Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix just recently spoke with TeamRock.com, and gave very high praise to a few bands.
He says he expects in the next five years that the rock genre will become "the biggest thing on the planet" by 2020. As examples of why, he has named Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice And Men, We Came As Romans as Escape The Fate.
Jacoby has recently acknowledged BMTH, and said he was a fan, so this did not fully come as a surprise. He was quoted saying, "I feel it coming back pretty strong. There’s the contingent of bands that have stuck around like Korn, Deftones, Incubus – then there’s this new wave of younger, heavier bands coming up. Of Mice & Men, Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate have this fresh, new rock sound. But they were listening to Papa Roach, Korn and Deftones when they were kids. So there’s kindred spirits. They’re like, ‘Yo, dude, you guys inspired us,’ and we’re looking at these bands, going, ‘You guys are inspiring us now."
As a final statement, Jacoby added, "Everything’s cyclical and we’ve survived a few of the phases. I definitely feel there’s a resurgence in rock. Give it another five years and it’s going to be the biggest thing on the planet again. It’s cool – it’s exciting.”
That is one of the ultimate compliments -to have someone who inspired you say you returned the favor for them.
So, what do you think? Do you think Jacoby is onto something here or not? Let us know! We think he's definitely onto something.
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