Paramore have invited Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo to perform with them live after having seen him and his band cover their song ‘Misery Business‘.

Last month a video went viral showing Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo playing with his band, Work in Progress, to Fall Out Boy’s classic “Sugar We’re Going Down” and Paramore’s hit “Misery Business” before a crowd in Asbury Park, NJ.

After seeing the video, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams took to Twitter to tell Matarazzo — who plays Dustin on the Netflix smash Stranger Things — that she had watched the clip and invited him and his band to play with them on stage.

She wrote: “I saw your band’s Miz Biz cover and all I can say is: open invite to crash a pmore stage and thrash those luscious locks around (& harmonize, obv) whenever the spirit (of rock) leads you”.

Matarazzo replied back: “Dude!! Yesss!!!! Let’s make this happen! Thanks.”

Recently, Williams was criticised with regards to the lyrics of ‘Misery Business’ in an interview for its supposedly ‘anti-feminist’ lines “Once a whore, you’re nothing more / I’m sorry, that will never change.”

She replied: “The thing that annoyed me,” says, “was that I had already done so much soul-searching about it, years before anyone else had decided there was an issue. When the article began circulating, I sort of had to go and rehash everything in front of everybody. It was important, however, for me to show humility in that moment. I was a 17 year old kid when I wrote the lyrics in question and if I can somehow exemplify what it means to grow up, get information, and become any shade of ‘woke’, then that’s a-okay with me.”

Paramore are currently touring around the world and will surely make Stranger Things and Paramore fans happy when the epic collaboration finally takes place.

Article by Valentina Guidi (LinkedIn | Website).

George Millington