Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix Slips On Stage In Birmingham, England, Footage Posted
... Papa Roach
frontman Jacoby Shaddix took a tumble on stage during the bands December 03rd set at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, England. Fan-filmed footage has since immortalized the accident and can be seen below. Shaddix tweeted of the fall: "OH YEAH I DID SLIP AND FALL REALLY HARD BANGED MY HEAD AND WAS DIZZY AS HELL BUT IM ALL GOOD NOW. IT WAS SO HOT AND THE STAGE GOT REAL SLICK" Papa Roach
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Sevendust, Papa Roach, Filter, Etc. Members Involved With Peer Support Group For Substance Abuse
... project, he replied: "To be honest I made a lifestyle choice to be sober in 2009. Like many of us, I grew up with alcoholism and violence in my home. I discovered drinking and drugs at a very early age. After getting signed and touring I was constantly surrounded by addiction. Eventually it brought me down and I had to get help. Today, I have a strong support system of people in the entertainment business that share my story. Together we support one another and now we want to offer that support on a larger scale." Sevendust, Papa Roach
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Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix: "Our First Releases Were Embarrassing"
... While he wasn't explicit as to which releases, Papa Roach
frontman Jacob Shaddix isn't likely to bust out any songs from "Potatoes For Christmas" or "Caca Bonita" any time soon. The frontman of the band was recently interviewed by Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch as part of the latter's HeAd's KoRner column. The following exchange took place in regards to that: "Me and Fieldy and Munk had these cheesy bands we were in years before forming Korn; were you in cheesy bands? Papa Roach
is my first band. What?! That ain't right! Haha, I'm gonna trip you out though because our first releases were embarrassing, you know if we go back and listen to the first P-Roach recordings, we sound like a cross between Mr. Bungle, Red Hot Chili Peppers and metal, haha. You know, that whole '90s scene that was funky and freaky -- I even wore panty hose on my head. Haha, I gotta hear that stuff. Yeah, my embarrassing moments were in Papa Roach." Papa Roach
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Papa Roach (1994-)
Jacoby Shaddix (Coby Dick) (vocals)
Jerry Horton (guitar)
Tobin Esperance (bass)
Dave Buckner (drums)
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The band is named after Shaddix' great-grandfather, whose last name was Roatch. He was known as "Papa Roatch."
Their logo is a cockroach. They wanted to avoid the marijuana image implied by the word "Roach."
Shaddix used the stage name "Coby Dick" until 2002, when he decided he wanted to use his real name.
They recorded for independent labels before being signed by Dreamworks in 2000.
MTV provided a lot of exposure for the band. They showed up a lot on Total Request Live.
They started their own record label through Dreamworks called New Noise. The first band on the label was Alien Ant Farm.
They toured with Ozzfest in 2001. They used a spare bus to record tracks for their second album in between tour stops.
Shaddix played clarinet in his high school band.
They were the supporting act for The Red Hot Chili Peppers on their 2002 "By the Way" tour. (thanks, Glenn - Sydney, Australia)
They are from Vacaville California, a town about 30 miles South of Sacramento. (thanks, Rene - Sacramento, CA)
Papa Roach's first show was a talent show in 1993. (thanks, Tim - Pittsburgh, PA)
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