Papa Roach frontman: ‘my uncle kissed me and he gave me herpes’

Jacoby Shaddix reveals story behind his first kiss

Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix has claimed that his first kiss was with his uncle and it left him with herpes.

The possibly tongue-in-cheek comments came in an interview with Hit The Floor in which he revealed the times he did life-changing things for the first time.

Speaking about his first kiss, Shaddix said: “My first kiss was when my uncle kissed me and he gave me herpes. It was terrible. Anybody else got herpes? Yeah, you do. Don’t lie to yourself. I know you got it, you watching this.”


The frontman also spoke about his first time feeling proud as a musician: “We started doing shows and we would promote our own shows and we sold out what was the teen centre at the time. We were selling tickets for $5 each and we sold out 700 people. We put on the show ourselves, set up the soundysystem and did everything. It was total DIY.”

Papa Roach released their latest album ‘The Connection’ in 2012.