Papa Roach

Papa Roach


Vacaville, California

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Nu Metal/ Hard-Rock Band
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Papa Roach is a nu metal/hard rock band from Vacaville, California, that formed in 1993. The band members of Papa Roach are: Jacoby Shaddix aka Coby Dick or Jonny Vodka, age 29, vocals. Jerry Horton, age 31, guitar. Joseph Esperance, age 26, bass. David Buckner, age 30, drums.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • On September 7, 2006, they were the guest hosts on the radio talkshow Loveline.

    • Their song, 'To Be Loved' is used as the theme song for WWE Monday Night RAW.

    • The band chose the name "The Paramour Sessions" for their fourth album because they recorded it in the Paramour Mansion.

    • In the case for "The Paramour Sessions", it says In Loving Memory of Howard William Roatch 1934-2006 AKA: Papa Roach. Howard Roatch inspired the band's name.

    • Aside from Jacoby, Jerry, Tobin, and David, members of Papa Roach include Ben Luther and Ryan Brown. Ben played trombone before they had a guitar player in Jerry, and Ryan played drums on a EP while David was at school.

    • David Buckner married model/actress Mia Tyler, second daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. The surprise wedding was held onstage of a sold out Aerosmith Las Vegas concert in 2003. Dave and Mia are no longer married.

    • Jerry Horton is married to playmate Jessica Lee. The couple are expecting their first child as of 2006.

    • Jacoby Shaddix is married, to a woman named Kelly. Together, they have sons Makaile Cielo (four) and Jagger (one).

    • Jacoby Shaddix appeared on MTV Cribs. Jacoby showed the audience around his home, explaining the significance of different objects and why he placed them strategically.

    • "lovehatetragedy" features two covers; 'Gouge Away' is a Pixies cover, and 'Naked In Front Of The Computer' is a Faith No More cover.

    • The music video for 'Getting Away With Murder' was shot on the trading floor of the NYSE. The text in the background is directed towards the presidential administration of 2004.

    • "lovehatetragedy" failed to sell as well as "Infest" because of a lack of successive music videos. It might have sold better had they not cancelled the video for 'Time and Time Again'.

    • The song 'Dead Cell' features on the video game Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder.

    • Following the theme of the film Saw II, the soundtrack features the song 'Getting Away With Murder'.

    • The song 'Getting Away With Murder' was featured in the video game Mech Assault 2.

    • The old tour bus Papa Roach travelled in for years was called Moby Dick. It was their first tour bus.

    • The song 'Last Resort' is featured on the soundtrack "Ready TO Rumble".

    • The song 'Infest' appears in the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3.

    • The song 'Last Resort' from 2000's "Infest" deals with teen suicide, and the music video helped boost the popularity of Papa Roach. In the music video the song was censored, including the phrase 'last resort'.

    • The band started in 1993.

    • One of their songs, "Blood Brothers," was featured on the hit video-game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.

    • The band's name came from Coby's step-grandfather, who was nicknamed "Papa" and had the surname Roatch.

    • The lead singer Shaddix used the pseudonym Coby Dick on the band's first LP, and has also used the name Johnny Vodka.

    • The band members are Jerry Horton, Dave Buckner, Coby Dick, and Tobin Esperance.

    • The band has released four CDs, The Paramour Sessions, Getting Away With Murder, lovehatetragedy, and Infest.

    • Their newest CD is called "The Paramour Sessions".

  • Quotes

    • Jacoby Shaddix: Who was the fool, who the wise man, beggar or king? Whether poor or rich, all's the same in death.

    • Jacoby Shaddix: I want to cause every emotion in people. I want them to fight, to (screw); I want to bring out their violence, their sadness, and their happiness.

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  • A bit extreme yet enjoyable

    I think the band goes a little overboard with their songs when they sing and they are`nt really catchy to me yet I like some of their songs.
  • Love them! Would really want to see them live!

    A was a fan of Papa Roach some years ago, when the album 'Infest' was released. But I began to lose interest when the next album 'Love Hate Tragedy' was released, I found that overall sound had changed, and so I prefer their older music. The latest album 'The Paramour Sessions' is also a classic, featuring the great 'To Be Loved'.

    Another quality I love is that the music video's are never disappointing! Some great examples are 'Broken Home' 'Getting Away With Murder' and 'Time and Time Again'.

    I really wish I could see Papa Roach live sometime, I have seen online video's of them and their live perfomances look great!moreless