Bad Brains Vocalist Paul “H.R.” Hudson To Offer First Collection Of NFTs

Bad Brains vocalist Paul “H.R.” Hudson will be releasing his first NFT collection on August 18 via Makersplace. The following was said about that on H.R.’s Facebook page:

“HR will be serving up his debut offering of NFTs — on August 18th at Noon PST — exclusively through Makersplace, the foremost marketplace for truly unique digital artworks. The collection includes: 3 animated versions of HR’s iconic backflip (one at CBGB, one at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, and the third at West Hollywood’s Roxy Theater), an exclusive recording / animation of his song “Saddest Day,” and a portrait of HR photographed by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe.”

Nonpoint, Spiritbox, Etc. Added To 2022 ShipRocked Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2022 ShipRocked cruise. As previously reported, the Carnival Breeze will sail from Galveston, TX to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico on January 22-27. Here’s the updated lineup: Lamb Of God, I Prevail, 10 Years, ’68, Avatar, Ayron Jones, Badflower, Blacktop Mojo, Bones UK, Dead Poet Society, Dead Sara, From Ashes To New, Grandson, He Is Legend, Lilith Czar, Motionless In White, Nonpoint, Oxymorons, P.O.D., Raveneye, Sevendust, Spiritbox, Steel Panther, VRSTY, Wage War, and Zero 9:36. Special sets from the Cherry Bombs, Drowning Pool, Islander, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton, Otherwise, We Are The Fallen, and The Stowaways all-star jam band are also planned. The latter all-star band will feature: H.R. (Bad Brains), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), John Tempesta (The Cult), Jason Hook (ex-Five Finger Death Punch), John De Servio (Black Label Society), Dario Lorina (Black Label Society), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Sahaj Ticotin (RA), Dave Bruckner (ex-Papa Roach), Drew Johnston (Kaleido), Christina Chriss (Kaleido), Michael Vampire (Vampires Everywhere!), Kurt Deimer, Leo Moracchioli, Madame Mayhem, and Tyson Leslie.

Lamb Of God Team Up With Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler For Quarantine Cover Of Bad Brains’ “I Against I”

Lamb Of God have teamed up with Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler for a quarantine cover of Bad Brains‘ “I Against I.“ You can check that out below:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe commented:

“The idea to cover ‘I Against I‘ goes back at least 20 years to a camping trip the band was on. Mark & I were sitting in the back of our buddy’s Jeep ripping through the mountains, Bad Brains was cranking on the stereo, & I was singing along to that particular song. Mark looked over at me & said ‘We should cover that tune’ So we thought about it for a couple of decades and finally got around to doing it for the ‘Burn The Priest Legion: XX‘ record (hey, sometimes we move a little slow…)

As we all know, this pandemic has sucked for live music, but the quarantine jams bands have been doing have been pretty fun, especially when you bring in guests. I saw Fever 333 for the first time at the Sonic Temple fest— I had never listened to them, but I was blown away by their live show. I remember thinking ‘Man, these dudes are WILD- their energy reminds me of the punk shows I saw in the 80’s’ and I’ve been friends with those dudes from that day. I even texted Darryl from Bad Brains that afternoon to tell him to check them out. It was only natural to ask Jason to join us & bring that energy to this song by the almighty Bad Brains, my favorite band of all time.”

Butler added:

“It is truly an honor to be a part of this one as I have the utmost respect for Randy and the boys since becoming homies after having my mind blown when I looked over at the side of the stage at Sonic Temple Fest and saw him watching us play. It’s been a pleasure getting to know him and an honor to rock L.O.G. celebrating one of the most important punk rock/musical acts of all time Bad Brains. From legends to legends to the student. All love.”

Bad Brains To Reissue Back Catalog Through Bad Brains Records

Bad Brains have launched Bad Brains Records, a new imprint under Org Music, and are planning to reissue their back catalog through the label. Dave Gardner has remastered most of the releases and they will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette, and digitally.

Bassist Darryl Jenifer commented:

“Hey what’s up Bad Brains family – Darryl Jenifer here. I’m proud to announce to you the blessings and return of all Bad Brains master rights / recordings to Bad Brains and out of Babylonian captivity. These rights and other items include master reels, recently discovered photos, and etc. Thanks to JAH and all involved in this glorious feat. Stay tuned for the “re-everything” involved in all of our NINE studio albums and more. Big UP to Org Music for their faith, hard work, and dedication to BAD BRAINS RECORDS WE GOT THAT PMA 2020 and beyond.”

Org Music‘s Andrew J. Rossiter added:

“As longtime fans of the Bad Brains, it’s a huge honor and a pleasure to work with the group and reissue their seminal releases. It’s an incredible feeling to see the masters coming back to the band, with the records being issued on their own Bad Brains Records imprint. It’s been a long journey, often akin to a treasure hunt, uncovering lost master tapes, unreleased recordings, never before seen photos, and archives from decades past. We couldn’t be more excited to share the results with the world.”

Here’s the tentative release schedule:

  • February 2021: “Pay To Cum”
  • April 2021: “Bad Brains”
  • May 2021: “I & I Survive”
  • June 2021: “Rock For Light” (original mix)
  • August 2021: “Quickness”
  • October 2021: “The Youth Are Getting Restless (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1987)”
  • January 2022: “Omega Sessions”
  • March/April 2022: “Live at The Fillmore 1982”

Ho99o9 Team Up With Blink-182’s Travis Barker For “Black Power Live” Set

Ho99o9 recently played a three-song set with Blink-182’s Travis Barker as part of the virtual “Black Power Live” festival. That event helped raise money for organizations that are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Ho99o9’s performance featured their recently released songs, “Pray Or Prey” and “Christopher Dorner,” and a cover of Bad Brains‘ “Big Takeover.“

Rapper Denzel Curry Teams Up With Members Of Bad Brains & Fucked Up For New Spotify Singles Release

Rapper Denzel Curry has released two tracks as part of Spotify’s singles series. The first one is a new version of his song “CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N”, which features Fucked Up, and the second one is a cover of Bad Brains‘ “I Against I”, which features members of the band themselves. You can stream those below:

High On Fire Digitally Release “Bat Salad” EP

High On Fire have officially released their “Bat Salad” EP in digital outlets. The effort was previously only available on 12” vinyl as part of this year’s Record Store Day. In addition to the title track, the EP also includes covers of Celtic Frost‘s “Into The Crypts of Rays” and Bad Brains‘ “Don’t Bother Me.“

“Finding Joseph I: An Oral History Of H.R. From Bad Brains” To Receive Paperback Release In July

The paperback edition of Bad Brains frontman Paul “H.R.” Hudson’s “Finding Joseph I: An Oral History Of H.R. From Bad Brains” will be release on July 23. The book was authored by Howie Abrams and James Lathos and this latest edition will come with a new chapter focusing on H.R.’s battle with SUNCT syndrome and the brain surgery he underwent to remedy the condition. It also talks about Bad Brains’ most recent reunion with all four original members. On top of that, the paperback will also feature a new foreword by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, who performed live with the group during their latest shows. Blythe also contributed a portrait of H.R. for the book’s back cover, taken from his upcoming photo book “Frontman.” H.R. will be signing copies of the book and playing an acoustic set at Generation Records in New York City on July 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.