During a recent interview with Z93, Jacoby Shaddix confirmed that Papa Roach are planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Infest“ next year. That effort will officially turn 20 on April 25, 2020.
Shaddix said the following:
“2020, we’re going to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of our album ‘Infest‘. And so, April 25th, 2020, we will be having a celebration.”
In the same interview, the singer also talked about the album’s hit single “Last Resort“ and the inspration behind it:
“Music can be a bright spot to people — it can be a source of strength; it can be a source of hope to people and Papa Roach has been a source of strength and hope to people out there.
Our first single, ‘Last Resort‘, was about… One of my best friends, he tried to kill himself. We lived in a house together. I’m 17 years old, and my best friend tried to kill himself. And it was a traumatic experience. I sing the song from a first-person point of view just to make it… this is how I write music. It’s just crazy how many people have used that song as a source of strength.
This music is purpose-driven, and I know that there’s a reason why I’m here on this planet creating music and creating art with my brothers in Papa Roach.”
Earlier today (May 18), Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton played a special acoustic set at the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival as part of Zippo Encore’s “Zippo Sessions.” The guitarist was joined by Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), and Mark Morales (Sons Of Texas) for the performance. Those three previously guested on Morton’s debut solo album “Anesthetic.”
During Papa Roach’s January 18 show at the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA, the group were joined onstage by frontman Jacoby Shaddix‘s young son Brixton. You can see footage of him performing “Traumatic” with the band below:
Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton has announced that his new solo album “Anesthetic” will be released on March 1. The effort will feature a number of guests including the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), and more. The album’s first single, “The Truth Is Dead,” features Morton’s Lamb Of God bandmate Randy Blythe and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz. You can check that out below:
“Anesthetic” Track Listing:
01. “Cross Off” (feat. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington)
02. “Sworn Apart” (feat. Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix)
03. “Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)
04. “The Never” (feat. Testament’s Chuck Billy and Oni’s Jake Oni)
05. “Save Defiance” (feat. Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy)
06. “Blur” (feat. Mark Morales)
07. “Back From The Dead” (feat. Buckcherry’s Josh Todd)
08. “Reveal” (feat. Naeemah Z. Maddox)
09. “Imaginary Days”
10. “The Truth Is Dead” (feat. Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz)
Within Temptation have shared a look at the making of their recently released video for “The Reckoning.” That track features Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and it will appear on the band’s new album “Resist” (out December 14).
It looks like Papa Roach are almost done with their new album. During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Jacoby Shaddix said the band are going to record one more song and that the effort should be out “later this year or early next year.”
Shaddix said the following about the effort:
“We did work with the same producers [Nicholas ‘RAS’ Furlong and Colin Brittain] that did ‘Crooked Teeth’. So this is like the follow-up and it feels great. We played a bunch of tracks for our friends in BEARTOOTH and some other folks last night, and everybody was feeling it. So it’s exciting to play new music for people and they’re, like, vibing it. So it felt good. Unless they’re totally bullshitting us. And if that’s the case, they are great bullshitters.”
He also added:
“We have a rhythm going with [Furlong and Brittain]. We were supposed to go on tour with OF MICE & MEN at the beginning of the ‘Crooked Teeth’ record cycle, and Austin [Carlile, then-OF MICE & MEN singer] had gotten really sick. And so the tour was canceled. So we were, like, ‘All right. Well, if we’re not gonna be out on the road, let’s go create.’ So we went in and we created five or six songs then. And then we went back in June and July and took another stab at it, and we have 12 songs that are… There’s bangers in there. We’re gonna go back and do one more track and see if we can beat one of the songs. And we’ll have a full-length record ready to go. And so either later this year or early next year for a release.”