PAPA ROACH has tapped Christopher Sims — who has previously worked with STAIND, LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, BLEEDING THROUGH, NORMA JEAN and THROWDOWN — to direct the video for the band's new single, "Lifeline".
PAPA ROACH's new album, "Metamorphosis", is scheduled for release on March 24. The new record follows a tough stretch of time in which the group faced disappointing sales for their last album, 2006's "The Paramour Sessions", parted with both their management and drummer, and were sued by the latter. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix told The Pulse of Radio that "Lifeline" is about getting through that turmoil. "You know, with this record, it was kind of like desperate times for this band 'cause we didn't know what was happening and this song is about that, you know," he said. "It's about just looking for that one, like, light of hope and we got it. The song gave it to us, you know, and so it's definitely a powerful, strong song. We play it live and it goes off so well."
Former PAPA ROACH drummer Dave Buckner filed a lawsuit against the band late last year, claiming that he has not been receiving his fair share of the group's earnings. PAPA ROACH permanently split with Buckner at the beginning of 2008, following a year-long period in which he went to rehab twice. He was replaced by ex-UNWRITTEN LAW drummer Tony Palermo.
Professionally filmed video footage of PAPA ROACH's performance of "Lifeline" on August 28, 2008 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada's Molson Amphitheatre can be viewed below. The clip was shot during last summer's Crüe Fest 2008 tour which was headlined by MÖTLEY CRÜE and also featured BUCKCHERRY, TRAPT and SIXX: A.M. No alcohol was being sold at the show after the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario suspended the liquor license of the Molson Amphitheatre during the concert.