Californian rockers PAPA ROACH have made “Set Me Off”, the bonus track from the Japanese version of their latest album, “The Connection”, available for free download using the widget below.
“The Connection” sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.
PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix underwent surgery in September to remove nodes from his vocal cords. Shaddix‘s condition forced him to stop singing and led his band to drop off last 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 last year as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon.