Canadian rockers Three Days Grace are planning to document their live show before wrapping up touring in support of 2006’s platinum “One-X” in early April.
Guitarist Barry Stock tells Billboard.com that a full film crew will come out on the road some time in March to capture footage of the quartet at work. “We record our show every night onto ProTools, so they’ll come out and film this and I’m pretty sure we’re gonna put together a DVD with that stuff,” says Stock. “We may do some acoustic stuff as well. People ask us all the time about doing acoustic stuff; they love when we go into radio stations and break it down.”
Stock says Three Days Grace, which is currently on the third leg of a tour with Breaking Benjamin and Seether, is starting to hone in more on its third album, which the group plans to record later this year.
He guesses there are about a half-dozen songs ready as well as “tons of other stuff that has to be completed. We’ve got a little recording rig set up on the bus, so we’re always throwing down ideas and songs and stuff. We’re actually in better shape than we were the last time, when we came off (the road) to do ‘One-X’ — a little more ahead of the game, actually. Hopefully that means we’ll get back out a lot quicker.”
The new material runs a gamut, according to Stock, though he says that an overall sound “is probably hard to pinpoint right now. It’s gonna be a Three Days Grace record for sure, but we’re trying to do stuff outside of the box. We have some stuff that’s heavier and a little more intricate; at the same time, on the complete other end, we have some ballads that take us a lot further in that route. So we’re trying to open up a little more.”
As for production, Stock says the group is leaning towards Howard Benson, who handled “One-X.” “We had a great time working with him and his team last time,” the guitarist notes. “He’s great with vocals and stuff and really allowed us freedom musically. We had a good amount of control, and we really like that. We haven’t said for sure, but we may very well go that route again.”