PAPA ROACH Frontman Doesn't Believe Rock Is Dead: 'Rock 'N' Roll Is A Lifestyle'

PAPA ROACH Frontman Doesn't Believe Rock Is Dead: 'Rock 'N' Roll Is A Lifestyle'

Unlike some of his contemporaries, PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix doesn't believe that rock music is dead. "Rock 'n' roll is a lifestyle — it's a culture," he tells Consequence Of Sound in a new interview. "People have a lot of interesting things to say about it, and I look at it, and it's so strong, in my opinion, because so many other genres pick and steal form rock 'n' roll. We might not be on the front cover of every magazine, but if you look at how these hip-hop or pop kids are influenced by punk-rock and hard rock and heavy metal, it's trippy to see these kids wearing all these patched up pants and edgy styles, and I'm like, 'You know where that came from, right?' I think it's exciting."

Back in 2015, Shaddix said that there was already "a resurgence in rock" and he predicted that the genre would be "the biggest thing on the planet again" in five years. He told Australian radio DJ Dave "Higgo" Higgins: "I feel it coming back pretty strong, man. There's the contingent of bands that have stuck around through it all, like KORN, P-ROACH, DEFTONES, INCUBUS… And then there's this new wave of younger, heavier bands that's coming up — OF MICE & MEN, BRING ME THE HORIZON, WE CAME AS ROMANS… a lot of these younger kids that are… FALLING IN REVERSE, ESCAPE THE FATE… [They are coming out] with this fresh, new rock sound, but these were the kids that were listening to PAPA ROACH, KORN and DEFTONES and INCUBUS when they were kids. And so there's kindred spirits between our bands, because they're, like, 'Yo, dude, you guys inspired us back in the day.' And we're looking at these bands, going, 'You guys are inspiring us now.' 'Cause there's similarities in the vibe and the music and the groove and the bounce and stuff like that."

PAPA ROACH's tenth studio album, "Who Do You Trust?" , was released in January via Eleven Seven.

The band recently released the official music video for "Elevate", one of the singles from "Who Do You Trust?" PAPA ROACH has accumulated over 10 million streams globally with the song, which has also made it into the Top 15 on the Active Rock U.S. radio chart.


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