Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Joins Bad Brains Onstage In San Pedro, CA

Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe joined Bad Brains onstage once again during their performance at The Growlers Six in San Pedro, CA on October 29. You can see some footage of that below:

[via The PRP]

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“Finding Joseph I” Documentary About Bad Brains’ HR To Receive Home Release In November

The “Finding Joseph I” documentary about Bad Brains’ Paul “HR” Hudson is set to be released on DVD on November 3. That film was directed by James Lathos, and it focuses on the life of the frontman through previously unseen archival footage, interviews, etc.

You can still catch the film in select theaters as well:

  • 10/14 – Seattle @ Grand Illusio
  • 10/17-18 – New Orleans @ Zeitgeist Arts Center
  • 10/28 – Los Angeles @ Regent Theater (HR and Lathos in attendance)
  • 10/18 – London @ Komedia Picturehouse Brighton
  • 10/19 – London @ Tramshed Cinema – Cardiff
  • 10/21-22 – Switzerland @ Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2017
  • 10/22 – Washington D.C. @ Lincoln Theater
  • 10/26 – Chicago @ Brew View
  • 10/27 – Barcelona @ IN-EDIT Festival
  • 11/25 – Philadelphia @ PhilaMOCA
  • TBD – Brooklyn @ Nitehawk Cinema

[via The PRP]

Official Footage From Bad Brains’ Surprise Show In Brooklyn, NY Posted

Last month, Bad Brains played a surprise show at the Okay Space art gallery in Brooklyn, NY as part of Darryl Jenifer‘s art exhibit, and now some official footage of that can be seen below. Considering H.R. is still recovering from brain surgery, and the fact that Dr. Know is still recovering from cardiac arrest he suffered in 2015, the band only played six songs with a couple of guests helping them out, including original singer Sid McCray and Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe.

[via The PRP]

Bad Brains Perform Surprise Show In Brooklyn, NY, Original Vocalist Sid McCray & Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Guest

Bad Brains played a surprise show at the Okay Space art gallery in Brooklyn, NY yesterday (June 8) as part of Darryl Jenifer‘s art exhibit. Considering H.R. is still recovering from brain surgery, and the fact that Dr. Know is still recovering from cardiac arrest he suffered in 2015, the band only played six songs with a couple of guests helping them out, including original singer Sid McCray and Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe. You can see footage of that below:

Tonight was one of the best nights of my life. Bad Brains played a secret show in Brooklyn at an art gallery for the opening of their bassist's art exhibit- no stage, on the floor with the people, straight-up old-school style. That's why I'm in NYC, to help these dudes out with a couple of the faster tunes. The full original lineup of Bad Brains played- HR sang "Jah Love" "The Youth Are Getting Restless" & "Re-Ignition". Then I sang "The Big Takeover" & "Banned In DC". Then Sid McCray, the FIRST singer of Bad Brains closed it out by singing "Regulator" for the first time since 1978. HOLY COW. The crowd went INSANE. In these divisive times, we all UNITED tonight in one huge, intense ball of PMA- black, white, yellow, red, brown, male, female- all of us were UNITED- all you saw & felt were smiles. Absolutely incredible, & punk rock to the core. You could just FEEL the love in the air. I sang with my favorite band of all time tonight- I can't explain how that makes me feel. So thanks for asking me to be here, @badbrainsofficial! ONE LOVE PEOPLE! ❤️✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿❤️ Photo by: @kevinwilsonnyc. #badbrains #pma

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H.R. Is Open To Doing A Bad Brains Tour Later This Year

Before undergoing brain surgery, Bad Brains’ H.R. was recently interviewed by Loudwire about his new memoir “Finding Joseph I,” and he said that Bad Brains may be hitting the road later this year. Despite this, tour details are obviously still up in the air since H.R. still needs time to recover from his surgery, and the fact that Dr. Know is still recovering from cardiac arrest.

Here’s what H.R. told Loudwire:

“I was talking with the bass player [Darryl Jenifer] and we were looking at the fall, in autumn, maybe. We’ll do some rehearsals, rehearsing a setlist that they had wanted to play and I decided to go ahead and play it with them. Darryl had come to me through the telephone and said, ‘I’m committed to you,’ and I said, ‘Well, I’m committed to you.’”

H.R. (Bad Brains) To Undergo Brain Surgery

Bad Brains’s Paul “HR” Hudson, who has been suffering with SUNCT (a rare neurobiological disorder that causes extreme headaches) will soon be undergoing brain surgery for his condition on February 21. He told Loudwire the following about the surgery:

“[My wife] took me to the hospital so I would learn about what was going on in my head, because I was experiencing bad headaches at the time. And the doctor came to me and he said we’re going to have a surgery.”

Until now, he has been handling the disorder with a “cocktail of pharmaceuticals” and holistic substances. As previously announced a GoFundMe campaign that was launched for him in March 2016.

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H.R. (Bad Brains) Diagnosed With Rare Neurobiological Disorder

A crowdfunding campaign was recently set up for Bad Brains guitarist Gary “Dr. Know” Miller, who suffered multiple organ failure last fall. Now it appears another member of the band needs help. A new Gofundnme campaign has been set up for vocalist Paul “HR” Hudson, who has been suffering with SUNCT, which is a rare neurobiological disorder that causes extreme headaches.

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His wife Lori Hudson issued the following statement:

“I am HR’s caregiver. He has a neurobiological disorder and has also had severe headaches for years. The headaches have gotten progressively worse; in November, he began living with almost constant pain. He has been diagnosed with a rare type of headache called SUNCT, a trigeminal neuralgia that is similar to cluster headaches. There is no known cure and no reliable medical treatment. To give you an idea of what he’s dealing with, cluster headaches are nicknamed “Suicide Syndrome.” The headaches come randomly, with no warning, at all hours of the day and night; but for him, they are much worse at night. The intensity of the nighttime headaches is so great that he yells, cries out, groans, and sobs—repeatedly, every few minutes, for most of the night. He can’t work. He has no quality of life. If you call him and ask how he is, he will say, ‘Everything’s okay,’ because that’s just how he is. But everything is not okay.

We’ve been consulting doctors for the past few years, and have uncovered several health issues that we were able to address and overcome. But these headaches… In the past six months, he’s been to the emergency room twice, had an overnight in the hospital, has seen two neurologists, and so far he has a diagnosis and found a pain medication that worked well for a while but is not safe to take long-term—so it’s two steps forward, three steps back. He has an appointment in early May at a Headache Center–not fully covered by health insurance–where we hope to find someone with experience with this type of headache. He’s on a cocktail of pharmaceuticals that scares me. He has lost weight, with visible muscle wasting.

As a clinical herbalist, you can be sure that I have also been tapping into my extensive knowledge of natural medicine. Nothing is working YET. I know what we need to try next, including acupuncture and some herbal preparations, however we can’t manage the costs of these treatments.

I am a full-time caregiver. I work a full-time retail management job with varying shifts. I manage HR’s calendar and business as best as I can. I’ve been trying really hard to work on extra projects to bring in some extra money (very slow going). I take care of the apartment, the car, the bills, HR’s doctor appointments, everything. I do all of the things. And now I can’t sleep because my husband is crying out in pain all night. On top of the physical stress of shift work and not getting enough sleep, the emotional and psychological stress of watching him be in pain and not being able to do a damn thing about it is wearing me down. He needs me to be around more and he needs me to be at my best. I can’t do this alone anymore. We need your help.

Thank you for anything you can do to help HR regain his health–and his life.”