Jacob Shaddix, the frontman of Papa Roach, recently spoke with Loudwire Nights host Chuck Armstrong about the band's place in the nu-metal movement and their collaborations with the next generation of rock and metal musicians. Shaddix expressed his pride in being part of a movement that influenced a new generation of music lovers and the continued impact of nu-metal on today's music.
Reflecting on Papa Roach's early days, Shaddix acknowledged that the band's music transcended any particular label, despite being associated with the nu-metal genre. He highlighted the unique sound of Papa Roach and the individuality of other nu-metal bands like Staind, Deftones, and Korn.
In their latest album, "Ego Trip," Papa Roach collaborated with several young rock and metal bands, including Hollywood Undead, Bloody Beetroots, and Beartooth's Caleb Shomo. Shaddix expressed his admiration for Beartooth's raw and honest lyrics and their high-energy live shows. He also revealed his desire to collaborate with Bring Me the Horizon's Oli Sykes and The Prodigy, citing their innovative approaches to heavy music.
With their latest collaborations and ongoing evolution, Papa Roach is showing themselves to be a band that refuses to be confined to any label or genre, and their future in the rock and metal world is sure to be full of surprises and exciting possibilities.