Jacoby Shaddix has claimed that Papa Roach, KoRn and Deftones are “the next Metallicas”.
Throughout a current interview with Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 (by way of Metallic Hammer), the Papa Roach frontman defined: “We’re watching Metallica step into that Rolling Stones spot right now. And Foo Fighters are another one of those groups.”
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The feedback got here after host Andy Corridor expressed his considerations about there being a attainable lack of newer bands which are capable of attain James Hetfield and co’s stage of success after they retire.
Shaddix, who based Papa Roach in 1993, went on to quote his personal group in addition to KoRn and Deftones as “the next Metallicas”.
The vocalist continued: “You know what I mean? That’s it. We’re stepping into that spot now. It just comes to, I guess, being able to survive the treachery of this rock and roll life. And if you can do that and still continue to create good art and good music, then we can get into that space.”
Talking of his band’s lifelong ambition to develop into a veteran act, Shaddix mentioned: “It was my goal, honestly, since childhood. When we first formed Papa Roach back in 1993, we were like, ‘We wanna do this till like we’re just old friends from young years’. And now we’re here.”
The singer then recalled Papa Roach supporting Stone Temple Pilots within the early ’00s: “I bear in mind watching their set, and it was similar to a greatest-hits setlist – the whole lot [was like], ‘I know that song’. ‘Oh, I know that song.’ And it was simply tune after tune… and the present was an hour and a half. And it felt prefer it was 45 minutes, as a result of it was simply partaking and entertaining.
“And it was like, ‘I want that. That’s the goal for the band. Let’s do that’. We saw it alive in front of us. And here we are in 2023, 20-some-odd years later from first breaking onto the scene in the major-label game and still killing it in the game – still making music that’s resonating and connecting.”
Shaddix added: “And I couldn’t ask for anything more. And it makes me grateful that I’m taking care of myself too, so it’s, like, I can do this for some more years and I’m not just on my last legs.”
You may watch the total interview within the video above.
Papa Roach launched their eleventh and most up-to-date album, ‘Ego Trip’, in 2022. It landed at Quantity 18 within the official UK albums chart, and Quantity Three within the UK rock and steel albums chart.
Final 12 months additionally noticed the arrival of KoRn’s 14th studio report ‘Requiem’, which earned a four-star evaluation from NME. Deftones’ ninth LP, ‘Ohms’, was awarded 5 stars by NME upon its launch in 2020.
Metallica, who shaped again in 1981, dropped their eleventh album ’72 Seasons’ this April. Final month, the band performed two headline reveals at Obtain Competition 2023 as a part of their formidable world stadium tour.
The run of live shows consists of two nights in every metropolis, promising a “no repeat weekend” of two completely different units and two completely different opening acts.
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Throughout an interview with NME earlier this 12 months, drummer Lars Ulrich was requested what his teenage self would make of Metallica’s newest album, given the band’s potential to maintain connecting with new followers.
“I think 18-year-old Lars would appreciate the energy and spirit of ’72 Seasons’,” Ulrich responded. “I mean, he wouldn’t be able to wrap his head around the fact that Metallica would still be an entity 41 years later.”
He continued: “The reason we got in a band and connected was because we were all misfits, outcasts and loners. We found each other and started playing music together. Nobody knew it would have this staying power, so I think 18-year-old Lars would be pleasantly surprised that Metallica is still putting out a record like this.”