Living Colour Release New Version Of “Cult Of Personality” Featuring Steve Vai

Living Colour have released a new version of “Cult Of Personality” featuring Steve Vai. You can check that out below. This news comes after the band recently performed the song with Vai at the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil. Living Colour’s Vernon Reid commented:

“In celebration of 30th anniversary of Living Colour’s first appearance in Brazil, which also was Doug Wimbish’s first live appearance with the band, we are releasing a special edition version of ‘Cult Of Personality’ featuring our special guest in Rio De Janeiro, our dear friend, the extraordinary Mr. Steve Vai on additional guitar. Engineered and mixed by the original producer of the song Mr. Ed Stasium.”

Jason Hook (Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) To Debut New Band On 2023 ShipRocked Cruise

Jason Hook (ex-Five Finger Death Punch) has officially confirmed that his new solo project will be called Hook. The band are currently scheduled to make their live debut on the 2023 ShipRocked Cruise. That event will take place aboard the Carnival Magic on January 22-28 as it sails from Port Canaveral, Florida with stops at Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas, Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands, and Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic.

Here’s the updated ShipRocked lineup:

  • Falling In Reverse
  • Parkway Drive
  • Afterlife
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bad Omens
  • Bones UK
  • Brkn Love
  • Dropout Kings
  • D.R.U.G.S.
  • Fame On Fire
  • Giovannie And The Hired Guns
  • Grandson
  • Hook
  • Islander
  • Jeris Johnson
  • Lacey Sturm
  • Lilith Czar
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Motionless In White
  • Nonpoint
  • Nothing More
  • Nova Twins
  • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Skillet
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • The Standstills
  • Wage War
  • Wargasm
  • Zero 9:36

The following artists will also perform as part of The Stowaways all-star band:

  • Alecia “Mixi” Demner (Stitched Up Heart)
  • Andy Wood
  • Angela Lese (ex-The Dead Deads)
  • Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen)
  • Chad Nicefield (ex-Wilson)
  • Corey Glover (Living Colour)
  • Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate)
  • Dameon & Gabe Aranda (Aranda)
  • Davey Suicide
  • David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth)
  • Emily Armstrong (Dead Sara)
  • Hyro The Hero
  • Joey Morrow (Badflower)
  • Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin)
  • Leo Moracchioli (Frog Leap Studios)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Sahaj Ticotin (RA)

Disturbed, The Pretty Reckless, Dirty Honey, Etc. Set For 2022 Lunatic Luau

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 FM99 WNOR Lunatic Luau festival. The event will take place at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA on May 20 and it will feature: Disturbed, The Pretty Reckless, Dirty Honey, Bad Wolves, Living Colour, Ayron Jones, Lilith Czar, Plush, Crobot, Magg Dylan, and Dead Friends.

Def Leppard, Living Colour, Etc. To Perform At Second Annual “A Bowie Celebration”

Def Leppard, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, Living Colour, Rob Thomas, Gary Oldman, Walk The Moon, Jake Wesley Rogers and more will be joining forces for the upcoming David Bowie tribute concert, “A Bowie Celebration.” That event will stream on January 8 via RollingLiveStudios.com. In addition to the aforementioned guests, the show will feature Bowie’s bandmates Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Alan Childs, Steve Elson, Mark Guiliana, Omar Hakim, Stan Harrison, Tim Lefebvre, Gerry Leonard, and Carmine Rojas. A number of other guest vocalists such as Gail Ann Dorsey, Bernard Fowler, Judith Hill, Gaby Moreno, Gretchen Parlato, and Joe Sumner will take part as well. There will also be special appearances from Ricky Gervais, Evan Rachel Wood, and Brian Henson. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Save The Children.

Disturbed, The Pretty Reckless, Royal Blood, Etc. Set For 2022 MMRBQ Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 MMRBQ festival. The event will take place at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ on May 21 and it will feature the following: Disturbed, The Pretty Reckless, Royal Blood, Living Colour, Low Cut Connie, Crobot, Lilith Czar, and Huxley.

Watch Living Colour, Zeal & Ardor, The Sword, Etc. Members Cover Funkadelic’s “Hit It And Quit It”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor), Emily Panic (“Ghosts To Show You Podcast”), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Bryan Giles (Red Fang), Bryan Richie (The Sword), and Moe Watson (Shai Hulud) for a cover of Funkadelic’s “Hit It And Quit It.” You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Marky Mark and the Funkadelic Bunch! Gwarsenio took some bad asprin and now tripping out with members of Zeal & Ardor, Red Fang, The Sword, Shai Hulud, and Vernon Reid of Living Colour. This is our 51th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres http://www.twominutestolatenight.com

Living Colour Drop Off Remaining Dates On 2021 “Summerland” Tour Due To “Transportation Issues”

Living Colour have dropped off the remaining dates on the 2021 “Summerland” tour with Everclear, Hoobastank, and Wheatus. The band pulled out of the trek due to “transportation issues.”

The group issued the following statement:

“It is with deep regret that we will not be performing on the remainder of the Summerland Tour Fall 2021 + select headlining shows after September 25th due to continued transportation issues.

We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment. Everclear, Hoobastank and Wheatus are new additions to our family and we want to wish everyone a safe and healthy 2021 and beyond!”

Slipknot To Replace Nine Inch Nails At 2021 Riot Fest

Slipknot have been added to this year’s Riot Fest as a replacement for Nine Inch Nails, who recently cancelled all of their 2021 dates. That event will take place on September 16-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 16 (preview party): Morrissey with special guests.

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Beach Bunny, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Envy On The Coast, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, GWAR, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Night Moves, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Slipknot, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Body Count, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, The Clockworks, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Riot Fest 2021 is almost here. Finally. It’s really happening. Unfortunately, Nine Inch Nails has cancelled all 2021 shows, including this year’s fest—with that, Morrissey will play Thursday curated with very special guests, and Slipknot will close out on Sunday.

All 3-day and Sunday ticket holders now get access to our Thursday Preview Party! And to benefit our Chicago community, tickets are on sale now for Thursday with all proceeds going to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and other TBA organizations.

Stay tuned for more info and announcements, including a second wave of Riot Fest Late Night shows which will be announced this Friday, August 20th.

Our fans deserve something amazing and we can’t wait to be together again. We’ve been working around the clock to make 2021 even more special—so that hopefully for one weekend, we can escape the world and find comfort in the music and people we hold dear.”

Metallica, Death Angel, Living Colour, Etc. Members To Guest On New Santana Album “Blessings And Miracles”

Carlos Santana has revealed the details for his new album “Blessings And Miracles.” The effort will be released on October 15 and it will feature a number of special guests including: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Living Colour‘s Corey Glover, Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, and more.

“Blessings And Miracles” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost Of Future Pull / New Light”
02. “Santana Celebration”
03. “Rumbalero” (feat. Salvador Santana & Asdru Sierra)
04. “Joy” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
05. “Move” (feat. Rob Thomas, Zac Barnett & American Authors)
06. “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (feat. Steve Winwood)
07. “Break” (feat. Ally Brooke)
08. “She’s Fire” (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy)
09. “Peace Power” (feat. Corey Glover)
10. “America For Sale” (feat. Kirk Hammett & Mark Osegueda)
11. “Breathing Underwater” (feat. Stella Santana, Avi Snow, MVCA)
12. “Mother Yes”
13. “Song For Cindy”
14. “Angel Choir” (feat. Gayle Moran Corea) / “All Together” (feat. Chick Corea)
15. “Ghost Of Future Pull II“

Santana said the following about the album:

“The title of this album comes from my belief that we’re born with heavenly powers that allows us to create blessings and miracles. The world programs you to be unworthy of those gifts, but we have to utilize light, spirit and soul — they’re indestructible and immutable. Those are the three main elements on this album.”

Two songs from the record, “Move” (feat. Rob Thomas, Zac Barnett & American Authors) and “She’s Fire” (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy), can be found below:

Living Colour Begin Work On New Music

Living Colour have started working on new music. Guitarist Vernon Reid confirmed the news during a recent appearance on “Lipps Service With Scott Lipps.”

Reid said the following:

“Corey [Glover] and I started working on a song. We’ll see where that goes.”

He continued when asked about possible lyrical themes:

“We’re processing what exactly this period… ‘Cause a lot of folks, their immediate reaction, a lot of [musicians] are [writing songs about] George Floyd-type things. We’re really looking at absorbing it, because I don’t wanna just do a George Floyd hook. That situation was so traumatizing, and we wanna think that the world was shifted. And the world gets traumas every now and again. The murder of Martin Luther King was traumatizing. And eventually you get something like ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ [by U2]; it’s a beautiful song. But the underlying issue and underlying problem never seems to go away. And it’s the not-going-awayness of it that’s what I would wanna talk about.”

“There’s something this litany of names, the constant litany of names [of victims of racial injustice]. Whose will the next name be is what concerns me as opposed to being stuck on a particular victim. Even though what happened to George Floyd was particularly egregious, there’s another part of the phenomenon that is where the Breonnas [Taylor] and the Ahmauds [Arbery] — and the names keep going. Lately, there was a victim; his name’s Winston Smith. And it strikes me very strongly, because Winston Smith is [also the name of] a protagonist of George Orwell’s ‘1984’. And it’s those kinds of things that are what LIVING COLOUR are gonna go; those are the kind of places we’re gonna go.”

[via Blabbermouth]