Jacoby Shaddix Says Papa Roach Re-Recorded “Last Resort” With “Some Top Notch Sick” Guests

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Jacoby Shaddix revealed that Papa Roach have re-recorded their hit single “Last Resort.“ The frontman also confirmed that the track will feature “some top notch sick” guests.

Shaddix said the following:

“We also did a re-record of ‘Last Resort’ which we did with some guests that are going to appear on it. I can’t drop the names yet but we’ve got some top notch sick people on this.

There’s somebody from the modern rock era that’s speaking to the people for the people right now. There’s somebody from the hip-hop scene that’s old school and there’s somebody from the current hip-hop that’s on right now. We’ve got a little bit of these three personalities that are going to here.

We’re not sure if it’s all on one track or there’s going to be three different versions. We’re coming to that point now. It’s going to be fun to play with and a cool way to celebrate the track and that’s coming soon.”

“It’s got the right edges to it to it, it’s got the right people, man, so it feels authentic. ‘Last Resort‘ is one of those kind of timeless-type tracks, and we wanted to get people that we felt would stand that test of time.”

The original version of “Last Resort” appears on the band’s album “Infest,” which recently turned 20.

Papa Roach Planning To Release New Album in Early 2021

During a recent interview with LAMC Productions, Jacoby Shaddix offered an update on the new Papa Roach album. He said the following:

“As we’ve been, I guess, quarantined in our homes for a while, we’ve been doing a lot of songwriting. And we have probably about 10 songs written at this point, and we are going to write some more music as we’re home. And we’re gonna drop an album probably early next year. And that’s really exciting for us. We just signed a new record deal, which is very exciting for us as well.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Papa Roach To Perform “Infest” In Full During In-Studio Livestream

Papa Roach will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Infest“ by performing it in full during a special in-studio livestream. The virtual event will take place on June 20 at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT.

Papa Roach Writing New Album

During a recent interview with Jose Mangin on “Zippo Encore Live,” Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix confirmed that the band have been writing for their next album. The frontman also revealed that the group are planning to release the effort “at the top of 2021.”

Shaddix said the following:

“We went in for a second round of songwriting, and now we have, I think, seven or eight pieces of music for the next record. We’re gonna be in the studio, I think, probably in July, August time cutting the new record and finishing up an album before September, I would think. And later on in the year, we’re gonna be dropping a new track. We’ve got a new record coming at the top of 2021.”

He also had the following to say about the musical direction:

“The stuff we’re writing right now is fucking on fire, dude. Some of it’s just heavy and nuts and just aggressive with these massive, big, pummeling riffs. And then there’s other stuff that’s that kind of experimental all-over-the-place-type stuff. We wrote this other song, like a ballad, where it’s just guitar and vocals, and it’s so stirring and emotional. This time [during the coronavirus crisis] has definitely stirred up something in the band that’s coming out really cool in the music.”

He also added the following about his lyrical inspiration for the new material:

“For me, I’ve had some time for introspection, looking inside again. As I pull back the layers of myself as I grow older, I always find these little dark corners that I’ve gotta clear out. Honestly, I’ve gone back and listened to some of the lyrics I’m writing, and I’m going, ‘I’m putting it all out there.’ It’s almost like this time has gotten me in a space with no filter — just lay it all out. But then also there’s a few songs we’ve written that just have this fun, hopeful vibe too. And we haven’t had that in our music. I’m ready for some of that too, ’cause I’m a pretty happy, joyous dude that’s got my dark corners and my dark edges but I also know how to have a good time, so I wanna make music that lifts people up as well. So I think that balance between the two is gonna make this next record special.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Papa Roach’s Jerry Horton Surprise His Bandmates In Europe After Breaking His Fingers

Earlier this year, Papa Roach guitarist Jerry Horton was forced to miss the band’s European tour after breaking two fingers. However, he did end up flying overseas to surprise his bandmates before their show in Germany. You can watch a new six-minute documentary on that moment below. Papa Roach commented:

“With two broken fingers, Jerry had to sit out on one of our most successful tours ever. The first tour he’s ever missed in the band’s career. An emotional chapter in our story. Pre-quarantine, he flew to Europe to surprise the guys.”

Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, & Ice Nine Kills Officially Cancel Remaining European Dates

The remaining dates on Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, and Ice Nine Kills’ European tour have officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bands were previously planning to reschedule the shows, but they were unable to do so.

Papa Roach Joined By Deftones, Linkin Park, Korn, Etc. Members During “Infest In Conversation” Livestream

Yesterday (April 25), Papa Roach celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Infest” with a special “Infest In Conversation” livestream event. The discussion found the band joined by original drummer Dave Buckner and a number of special guests including: Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Linkin Park’s Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch, Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates, and Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler. If you missed it, you can watch the full conversation below: