Papa Roach calls old label ‘two-faced’
It’s no secret that Papa Roach are pretty mad at their old record label, Geffen/Interscope. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix himself told me that when I interviewed him at Muskegon Summer Celebration earlier this summer. However, that hasn’t stopped the Vacaville, CA-based band from continuing to slam the imprint.
Shaddix told Rock AAA: “There’s a lot of two-faced s___ in this business. Geffen/Interscope p____ me off – it was a really bad ending with them. They released a greatest hits record against our will. We told them we didn’t want to do it because we were at completely the wrong point in our career.
“They owe us a good chunk of money and they don’t want to give it to us. We’re like, ‘F___ you, we’re done.’”
Papa Roach have found a new home with Eleven Seven. Shaddix also hinted that Papa Roach’s next album might have a dubstep influence.
“I’m listening to a lot of electronic music just now. I discovered the dubstep scene about a year ago – it’s cool, really beat-oriented. But it has a hard, aggressive sound too. We’re not going to turn into a dubstep group but we might use the groove. I love some of the keyboard sounds – they’d be cool in the background of some Roach tunes.”
Check out the music video to the band’s latest single, “Burn”, which is a middle finger to Geffen/Interscope.