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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Papa Roach are making like their namesake, infesting the Billboard rock charts with the title track from their fourth album, "Getting Away With Murder." So what's next for the California quartet? They're about to release a new single and hit the road on a U.S. tour.
In a move that might surprise some of their diehard fans, the Roaches are readying the power ballad "Scars" as their second single. It's a big, sweeping mixture of guitars and honesty, as Jerry Horton crunches out chords and frontman Jacoby Shaddix sings about his struggles with sobriety.
"Some of our fans hear that song and say, 'I had to give it a few listens, dude. But I love it,' " Shaddix said. "It's a P-Roach anthem. It has heart. It's just undeniable. It stems from a good night in Vegas turned bad. I ended up in the hospital with 11 staples in my head, self-mutilation. It was just a really bad night. It's about trying to help someone who really doesn't want you to help them.
—James Montgomery, with additional reporting by Joe D'Angelo
To read the full article from MTV.com click here.
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USA Today music writer Ken Barnes took part in an online chat with readers on Tuesday, where he was asked about the state of nu-metal, with the questioner suggesting Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Marilyn Manson, and Korn are still going strong. "I don't know, they all seem to be past their best days to me," Barnes countered. "Linkin Park still does well on radio and in record stores, but their tour this summer wasn't exactly a sensation. Papa Roach and Marilyn Manson seem to belong more to yesterday, and Korn, if they're lucky, may hang on to attain some sort of elder-statesman status as the Metallica of nu-metal. But I think it's more likely that they'll fade, too."
Read the full article at USA Today.
Papa Roach has announced US tour dates. Most dates will be with Trustcompany and Chronic Future. Dates are as follows:
Oct. 21 Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
Oct. 22 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct. 23 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park
Oct. 24 Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
Oct. 25 Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store
Oct. 27 Jackson, MS @ Headliners
Oct. 29 Kansas City @ Kansas City Internation Raceway
Oct. 30 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Nov. 1 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Nov. 3 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Nov. 4 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
Nov. 5 Saint Louis, MO @ Mississippi Nights
Nov. 6 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Nov. 8 Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club
Nov. 9 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov. 11 Chigaco, IL @ Metro
Nov. 12 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov. 13 Madison, WI @ The Annex
Nov. 14 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Nov. 16 Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon (VIP tickets on sale 10/06)
Nov. 17 Columbus. OH @ Newport Music Hall (pre-show party tickets)
Nov. 18 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Nov. 21 Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
Nov. 23 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Nov. 24 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Nov. 25 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Papa Roach is back on familiar ground: the upper reaches of the Billboard album charts, thanks to the big debut of "Getting Away With Murder," the band's new Geffen release. The CD, which premiered at #17 on The Billboard 200 chart, sold in excess of 50,000 copies in its first week.
The CD's release comes on the heels of the hit title track, which was #1 most added at Active Rock radio and #2 at Alternative radio. The achievement is all the more impressive is that the track was already in the Top-20 at Active Rock before the official radio add date.
Paparoach.com has gotten a full face lift, the folks over at Squad Studios really knocked themselves out on this one, really cool interface and some pretty awesome content, check back often as more content will be added at a alarming rate over the next few days.
Upcoming Papa Roach European tour dates:
Sept. 28 ENG, Birmingham Academy
Sept. 29 ENG, Manchester Academy
Sept. 30 ENG, London Astoria
Oct. 1 FRA, Paris Elysee Montmartre
Oct. 3 HOL, Tilburg 013
Oct. 4 GER, Hamburg Grosse Freiheit
Oct. 5 GER, Cologne Live Music Hall
Oct. 7 DEN, Copenhagen Pumpehausen
Oct. 8 NOR, Oslo Rockefeller
Oct. 9 SWE, Stockholm Arena
Oct. 11 SWI, Zurich Xtra
Oct. 12 ITA, Milan Transylvania
Oct. 14 SPA, Madrid La Riviera
Oct. 15 SPA, Bergara Jam Club
PAPA ROACH fans can preview the band's upcoming album, "Getting Away With Murder", in its entirety at MTV.com before it hits shelves Tuesday (August 31).
The follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy", "Getting Away With Murder" was produced by Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D., SEPULTURA) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, who has previously worked with BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.
The day before the disc drops, the Northern California rockers will log on to chat with fans at 7 p.m. ET via MSN. To enter the chat room, click here.
The video for the title track "Getting Away With Murder" is now online, Visit paparoach.com to check it out, definitely a video you need to watch a few times to see what's really goin down...
Upcoming tour dates:
08/01/04 - The Empire - Sacramento, CA
08/03/04 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
08/04/04 - The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
08/06/04 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
08/07/04 - Madera District Fair - Madera, CA
08/08/04 - The Fruityard - Modesto, CA
New music from Jacoby Shaddix in his band Fight the Sky, that he described back in December of last year as being "straight metal hardcore, all screamy and shit!!!", has been put online. You can listen to it here.
Expect Fight the Sky's debut to be released on 'El Tonal' records sometime later this year.
Three tracks from the forthcoming PAPA ROACH album, "Getting Away With Murder", can be heard online at this location. The songs available for preview are "Murder", "Not Listening" and "Done With You".
The follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy", "Getting Away With Murder" is scheduled for release in September through Dreamworks Records. The album was produced by Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D., SEPULTURA) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, who has previously worked with BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.
PAPA ROACH have announced five shows leading up to their appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) next month. Support at all dates will come from DIE TRYING and STILLLIFE PROJECTOR. The dates are as follows:
Mar. 12 - Reno, NV The @ New Oasis
Mar. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge Theatre
Mar. 16 - El Paso, TX @ Club Xcape
Mar. 17 - Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Mar. 18 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete St. Pavillion
Mar. 19 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom (SXSW 2004)
PAPA ROACH recently finished mixing their new album at a Los Angeles studio with Chris Lord-Alge (BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., STONE TEMPLE PILOTS). The follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy" — which is expected to be titled either "Dancing In The Ashes" or "Getting Away With Murder" — was produced by Howard Benson, who has previously worked with COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D. and SEPULTURA, among others. A spring release through Dreamworks Records is expected. Among the tracks set to appear on the album are "Just Go", "Done With You" and "Getting Away With Murder".
Guitars4kids has announced their second eBay Auction of guitars, that will raise money to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital.
This guitar, which is no longer produced, is autographed on the body by ALL four members of PAPA ROACH: Jacoby (vocals), Tobin (bass), Dave (drums) and Jerry (guitar). This rare Schecter Diamond Series guitar features the band's infamous 'Roach' logo on the body and the 12th fret inlay and is armed with Seymour Duncan humbuckers.
You can find this guitar auction at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3704320657
Fight The Sky, the new side project of Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, will be entering Sacramento, CA's Velvet Tone Studios to begin recording their debut effort on January 09th. The outing, entitled "Seven Deadly Songs", will see a release through the bands own El Tonal Records later this year. In related news, Papa Roach plan to release both a new album ("Getting Away With Murder"), and an anthology of their indie releases entitled "Viva La Cucaracha" this year through El Tonal as well.