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Exclusive First Look: Paramore's Live DVD "The Final RIOT!"

November 20, 2008 4:45 PM ET

"We like to film stuff, but we don't always get the chance to do it," Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis tells Rock Daily of the band's decision to bring a friend on the road to film what would become the band's first DVD, The Final RIOT!. "It ended up being perfect, because we were already friends with him so we weren't afraid [to be ourselves]." Filmed at Chicago's Congress Theatre over the summer on Paramore's "Last Riot!" tour, the DVD (which also comes with a CD of live tracks) shows off the band's live chops and what Davis calls the band's "goofy" antics on the road. Click above for an exclusive first look.

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