PAPA ROACH have been forced to change the name of their record label from New Noize to El Tonal.
"We had a little copyright battle and lost," PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton told Undercover News. "We have changed the name to El Tonal. It is not called New Noize anymore."
The group, who use their imprint within Dreamworks to A&R bands, are currently fuelling a contest through the label to find a band who will support them on tour. "It is a contest to find an unsigned band," Jerry said. "We are always on the road so we get a feel for what is out there. In every town there is a guy in a band who is not signed. Obviously he tries as hard as he can to get his CD to us. We listen to all the demos that we get. We are not really searching all the time but when something comes our way that we think is really good we will do our best to pass it along to people who can really work with it… That is not to say a record deal will come from it but if they are that good, you will never know."
"Some of [the demos we receive are] good, some of it is really immature," he said. "They will narrow it down to 10 and give them to us to approve the final one. As far as all the other bands are concerned, we have been there, we have been together almost 10 years. We don't get down on anybody, especially when you are a young band you can't help but sound like your influences."