Three Days Grace To Hit Studio In February

Fans may be ready for a helping of new material from Canadian rock act Three Days Grace, but the quartet is in no rush to get busy on its sophomore album. After all, its self-titled Jive/Zomba set has

Fans may be ready for a helping of new material from Canadian rock act Three Days Grace, but the quartet says its in no rush to get busy on its sophomore album. After all, its self-titled Jive/Zomba set has spawned respective No. 1 and No. 2 entries on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and new single "Home" climbs to No. 15 on the tally this week.

"There's talk of releasing 'Wake Up' as another single," drummer Neil Sanderson tells Billboard.com. "We also just re-released our disc with a DVD and a bonus disc. We're doing some soundtrack stuff as well. All of that allows to stay out longer and play more shows. Because that's the most important thing for us, we're not in a mad rush to get off the road and start the record."

When Three Days Grace eventually hits the studio in February, the band plans to work again with producer Gavin Brown, who was behind the boards for the debut.

"We've got a little studio in the back of the bus, so we try to put the Xbox down for a few minutes and lay down some ideas," Sanderson says. "We haven't gotten to the point to where we've played any of them live yet. That's not really our style. Some bands write a ton of songs and then pick from the pile. We don't really do that. We don't tend to play new stuff until we've gotten it into the studio or we've at least completely finished it."

But Sanderson says once the band gets down to recording, it won't be long until the album sees the light of day. "We work pretty quickly, so it will definitely come out in 2005," he says. "It could be by the end of the summer."

To close out the year, Three Days Grace has five more dates left on a U.S. tour with Hoobastank, which wraps Saturday (Dec. 18) in St. Petersburg, Fla. The group has also scheduled Christmas shows for Dec. 26 in Toronto, Dec. 27 in Ottawa and Dec. 28 in Montreal.