My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Tool, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Received Pandemic Assistance Loans

Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:

“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”

Papa Roach Create Their Own Label For New Album

Papa Roach have decided to create their own label for their upcoming album. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix recently confirmed the news with Rock Sound.

Shaddix said the following:

“While in quarantine, we negotiated a record deal, so we’re with a new company for this next album. And we’re excited about that. We are the record company for this one. We are in partnership with Warner/ADA, and so it’s like an artist services group.

And we’re gonna do that for an album and see how it works out. We’ve been super focused in the creative marketing behind what we do and the imaging and the videos and the messaging and everything, we were, like, let’s take it in our hands and see where we can go with it and try it for an album.”

He also added the following about their new album progress:

“We’ve been doing a lot of writing — writing and recording. Everybody’s got their own rigs at their place. We went down to L.A. for 10 days on the low and just were getting together and making noise and making music.

We wanna come out of this experience with a bunch of content and creative stuff to flood the people with, because it’s important for to maintain a creative flow and a creative dialogue between the members. We’ve been doing it so long, I feel like if we stop, then that’s it. So we’ve gotta keep it going, man.

There’s no shortage of things to sing about, talk about, write about, scream about, croon about.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Jacoby Shaddix Says Papa Roach Re-Recorded “Last Resort” With “Some Top Notch Sick” Guests

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Jacoby Shaddix revealed that Papa Roach have re-recorded their hit single “Last Resort.“ The frontman also confirmed that the track will feature “some top notch sick” guests.

Shaddix said the following:

“We also did a re-record of ‘Last Resort’ which we did with some guests that are going to appear on it. I can’t drop the names yet but we’ve got some top notch sick people on this.

There’s somebody from the modern rock era that’s speaking to the people for the people right now. There’s somebody from the hip-hop scene that’s old school and there’s somebody from the current hip-hop that’s on right now. We’ve got a little bit of these three personalities that are going to here.

We’re not sure if it’s all on one track or there’s going to be three different versions. We’re coming to that point now. It’s going to be fun to play with and a cool way to celebrate the track and that’s coming soon.”

“It’s got the right edges to it to it, it’s got the right people, man, so it feels authentic. ‘Last Resort‘ is one of those kind of timeless-type tracks, and we wanted to get people that we felt would stand that test of time.”

The original version of “Last Resort” appears on the band’s album “Infest,” which recently turned 20.

Papa Roach Release 2020 Version Of “Tightrope”

Papa Roach have released a new 2020 version of their song “Tightrope.” The original version of the track is featured on the band’s 2000 album “Infest.” The group recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of that effort by performing it in full during a special livestream.

Papa Roach Planning To Release New Album in Early 2021

During a recent interview with LAMC Productions, Jacoby Shaddix offered an update on the new Papa Roach album. He said the following:

“As we’ve been, I guess, quarantined in our homes for a while, we’ve been doing a lot of songwriting. And we have probably about 10 songs written at this point, and we are going to write some more music as we’re home. And we’re gonna drop an album probably early next year. And that’s really exciting for us. We just signed a new record deal, which is very exciting for us as well.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Papa Roach To Perform “Infest” In Full During In-Studio Livestream

Papa Roach will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Infest“ by performing it in full during a special in-studio livestream. The virtual event will take place on June 20 at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT.

Papa Roach Writing New Album

During a recent interview with Jose Mangin on “Zippo Encore Live,” Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix confirmed that the band have been writing for their next album. The frontman also revealed that the group are planning to release the effort “at the top of 2021.”

Shaddix said the following:

“We went in for a second round of songwriting, and now we have, I think, seven or eight pieces of music for the next record. We’re gonna be in the studio, I think, probably in July, August time cutting the new record and finishing up an album before September, I would think. And later on in the year, we’re gonna be dropping a new track. We’ve got a new record coming at the top of 2021.”

He also had the following to say about the musical direction:

“The stuff we’re writing right now is fucking on fire, dude. Some of it’s just heavy and nuts and just aggressive with these massive, big, pummeling riffs. And then there’s other stuff that’s that kind of experimental all-over-the-place-type stuff. We wrote this other song, like a ballad, where it’s just guitar and vocals, and it’s so stirring and emotional. This time [during the coronavirus crisis] has definitely stirred up something in the band that’s coming out really cool in the music.”

He also added the following about his lyrical inspiration for the new material:

“For me, I’ve had some time for introspection, looking inside again. As I pull back the layers of myself as I grow older, I always find these little dark corners that I’ve gotta clear out. Honestly, I’ve gone back and listened to some of the lyrics I’m writing, and I’m going, ‘I’m putting it all out there.’ It’s almost like this time has gotten me in a space with no filter — just lay it all out. But then also there’s a few songs we’ve written that just have this fun, hopeful vibe too. And we haven’t had that in our music. I’m ready for some of that too, ’cause I’m a pretty happy, joyous dude that’s got my dark corners and my dark edges but I also know how to have a good time, so I wanna make music that lifts people up as well. So I think that balance between the two is gonna make this next record special.”

[via Blabbermouth]

From Ashes To New Parody Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” With “Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends”

From Ashes To New have shared a new parody of Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” A video for the track, which is titled “Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends,” can be found below:

In other news, the band have also been sharing a series of quarantine covers in recent weeks. You can find their versions of Bullet For My Valentine’s “Tears Don’t Fall,” Papa Roach’s “Gravity,” which features Skillet’s Jen Ledger, Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life,” and Linkin Park’s “Faint” below: