Papa Roach

Sep 5, 2010, 1:00 AM |

Here's a bit of information about one of my favorite bands and I'm here to bring you the music of Papa Roach. So, while playing chess why don't you listen to some Papa Roach!!! (Note: I do not own the rights to any of these songs and I am thankful for the people that put these songs on youtube so that everyone can listen to this wonderful band.)

Papa Roach

Papa Roach were one of the influential rap-rock bands of the early 21st century, but when that musical style lost its popularity, the group made the transition to a streamlined hard rock sound. Incorporating metal into their melodic rock, Papa Roach struggled to match the commercial peak of their breakthrough record, 2000’s Infest, but they were able to consistently place singles onto the mainstream and modern rock charts throughout the ‘00s. 

Papa Roach's Origins

Papa Roach formed in 1993 in Vacaville, a small community in Northern California. The band went through a few lineup shuffles early on, but soon the group consisted of singer Jacoby Shaddix (who initially went by the stage name Coby Dick), guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Dave Buckner. For the rest of the ‘90s, Papa Roach toured and recorded EPs to spur interest in the group. Eventually, Papa Roach signed with Dreamworks for the release of their official debut, which would turn out to be the band’s biggest hit.

Papa Roach Lineup
Current members
  • Jacoby Shaddix - lead vocals (1993–present)
  • Jerry Horton - lead guitar, backing vocals (1993–present)
  • Tobin Esperance - bass guitar, backing vocals (1996–present)
  • Tony Palermo - drums, percussion (2007–present)
Former members
  • Will James - bass guitar, backing vocals (1993–1996)
  • Dave Buckner - drums, percussion (1993–2008)

Albums (Note: Some songs shouldn't be listened by young people.)

Old Friends From Young Years (1997)

  1. 829
  2. DirtyCutFreak
  3. Hedake
  4. GrrBrr
  5. Isedufukndie
  6. Orange Dry Palms
  7. Liquid Diet
  8. Living Room
  9. Peewagon
  10. Shut Up N Die
  11. Thanx

Infest (2000)

  1. Infest
  2. Last Resort
  3. Broken Home
  4. Dead Cell
  5. Between Angels and Insects
  6. Blood Brothers
  7. Revenge
  8. Snakes
  9. Never Enough
  10. Binge
  11. Thrown Away
  12. Tightrope
  13. Legacy

Lovehatetragedy (2002)

  1. M-80
  2. Life Is A Bullet
  3. Time And Time Again
  4. Walking Through Barbed Wire
  5. Decompression Period
  6. Born With Nothing, Die With Everything
  7. She Loves Me Not
  8. Singular Indestructable Droid
  9. Black Clouds
  10. Code Of Energy
  11. Lovehatetragedy

Getting Away With Murder (2004)

  1. Blood (Empty Promises)
  2. Not Listening
  3. Stop Looking
  4. Take Me
  5. Getting Away With Murder
  6. Be Free
  7. Done With You
  8. Scars
  9. Sometimes
  10. Blanket of Fear
  11. Tyranny of Normality
  12. Do or Die
  13. Harder Than a Coffin Nail
  14. Caught Dead

The Paramour Sessions (2006)

  1. To Be Loved
  2. Alive (N' Out Of Control)
  3. Crash
  4. The World Around You
  5. Forever
  6. I Devise My Own Demise
  7. Time Is Running Out
  8. What Do You Do?
  9. My Heart Is A Fist
  10. No More Secrets
  11. Reckless
  12. The Fire
  13. Roses On My Grave

Metamorphasis (2009)

  1. Days of War
  2. Change Or Die
  3. Hollywood Whore
  4. I Almost Told You That I Loved You
  5. Lifeline
  6. Had Enough
  7. Live This Down
  8. March Out Of The Darkness
  9. Into The Light
  10. Carry Me
  11. Nights Of Love
  12. State of Emergency

Time For Annihilation..On the Record, and On The Road (2010)

  1. Burn
  2. One Track Mind
  3. Kick In The Teeth
  4. No Matter What
  5. The Enemy
  6. Getting Away With Murder(Live)
  7. To Be Loved(Live)
  8. Lifeline(Live)
  9. Scars(Live)
  10. Hollywood Whore(Live)
  11. Time Is Running Out(Live)
  12. Forever(Live)
  13. Between Angels And Insects(Live)
  14. Last Resort(Live)

Papa Roach Trivia

  1. Papa Roach got their name from Shaddix’s step-grandfather, Howard William Roatch.
  2. After Papa Roach fired drummer Dave Buckner in December 2007, he sued the band for royalties, claiming he wanted “to dissolve Papa Roach.”
  3. Papa Roach have played with Korn, Limp Bizkit, Incubus and Guns N’ Roses. 
  4. Papa Roach formed in Vacaville, California, which was once known as the Onion Capital of the World. 
  5. Jacoby Shaddix was on his high school’s football team.