PAPA ROACH Begin Work On New Album

MTV.com is reporting that PAPA ROACH have commenced work on the follow-up to "Getting Away with Murder" in Los Angeles.

"We're renting a mansion together and we're gonna take a month and write music and live together and just go crazy monk-style," frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV.com. "This is the first time we've done that. It was kind of inspired by LED ZEPPELIN going and doing records in a castle [and] RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS in the Houdini mansion up in the Hollywood Hills. It's kind of a long time coming and just a dream that we've had, so I'm excited."

"Murder" producer Howard Benson will again be behind the boards, and Shaddix said to expect an even more drastic transition from their rap-rock sound of the past (à la "Last Resort") to straight rock.

"Floor-to-floor rock and roll, dirty nasty, a little more filth, a little more fun," he said of their intended evolution. "I've been listening to a lot of records like AC/DC, MÖTLEY CRÜE, but definitely listening to a lot of roots rock that I was listening to growing up and also a lot of current stuff too. I'm a music whore. I mix it up."

PAPA ROACH have just released a DVD, "Live & Murderous in Chicago", which combines live footage with backstage material, or "typical rock-and-roll debauchery," as Shaddix put it.

"Chicago's one of our favorite cities to rock and we set up there and we just murdered it," he added. "The thing is we didn't shoot like four different shows and pull the best stuff. We just set up one night, got the camera crew there and had one shot to nail it or one shot to destroy it. And we definitely nailed it."

"Getting Away with Murder" has sold 1.02 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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