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Papa Roach/Jet

November 19, 2009

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Papa Roach have partnered with WHY (World Hunger Year) to continue their mission to raise funds and awareness for organizations who are working towards finding answers to hunger, poverty and homelessness. Led by frontman Jacoby Shaddix, who revealed earlier this year that he was homeless as a child, the band are on the road supporting their hit CD, Metamorphosis, which addresses many of the current social and economic themes prevalent today. Papa Roach join Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills & Nash, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, O.A.R, and many others as part of WHY’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program.

Launching on the current co-headlining tour with JET beginning with the November 7th show in Youngstown, OH at the Wedgewood Entertainment Center, Papa Roach’s partnership with WHY will feature an auction in their tour markets where fans bid on an exclusive experience including an interview with the band, side-stage tickets, soundcheck access and much more – with all proceeds going to WHY. To bid now and for more information, please visit http://www.paparoach.com. In addition to raising money, Papa Roach will build awareness from the stage and visit local food banks and homeless shelters to lend their support. Shaddix explains, “We’re proud to work with World Hunger Year to help those in need. We’ve been fortunate enough to have a voice and we want to use it by giving back. We encourage everyone to help out their local communities.”

Hillary Zuckerberg of WHY (World Hunger Year) adds, “WHY is honored to welcome Papa Roach to our Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program. As many as 3.5 million people experience homelessness in a given year and over 36 million people are living in hunger and poverty in the United States. These issues are clearly a priority for the band and Jacoby who have personally taken on the fight to end hunger, poverty and homelessness across the country by engaging their fans in the cause. We are excited to have them as an ally in this mission.”

Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart earlier this year. Metamorphosis has already spawned the #1 rock hit “Lifeline” and “I Almost Told You That I Loved You,” with “Had Enough” impacting radio now. “Had Enough” illustrates the traumatic impact of the war in Iraq, the foreclosure epidemic and the overall economic and social downturn affecting so many – themes the band identified almost 2 years ago when writing the album.

**THE AUCTION IS LIVE NOW AND THE VIP EXPERIENCE WILL BE AVAILABLE
STARTING NOVEMBER 7TH IN YOUNGSTOWN, OH**

Papa Roach on Tour with JET and Others (all on sale now):
10/30 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at the Murat Centre with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda
11/1 Detroit, MI The Fillmore with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda
11/4 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom with JET, Saving Abel, Red and Taddy Porter
11/5 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda
11/9 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live! with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah
11/11 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah
11/12 New York, NY Nokia Theatre with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah
11/23 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia with JET

Papa Roach Headlining Dates:
11/2 Sault St. Marie, MI Dream Makers Theater in Kewadin Casino with Aranda on-sale now
11/7 Youngstown, OH The Wedgewood Entertainment Center with Kill Hannah on-sale now
11/16 Hattiesburg, MS The Bottling Company (support TBA) on-sale: 10/30
11/17 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (support TBA) on-sale now
11/18 San Antonio, TX Scoutbar (support TBA) on-sale now
11/20 Abilene, TX Abilene Civic Center (support TBA) on-sale now
11/21 Lubbock, TX Wild West (support TBA) on-sale now
11/25 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim (support TBA) on-sale now
11/27 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues (support TBA) on-sale: 10/29
11/28 San Diego, CA House of Blues (support TBA) on-sale: 11/7

Papa Roach on Tour with Shinedown:
12/5 Highland Heights, KY Bank of KY Center with Shinedown on-sale: 10/30
12/6 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center with Shinedown on-sale: 10/31
12/8 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 10/31
12/12 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6
12/15 Rockford, IL Rockford MetroCentre with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6
12/16 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum with Shinedown and Halestorm on-sale: 11/6

**MORE DATES TO COME – PLEASE VISIT www.paparoach.com FOR ALL TOUR DATES**

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About Papa Roach
Hailing from Sacramento, CA, multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rock band Papa Roach is singer Jacoby Shaddix; guitarist Jerry Horton; bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Tony Palermo. With the March 24th DGC/Interscope Records release of their fifth studio album, Metamorphosis, which debuted at Number 8 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, Papa Roach celebrates ten years of success together, boasting a wealth of growth and bravado. Rolling Stone calls Metamorphosis “hard-riffing and accessible” and Billboard lauds it as “polished and wide-ranging.” The album’s first single “Lifeline” joins the pantheon of Papa Roach’s previous Top Ten multi-format smash hits like “Last Resort,” “Forever,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Scars” and “To Be Loved.” The band has been scorching stages across the globe in support of the album – playing alongside fellow powerhouses Motley Crue, Nickelback, Avenged Sevenfold, Staind, Seether and Jet. Of their electrifying live show, Hit Parader raves, “Papa Roach’s live energy is like a pack of wild horses – unbridled and uncontainable.” Infectiously raw and anthemic, Metamorphosis is a ballsy testament of in-your-face rock honesty. www.paparoach.com
About WHY
WHY (World Hunger Year, Inc.) is dedicated to fighting the root causes of hunger and poverty by supporting grassroots organizations that create self-reliance, economic justice and equal access to nutritious and affordable food. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WHY works to put an end to hunger suffered by 36.2 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. WHY’s main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government programs and community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building and access to over 8,000 anti-hunger and poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills & Nash, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, O.A.R, and many others.

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Papa Roach – Metamorphosis

June 20, 2009

Label: DGC/Interscope
Rating: 5 Guns

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Written By: Jim Markunas

“Holy F%&$!!!” is the only phrase I can think of to describe “Metamorphosis,” Papa Roach’s 5th Major label offering, and followup to 2006’s “Paramour Sessions.” Having abandoned their metal roots for a more dangerous, biker-bar sound, Papa Roach have crowned themselves the new kings of dangerous; one-upping fellow rock bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry.

Papa Roach made a promise to pummel their listeners with full-on rock, opening with the instrumental “Days of War,” and delivered, ripping immediately into the altruistic-yet-in-your-face, “Change or Die.”

Street-single “Hollywood Whore” follows third, and showcases the classic Papa Roach sound found on “Love.Hate.Tragedy” and “Getting Away With Murder.” The song is obviously about stereotypical Hollywood party girls, but the juxtoposition of Jacoby’s angry and bitterly comical lyrics take the old story to another level of rock; as does the anti-love song “I Almost Told You That I Loved You.”

Current single, “Lifeline” channels classic rock, and sounds a bit like U2 on meth (see video below). P. Roach’s guitar player Jerry Horton shows his stuff on this track, proving once and for all that Nu-Metal bands can play a guitar solo if they want to!

“Had Enough,” in addition to protesting this nation’s war-mongering spirit, in a way re-vamps “Forever,” the middle single from “Paramour Sessions,” but throws in a little bit of the Deftones’ and Interpol’s cerebral brand of rock.

“Live This down” just plain kicks ass. Enough said.

The last half of “Metamorphosis” becomes experimental and rock-opera-esq (not a criticism). Each song from track 8-12 fits into a running theme, showcases Papa Roach’s versatility, and channels the pomp of glam rock.

I don’t usually pester people to buy albums (afterall, I am a journalist), but… Everyone out there HAS to buy this album. Please click the links in this review to get “Metamorphosis” off iTunes and/or Amazon.

Papa Roach – “Lifeline” (Video)