IRVINE, California Who knew P.O.D. were such athletes?
"We demonstrated to the world how good we are at Ping-Pong next is croquet," drummer Wuv joked backstage at Saturday's KROQ Weenie Roast (see "System, Papa Roach Rage On Weenie Roast Stage While Jack Osbourne Holds Court").
"Badminton!" quipped singer Sonny Sandoval.
Actually, the band is still kicking around ideas for the "Satellite" video, but it will likely be more serious than "Boom," which found P.O.D. in a table tennis tourney (see "P.O.D. To Compete In International Ping-Pong Tournament In Next Video"). The title track to their latest album is a spiritual rocker with lyrics such as, "With lifted hands to this man, I'll stand in faith/ I'll make it through, my trust in you."
"It's a good rock song," Sandoval said. "It's from the heart. It's honest.
It talks about something that's real to us."
P.O.D. haven't scheduled a time to shoot the clip yet, as they will be playing a few more radio station festivals next week and heading out on
Ozzfest beginning July 6 in Bristow, Virginia (see "Ozzfest Lands Rage/Chris Cornell, P.O.D., Rob Zombie, More"). Although they have been on the road nearly nonstop since Satellite was released last September, Sandoval and cohorts are looking forward to touring for the summer and fall.
"Ozzfest is a piece of cake; we're gonna rock it," the singer said. "You have a lot of downtime to hang out and have fun. We're gonna do some canoeing."
"The thing about hanging out all day is you get super tired," guitarist Marcos Curiel added. "It's super hot, and nobody chills. You think they do, but they don't. We can get burnt out on the road, but we try to keep it fresh by remembering to have fun."