PAPA ROACH's Jacoby Shaddix Makes Acting Debut In THE RETALIATORS & Readies Greatest Hits Album
Papa Roach's frontman, Jacoby Shaddix, is revving for a busy 2021, as the publicity gets underway for his upcoming acting debut in horror thriller, THE RETALIATORS, as well as the release of his band's second collection of greatest of hit singles. Read the official press release below....
Sacramento, CA (November 13, 2020) - Papa Roach announces today the upcoming release of their second collection of hit singles entitled “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - The Better Noise Years.” The album, due out March 19, 2021, is comprised of 12 of the band’s top 10 Hits released between 2010 to 2019. The set includes 21 tracks including 3 unreleased remixes and 2 unreleased acoustic recordings recorded Live at the YouTube Studios in NYC. The set also features a guest appearance by Danny Warsnop (vocalist of ASKING ALEXANDRIA) on the track “Broken As Me.” The original version of the song was recorded for Papa Roach’s 2015 album F.E.A.R. The band noted, “We wanted to commemorate the last 10 years of our journey with this special collection of the music that got us here.” The collection is available for pre-order now on all streaming sites.
First single and video “The Ending (Remastered 2020)” is also released today. The song will be featured in the motion picture ”THE RETALIATORS.” The film is a horror thriller, and the music video includes footage from the movie. Jacoby Shaddix, Papa Roach’s lead singer, also makes his acting debut in a crucial role in the 2021 picture. “When I heard about this film last year, I spoke to the creative team and I felt I had a vehicle to see if I could expand my range as an artist. Truly, I couldn’t have imagined how much I enjoyed this experience and can’t wait to find another film in the future,” explained Shaddix. He appears alongside a diverse cast, which includes Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me, The Deuce), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, Black Mirror, The Sinner) and Joseph Gatt (Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones, Banshee, Dumbo) in the high-octane horror thriller.
Lombardi, who is also a Co-Producer on the film, says of Shaddix’s acting in the role of Quinn Brady “I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought he might be good because he’s a great storyteller with his songs, but I was truly blown away by his performance as an actor. I found Jacoby to be incredibly focused and committed! He was never afraid to jump off that cliff. For example, he and I had a scene together where his character has to slap me, pull my hair and lick my face. Lucky for me we only needed two takes, because he 100% went for it. I had a red, smacked, wet face when the director yelled cut. He’s a beast!”
Papa Roach has remained relevant since their debut in 2000. Now 20 years in, the band currently has over 8 Million monthly listeners on Spotify with total streaming numbers into the billions. Papa Roach has released 21 Top 5 singles over the course of their distinguished career - 12 of which are included in the new Greatest Hits collection from the past 10 years. “Help” the band’s 2017 release has just been certified GOLD by the RIAA, selling over 500,000 copies in the United States alone.
Track listing “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - The Better Noise Years”
1. Born For Greatness (Remastered 2020) 2. Help (Remastered 2020) 3. Elevate (Remastered 2020) 4. Come Around (Remastered 2020) 5. Broken As Me (feat. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)* 6. Falling Apart (Remastered 2020) 7. Who Do You Trust? (Remastered 2020) 8. Gravity (feat. Maria Brink) (Remastered 2020) 9. American Dreams (Remastered 2020) 10. Face Everything and Rise (Remastered 2020) 11. Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey) (Remastered 2020) 12. Still Swingin’ (Remastered 2020) 13. The Ending (Remastered 2020) 14. Burn (Remastered 2020) 15. Kick In The Teeth (Remastered 2020) 16. Elevate (Aelonia Remix)* 17. Help (Aelonia Remix)* 18. Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix) * 19. Top of the World (Aelonia Remix)* 20. Face Everything and Rise (Live Acoustic) * 21. Leader of the Broken Hearts (Live Acoustic)*
* - previously unreleased
The collection is available for pre-order now on all streaming sites, plus CD and double gatefold vinyl on double smokey translucent vinyl.
THE RETALIATORS, due out next year from Better Noise Films, will excite rock fans everywhere, with guest appearances from members of Five Finger Death Punch, Escape The Fate, From Ashes To New, The Hu, Eva Under Fire as well as Tommy Lee, Tuk Smith and Jacoby Shaddix. The Retaliators soundtrack has music from all artists mentioned above, in addition to tracks from Bad Wolves, Nothing More, Cory Marks, All Good Things and Tempt.
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