Papa Roach’s singer, Jacoby Shaddix, says the key to a band’s longevity lies in love and brotherly battles.
Since the band replaced drummer Dave Buckner with Tony Palermo in 2007, their lineup has remained strong. Shaddix says that they still inspire each other, even if he wants to punch them in the face sometimes.
Shaddix says, “As much as sometimes I wanna punch them in the face and put them in a headlock – it’s like brothers. Brothers fight, brothers battle, but at the end of the day, we’re brothers.”
“It’s a family. It’s a brotherhood. It’s four dudes from a small town. We have a different drummer. It’s the one member change we had, and that was very tough on the band, but I think it was necessary. But the core of us, the songwriting crew, it’s just been the same dudes, and we love each other.”
Papa Roach’s eighth album, F.E.A.R (Face Everything And Rise), was released this January and the band is already working on the follow-up.
Shaddix adds, “It’s like when I sit down in the back lounge – and we’re working on riffs for the new record already – stuff just gets me off. I’m excited. It lifts me up, it moves me and it inspires me. I think that’s why we’re still here — because we still have that fire.”