Tag Archives: Bad Brains

Original Bad Brains singer Sidney McCray has passed away

Posted by on September 14, 2020

  Sidney “SidMac” McCray, the original singer/co-founder of Bad Brains has passed away on September 9th, 2020. No cause of death has been revealed at this time. Bad Brains shared the news over the weekend, stating:   “R.I.P to the Don, my brother – sail on.”   A GoFundMe was launched as his family left […]

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Lamb of God/Burn the Priest streaming Bad Brains cover “I Against I”

Posted by on May 11, 2018

Next Friday (18th), Lamb of God are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Burn the Priest by releasing their new covers album Legion: XX via Epic Records. Today (11th), the group shared another cover song – Bad Brains’ classic “I Against I.” Listen to the track below and pre-order the album here.

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Recap: Riot Fest delivers once again

Posted by on September 20, 2017

As Riot Fest wraps up for another year, the Chicago based festival once again provided one of the strongest and most diverse festivals around. With headliners like Nine Inch Nails, Queens of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, Prophets of Rage, Gogol Bordello, A Day To Remember, At The Drive In, and Bad Brains, Riot Fest had […]

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Fireburn’s newest is hard as NAILS

Posted by on August 14, 2017

Could I be dreaming? Is there really a band out there that features Todd Jones (NAILS), Todd Youth (Danzig, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot, Murphy’s Law, Warzone), Nick Townsend (Knife Fight) and Israel Joseph I (Bad Brains)?   This is no dream. Not only is this a reality,  there’s a 12” EP coming out that you can […]

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Slayer, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden among those called out by Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament at rock hall induction

Posted by on April 10, 2017

While we didn’t attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Friday, with the exception of Rush’s Geddy Lee playing bass with Yes as they were inducted, it doesn’t appear like we missed all that much. Journey was inducted, and while Steve Perry was present, he didn’t perform with the band, despite media […]

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Bad Brains frontman H.R.’s brain surgery went well

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Yesterday was a momentous occasion in the hardcore community, as Bad Brains frontman H.R. had the brain surgery he’s needed for a while now. The singer had been suffering from a neurobiological disorder that gave him severe headaches for years. SUNCT caused random and intense headaches, and while there’s no known cure, the operation he […]

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Bad Brains’ HR to undergo brain surgery this month

Posted by on February 1, 2017

It hasn’t been an easy run in the last few years for seminal Washington D.C. hardcore band Bad Brains.  Guitarist Dr. Know had a heart attack and was on life support, although he seems to have recovered. And ironically, it was revealed last year that singer HR had a neurobiological disorder and he needed brain […]

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Exclusive: In the studio with Byzantine; band’s choice of cover songs revealed

Posted by on December 21, 2016

In early November of 2016, Metal Insider contributor Schuler Benson paid a visit to 7over8 Studios in Myrtle Beach to join Byzantine’s Chris Ojeda and Brian Henderson as they laid down guitar tracks for the band’s forthcoming album and Metal Blade Records debut, The Cicada Tree. This is the second time I’ve shown up at […]

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Bad Brains’ H.R. excited band was nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on October 20, 2016

Of all the names included among the nominees for the Rock and Roll hall of Fame’s class of 2017, the one that was perhaps most surprising and of interest to fans of metal and hardcore was Bad Brains. Unlikely known to many people under 30, the Washington D.C. quartet is widely acknowledged as one of the […]

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Jane’s Addiction, Bad Brains, Pearl Jam, Yes among Rock Hall of Fame nominees

Posted by on October 18, 2016

Today, the increasingly irrelevant Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees for 2017 were announced, and there are a few surprises, but nothing that exciting. Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Yes and Bad Brains are among the more rock-leaning of this year’s nominees, who needed to have had their first single or album released in 1991 […]

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