PAPA ROACH TEAMS WITH BALLET TROUPE FOR NEW VIDEO
Papa Roach has released a surprise music video for "None Of The Above," a song from the band's latest album, Crooked Teeth. The clip, which was shot on location at Beaufort Castle in Luxembourg while the band was on tour in Europe, features the DanceXperience ballet troupe. It was directed by Bryson Roatch and choreographed by esteemed urban dance choreographer Alex Lopes.
Bassist Tobin Esperance said, "We actually wrote 'None Of The Above' near the end of recording Crooked Teeth. We were going for a classic rock-sounding anthem, juxtaposed with current, contemporary, sounds and taking a rock anthem to a younger generation. Bryson had this great idea of going to a castle while we were on our European tour and then he made us even more excited by telling us that he could get this song choreographed and he delivered on all counts."
- Roatch added, "We wanted to create something you would not normally see from a rock band."
- Crooked Teeth was released in May 2017 and features the Top Five singles "Help," "Born For Greatness" and "American Dreams."
- Papa Roach will next tour North America in April and May, featuring support from Nothing More and Escape The Fate.
Story source: Blabbermouth
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DAVE GROHL'S PRE-NIRVANA PUNK BAND REISSUING CLASSIC ALBUM
The band that Dave Grohl played drums in before joining Nirvana, legendary Washington D.C. hardcore act Scream, will reissue its fourth album, No More Censorship, on CD, digital and silver vinyl via Southern Lord Records on April 27th. Retitled NMC17 (No More Censorship), the physical versions boast new packaging and artwork, as well as a booklet filled with photos, lyrics, poetry and other personal writings from the band from that era.
- The set is dedicated to photographer Naomi Petersen, who found the album's original master tapes and passed them along to Scream singer Peter Stahl. The tapes were then restored and remixed at Grohl's 606 Studio.
- The album marked Grohl's studio debut with the band after joining the group in 1986 at the age of 17. He toured extensively with Scream and recorded two studio albums before the group disbanded in 1990, after which he got an offer to join Nirvana.
- Scream released No More Censorship in 1988 at the tail end of Ronald Reagan's presidency. The album got its title from the administration's efforts to censor art and music, with Stahl recalling, "Hearings were held in Congress about lyrics and albums, and warnings were placed on album covers . . . So much of what was going on then is still so relevant today. History repeats."
- Stahl's brother, Scream guitarist Franz Stahl, later joined Grohl in Foo Fighters from 1997 to 1999.
Story source: Rolling Stone
GODSMACK READY VIDEO FOR "BULLETPROOF"
Godsmack has released a trailer for the music video for the song "Bulletproof." The clip was filmed on February 7th at a studio in Los Angeles, California and will make its online debut on April 3rd. It features cameos from country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach in addition to TV personality Chris Jacobs from Overhaulin'. "Bulletproof" is the lead single from Godsmack's first album in four years, When Legends Rise, which will be released on April 27th.