Shoutweb spoke with Trapt frontman Chris Brown and asked how hard is it, coming from an artist standpoint, when he has a bunch of labels throwing money at the group trying to make them sound a certain way. “It wasn’t really hard for us because we knew how to write good songs that have good hooks and melodies,” Brown said. “We don’t need anyone to tell us how to write good songs and that’s what was great about Warner Bros. The A&R guys over there heard our demo and thought, ‘Hey these are already great songs. Now all we have to do is get them into a studio to record them.’ The vision for what we wanted to do with this record was planned before we even signed with the label. The record deal just allowed us the time and money we needed to make this record. I was saying this to the other guys the whole time and that was, if for any reason, we felt that the label wanted to change us in any way, we wouldn’t sign the deal.” The entire interview at shoutweb.com has since been removed.