The rock band Papa Roach was formed in 1993, in California. The current lineup includes Jacoby Shaddix, Jerry Horton, Tobin Esperance, and Tony Palermo. They are particularly famous for such hits as ‘Last Resort”, “She Loves Me Not”, and “Scars. The band was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
At first, Papa Roach performed at cafes, pizzerias, and local clubs. Soon they became celebrities at such venues as The Cactus Club in San Jose and the Cattle Club in Sacramento. Thanks to the impressive charm and glamour of the band members, they managed to conquer the younger audience. Teenagers and children frequented Papa Roach’s shows.
Such bands as Snot, Fat, Himan Waste Project, and Fu Manchu performed as the opening act for Papa Roach’s concerts.
In 1996, the band members decided to change their approach, They replaced their drummer Will James with Tobin Esperance, who was just 16 at the time. The band hired a manager Bret Fair, who helped them organize concerts and create an advertising campaign. Papa Roach was ready to record their first studio album.