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Papa Roach

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.’

 
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Papa Roach Launch PledgeMusic Pre-Order for New Album

Papa Roach are offering a number of incentives plus the chance to get updates on their new disc as they record the album.

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YouTube

Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Joins Disturbed for ‘Killing in the Name’ Cover at Rock on the Range

The Papa Roach singer joined Disturbed during their covers medley at Rock on the Range, rocking out to Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing in the Name.'

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Travis Shinn, Tenth Street Entertainment / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach + Alter Bridge Lead 2017 ShipRocked Cruise Lineup

Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach and Alter Bridge will head up the 2017 ShipRocked Cruise. See the first announced acts here.

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16 Years Ago: Papa Roach Break Out With ‘Infest’

On April 25, 2000, Papa Roach made their breakthrough with the 'Infest' disc.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2)

Babymetal, Papa Roach + More to Perform at 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

Babymetal and Papa Roach lead the first wave of performing artists announced for the 2016 installment of the Alternative Press Music Awards.

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Papa Roach Enter Cage Match Hall of Fame for Second Time

Congrats to Papa Roach, as 'Falling Apart' won its fifth consecutive Cage Match to be retired to Loudwire's Cage Match Hall of Fame.

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Eleven Seven / Reprise

Papa Roach vs. Deftones – Cage Match

Vote for either Papa Roach's 'Falling Apart' or Deftones 'Prayers / Triangles' in this week's Cage Match.

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Eleven Seven / eOne

Papa Roach vs. Drowning Pool – Cage Match

Vote for either Papa Roach's 'Falling Apart' or Drowning Pool's 'By the Blood' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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Eleven Seven / Tradecraft

Papa Roach vs. Megadeth – Cage Match

Vote for either Papa Roach's 'Falling Apart' or Megadeth's 'Dystopia' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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Eleven Seven Music / Universal Republic

Papa Roach vs. 3 Doors Down – Cage Match

Vote for either Papa Roach's "Falling Apart" or 3 Doors Down's "In the Dark" in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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