Rather than playing music that’s “new and hot”, The Revolution Smile’s
purpose is to play music that comes directly from and is true to their
hearts. Shaun Lopez sings, Tim McCord plays the guitar, Octavio Gallardo
rocks out on the bass, and Jeremy White beats the drums. Tired and bored
by the “Return of Rock” that everyone experienced last year, this four-piece
from Sacramento is looking to positively change the world of music as
we know it.
Not very many bands can say that they got their break as a result of
one of their members turning down an invitation to play with Limp Bizkit.
Actually, I think The Revolution Smile is quite possibly the only band
that can say that. The Revolution Smile’s lead singer, Shaun Lopez,
was asked by Limp Bizkit’s management company to come down and audition
for Wes Borland’s spot, but he declined the offer, stating that he wanted
to focus on his current band. After rejecting the invite a demo was
sent to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, and later he invited the band
to play at Hollywood’s Viper Room. After hearing part of their set Durst
was convinced he had found something great in this band and pretty soon
thereafter The Revolution Smile was signed to Durst’s own Flawless Records.
April of 2002 saw The Revolution Smile touring with labelmates Puddle
of Mudd and Jared Leto’s band, 30 Seconds To Mars. Once they wrapped
up the tour the band got ready to go into the studio and record with
Dave Sardy for their Flawless/Geffen release. The album, titled “Above
The Noise” is scheduled to hit stores the 29th of this month. Currently
a part of Ozzfest’s bill, The Revolution Smile is winning over new fans
by the hundreds each day. Head over to www.therevolutionsmile.com
for music downloads and other tidbits of news and information.