Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix teases “awesome” 20th anniversary plans for “Infest”

Jason Squires/Getty ImagesPapa Roach‘s breakthrough album, Infest, won’t celebrate its 20th anniversary until 2020, but frontman Jacoby Shaddix says the band already has a few “awesome” ideas to mark the milestone.

“I can’t let the cat out of the bag but it’s going to be b****ing,” Shaddix tells NME. “We definitely want to celebrate [Infest‘s 20th anniversary] because it’s an iconic album.”

“I’m very grateful to have an album like that in our arsenal and the beauty of it is that we’re kind of having a full circle moment right now,” he continues. “Because there’s a lot of young bands coming out citing us as an early influence on them, and now we’re sharing the stage with those bands.”

Among those young bands are Bring Me the Horizon and Of Mice & Men, according to Shaddix.

“I was talking to [Bring Me the Horizon guitarist] Lee [Malia] and he was like, ‘You guys were one of the first shows I’ve ever been to, you were the first band that I ever crowd-surfed to,” says Shaddix. “I’m just like ‘That’s awesome!.’ To know that our music was part of the fabric of their youth and what got them into rock and metal.”

“We’re just grateful that we’re still here f****** killing it,” he continues. “Honestly, it just feels like, ‘F***, we’ve still got more years in us, I’m not done.'”

Papa Roach’s new album, Crooked Teeth, is out now.

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