Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Recalls Drug-Fueled Tour Antics With Eminem
We all love a good tale of rock 'n' roll debauchery, but this one even crosses over to the rap world. Back in 2000, Papa Roach and Eminem (along with Limp Bizkit) launched the inaugural Anger Management Tour. Papa Roach and Eminem hit the road together again for the tour's 2002 incarnation, and somewhere along the way, a drug-fueled WWE-style brawl created a story for the ages.
In a new interview with RockSverige.se, Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix recalls partying with a unique cast of characters after being asked about touring with Eminem, who would go on to become the highest-selling artist of the 2000s.
"I was young, he [Eminem] was young and we were both partying on that tour and we had some ragers," Shaddix begins. "I remember this one night, we had a video camera with us and we were all f--kin' high on ecstasy and we were f--kin' drunk. We were on everything and it was me, my drummer Dave, Eminem, his wife at the time and one of his wife's friends and the rapper Xzibit, and we had like a WWF wrestling event in the dressing room. Eminem was hitting me with a f--kin' chair and we go back and watch that video and go, 'Man, we were f--kin' young and wild!' Backyard wrestling with Eminem in the dressing room. There's a video of it but we haven't put it out yet. Those were the days ... and nights!"
Can we launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of this video?! On a more serious note, Shaddix also spoke about the hardships of being out on the road as a father.
"I've got three boys, 12, 10 and a one year old," Shaddix begins. "That's one of my biggest internal struggles in my personal life, missing a lot of those key moments and being able to sit down with my son … I've asked my kids a couple of times, 'Do you resent me?' and they're like, 'What's resent?' and I go, 'Are you mad at me that I'm gone on the road?' And they say, 'We're not mad at you, we just get sad sometimes.' Now I'm OK with that, because every family has their personal struggle and thank God mine, that's our struggle. I can think of far worse struggles, so we're doing alright."
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