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Papa Roach Tells Fans Not To Buy New Greatest-Hits Album

A Papa Roach greatest-hits album is hitting the stores in a few days. But the band is telling fans not to buy it.

Papa Roach posted a statement on its official website June 24 that its former record label, Interscope/Geffen, is releasing "To Be Loved: Best of Papa Roach" without its consent. The quartet is particularly incensed that the album's June 29 release date coincides with the act touring in support of its new album, "Time for Annihilation," which is arriving Aug. 31 through its current label, Eleven Seven Music.

"Since our fans have always stood behind us, we want to let you in on a little behind the scenes bullshit going on with our ex record label," the band writes, claiming that it has made the label a lot of money only to be rewarded with "all the bullshit broken promises that they have fed us time and time again." However, the members make clear that their anger isn't directed "at the staff of people that busted their ass for Papa Roach at that label for years on a ground level . . . It is directed towards the people at the top who make the decisions."

Papa Roach wraps up its current U.S. tour July 1. It then heads to Europe to perform a slate of festival dates through Aug. 15.

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brandedcfh420's avatar

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

Uhm, did they have any hits that would constitute a greatest hits album?!?!

Just being a turd! They had a few ok/good songs, about it.

# Jun 25, 2010 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. The_Passenger writes:

there ok i guess but this is very funny haha....

# Jun 25, 2010 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

Good planning on the label to use the band's own touring to help promote the new best-of release. This is a product of the way the music biz works and the bands not owning their own music. It sucks on many levels, but the band really has no room to complain. I guess they can be p***ed about the circumstances, but it's all within the label's rights most likely.

# Jun 25, 2010 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. eraserhead writes:

If there was ever a band this deserved to happen to its papa roach

# Jun 25, 2010 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Necrovomit writes:

^^^^ no i can name a few other than roach

# Jun 25, 2010 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Part of the contract. Deal with it. They should know very well that the record company can do whatever they want. Suck it up.

# Jun 25, 2010 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. funk36 writes:

Who the f*** is Papa Roach?

# Jun 25, 2010 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. travlow1 writes:

DeathBringer thanks for hooking me back up and letting me in on all the action associated with MetalUnderground. You rock.

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 1:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

ha ha fvcking ha!

this dog scat 'band' thinks ANY body cares?

well ain't that quite the wanton fantasy...

good fvcking grief

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 2:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Bloody Rotten Corpses writes:

Well Record Labels Suck... but this wasn't an unexpected kind of thing.

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 2:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hockeystain? writes:

This type of thing should happen to slayer... Stalepoot.

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 7:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. WOLF7 writes:

You want a totally ridiculous example of this:

Alice In Chains and Columbia records. There must be 3 Best Ofs in addition to Music Box and Nothing Safe, basically the same tracks in different order.

Very often the label has a non-exclusive right to the material for a x amount of time during which time they can do whatever they want with it, unfortunately. I can understand Papa Roach's anger, but so it goes.

@StabbingTheDrama, Krank Amps are awesome! I got to test one only about a month ago. I've tried the Maximus pedal ages ago and it's awesome. Krank = brutal distortion.

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 8:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. The Legend writes:

They didn't have to tell me not to buy it, I was already planning on avoiding it...as well as their new record...and their old records...and their shows. You get the point.

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jimmy j. writes:

Damn i didn't know you could sell a blank c.d. and call it a greatest hit album.

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

LMAO @ post 14!!!!!

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BrianSD writes:

Sevendust had the same thing happen to them by TVT records.

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. FullMetalSlug writes:

post 14 ha the sh** record companys will do to make money huh

# Jun 26, 2010 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. nocturno666 writes:

..so what?!...i wont buy it anyways!!...this band suck ass!!

# Jun 27, 2010 @ 1:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Metal Messiah writes:

How papa roach is still going is beyond me, and a greatest hits album is just laughable.
No one will buy this cd anyway, papa roach give up now and go and work in McDonalds or something.

# Jun 27, 2010 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

I would be mad too. Calling any song by papa roach a hit and trying to sell it. Blasphemy.

# Jun 27, 2010 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. n0thinghead writes:

lmfao!! this band's sucha fvckin' joke!! lol

::crying with laughter from post 14 and 20::

# Jun 28, 2010 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. RemembertMetal? writes:

Grrr, more money in the bank. I hate it, I hate, I hate it!

# Jun 28, 2010 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. spiral_architect writes:

"please don't buy my greatest hits album!"..... that just sounds so ridiculous!

# Jun 29, 2010 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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