Music: Papa Tells All

Confessional metal is fine, but can't we have fun too?

The big prerelease news about Papa Roach's second album, lovehatetragedy, was that lead singer Coby Dick had reverted to the use of his birth name, Jacoby Shaddix. That's a fine name for a personal-injury law firm, but it's not much of an upgrade from Coby Dick for a rock star. Changing hardly seems worth the trouble. But the new/old name, like much of lovehatetragedy, is evidence of how metal has evolved over the past decade. Cartoon bands like Motley Crue and Poison once sang about sex and cars and sex in cars; then Kurt Cobain came along and submerged those bands...

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