Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix was interviewed by El Paso, Texas radio station KLAQ where he discussed why nu-metal has received a bad reputation over the years. Shaddix says (as transcribed by Loudwire):
“A lot of people didn’t like Fred Durst — really and truly. That was real bad, and everybody was hating on him. And he was kind of, like, ‘Why do you wanna hate me?’ And so, he was kind of the poster boy for the genre, and so if people wanted to take pot shots at it, it was easy, you know? But I got nothing but love and respect for him.
“For us, it’s, like, at the time, we were the bands that were just selling millions of records, and when you’re selling millions of records, people wanna…when you’re on the top, everybody wants to throw rocks. You know what I’m saying? So, kick rocks, punk.”
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