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Papa Roach

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The Northern Californian[?] Alternative Metal group Papa Roach consists of Coby Dick[?], Jerry Horton[?], Dave Buckner[?], and Tobin Esperance[?]. They formed in 1992 and began releasing EPs soon after, including 1994's Potatoes For Christmas and 1995's Caca Bonita. By 1996, the group replaced original bassist Will James[?] with Esperance and hired a new manager; the following year, Papa Roach released their first full-length album, Old Friends From Young Years, which became a surprise hit on local radio. The band's regional success led to more prominent gigs, including dates with Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust[?], and Powerman 5000, and a deal with Dreamworks Records[?], which released Papa Roach's second album, Infest, in early 2000. The album went triple-platinum thanks to the success of the single "Last Resort." Two years later, frontman Coby Dick[?] opted to go by his given name of Jacoby Shaddix[?]. A second album, lovehatetragedy, appeared in June 2002. That same summer the band joined a number of rap acts including Ludacris and Xzibit[?] on Eminem's Anger Management Tour.





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