Jacoby Shaddix Is Confident Papa Roach Will Take Metallica’s Spot

In a recent interview with Lazer 103.3, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix drew comparisons between his band and Metallica. Shaddix confidently stated that he believes Papa Roach, along with a few other bands, have the potential to become the ‘next Metallica.’

Addressing the concern that newer bands may not reach arena-level status to replace heritage acts when they retire, the frontman said:

“We’re watching Metallica step into that Rolling Stones spot right now. And Foo Fighters are another one of those groups. And Korn, Papa Roach, and Deftones, we’re like the next Metallicas. You know what I mean? That’s it. We’re stepping into that spot now.”

He then shared his thoughts on how you can get to that spot:

“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.”

The frontman recalled performing with Stone Temple Pilots and mentioned how the show shaped the band’s goal. He said:

“I remember playing with Stone Temple Pilots back in, like… it had to be 2001. And we opened the show. […] And I remember watching their set, and it was just like a greatest-hits setlist — everything [was like], ‘I know that song.’ ‘Oh, I know that song.’ And it was just song after song… And the show was an hour and a half. And it felt like it was 45 minutes, because it was just engaging and entertaining. And it was, like, ‘I want that. That’s the goal for the band.”

Papa Roach has recently announced the deluxe edition of their latest album ‘Ego Trip,’ which came out in April last year. The deluxe version includes remixed versions of the songs and also new music.

See the interview below.