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Papa Roach pays homage to Matt Zane through song and video

Papa Roach (2009) Papa Roach will follow up its chart-topping single "Lifeline" with another song from its recent "Metamorphosis" album called "I Almost Told You That I Loved You". The group just finished shooting a music video for the track and singer Jacoby Shaddix spoke on the story behind the song. "That song was born from a conversation that me and this fella Matt Zane he's a musician but he also directs pornography films and he was telling me about this girl. He was trying out the talent before he put her on camera, and he was like, 'Oh, Jacoby, man, the pussy was so good I almost told her that I loved her.' Me and Jay Baumgardner, the producer, looked at each other and we were like, 'Now that's a song title right there!'"

"I am flattered. Jacoby is awesome and amazing guy for giving me credit." said Zane

"I remember going into the studio a week after I told him that story and everyone was running up to me all excited saying I inspired their next single. Jacoby showed up later in the day and played me the song in his car. He really captured everything we talked about, the whole vibe of the story and when the song hit the chorus I couldn't believe he actually used the line I said to him about almost telling her I I loved her."

The video for the single also pays homage to Zane by including a suspension performance.

"That was a surprise even to me. I didn't think they were going to do that. I am blown away. To think when I started singing and suspending in 2002 it would eventually bleed into pop culture in this way is unbelievable. I love the video and the song. I give Papa Roach a lot of respect."

View Jacoby from Papa Roach talking about Zane's influence in the video below.

If you are in LA make sure to check out Matt Zane's band Society 1 Fri. June 5th at The Sabor Lounge 847 South Union Ave Los Angeles CA 90017 18+

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You can check out some behind the scenes footage below.

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    June 02, 2009

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