Berlin Music TV conducted an interview with vocalist Jacoby Shaddix of Californian rockers PAPA ROACH before the band’s December 4 concert in Berlin, Germany with STONE SOUR. You can now watch the chat below.
PAPA ROACH‘s trek with STONE SOUR marked the band’s first extended tour since Jacoby Shaddix had surgery on his vocal cords in September. Asked by the Armed Forces Network how his voice was holding up, Shaddix said, “Voice is great. I’m slaying it on the shows so far and I feel really good. I was definitely blessed to go to the right doctor and get my surgery performed by him. It was scary, but I’m good.”
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Shaddix said that during his recovery, he got to spend some time with his kids and also learn the latest musical trends. He explained, “After my surgery, I had some time at home so I was helping coach my son’s tackle football team . . . I’d turn around and they’re behind me doing the ‘Gangnam’ dance. I was like, ‘Alright, we save that for after practice.'”
Even before his vocal problems started, Shaddix admitted in several interviews that he came close to committing suicide earlier in the year as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon.
PAPA ROACH and STONE SOUR will tour the U.S. together in early 2013, on a co-headlining tour that begins on January 20 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
PAPA ROACH has posted a performance video for the song “Still Swingin'”, filmed during the band’s recent European tour with STONE SOUR. The song comes off the band’s new album, “The Connection”, which sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.
“Still Swingin'” performance: