PAPA ROACH Pays Tribute To CHESTER BENNINGTON With 'In The End' Cover (Video)

PAPA ROACH Pays Tribute To CHESTER BENNINGTON With 'In The End' Cover (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of PAPA ROACH paying tribute to Chester Bennington by performing a partial cover of the LINKIN PARK classic "In The End" on September 20 at Gasometer in Vienna, Austria can be seen below.

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix admitted in several interviews that he came close to taking his own life in 2012 as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon druing the making of the band's "The Connection" album.

"There was a moment in the record where I was suicidal," Shaddix told the Associated Press at the time. "I was done. I'm like, 'I'm over this. I can't do this anymore. I can't take this pain anymore. Like, I feel so alone and broken and just shattered.'

"Like, everything that I had worked for in my life and said that I wasn't going to be, I don't want to be like my father — what happens? I'm like this drunk fuckup that destroyed his family," he said. "I did it. I'm sitting there like, 'I did everything I said I'd never do.'"

He added: "I was just an emotional wreck, couldn't do nothing, man. I was just paralyzed emotionally. Musically, I was just stunned. I didn't even want to work on the record. I was just like, 'I just can't do this.' My producer's like, 'The best thing you do right now is write about exactly what's going on, just tell it and be a hundred percent completely honest about what's going on in your life."

Asked to describe in more detail what he was feeling when he was dealing with these issues, Shaddix said: "I'll tell you this about when you're in that moment and you feel like you want to end it all ... you do not think rationally, you don't think straight. Your emotions, you are just so caught up in the pain. ... And luckily I just had these moments of clarity at night or I just thought about what would happen. What would it be like? My family's life and my band's life, what would their lives be like if I wasn't here? It's terrible. Like, I ran that story in my head and I'm like, 'Why would I do something so selfish?' It's a terrible thing and I hate to like really admit that's where I was, but that's where I was."

Bennington committed suicide at the age of 41 on July 20 at his home in the Los Angeles area, leaving behind a wife and six children.

PAPA ROACH has spent the last few months touring in support of its ninth studio album, "Crooked Teeth", which was released on May 19 via Eleven Seven Music.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).