Hollywood Whore

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"Hollywood Whore"
Hollywood Whore.jpg
Single by Papa Roach
from the album Metamorphosis
Released October 28, 2008
Format Digital download
Recorded February 2008–May 2008 at the Paramour Mansion in Hollywood, California
Genre Hard rock, alternative metal
Length 3:57
Label DGC/Interscope
Songwriter(s) Jacoby Shaddix, Tobin Esperance, Jerry Horton
Producer(s) Jay Baumgardner, James Michael
Papa Roach singles chronology
"Forever"
(2007)
"Hollywood Whore"
(2008)
"Lifeline"
(2009)

"Forever"
(2007)
"Hollywood Whore"
(2008)
"Lifeline"
(2009)

"Hollywood Whore" is the first single from Californian rock band Papa Roach's fifth album, Metamorphosis, and tenth released single in total. It was first released as music video only on October 26, 2008, available as a free download from the band's official site, and on October 28, it became available as both a limited edition Canada exclusive EP and a digital single on iTunes. Despite this, it was never officially released to the radio and received limited airplay.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Jesse Davey, depicts the band playing in front of a young woman, the "Hollywood Whore" that the song is referring to. Eventually, the woman arises and blood is seen falling from her eyes. The skin and muscle on her face deteriorates and turns to that of a bloody skull, and blood begins to explode out of her mouth, completely drenching the band as they are performing.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Hollywood Whore" (Album Version) 

EP

No.TitleLength
1."Hollywood Whore" (Album Version) 
2."Getting Away With Murder" (Live In Chicago) 
3."Scars" (Live In Chicago) 

Reviews[edit]

Blog Critics reviewer Jordan Richardson, in reviewing the album Metamorphosis states, "'Live This Down' kicks a little ass as a pretty catty revenge tune and 'Hollywood Whore' works well enough on similar ground."[1] Reviewer Dan Marsicano also speaks favorably of the song in his review of the album, stating, "After a short instrumental, 'Change Or Die' hits the speakers with a blast of rock that can only be described as a firm kick in the ass... 'Hollywood Whore' continues this upward momentum with a hard-hitting tune that has Shaddix ranting about the glorification of the entertainment industry. 'Sorry, but the party’s over,' Shaddix yells at the top of his lungs, letting everybody know that Papa Roach is ready with gas can in hand to burn everything to the ground."[2] Press Association music reviewer Nick Howes says the song "invokes memories of classic Mötley Crüe".[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Position
UK Singles Chart[4] 139
U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks[5] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jordan Richardson (2009-03-28). "Music Review: Papa Roach - Metamorphosis". Blog Critics. Archived from the original on 2009-04-19. 
  2. ^ Dan Marsicano (2009-03-26). "Papa Roach - Metamorphosis Review". 411mania.com. Archived from the original on 2009-04-10. 
  3. ^ Nick Howes (2009-03-28). "On the record". Halesowen News. 
  4. ^ "Chart Stats - Papa Roach - She Loves Me Not". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Artist Chart History - Papa Roach". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 

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