Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Their first major-label release was
the triple-platinum album Infest.
Papa Roach has sold more than 20 million album copies worldwide.
Vacaville, California, U.S.
Hard rock, alternative metal, nu metal, rap metal
Fight the Sky, Pulley, Bleeker Ridge, Austin Winkler, Hinder
Their name originates from Shaddix's step-grandfather, Howard William Roatch, who was nicknamed Papa Roach.
Jacoby Shaddix lead vocals
Jerry Horton guitars, backing vocals
Tobin Esperance bass, programming, backing vocals
Tony Palermo drums, percussion
Dave Buckner drums, percussion
Will James bass guitar, backing vocals
Did You Know:
The bands founding members Jacoby Shaddix (vocals) and Dave Buckner (drums) met on the
Vacaville High School football field.
Papa Roach Quotes
Basically, we started out as a couple of guys jammin in the garage in high school, you know. Were from Vacaville, California, which is a small town near Sacramento, and pretty much Jacoby and I are the two founding members of the band, like, we were friends before the band started, and one day we were just kinda hanging out and he knew I played drums and he wanted to play bass or something like that and one day we were on the phone, and we were like, "Hey dude, lets start a band."
Weve done the who independent thing. We did
we had a lot of help from our manager Brett
um, weve gone up and down California I dont even know how many times
Its actually our singers great grandfather, on his step-dads side. Their family last name is Roatch, R-O-A-T-C-H. And Papa Roatch is Jacobys step-dads granddad.