Papa Roach's "Last Resort" is one of the most defining nu-metal songs of the new millennium. From Jacoby Shaddix's intensely personal (and relatable) lyrics about suicidal ideation, to its bangin' lead riff, destructive groove and face-mauling final breakdown, there's a reason it rocketed the Cali band to fame and remains a beloved treasure of 21st century rock music to this day.
On July 4th, 2000, just a couple months after the band's breakout album, Infest, was released, Papa Roach played the song on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and ensured that everyone watching at home would remember what the fuck they were about.
Despite having to bleep out the F-bombs for the kids at home, Shaddix and his bandmates rocked out hard, headbanging and swinging along to the song's rap-like rhythm without getting too sloppy. Shaddix was on fire throughout the whole thing, but his explosive passion boiled over after his screamed breakdown and he began to flail manically across the stage like a madman.
Eventually, he decided to bust out what was surely an impromptu frontflip right there on the stage. He didn't have the most graceful landing, but he jumped right back up and kept raging, and honestly it looks cool as fuck. Watch the whole performance above via YouTube.