It's Jacoby Shaddix's birthday! To celebrate we have rooted through the decades to uncover some of his best appearances on other people's songs. And you better believe we found some bangers.
SKINDRED - WARNING
The song that ultimately inspired the sensation that is the Newport Helicoptor, 'Warning' is Skindred at their boundary-baiting best with gut-busting riffs and Benji Webb on incredible lyrical form. Then you throw in Jacoby, who shows off his whole array of vocal talents in very quick succession, and you have an absolute modern classic on your hands.
WITHIN TEMPTATION - THE RECKONING
'19's 'Resist' was a brilliant change of pace for Within Temptation, seeing them taking their love of storytelling and propelling it into a dystopian future full of technological advancement. This, the album's opening track, is an anthem in its own right, but the inclusion of Jacoby on the second verse and the chorus adds an extra layer of drama. And paired with Sharon Den Adel, they are a duo to be reckoned with.
COLDRAIN - RUNAWAY
No sound and no style is off the table when it comes to Coldrain, and this throbbing pop-metal banger is proof of that. A band that always wear their love of nu-metal on their sleeves too, having Jacoby jump on this rager feels like a bridge between two scenes in a truly wonderful manner.
THE BLACK EYED PEAS - ANXIETY
We're going waaaaaaay back here. The Black Eyed Peas' debut album was a worldwide smash, and also had some rock-tinged tunes hiding in its folds. One such example is the harsh punch of 'Anxiety' which features a Jacoby who was somewhere between releasing '02's 'lovehatetragedy' and '04's 'Getting Away With Murder' with Papa Roach.
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE - THIS LIGHT I HOLD
Now this is how you make a music video for a collaborative song! It's hard not to get swept up in the drama of this song's visual as Matty Mullins and Jacoby go toe for toe on the vocal front, but then you throw in the twists and turns of the instrumental and you have a 5 minute epic that leaves you absolutely breathless. Also, can we talk about that reveal at the end?!?
MARK MORTON - SWORN APART
Last year Mark Morton took a break from Lamb Of God to release his debut solo album 'Anesthetic', a collection of brusing collaborations with heavyweight vocalists. Alongside the likes of Chester Bennington and Myles Kennedy, there was also a track with Jacoby in which a swaggering riff coats a rather heavy metal vocal delivery. It's a match made in heaven.
GLAMOUR OF THE KILL - OUT ON CONTROL
Glamour Of The Kill made their name combining the pomp of classic rock with the grit of modern post-hardcore, a combination that suits Jacoby down to the ground. That's more than proven as he delivers his verse on this track from the band's 2014 EP 'After Hours' with serious vigour and attitude before that hearty breakdown at the tailend brings it home.
THE HU - WOLF TOTEM
Now for one of the newest and most unique tracks on this list. Jacoby recently linked up with The HU, a Mongolian band who use traditional Monogolian instruments to create their one-of-a-kind metal sound, on this stomping number taken from the soundtrack to the upcoming film The Retaliators. If that wasn't enough, the film is also going to feature appearances, both on screen and on the soundtrack, from Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills and Escape The Fate. So cool.
DIE TRYING - CONQUER THE WORLD
Another throwback to the start of the century and a track that suited what Jacoby was doing with P-Roach at the time perfectly. Also, if you don't go "Hey like the Papa Roach song" when he sings the words "Blood brother" then what are we all doing here?
NOTHING MORE - DON'T STOP
Nothing More and Papa Roach have spent some time on the road together, which explains why Jacoby and Jonny Hawkins' chemistry is so palpable on this spiky little number. Just try and keep your head still, we dare you.