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Papa Roach Frontman Jacoby Shaddix on Making ‘The Connection,’ Sober Living + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Papa Roach have proven that they are ‘Still Swingin’ with their latest album ‘The Connection’ and their recent co-headlining tour with Stone Sour . During the New York City stop of the trek, Loudwire had the chance to sit down with Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix , who chatted with us about how his vocal cords are feeling after surgery, living a sober lifestyle and more. The frontman talks about moving forward in a positive way, saying, ‘I can’t sit in the past and dwell on the past. I can’t worry about what was, just live in what is.” He also told us that making ‘The Connection’ helped saved his life. “There were these moments where I was spun out but music was there.” Check out Part 1 of our video interview with Jacoby Shaddix below: Watch Part 1 of Our Interview With Papa Roach Vocalist Jacoby Shaddix [button href=”http://loudwire.com/stone-sour-papa-roach-otherwise-new-york-city-concert-review-gallery/” title=”Check Out Photos of Papa Roach + Stone Sour Performing in NYC” align=”center”]

Stone Sour + Papa Roach Heat Up New York City With Support From Otherwise

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Stone Sour , Papa Roach and Otherwise brought the heat Tuesday night (Jan. 23) to a sold-out crowd that needed to be warmed up after stepping into New York City’s Terminal 5 on an extremely cold night outside. For anyone who has seen frontman Corey Taylor in action, it’s evident that he gives it his all when performing. Stone Sour gave a phenomenal performance as they began their set with their dual singles ‘Gone Sovereign’ and ‘Absolute Zero’ off their latest album, ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1.’ They also played other new tunes such as ‘A Rumor of Skin,’ ’RU486,’ ‘The Travelers (Part 2)’ and ‘Last of the Reel.’ The crowd joined Taylor in belting out hits such as ‘Bother’ and ‘Through Glass’ and went crazy when Stone Sour performed favorites such as ‘Made of Scars,’ ‘Reborn’ and ‘30/30-150.’ Earlier in the night, co-headliner Papa Roach proved that the band is ‘Still Swingin’ as they kicked off their set with that very song. Despite having surgery on his vocal cords only a few months ago, singer Jacoby Shaddix delivered powerful performances of other tracks off their latest disc, ‘The Connection,’ such as ‘Where Did the Angels Go,’ ‘Silence Is the Enemy,’ ‘Give Me Back My Life’ and ‘Before I Die.’ The band also rocked out well known hits like ‘Getting Away With Murder,’ ‘Scars,’ and ‘Hollywood Whore.’ And fans really lost their minds as Papa Roach ended their set with a rousing rendition of ‘Last Resort.’ Otherwise kicked off the rocking night of music with a vigorous performance as they played various tracks off of their album ‘True Love Never Dies.’ Frontman Adrian Patrick and his brother, guitarist Ryan Patrick, have a certain energy, connection and perceptiveness onstage. The overall presence and passion of the band as a whole is a dynamic one. To see where you can catch Stone Sour, Papa Roach and Otherwise on tour together, go here for a full list of dates and cities. Photos of Stone Sour + Papa Roach Performing at Terminal 5 in NYC: Stone Sour: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Papa Roach: Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Papa Roach Unveil ‘Before I Die’ Video

YouTube Papa Roach are ending 2012 with a little video extravaganza. Earlier this month, fans got the ‘ Where Did the Angels Go ‘ clip and now, getting in just under the 2012 deadline, there’s a new video for ‘Before I Die.’ The promo itself finds a grieving Jacoby Shaddix haunted by visions of lost love, often to his own detriment. Playing it close to the lyrical concept of the song, the video shows Shaddix expressing his heartbreak by chasing his visions into dangerous situations in an attempt to hold onto the past. Earlier this year, Shaddix told Loudwire about ‘Before I Die,’ “I was going through a separation with my wife during the process of making the record. Fast forward to the present and we’re working it out now, but in the process of making this record we were separated. I was at the end of my rope; I was in a lot of pain. This music is where I found my sanctuary, where I could express myself and just take myself out it for a second and not feel the pain and just be creative. During the process of making this song, ‘Before I Die’ I felt like everything was taken from me and I was just left out there raw and broken, it made everything clear to me, what really mattered to me.” ‘Before I Die’ is a key song for Shaddix as the vocalist says it spurred a change in his life. He explains, “At the end of the day it’s the people that I love in my life that are the most important to me and sometimes when you treat the people that you love the most the worst, that’s the wrong path. I had to take a long hard look at myself and realize how I was living my life and make those changes. Just being out there on my own and having those realizations, that’s where the song came from.” ‘Before I Die’ appears on ‘ The Connection ‘ album and likely will be part of the band’s performances when they begin their 2013 North American touring with Stone Sour . Watch Papa Roach’s ‘Before I Die’ Video [button href=”http://loudwire.com/papa-roach-still-swingin-guitar-center-sessions-exclusive-preview/” title=”Next: Watch Papa Roach’s ‘Still Swingin’ from ‘Guitar Sessions'” align=”center”]

Watch Papa Roach Perform ‘Still Swingin’ on ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ – Exclusive Preview

Papa Roach courtesy of Guitar Center. Papa Roach are keeping busy this holiday season by releasing a new single, ‘Where Did the Angels Go,’ off the band’s ‘ The Connection ’ album, as well as prepping for a co-headlining North American tour with Stone Sour scheduled for early 2013. Now, Papa Roach are set to appear on a new episode of ‘ Guitar Center Sessions ,’ airing next Friday (Dec. 28) at 9 p.m. on DirectTV’s Audience Network (Ch. 239). But, why wait? Check out an exclusive clip of Papa Roach performing ‘Still Swingin,’ the first single off ‘The Connection,’ in the video below. Papa Roach recently took time off from the road to allow lead singer Jacoby Shaddix undergo throat surgery and rest his vocal cords. Along with the performance clip, an interview portion of ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ that features Shaddix speaking about those medical battles and getting his voice back can also be seen below. “It feels great, man,” Shaddix said of getting his prized voice back. “I couldn’t talk for 10 days. I was losing my freaking mind! I got like a white board. I’m, like, trying to mouth the words. Text. To me, that was the longest silence since my birth!” Papa Roach’s ‘Still Swingin’ is currently nominated for Rock Song of the Year in the Loudwire Music Awards. Place your votes here . Watch Papa Roach Perform “Still Swingin’ on ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ Watch a Papa Roach’s Interview on ‘Guitar Center Sessions’

Rock Song of the Year – 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

It’s been a great year for rock music, and the 10 nominees in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards category for Rock Song of the Year reflect certainly reflect that. We’ve got several perennial chart rulers, a veteran rocker making his self-proclaimed comeback and pair of female-led rock bands who enjoyed major success this past year. Who will take the title? That’s up to you! Check out the nominated songs and be sure to vote in the poll below: Baroness, ‘March to the Sea’ Baroness had one of the year’s standout albums in ‘Yellow and Green,’ and the single ‘March to the Sea,’ the band’s ode to a friend lost to drugs, is a powerful statement set against an equally chugging and forceful beat. Dead Sara, ‘Weatherman’ Dead Sara  frontwoman Emily Armstrong’s powerful vocals caught the attention of many in 2012, and the song ‘Weatherman,’ with a monster riff from guitarist Souixsie Medley, is about as an infectious piece of ear candy as you could find in rock in 2012. Deftones, ‘Leathers’ Deftones carried over the success from the ‘Diamond Eyes’ album in a big way, and ‘Leathers’ is the ‘Koi No Yokan’ track that shows the group was truly clicking on all cylinders, with equal parts moody atmospherics and intense chugging rock. Halestorm, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ It is punk! It is rock! It is thrash! Whatever you want to call it, Halestorm ‘s ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ is an aggressive, fist-pumping anthem that grabbed everyone’s attention in 2012! Marilyn Manson, ‘No Reflection’ From the opening notes of ‘No Reflection,’ it is clear that the Marilyn Manson we’d all come to know from his ’90s heyday is back with full force. The track stands right alongside some of Manson’s best. Papa Roach, ‘Still Swingin” Does anyone know their way around a rock anthem like Papa Roach ? The band kicked off support of their latest album ‘The Connection’ with the standout rocker ‘Still Swingin” and have kept fans rocking throughout most of 2012. Serj Tankian, ‘Harakiri’ While Serj Tankian has been exploring his musical boundaries over the last few years, the title track to his latest album ‘Harakiri’ brought him full circle to the rock spotlight with one of the year’s most melodically beautiful choruses and a powerful statement about today’s growing environmental concerns. Shinedown, ‘Bully’ Shinedown was on message with their first single of 2012, ‘Bully,’ offering up an anti-bullying sentiment with a rocking twist that motivated the listener to stand up for themselves. It’s inspirational and it rocks. Stone Sour, ‘Gone Sovereign’ Stone Sour unleashed the fury on 2012′s ‘Gone Sovereign’ with some blistering guitars, thunderous drumming and a driving track where Corey Taylor sings about being at an emotional low point and trying to stay alive. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ Three Days Grace found themselves with another major hit, deservedly so, with the jarring single ‘Chalk Outline.’ With its gritty guitar and one of Adam Gontier’s best choruses yet, it deserves the accolades it’s received. Voting for the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards closes on Jan. 15 at 11:59 PM EST. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite band wins! Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/metal-song-of-the-year-2012-loudwire-music-awards/” title=”Next Category: Metal Song of the Year” align=”center”] Get Notified When Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the daily Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of our full list of winners in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards, as well as the top stories in rock and metal. Email

Top 20 Songs: Week of October 28-November 3, 2012

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com In this week’s edition of Loudwire’s Top 20 Countdown, Three Days Grace once again remain steady at the top spot with their single ‘Chalk Outline’ off of their new album ‘Transit of Venus.’ Stone Sour moves up to the No. 2 spot with their single ‘Absolute Zero’ off of their brand new record ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1.’ Linkin Park climb a spot to come in at third with their single ‘Lost in the Echo’ while Soundgarden and their latest single ‘Been Away Too Long’ move up a spot to come in at No 4. Shinedown and their tune ‘Enemies’ round out the top five on this week’s list. Other songs on the list include Halestorm ‘s ‘I Miss the Misery,’ Slash ’s new single ‘Standing in the Sun’ featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Papa Roach ’s anthem ‘Still Swingin.’ Check out the Top 20 songs below and be sure to tune in to Loudwire Radio this weekend to blast these tracks at full volume. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. Seether, ‘Here and Now’ 19. Five Finger Death Punch, Pride’ 18. Kid Rock, ‘Let’s Ride’ 17. Chevelle, ‘Same Old Trip’ 16. Deftones, ‘Tempest’ 15. Gaslight Anthem, ‘45’ 14. The Black Keys, ‘Little Black Submarines’ 13. Volbeat, ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 12. All That Remains, ‘Stand Up (Stand Up)’ 11. Green Day ‘Let Yourself Go’ 10. In This Moment, ‘Blood’ 09. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ 08. Papa Roach, ‘Still Swingin’ 07. Slash, ‘Standing In The Sun’ 06. Halestorm, ‘I Miss the Misery’ 05. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 04. Soundgarden, ‘Been Away Too Long’ 03. Linkin Park, ‘Lost In The Echo’ 02. Stone Sour, ‘Absolute Zero’ 01. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/loudwire-radio-station-list/” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

Top 20 Songs: Week of October 21-27, 2012

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com In this week’s edition of Loudwire’s Top 20 Countdown, Three Days Grace  once again remain steady at the top spot with their single ‘Chalk Outline’ off of their new album ‘Transit of Venus.’ Halestorm also maintain their No. 2 spot for the sixth week in a row with their single ‘I Miss the Misery’ off of their latest album ‘The Strange Case Of…’ Stone Sour hold on at No. 3 this week with their new track ‘Absolute Zero,’ while Linkin Park climb a few spots to come in fourth with their single ‘Lost in the Echo.’ Soundgarden and their latest single ‘Been Away Too Long’ move up a spot to round out the top five. Other songs on the list include Slash ’s new single ‘Standing in the Sun’ featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Papa Roach ’s new tune ‘ Still Swingin’’ and Shinedown ‘s ‘Enemies.’ Deftones and their brand new single ‘Tempest’ are new to this week’s list, as well as Kid Rock ’s ‘Let’s Ride.’ Five Finger Death Punch reappear on this week’s Top 20 with their single ‘The Pride’ to round out the list. Check out the Top 20 songs below and be sure to tune in to Loudwire Radio this weekend to blast these tracks at full volume. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. Five Finger Death Punch, Pride’ 19. Kid Rock, ‘Let’s Ride’ 18. Chevelle, ‘Same Old Trip’ 17. Deftones, ‘Tempest’ 16. Seether, ‘Here and Now’ 15. Gaslight Anthem, ‘45’ 14. The Black Keys, ‘Little Black Submarines’ 13. All That Remains, ‘Stand Up (Stand Up)’ 12. Volbeat, ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 11. Green Day ‘Let Yourself Go’ 10. In This Moment, ‘Blood’ 09. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ 08. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 07. Papa Roach, ‘Still Swingin’ 06. Slash, ‘Standing In The Sun’ 05. Soundgarden, ‘Been Away Too Long’ 04. Linkin Park, ‘Lost In The Echo’ 03. Stone Sour, ‘Absolute Zero’ 02. Halestorm, ‘I Miss the Misery’ 01. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/loudwire-radio-station-list/” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

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