When Papa Roach asked for some radical crash & burn footage and berserk stomped landings to include in their new “Kick in the Teeth” video off their new album Time For Annihilation … On The Record and On The Road, Monster Energy’s action sports social networking site – MonsterArmy.com – stepped up and delivered the goods!
And leading that charge was Colorado’s Nick Steffens, 23, who hooked Papa Roach up with what would become the cornerstone of the band’s “Kick in the Teeth” mantra – a crippler skateboard slam off a picnic table grind gone awry at the opening of the video that had all the band members going “That’s the one!”
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3jpm4Yv9j0&sns=em
“I’d tell Nick – and the rest of the Monster Army – no matter how many times you’ve been kicked when you’re down or how rough it gets out there, if you stick to your guns, chase your dreams and trudge the f@#king road, you’re going to be alright. And that’s what ‘Kick in the Teeth’ is all about,” says Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix.
Reached at his home in Grand Junction, Nick Steffens – whose video was submitted by his buddy Brett Buescher – was floored when told he won. “Dude, that’s sick,” said Steffens. “Brett told me he submitted it. Pretty crazy. I’d kind of forgotten about it, then Brett texted me … I couldn’t believe it. We’re gonna have a blast next week.”
The winning video shows a then 18-year-old Steffens eating shit off a nollie-to-5/0 grind attempt at a local Grand Junction skateboard park, walloping his head off the concrete to the tune of an emergency room visit. “The doctors said I strained my neck muscles. All I know is that was five years ago and my neck’s still messed up. But whatever, I deal with it,” he said.
As the Grand Prize winner Nick will received airfare, lodging and tickets/backstage passes for two to the 2010 Sept. 24-26 Epicenter Festival in Fontana, Calif. … a Schecter Solo Special Guitar, of course autographed by the band … a bitchin’ Hyper BMX bike … Papa Roach concert T-shirt and Time For Annihilation – On The Record and One The Road CD … a year’s supply of Monster Energy O.G. and a custom Monster Fridge to keep it cool!
Papa Roach recently announced plans to join forces with Skillet and destroy crowds across the US with their Monsters of Annihilation tour beginning October 1st in Myrtle Beach, SC at The House of Blues. Full tour dates below.
Papa Roach and Skillet on tour:
1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
5 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
6 Wallingford, CT The Dome
8 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
10 Worcester, MA Palladium – On Sale Now
12 Rochester, NY The Main Street Armory
13 Toledo, OH John F. Savage Hall
14 Moline, IL iWireless Center
16 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium
17 Kansas City, MO The Midland
19 St. Louis, MO Pageant
20 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Papa Roach only:
23 Chicago, IL Club Congress
25 Fontana, CA Epicenter
28 Minneapolis, MN The Epic
29 Southbend, IN Club Fever
2 Tampa, FL Jannus Live
3 Mobile, AL Bayfest
9 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
23 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion