Jacoby Shaddix Still Believes Papa Roach Will Be One of ‘The Next Metallicas’: ‘I Wanna Be a Legacy Artist’

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Back in July, while talking about the next generation of heavy metal headliners, Jacoby Shaddix shared that he believes his band Papa Roach, Korn, and Deftones are “the next Metallicas.” Among the comments he expressed, Shaddix said, “We’re stepping into that spot now.”

While others may have a different opinion about who the next generation of heavy metal headliners is, Shaddix stands confidently by his claim. Recently, while talking to 105.7 The Point prior to the band’s performance with Shinedown in St. Louis, Missouri (this interview took place on September 3rd), the Papa Roach singer was asked about those past remarks of his.

In response, Shaddix stands by his comments, saying that in “the next 15 to 20 years,” he can see his band, Korn, Deftones, and Shinedown, playing shows similar to Metallica’s record-breaking SoFi Stadium performances. Per the Papa Roach singer (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“Oh, absolutely, man. I mean, Shinedown’s in that as well. You know what I’m saying?! For sure. And I just feel like it’s a goal, right?

“I had this intention when I was a kid to become a rock star. And then once that happened, and once that started kind of happening, I was, like, ‘All right, now…’ ‘Cause we did a show with Stone Temple Pilots back in the day; it was like 2002. And I saw them do their setlist and it was just, like, all hits. And I was, like, ‘Now that’s what I’m going for. I wanna have a career, I wanna be a legacy artist.'”

Shaddix then adds:

“Now we’re seeing Metallica out there just ripping it in the stadiums. They just had one of the biggest attendances at a stadium. You know what I’m saying? And so… that’s inspiring to us — not only to myself, but I’m sure to Jonathan Davis [of Korn] and the homies in Deftones or Brent [Smith] and the boys in Shinedown, it’s like we see that happening and that’s where we see our bands in the next 15 to 20 years. And it’s, like, you’ve gotta have goals, right?

“And I’ve gotta dream big. That’s it. Whether I make it there or not, we’ll see, but that’s my goal.”

Jacoby Shaddix interview with 105.7 The Point