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Plead The Fifth
5/11/2010

Our Long Road Home
9/16/2008

Blue-Sky Research
8/16/2005
 
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Anew Revolution Announce New Tour Dates
April 13, 2010
Anew Revolution have announced dates along side Taproot, with Ice Nine Kills & Destrophy set to open. "Anew Revolution is excited about going on tour with our old friends Taproot. It's a great way to launch 'iMerica', playing some new cities and many places we've already been to." says bass player Frank Salvaggio. Dates will run coast to coast hitting major markets.

Salvaggio continues, "We're looking forward to meeting and hanging with the guys in Destrophy and Ice Nine Kills, should be a great tour and fans will be treated to some new and heavy music!"

Anew Revolution w/ Taproot, Ice Nine Kills, Destrophy:
5/19 - Orono, ME @ 103 Ultra Club
5/20 - Manchester, NH @ Rocko's
5/21 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
5/22 - Mt Clemens, MI @ The Hayloft
5/23 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
5/25 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
5/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
5/28 - Chicago, IL @ Cubby Bear
5/29 - Appleton, WI @ Revolution
6/09 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat
6/10 - Santa Clara, Ca @ The Avalon
6/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Feelgoods Rock Bar
6/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey A Go Go
6/24 - Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern

For more information and tickets please visit http://www.myspace.com/anewrevolution.

Anew Revolution
will release their third studio record entitled "iMERICA" on May 18th, 2010 via E1 Music. 'iMERICA' was produced by Ben Schigel (Stemm, Drowning Pool, Walls Of Jericho, Chimaira).

Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/anewrevolution and http://twitter.com/anewrevolution for more info.
 
 
 
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Taproot: New Single Available On iTunes July 29th
July 29, 2008
On Tuesday, July 29th, Ann Arbor, MI-based hard rock quartet Taproot will release their first new music in three years when new lead single "Wherever I Stand" goes up on iTunes. The hook-ridden, hard-hitting track introduces the band's long-awaited new album, 'Our Long Road Home', which arrives in stores on September 16.

The album—Taproot’s first since 2005’s 'Blue-Sky Research'—will be released through Velvet Hammer, the label founded by the management company of the same name (System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains).

Taproot arrived on the scene in 2000 with 'Gift', an album that shot to No. 6 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, with follow-up records 'Welcome' (2002) and 'Blue Sky Research' (2005) each charting within the first 35 on Billboard’s Top 200. Along the way they garnered critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, shared stages with bands ranging from Linkin Park to Queens of the Stone Age and saw songs like “Poem,” “Mine” and “Calling” blanket rock radio.

With 'Our Long Road Home', Taproot is staying true to their roots, while keeping their grooves current and hearts open. “There’s a sense of energy and excitement about us that we haven’t felt since we released our first album,” says vocalist Stephen Richards. “We’re ready to hit the ground running.”

For more information, visit www.taprootmusic.com.
 
 
 
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Taproot Consider Future Without Atlantic Records
May 24, 2006
Gary Graff of Billboard.com is reporting that the members of TAPROOT are considering a future that may not include their current label, Atlantic Records, after the disappointing sales of their third album, "Blue Sky Research".

"We had hoped for really big things," drummer Jarrod Montague said of "Blue Sky Research", which has sold 112,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, since its August 2005 release. "We worked really hard and made a record that we were really proud of, and we don't know what happened."

"The situation with Atlantic is a little bit up in the air," Montague added. "There's a good chance we might end up parting ways with them at the end of this [album cycle]."

Acording to Montague, TAPROOT view a possible exit from the major label fold as "another exciting thing for us," and are confident they can still thrive by handling their own affairs.

"We have our fans all over the country that come out and support us, and we need to figure out how to best utilize that," he explained to Billboard.com. "There are so many ways to market yourself these days and keep in contact with fans. We didn't start TAPROOT to get famous; if we can play music and make enough money to sustain our growing lives and families, mission accomplished as far as I'm concerned.

"So it's kind of an exciting time for us," he added. "We're really taking things over and doing more things for ourselves and keeping things in house, which I think is the best way to go right now."
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1997
HOME TOWN: Detroit, MI
MEMBERS:
Stephen Richards (vocals)
Mike DeWolf (guitar)
Philip Lipscomb (bass)
Jarrod Montague (drums)