Jerry Horton

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Jerry Horton
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Jerry Horton playing at Soundwave on February 28, 2015.
Background information
Birth name Jerry Allan Horton
Born (1975-03-10) March 10, 1975 (age 42)
Charleston, South Carolina
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock, alternative metal, nu metal, rapcore, punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1993–present
Labels Eleven Seven Music, DGC/Interscope, Geffen, DreamWorks
Associated acts Papa Roach
Notable instruments
Schecter Solo Custom
Schecter Tempest Custom[1][2]

Jerry Allan Horton (born March 10, 1975 in Charleston, South Carolina) is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist and founding member of Californian alternative rock band Papa Roach.[3]


Jerry Horton was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 10, 1975. He has one brother named Chad. He began playing the guitar at the age of 14. Before joining Papa Roach, Horton worked as a roofer. He was introduced to the band by an ex-girlfriend and soon joined Ben Luther as the lead guitarist of the band. Horton has been nominated a couple of times as best guitarist for the Californian Music Awards.[4] Horton is straight edge.