H.E.A.R. Honors PAPA ROACH
The Northern Californian alt-metal group Papa Roach (official
site) consists of Coby Dick, Jerry Horton, Dave Buckner,
and Tobin Esperance. They formed in 1993 and began releasing
EPs soon after, including1994'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,
deal with Dreamworks Records, who released Papa Roach's second
album Infest in early 2000.
Papa Roach is currently on tour and has contributed a public
service announcement to H.E.A.R.