Revolver magazine's Chris Enriquez conducted an interview with PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix at the 2015 edition of the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.
Keeping in line with Revolver magazine's recent "supervillain"-themed issue, Jacoby was asked who his "arch nemesis" would be if he had one. He responded: "It would just be Hollywood in general. It's just a bunch of weirdos. I don't know, dude. I don't really get the Hollywood scene right now, to be completely honest, especially with the pop music and what's going on in that world. I just see it as useless drivel. Rock and roll brings so much more heart and soul and passion and fire to people. I just don't see people rolling up on Kanye [West] and being, like, 'Dude, your music changed my life.' Do you know what I'm saying? I can respect the art, I guess, but, on a personal level, rock music, there's just so much more value to me to it."
Jacoby also spoke about the diversity of this year's Rock On The Range lineup. He said: "I'm looking at this thing, going, it's taken a page out of the European festival book, you know what I'm saying?! And I think that's great. Where it's a dynamic group of bands that fit in metal, punk rock, hardcore, rock and roll… At the end of the day, this is a family. Rock needs that. We need to band together and not be, 'Oh, well, I play post-hardcore and you play this.' It's, like, 'Nah, dude.' It's, like, we play fucking guitar and the rest of you guys don't. You press 'play.' So suck it. It's fucking rock and roll music, and that's why I am stoked about being at this festival. And we can share the stage with JUDAS PRIEST, which is amazing. Rock and roll legend on stage, and we're sharing the stage with them. So it's awesome."
PAPA ROACH's eighth studio album, "F.E.A.R." (Face Everything And Rise), was released on January 27.
Shaddix said that "F.E.A.R." was "probably the most positive record we've written" and described it as a "very guitar-heavy record."
"F.E.A.R." followed up 2012's "The Connection", which was made as Shaddix was going through personal turmoil, including problems in his marriage and a struggle to stay sober.
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