PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton and vocalist Jacoby Shaddix were recently interviewed by Horton‘s wife Jessica, host of “Datebook Sacramento”, described as “the premiere online lifestyle guide for Sacramento’s socially active.” You can now watch the chat below.
PAPA ROACH will perform for a worldwide live stream and take questions from fans via YouTube on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m. ET, marking the first time the band will play live since Shaddix underwent surgery last month to remove nodes from his vocal cords. Shaddix‘s condition forced him to stop singing and led his band to drop off this past summer’s Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour.
Shaddix told The Pulse Of Radio that pulling out of that tour and going straight into surgery was probably the smartest thing he could have done. “Best decision I ever made,” he said. “You know, it was a tough decision, but best decision. Went in and got the surgery — I was freaking out. I remember I was going into surgery, I’m like, tear rolling down my face, like, ‘God, please guide this surgeon’s hands,’ cause, you know, I mean, shit could go bad real quick.”
Shaddix told Loudwire, “I couldn’t talk at all so that sucked. It was the longest silence of my life since I was born; I just wanted to talk so bad.”
Even before his vocal problems started, Shaddix admitted in several new interviews that he came close to committing suicide earlier in the year as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon.
The latest PAPA ROACH album, “The Connection”, sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.
PAPA ROACH will follow the YouTube performance with a tour across Europe, beginning in Russia in early November.