Papa Roach Singer Says He Was “More f****** punk rock than” Limp Bizkit Vocalist Fred Durst

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Jacoby Shaddix photo: Andreas Lawen, Fotandi (Wikimedia Commons)/ Fred Durst photo: Antje Naumann (Wikimedia Commons)
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In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix discussed a past comparison made about him and Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst (which he was not at all pleased with), as well as how he used to not be able to stand the nu metal genre.

In the interview, Shaddix spoke about how much he hated nu metal; he also goes into how folks would compare him to the Limp Bizkit vocalist, and how that comparison got under his skin.

Per Shaddix, initially speaking to nu metal:

“I hated it, I couldn’t stand it,” says Shaddix. “Everyone was trying to compare me to Fred Durst and I was like, ‘I am so much more fucking punk rock than this dude. He’s on the hip hop side.’ No disrespect to Fred. I think he’s fucking great at what he does, and I dig him.”

That said, the Papa Roach frontman added that he now looks back at nu metal and appreciates it more.

“It was a new interpretation of what metal music could be and we were pulling inspiration from all over the place. Ministry were an influence, Faith No More were an influence. They were like the OGs of nu metal. They hate to own it, but they are. Mike Patton, you fucking motherfucker, you started it.”

What are your thoughts on what Shaddix had to say about the Limp Bizkit vocalist and the nu metal genre?

In other news related to Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst, Durst found himself recently called out by Mikey Doling of nu metal band Snot. Limp Bizkit just announced their Still Sucks tour, and Doling is not pleased that the band are taking out another act called $not, and not them. You can read the full story of Doling calling out Durst and the band via the link below:

“Snot loved you, man”: Snot Guitarist Call Out Limp Bizkit Vocalist Over Upcoming Tour


Words by: Michael Pementel