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Two Band Members Quit Paramore

From left, Zac and Josh Farro, Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York of Paramore at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010, in Los Angeles. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

NEW YORK (CBS) Pop-punk band Paramore has lost two of its five members.

Lead guitarist Josh Farro and his younger brother Zac, who plays the drums, have quit the Grammy-nominated band to pursue other musical interests, the group announced Saturday.

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"A couple of months ago, Josh and Zac let us know they would be leaving the band after our show in Orlando last Sunday," the band wrote on its official website.

"None of us were really shocked. For the last year it hasn't seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore. We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn't here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere."

The remaining members, lead singer Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis and guitarist Taylor York, have said they will continue as a band despite the loss.

"We have some amazing things lined up for next year starting with our tour in South America. We are still coming to you and we are excited about who we are bringing with us!"

The Farros co-founded Paramore with Williams and Davis in 2004. The band's breakout success album, "Riot!" went platinum in 2008 and helped them earn a Grammy nomination in the best new artist category.

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