Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Saturday Aug. 11, 2007 - 10:30 PM


Papa Roach likes doing things differently. That’s one of the reasons they’re a perfect close to nine days of concerts at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The video for the band’s latest single, “Forever” didn’t debut in the usual music television media. It debuted on AOL. The video wasn’t directed by big Hollywood director types. It was co-directed by a fan who entered a YouTube Make Your Own “Forever” Video contest.

“Forever” which is from the band’s latest album, The Paramour Sessions is screaming up the rock charts and the band is looking forward to a summer tour of kick-ass rock performances, including their Aug. 11 Sturgis Rally show at the Buffalo Chip.

Sturgis Rally music fans will surely agree with the rest of the world when they see this Northern California alternative metal group consisting of Jacoby Shaddix, Jerry Horton, Dave Buckner, and Tobin Esperance.

Like the Buffalo Chip, now in its 26th year, and the Sturgis Rally, in its 67th year, Papa Roach has a history of success. They formed in
1993 and released a few EP's soon after, including 1994's Potatoes for Christmas and 1995's Caca Bonita. In 1997 they released their first full-length album, “Old Friends From Young Years,” which became a surprise hit on local radio.

Released on Dreamworks in 2000, the band’s second album, “Infest” 
with its hit single “Last Resort” went triple-platinum. Their third album, “lovehatetragedy,” appeared 2002 and was followed by “Getting Away With Murder” in 2004.

Frontman Jacoby Shaddix is also seeing success as the host of the hit MTV series 'Scarred' which began on MTV in the spring and features user generated video clips watched by thousands on the Web, or passed around among friends. Prior to “Scarred” few people ever knew who was in the videos or what the stories were behind them. Now for the first time, the people behind these very popular web video clips are allowed to share their stories with the MTV audience.

The Paramour Sessions is the band's fourth consecutive album to debut Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and have established themselves as one of rock’s greatest success stories.