According to The Pulse Of Radio, PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix told the Sacramento Bee in a new interview that the continued decline of album sales won't stop his band from going out on the road to perform for fans. Shaddix explained, "When we are not making a record, we are on the road. That's just how it's always been. Even in the heyday of record sales, we were always on the road. Even in the time when record sales are steadily declining, we are still on the road. The dynamic of the industry really hasn't changed that."PAPA ROACH's last two full studio efforts, "The Paramour Sessions" and "Metamorphosis", fell from the sales peak of 2004's "Getting Away With Murder", while their latest, a half-live, half-studio set called "Time For Annihilation...On The Record And On The Road", has not reversed that trend. Yet the band has a Top 10 rock radio hit with "Burn" and Shaddix told The Pulse Of Radio that he feels good about where PAPA ROACH finds itself these days. "'Burn''s moving up the chart and it's doing good and it feels good to jump over to a new record company and maintain a level of success at rock radio and touring and stuff like that," he said. "It feels like — you know, 'cause this is a time of transition for the band a bit, you know, working with a new company and stuff, but it's going good, and it seems like there's a synergy and the band's stoked." PAPA ROACH left Interscope Records last year after a decade and signed with the smaller Eleven Seven Music. The band kicked off a new tour with labelmates BUCKCHERRY on Monday night (February 28) and plays on Tuesday (March 1) in British Columbia. A spring trek with RED and ESCAPE THE FATE is also in the works. Shaddix remains a firm believer in live music, telling the Bee, "I think hard rock music in general is one of those art forms where you just want to see it live. I grew up going to shows . . . I think with rock and roll music, that's what it has been about; that's what it's still about. The culture around it also. Especially in Europe. They do it so much better than in America."
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