Mudvayne turned to its fans to select the content for its new album, "By the People, For the People," due this week via Epic.
Mudvayne turned to its fans to select the content for its new album, "By the People, For the People," due this week via Epic. The arrangements are different. There's a couple things with completely different choruses. I think our fans are really gonna love this," says frontman Chad Gray.
The concept of "By the People..." allows Mudvayne fans to choose their favorite songs from the group's catalog; the band will then dig into its vaults for specific versions of those tracks, considering demos, live renditions and alternate tracks.
"We have tons and tons of (hard) drives and archived stuff," Gray explains. "We were like, 'We should get this to the people. They'd probably love this.' We just want to give back something to the people that have supported us for so long and allow them to be more a part of Mudvayne."
The album includes two unreleased songs -- a cover of the Police's "King of Pain" and "Dull Boy," a new track recorded for the next Mudvayne album, due sometime in 2008.