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Papa Roach

"Papa Roach" is a four-piece rock music group originating from Vacaville, California. They broke through in to the mainstream with their three times platinum major-label debut album ''Infest'' (2000). The group's success continued with later releases ''lovehatetragedy'' (2002) and ''Getting Away With Murder'' (2004). The group's fourth major album is titled ''The Paramour Sessions'', due out September 12.

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The early formation of Papa Roach occurred in January of 1993, where Jacoby Shaddix (vocals) and Dave Buckner (drums) met on the Vacaville High School football field, where the two ended up talking about music. They were later joined by Will James (bass) and Ben Luther (trombone), completing Papa Roach’s first ever line-up. They decided to enter in the school's talent show, where they performed a cover version of Jimi Hendrix's famous song, "Fire". However, the performance was most notable for the fact they played without a guitarist. They ultimately didn't win the contest.

In March 1993, Ben Luther was replaced Jerry Horton (guitar) from nearby Vanden High School. Jerry was introduced to the band through his girlfriend, who was a fan. At first, Jerry was appreh...

Background group or band
Border white
Origin Vacaville, California
Genre Nu Metal
Hard Rock
Punk Rock
Alternative Metal
Years active 1993 – Present
website www.paparoach.com
Current members Jacoby Shaddix (Vocals)
Jerry Horton (Guitar)
Tobin Esperance (Bass)
David Buckner
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia