Papa Roach Vocalist Jacoby Shaddix’s Favorite Things To Do In A Dead-End Town With No Money

Papa Roach are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to 2010′s Time for Annihilation. While the band have gone on to major success since the release of their debut full-length nearly 15 years ago, Papa Roach have certainly had to pay their dues to get where they are today. We decided to go on a trip down memory lane with frontman Jacoby Shaddix–one of the 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars featured in the 100th issue of Revolver–to discover his favorite things to do in a dead-end town without a dime to his name.

Barn Burning
“We’d do shit like play keg parties in orchards. We also played barn parties with bonfires inside. That was a horrible idea, by the way. We almost burned the barn down, and we got caught by the cops.”

Cow-tipping
“I grew up in Vacaville, California, which is Spanish for ‘Cow Town.’ Cows sleep standing up, so when you’re 16 and don’t have shit to do after you’ve smoked all your brown weed, you tip cows. Me and my boys used to sneak into the pastures and tip ‘em. They’d wake up and start freaking out. Some of them would even chase you.”

Beer runs
“We’d roll up to Albertson’s, a grocery store, and I’d wait in my truck while my bass player ran in and grabbed a case of beer. He’d run out with employees chasing him, but he’d hop in the back of the truck and we’d speed away. We were pros. We never got caught.”

White-water rafting
“My friend’s mother owned a white-water rafting company, and she’d let us go for free during the summer, which was sick as fuck. It was a real adrenaline rush. I still like to go do that, actually–but now I have to pay for it.”

 

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  • Sissygurl321

    Sounds like my town….Emmett, mi

    • RockerChick

      hahahahaha… agreed. (i’m from Avoca Mi… small world right?)

      • taenluckinbill

        Small towns are the same everywhere. (Baxter Springs, KS)

  • MARY

    NEAT

  • Jraidol

    Jacoby little ass Vacaville Is still the same ! Come back here man and do a home town show ! You guys really are really awesome and I’ve seen you multiple times live , awesome everytime if you did a show out here you know it would be a sellout ! I’m 16 now and a junior at vanden . I was in 6th grade when you guys released ” to be loved ” and I brought it to our 6th grade dance at ulatisis and since that day me and my friends are papa roach to the bone . I even got a drum head that’s encased by you guys . It’s off your getting away with murder tour . I cherish that piece and alot of people want it since it has dave’s signature I say no man not for sale

    Sincerely ,
    Dylan Inboden been rocking you guys since 2006 and you guys should really think of doing a hometown show . Thanks man and hopefully something big happens !

  • Vaeseclit

    Dude in iowa that’s all the same shit we would do growing up and yes partyin inside a barn and having a fire inside is for sure a fucked up idea .then u Add a can of gas to the mix its a wonder I’ve made it to be this old

  • http://twitter.com/GoodIdeaAdia Adía

    In the city you have to pay for everything, and he cops will find you

  • Jessi F.

    Sounds like Cynthiana, KY, where I live. To see any great concerts or anything like that you have to drive out of state for a good venue.

  • Dizzle_segar

    mount orab ohio… not shit to do except fuck shit up play loud music and skate

  • Foodforthought

    Dude,I raised, showed, and sold cattle. They sleep lying down. You must have been high on meth, trust me we got a lot of it here.  Why don’t you mention how they kick the shit out of the dumb shit who tries to mess with them. You’re neck would have been broken if you tried what you said. Dumb ass……..Infest rules. 

  • Captain Milf

    Hey guyz Captain Milf. Papa Roach is donkey punch johnson slodging dick tits.

  • DIEJASSEN

    HAHA.. I WAS AT THAT BARN WHEN WE STARTED THE FIRE AN AS THE COPS SHOWED UP COBES DUMB ASS FIGURED WE’D THROW A MATTRESS  OVER THE BLAZE TO PUT IT OUT OR HIDE THE FLAMES AT LEAST FROM THE FUZZ.MY DUMB ASS BOOKED IT INTO THE FEILD EATING SHIT EVERY OTHER STEP TRYING TO RUN UNTILL I REALISED ID BE LEFT OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF VACA VALLY FREEZING MY ASS OFF IF I DIDNT GO BACK.LUCKY THE COPS HAD WATER IN THERE TRUNKS SAVED US FROM JAIL N FINES. NOT TO MENTION ARSON CHARGES THAT WOULD HAVE MAID IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR EATHER OF US TO PLAY OUT SIDE THE US BEING MOST COUNTRIES WONT ALLOW PPL WITH CRIMINAL REC’S TO ENTER.TO THINK YALL ALMOST NVR GOT TO SEE P-ROACH OR DIE TRYING PLAY OUT SIDE THE US CUZ OF ONE SILLY NIGHT OF BEING BOARD IN A DEAD END TOWN WITH NO MONEY(JUST MATCHES & CHEAP BEER)
       TO HEAR A SONG JACOBY AND I RECORD’ED  ABOUT OUR LIL TOWN – GO CHCK OUT MY BAND “‘DIE TRYING” AN LOOK UP THE SONG “CONQUER THE WORLD” FEATURING JASSEN JENSEN/JACOBY SHADDIX