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Papa Roach

Formed: 1991
From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Papa Roach News

Below is our complete Papa Roach news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Motley Crue Announces Crue Fest 2008

In today's press conference, Mötley Crüe has revealed that this summer they, along with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, SIXX:AM and Trapt, will head out on the road for “Crüe Fest ‘08.” The tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on July 1st and will hit over 40 major North American and Canadian cities by the end of August. Fans that can’t wait for this weekend's online sale can get their tickets early by going to TheRockvine.com.

On-site activities will include a 2nd “Stage” presented by Rock Band where fans attending the show can play the part of “rock star” while playing the game. A special Crüe Fest CD featuring tracks from all of the bands on the tour will be available exclusively at Best Buy beginning June 17th.

Mötley Crüe also announced the upcoming release of "Saints of Los Angeles," their first new studio album recorded with all of the original band members in over a decade, hitting stores on June 17th. The band premiered the brand new single, “Saints Of Los Angeles," at today's press conference in LA. The song includes backing vocals by Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), James Michael (SIXX:A.M.) and Chris Brown (Trapt). In an industry first, the song was also made available as a download for the Rock Band video game simultaneously with its single release.

Lyrically, the new album follows the story of the band’s NY Times best-selling memoir, "The Dirt," a no-holds-barred tell-all that features every gritty detail of the band’s exploits as one of the world’s biggest rock bands.

Here are the latest Crüe Fest 2008 U.S./Canada Tour Dates: More...

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Motley Crue To Tour With Drowning Pool And More?

MÖTLEY CRÜE is rumored to be teaming up with several other acts from the Tenth Street Entertainment management stable — BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH and DROWNING POOL — for a U.S. tour that will kick off in early July. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the trek will go out under the moniker Cruefest — which is not to be confused with the association that organizes concerts at various locations around the world throughout the year to raise money for the various CRÜE-affiliated charities (including Skylar Neil Memorial Fund, Nikki Sixx's Running Wild in the Night foundation, Tommy Lee's charity of choice St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mick Mars' charity Spondylitis Association of America).

CRÜE will officially announce its touring plans on April 15 in Los Angeles, according to a press release. All four members of the group will be present at a location yet to be determined for what the release hyped as "by far...one of the biggest music announcements of the year!!" The band is also launching a contest in which one grand prize winner from each major city in the country will be flown to Los Angeles to cover the announcement, complete with a chance to interview the band and have the interview broadcast live. Details can be found at the official CRÜE site.

The band is currently working on its ninth studio album and first featuring all four original members since 1997's "Generation Swine". Bassist Nikki Sixx said in an online posting, "Tommy's (Lee, drums) kickin' ass, Vince (Neil, vocals) sounds insane and (Mick) Mars is shredding on guitars. It doesn't feel like one song is better or worse than any other. It feels so good to be excited about something you've worked on so hard...I'm so excited for you all to hear it."

The album, titled "The Dirt" after the group's memoir of the same name, is tentatively due out on July 8.

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Papa Roach Drummer Checks Into Rehab

Launch Radio Networks reports: PAPA ROACH drummer Dave Buckner is not on the road with the band at the moment due to what a press release called "personal matters," and singer Jacoby Shaddix checked in to give Launch the straight story. "Dave, he went to rehab and went to go clean his act up 'cause he was out of his f***ing mind," Shaddix explained. "We were kind of tripping for a minute, but we were like, 'You know what? The best thing is for our friend to just get healthy, you know, get right.'My boy D-Boy's just gotta do a little soul-searching, you know? 'Cause I've been through that same s*** myself, and I've been down that road and that whole nine and it's like, you know, I know how miserable you could get."

Until Buckner returns in June, PAPA ROACH has recruited UNWRITTEN LAW drummer Tony Palermo to fill in. Shaddix told Launch how it felt to have someone different behind the kit. "It was really kind of like scary, 'cause I mean, you know, drummer, it's like every drummer's a little bit different, you know," he said. "But this guy came in and just, he's been ripping it every night. So it's been kind of interesting, it's been different, but it's been really fun."

PAPA ROACH is on the Door to Dorm Tour with HINDER and plays Tuesday night (May 1) at the University of South Carolina in Aiken.

Shaddix also said that following a trip to Europe in June, PAPA ROACH will go out with HINDER and BUCKCHERRY on a two-month U.S. tour beginning in July.

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Rock AM Ring Adds 37 Bands To Line-Up

Rock Am Ring has added 37 new names to its line up. Here are the rock/metal ones:

As I Lay Dying, Bloodsimple, Breed 77, Chimaira, Disco Ensemble, Enter Shikari, Funeral For A Friend, Ghosts, Gogol Bordello, The Higher, Hinder, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Machine Head, McQueen, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Silverstein, The Sounds, Type O Negative and The Used.

Rock Am Ring will take place on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of this year.

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It Dies Today Welcome New Vocalist

Trustkill recording artists IT DIES TODAY have announced that they have parted ways with vocalist Nick Brooks.

Starting with the upcoming Papa Roach tour to begin next week, Jason Wood will take the microphone as a full-time member of the band.

Speaking on the departure, Brooks issued the following statement: More...

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It Dies Today To Open For Papa Roach

Trustkill metalcore outfit It Dies Today have been tapped to provide support for the upcoming Papa Roach tour, slated to hit the US northwest, and a slew of Canadian dates, starting at the end of January. It Dies Today will be touring in support of this year's release, Sirens. Here are the tour dates:

January 23, 2007 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
January 24, 2007 Portland, OR @ Roseland
January 26, 2007 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
January 27, 2007 Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom (with The Art Of Dying)
January 29, 2007 Calgary, Canada @ Cowboys
January 30, 2007 Edmonton, Canada @ Edmonton Event Centre
February 1, 2007 Grand Prarie, Canada @ The Corral
February 2, 2007 Fort McMurray, Canada @ Cowboys
February 3, 2007 Red Deer, Canada @ The Catwlak
February 5, 2007 Lethbridge, Canada @ The Roadhouse
February 7, 2007 Saskatoon, Canada @ RyLy's (E)
February 8, 2007 Regina, Canada @ The Drink
February 9, 2007 Winnipeg, Canada @ Silverado's Rockin Rodeo

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Papa Roach Comment On Touring w/ GNR

Papa Roach are in the final days of their opening slot on the Guns N' Roses tour, and according to frontman Jacoby Shaddix, it's been one hell of a ride.

"Every day our set time changes, depending on when Axl [Rose] wants to show up to the gig," he tells AOL Music. The band, he says, don't mind: "It's like, f*** it. It's an opportunity to play."

They've enjoyed the opportunity to promote their new album, 'The Paramour Sessions,' to the GN'R masses. "You've got some really, really young kids, like 15, all the way up to people in their fifties, so it's a very diverse audience," Shaddix says. "Really, it's just a rock n' roll crowd, and they want to rock. We're the underdogs on this show. We have to get up there and bring the raucous. We turn it out every night."

With four major-label efforts under their belts, the band has been surprising the arena crowds. "We've had [about] seven singles under our belt now, and we're bringing them out throughout the set," Shaddix says. "By the end of the set, we've got them in a hot frenzy."

Papa Roach have also picked up a few tips from Axl and company: "What I've learned is to show up on time," the frontman laughs.

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Bullets and Octane Added To Papa Roach Tour

BULLETS AND OCTANE have been added to the Zippo Hot Tour. They will be the opening act for PAPA ROACH and (HED)P.E. for their entire trek. The band is currently overseas touring with STONE SOUR.

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Papa Roach To Tour w/ GNR, Headline Zippo Tour

LiveDaily.com report: Papa Roach ratchets up its support for its recently released album, "The Paramour Sessions," by opening a stretch of shows for resurgent rockers Guns N' Roses, and following that stint with a run atop the Zippo Hot Tour roster.

The Sacramento-based quartet, which is currently tackling a European tour, will link up with GN'R for that group's Oct. 20 tour kick-off in Jacksonville, FL, and will remain on board through the outing's Nov. 3 stop in Huntington, WV.

A short break follows before the band returns to the stage for the Nov. 11 launch of the Zippo Hot Tour, dates for which currently span a two-week stretch; details are shown below. Sponsored by Zippo Manufacturing Company, the tour's lineup will also feature the winner of an in-progress battle of the bands that Zippo has been conducting throughout the year.

"We are stoked to be headlining this year's Zippo Hot Tour," Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix said in statement. "When Zippo approached us about this opportunity we couldn't say no. Supporting local music scenes has always been a priority for us, and the fact that the Zippo Hot Tour gives a young local band an opportunity to have a career in the music business is amazing."

More information about the Zippo Tour--including details about the bands vying for the opening slot--is available at the tour's official website.

Capping off Papa Roach's current itinerary is a Dec. 8 hometown performance at Sacramento radio station KWOD's Twisted Xmas concert. Details about that gig, which will also include performances from My Chemical Romance and Gnarls Barkley, are available at KWOD's website.

Last month, Papa Roach offered up "The Paramour Sessions." The disc, which is the band's fifth full-length album, features the lead-off single "To Be Loved," the music video for which is streaming at the band's website.

Papa Roach tour dates w/ Guns N' Roses: More...

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Wicked Wisdom To Tour With Papa Roach

Papa Roach and Wicked Wisdom will be touring overseas together shortly. Here are the tour dates:

September 28th Dublin, IRE - Temple Bar Music Centre
September 30th Glasgow, UK - Garage
October 01st Manchester, UK - Club Academy
October 02nd London, UK - Mean Fiddler (no Wicked Wisdom)
October 03rd Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun
October 05th Cologne, GER - Stollwerck (Live Music Hall)
October 06th Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
October 08th Frankfurt, GER - Batschkapp
October 09th Munich, GER - Backstage
October 10th Vienna, AUT - Vienna Area
October 12th Milan, ITA - Rainbow
October 13th Zurich, SWI - Rohstofflager

Papa Roach's new album "The Paramour Sessions" is scheduled for a September 12th release date through Geffen.

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AIC, A7X, and More On Inland Invasion 2006

ALICE IN CHAINS, PAPA ROACH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BUCKCHERRY have been confirmed for KROQ's Inland Invasion 2006, set to take place September 23 at the Hyundai Pavillion at Glen Helen in Devore, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Tickets go on sale this Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, including Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Robinsons May and select Wherehouse locations. The Hyundai box office will also be selling tickets that day. No ticket limits. Seats are $75 for pit and orchestra, $55 for loge and $35 lawn.

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H.I.M., Papa Roach Team Up For Fall Tour

MTV.com reports that Finnish goth rockers (and Bam Margera's favorite band) H.I.M. will be joining forces this fall with Northern Californian alt-metal group Papa Roach for an 11-date road trip that's set to launch October 18 in Lowell, Massachusetts, with dates scheduled through October 31 in Universal City, California. The bill for the North American No Sleep Till Halloween Tour will also feature English metallers the Lostprophets and Chicago rock collective Kill Hannah.

H.I.M., who last toured the U.S. this spring, continue to spread the word about 2005's Dark Light, the band's first proper U.S. release. The LP, released last September, has sold close to 458,000 copies, and debuted at #18 on Billboard's albums chart.

The tour will also serve as a promotional vehicle for the band's forthcoming, still-untitled DVD, which is slated for November release. The DVD, which will boast a bonus CD, follows H.I.M. through haunted castles in Scotland and is chock full of never-before-seen live footage and rare on-camera interviews. More...

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'Saw II' Soundtrack Listening Party

AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for the 'Saw II' soundtrack, released Tuesday (October 25). The album features music from bloodsimple, Opiate for the Masses, Marilyn Manson, The Used, Mudvayne, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Queens Of The Stone Age, and more. You can listen to the album in full here.

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First Single From Saw II Soundtrack By Mudvayne

The MuDvAyNe track "Forget To Remember" has been picked as the first single from SAW II, the companion album to the upcoming Lion's Gate thriller. The band headlines a blockbuster lineup that includes Queens of the Stone Age, Marilyn Manson, The Used, Bloodsimple, Papa Roach and more.

In addition, MuDvAyNe recently shot an eye-popping video with SAW II director Darren Bousman that incorporates footage from the highly anticipated film. "Forget To Remember" can also be heard over the film's initial end titles. Says Bousman: "To have talents like MuDvAyNe and Queens of The Stone Age - both amazing bands, and both bands I've listened to for years - featured on this soundtrack is a thrill."

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Wicked Wisdom Fills Final Slot For Ozzfest 2005

Chris Harris of MTV.com has issued the following report:

In one of the most unusual summer-tour pairings in recent memory, the Ozzfest Web site announced Monday night that there will be one final act added to this year's second-stage lineup: actress Jada Pinkett Smith's rock group, WICKED WISDOM.

The addition of the Christian-leaning rock-and-soul hybrid to a summer touring package that boasts ferocious metal merchants like BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, IN FLAMES and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER is unexpected, to say the least.

WICKED WISDOM is an EVANESCENSE-esque act that Pinkett Smith, the band's frontperson and the wife of actor/rapper Will Smith, has said is influenced by ANI DIFRANCO, PRINCE, TORI AMOS and SEVENDUST. The group also includes a guy named Pocket on guitar, another fellow named Rio on bass, keyboardist Cameron Graves and drummer Satnam Ramgotra. This summer's Ozzfest stint will mark WICKED WISDOM's first North American tour: The group primarily performs club gigs in and around Los Angeles, although it has opened for PAPA ROACH and was the support act for BRITNEY SPEARS' 2004 European tour.

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Papa Roach And Mudvayne Added To Download Festival

Papa Roach will play just before Nightwish, their first UK Festival date since Ozzfest in 2001.

Performing just before them, Mudvayne are set to make a welcome return to Download, having played at the inaugural festival in 2003.

System Of A Down, Slipknot, Black Sabbath, MC5, Velvet Revolver and HIM are just some of the bands to have already been confirmed. More will be announced in the coming weeks.

Download 2005 takes place at Donington Park between 10-12 June, extending to the Friday for the first time in its three year history. Weekend tickets cost £105, plus an extra £22.50 for camping.

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Watch Papa Roach's "Scars" Video Online

Papa Roach are out with the video to their new single 'Scars', from the album 'Getting Away With Murder'. You can watch it online at Launch.com.

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Godhead Frontman Writes Charity Single

Godhead mainman Jason Miller has written a song called 'Forever In Our Hearts'. He intends to rope in various big names to join him on the recording, with all proceeds being donated to help the victims of the tsunami tragedy. So far, he's had commitments from members of A Perfect Circle, Evanescence, Papa Roach, Hoobastank and 311.

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Skindred And Papa Roach To Tour US Together

Skindred and Papa Roach are going to be touring the US together starting in February, dates and venues will be posted when they're released.

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Papa Roach Can Be Lumped With Anybody Or Anything

Asked if he minds being classified with other nu-rap-rock-power-metal bands, Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach groaned to Newt Briggs of the Las Vegas Mercury: "Just don't lump us in with Linkin Park." After a few seconds, he added, "Whatever, dude. You can lump us in with anybody or anything. We've done it all, man. We've done rock, rap, metal, Warped Tour, Ozzfest, Anger Management--all that sh**. Not a lot of other bands can say that."

Read the full article at Las Vegas Mercury.

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