Congratulations are in order for PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix and his wife Kelly, who celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on July 19
On Wednesday, the PAPA ROACH singer posted a photo of him and his wife to Instagram which included the following message: “GRATEFUL -Today Kelly and I celebrate 26 years of marriage. She is my ride or die! I love you madly Kelly. We bout to have a night out on the town to celebrate!!!”
Jacoby, who will celebrate his 47th birthday later this month, and Kelly live near Sacramento, California and have three sons together: Makaile (born March 24, 2002), Jagger (born September 13, 2004) and Brixton (born September 17, 2013).
Jacoby recently spoke with Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3, about how newer bands are now starting to step into arena-level status, replacing heritage acts who have come to the end of the line. Jacoby said: “We’re watching METALLICA step into that ROLLING STONES spot right now. And FOO FIGHTERS are another one of those groups. And KORN, PAPA ROACH [and] DEFTONES, we’re like the next METALLICAs. You know what I mean?
“That’s it. We’re stepping into that spot now. It just comes to, I guess, being able to survive the treachery of this rock and roll life. And if you can do that and still continue to create good art and good music, then we can get into that space.”
Shaddix also discussed PAPA ROACH‘s longevity, saying: “It was my goal, honestly, since childhood. When we first formed PAPA ROACH back in 1993, we were, like, ‘We wanna do this till like we’re just old friends from young years.’ And now we’re here.
“I remember playing with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS back in, like… it had to be 2001,” he continued. “And we opened the show. And it was at this brand new amphitheater outside Sacramento, where we’re from. And I remember watching their set, and it was just like a greatest-hits setlist — everything [was like], ‘I know that song.’ ‘Oh, I know that song.’ And it was just song after song… And the show was an hour and a half. And it felt like it was 45 minutes, because it was just engaging and entertaining. And it was, like, ‘I want that. That’s the goal for the band. Let’s do that.’
“We saw it alive in front of us. And here we are in 2023, 20-some-odd years later from first breaking on to the scene in the major-label game and still killing it in the game — still making music that’s resonating and connecting. And I couldn’t ask for anything more. And it makes me grateful that I’m taking care of myself too, so it’s, like, I can do this for some more years and I’m not just on my last legs.”
PAPA ROACH‘s latest album, “Ego Trip”, arrived in April 2022 via New Noize Records in partnership with ADA Worldwide (WMG‘s independent label and artist services arm).
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