined a band, and Williams is stoked.
“I also found out that Cory is a drummer! All this time I thought he was a singer,” she wrote. “Apparently he’s in a band that’s just starting up so keep your eyes and ears open!”
What do you think about Hayley’s love for “Glee”? Let us know in the comments!