Lostprophets are convinced they are "cockroaches" of the music scene - as they have survived changing fads while their trendy contemporaries have fallen by the wayside. The Welsh rockers credit their determination to stay independent for bringing them enduring success. Lead vocalist IAN WATKINS says, "I don't know if it's arrogance or deluded self-belief, but fads and scenes change - and we've survived them all. We're like the cockroaches of rock. "The benefit of not belonging to any particular scene is that if you're genuinely tied to something you're likely to go down with it."