Papa Roach’s Shaddix takes quick-fire questions

Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix has held a quickfire Q&A session where he talks about his preferences in the world of music, film and TV.

He’s asked 25 questions in the video clip by Impericon, with the singer explaining why he prefers Family Guy to American Dad, and why he thinks it’s better for fans to sing along to their music live rather than stage dive.

When asked to choose between Kurt Cobain or John Lennon, Shaddix says: “John Lennon most definitely. He brought light to the world. I definitely enjoy Kurt Cobain – but that’s a dark path he went down.

On a straight choice between Metallica and Slipknot, he responds: “Slipknot, dude. Slipknot all the way. Slipknot’s one of my favourite bands. Love those guys.”

And when quizzed if he’d choose Europe over the US, Shaddix says: “When it comes to rock shows, Europe. When it comes to being with my family, USA. I’m trying to bring a good vibe and a good representation of the USA to the world.

“Not everybody shops at Walmart and is 500lbs in America.”

Papa Roach pulled the plug on their European tour with Five Finger Death Punch last month in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. Their last studio album was F.E.A.R. which was released in January.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.