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When Papa Roach first attracted widespread public attention, on the strength of their thrice-platinum-selling sophomore album, ‘Infest’ (2000), they were handily lumped in with the then popular nu-metal scene. But the group has since transcended both that tag and the movement’s sell-by-date thanks to a slew of successful mainstream hard rock releases. Taking their name from lead singer Jacoby Shaddix’s grandfather, Howard ‘Papa’ Roatch, the band was formed in 1993 by Shaddix, drummer Dave Buckner and guitarist Jerry Horton, adding bassist Tobin Esperance in ’96, and proceeding to record a pair of EPs and 1997’s ‘Old Friends from Young Years’ full-length independently. The latter (as well as another pair of EPs) gradually helped spread word-of-mouth about the group until multi-media conglomerate DreamWorks came calling and the aforementioned ‘Infest’ produced the No. 1 Modern Rock smash, ‘Last Resort.’ In a matter of months, Papa Roach was performing on that summer’s Vans Warped Tour, then upped the ante in 2001 by appearing on the main stage of Ozzfest, before recording their third album, ‘lovehatetragedy’ in 2003. Along with its 2004 successor, ‘Getting Away with Murder’ the album found the band wisely tempering their use of rapping in exchange for more clean singing — a move that eased their transition away from nu-metal as the style fell out of favor. 2006’s ‘The Paramour Sessions’ confirmed that new musical direction and sold another two million copies, but marked the end of Papa Roach’s relationship with longtime drummer Dave Buckner, who entered rehab and was replaced by Unwritten Law’s Tony Palermo. And, by the release of 2009’s ‘Metamorphosis,’ Papa Roach had effectively repositioned themselves as a straight-up hard rock band — heading out on tour with new inspirational touchstones Motley Crue and Buckcherry and partying down with 2010’s ‘Time for Annihilation’ live LP. But the group reinstated some raps for 2012’s ‘The Connection’ (their seventh studio long-player) and promise to keep fans guessing with 2015’s impending ‘F.E.A.R.’

Selected Discography: ‘Infest’ (2000), ‘Getting Away with Murder’ (2004), ‘Metamorphosis’ (2006) Related Artists: Deftones, Disturbed, Alien Ant Farm, Sixx A.M. Further Reading: Jacoby Shaddix Reveals New Papa Roach Album Title Read More: Papa Roach News

Papa Roach + Seether Bring Standout Rock Show to Los Angeles’ Wiltern

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Chad Childers, Loudwire

It's been one of the hottest tours of 2015 so far and on Friday in L.A., Papa Roach, Seether, Kyng and Islander brought their energetic rock to the Wiltern.

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Papa Roach Discuss ‘F.E.A.R’ Album Recording, Favorite Songs + More

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Eleven Seven Music

Papa Roach go into detail about the recording of their 'F.E.A.R.' album and share stories on some of their favorite tracks from the disc.

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Papa Roach Perform Acoustic Set in New York City

Papa Roach
Eleven Seven Music

To celebrate the release of their eighth full-length album, Papa Roach performed a stripped down acoustic set for fans in New York City.

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Papa Roach, ‘F.E.A.R.’ – Album Review

Papa Roach
Eleven Seven Music

Papa Roach are releasing their eighth studio album, 'F.E.A.R.' Check out our review of the disc here.

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Papa Roach, Seether, Kyng + Islander Invigorate New York City With Sweaty Rock Show

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Papa Roach took hold of a New York City crowd along with Seether, Kyng and Islander for a lively night of music at Terminal 5.

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Papa Roach Stream Entire ‘F.E.A.R.’ Album

Papa Roach
Eleven Seven Music

Get an early listen to Papa Roach's full 'F.E.A.R.' album prior to its release.

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Papa Roach + Breaking Boundryz Unite to Bring Attention to Make-A-Wish Foundation

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YouTube

Papa Roach and Breaking Boundryz' Mark Guerra are bringing attention to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which initially brought the two together.

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Papa Roach Unveil ‘Never Have to Say Goodbye’; Jacoby Shaddix Launches Clothing Line

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Eleven Seven Music

Papa Roach have unleashed another new song -- 'Never Have to Say Goodbye' and Jacoby Shaddix launches a new clothing line.

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Papa Roach, ‘F.E.A.R’ – January 2015 Release of the Month

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Eleven Seven Music

Congrats to Papa Roach as Loudwire's readers voted 'F.E.A.R.' as the January 2015 Release of the Month.

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Papa Roach’s Jerry Horton Recalls Getting His First Electric Guitar at Christmas

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Eleven Seven

Papa Roach's Jerry Horton says his path to hard rocking was paved with the first electric guitar he got from his parents at Christmas.

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