PAPA ROACH have just returned from five performances at U.S. military bases in South Korea. Before leaving for this trip, the band's vocalist Jacoby Shaddix talked to MTV News about why the band decided to do these free shows for the troops. “I've got a beef with the administration, not our soldiers," he said. "Those people over there are just doing their job. They joined the Army because it's a way to get a college education." He continued, "My father is a Vietnam vet, and when a lot of those soldiers came home, people were calling them baby killers and I saw how that affected my father. He was over there fighting a war he didn't believe in, but he came home and people shunned him and we just can't treat people like that. I've got friends in the military, and do I have something against them? Not at all," he continued. "I know what it's like to be so far from home, I know what that disconnection is like and I want our music to be a little taste of home for the troops."PAPA ROACH's latest album, "Getting Away With Murder" (Geffen), is closing in on gold certification with sales exceeding 400,000 in the U.S. The band are set to kick off a major headlining U.S. tour February 17 in Seattle. Just before the launch of the tour with support acts SKINDRED and THE F-UPS, the band will perform a special show in Mexico City with MARILYN MANSON on February 9. The excitement surrounding PAPA ROACH continues to build as their current single, "Scars", is #2 at Modern Rock radio and was notably the #3 Most Added track at Top 40 radio behind MARIAH CAREY and NELLY. The band teamed with Motion Theory to create a compelling video for the poignant song — about relationships and alcohol abuse — which has been added to MTV2 and Fuse. Fans can also check out the video online at Launch.com beginning Monday, February 7.
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