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    Sun, 16 Aug 2009 14:45:07

    Feature: Papa Roach Talks Movies - Singer Jacoby Shaddix tells ARTISTdirect.com what he's seen recently and what some of his favorite flicks are in this exclusive feature…

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    Even though Papa Roach spend most of their time on the road worldwide, singer Jacoby Shaddix still manages to catch his fair share of flicks.

    In fact, Jacoby's taste in cinema is actually quite eclectic. It's just as varied as his band's epic fifth offering, Metamorphosis. Right now, he's focused on the road, but that doesn't mean his band mates haven't already started working on the follow-up to Metamorphosis.

    "We haven't stopped," laughs Jacoby. "Tobin [Esperance, Bass] is always writing. He's always in the back lounge with his Pro Tools or Garage Band writing riffs and ideas. There's definitely stuff that's brewing. But for me, as far as lyrics go, I'm in the touring mode right now—doing interviews, finding a shower, working out, going fishing, rocking around, playing shows, watching movies and going on to the next city."

    Jacoby discussed one aspect of "touring mode" with ARTISTdirect.com in this exclusive feature. He gave us some insight into his all-time favorite movies as well as some recent fare that he's enjoyed.

    Check out Jacoby's movie picks below!

    Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix on Cinema:

    1. A Clockwork Orange

    This is definitely a classic that I always go back and watch.

    2. Knowing

    I thought Knowing was pretty good. I saw that recently. It was odd and on a different trip.

    3. Grey Britain

    There's actually a short film that Gallows did called Grey Britain, and they released it with their record. It's really fuckin' cool.

    4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    I've been going back and watching some of the classics like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    5. Little Big Man

    Little Big Man is one of my favorite movies of all time. It was one of Dustin Hoffman's first movies, and it's a great flick!

    6. Milk

    I just saw Milk the other day, and that was really great. That was an inspiring film. It was pretty tragic the way it all ended. It was cool to see somebody that believed in a cause and just fought for it until the day he died. He even believed in it when people thought he was fucking insane. He really stood up for gay culture, which is huge. It was huge turning point in California, and in history, for gay people.

    7. Taxi Driver

    8. Raging Bull

    Fuck yeah, I'm a Taxi Driver fan! Taxi Driver is one of the best, and Raging Bull too. Shutter Island looks really interesting too! I've kind of had enough of the action-thriller, CGI bad storyline movies. I'm fucking over them. I love it when you see a movie that does have substance.

    9. The Soloist

    I saw The Soloist with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. That movie brought a tear to my eye.

    10. Eagle Eye

    Eagle Eye was an action packed thriller, and I was really surprised by it. I thought that movie was fucking rad. By the end of the film I was sitting on the edge of my seat going, "Can this fucking movie be over because I'm about to fucking lose my mind!?" [Laughs] It just had me going and going so hard. It's funny because we're sitting there watching the movie and Josh Todd from Buckcherry pops up in a cameo. My wife and I are looking at each other like, "What the fuck?" [Laughs]. It was cool.

    11. Crank

    12. Crank: High Voltage

    I liked Crank and Crank: High Voltage. Those were just mind-numbing entertainment! Crank 2 is fucking off the chain.

    13. The Hangover

    The Hangover is one of the funniest fucking flicks I've ever seen! I was belly-laughing through that whole movie. I went home, and I said to my wife, "Let's have a date night and watch a movie." I smoked a fat ole joint before I went in to watch the movie. My wife is looking at me like, "What's wrong with you why are you laughing so hard?" I said, "This is just some of the funniest shit I've ever fucking seen." I think it was one of the best comedies of this year. I've got to see The Goods. That's on the agenda!

    14. G-Force

    I went and saw G-Force with my kids. My boys loved that flick.

    15. Monsters Vs. Aliens

    Monsters Vs. Aliens was really good too! Having kids definitely gives me an excuse to go and see the kid flicks [Laughs].

    —Rick Florino

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