PAPA ROACH performed an acoustic version of the song “Scars” at the 25th annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, which was held on April 27 at the Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville, California. Video footage of their appearance can be seen below.
PAPA ROACH last fall entered the studio with producer James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, HALESTORM, SIXX: A.M., SCORPIONS) to begin recording its new album for a late 2012 release.
In an October 2011 interview with the Albany, New York radio station Q103, PAPA ROACH lead singer Jacoby Shaddix said that the band was focusing on creating something unusual this time around. Shaddix stressed the importance of creating something “out of the norm” — including a duet with a female vocalist, which they’d never done before — that will be “aggressive and uplifting.”
Shaddix previously stated about PAPA ROACH’s new music, “We want to separate ourselves from the pack again. When we came out in ’99 and 2000, we were like part of an underground movement and then that was really cool. Then that movement kind of fell apart and there weren’t many bands still out there doing it. So we evolved and separated ourselves again and evolved into more of a rock band. Now we have been lumped into all these rock bands and we are like, ‘Cool we like that. We like that sense of community in rock.’ But I want to evolve it into something more even of our own sound.” He added, “I wouldn’t necessarily say that is the move to make it creatively original. I just think the music we have been listening to, we have been listening to everything from honkytonk country music to electronic music to heavy metal to punk rock. I don’t want to make an average white-guy rock record. I want to make a fucking record that inspires people to fuck, fight, love, forgive. An inspiring album that makes people want to move, makes people want to do something.”
PAPA ROACH’s 2010 release “Time For Annihilation… On The Road And On The Record”, featured a mix of live tracks and new studio cuts.
“Time For Annihilation” was PAPA ROACH’s first release on Eleven Seven Music, after parting ways with Interscope/Geffen Records in 2010.