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New York, United States (1984 – 1995, 2000 – present)

Living Colour is a group formed in New York city in 1984. They signed to Epic Records in 1987 and released their first album, Vivid, in 1988.

Stylistically their music is a creative fusion influenced by guitar-based rock such as and , and traditional African-American music such as , , and . They are linked to the / movement of the late 1980s typified by bands such as Fishbone, Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Faith No More, and 24-7 Spyz. They are best remembered for the hit Cult of Personality, which won a Grammy Award for best hard rock performance in 1989. They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. The singer, Corey Glover, had a role in the movie ‘Platoon’, directed by Oliver Stone.

The first two albums bassist Muzz Skillings contributed to the music, before leaving in 1992 due to creative differences. They were inactive from 1995-2000, and since their return have operated as a regular touring unit, as well as releasing one new studio release, Collide0Scope, one compilation of b-sides & rarities, and one live album from their early performances at the now mythical CBGB’s. All four have released solo albums and session work, Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun also are in both Jungle Funk and Head>>Fake, Corey Glover is also doing musical theatre, Vernon Reid has several projects, and Wimbish also has returned to various projects related to his other longstanding collaborators Adrian Sherwood, Keith Leblanc, and Skip McDonald.

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  • colderskin

    MY FAVORITE BLACK METAL BAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yesterday 12:30pm Reply
  • ngk44

    I'm sure that when the band members wrote and performed Cult of Personality, their fondest hope was that it be associated only with CM Punk and Grand Theft Auto.

    12 Jan 5:52pm Reply
  • RevolutionECW

    Punk of Personality

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • SophiaRaiCho

    San Andreas, ;3

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • skies_

    Cm Punk, GTA: SA :D

    15 May 2014 Reply
  • Poncecutor

    CM who? GTA what?

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    yeah, San Andreas GTA!

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • frosa

    gr8 band

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • thrashketchum

    hijack raw

    22 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Oates_Moustache

    HAHA YES TAGGING THEM AS BLACK METAL IS STILL FUNNY!

    1 Jan 2014 Reply
  • linskip46

    CM PUNK

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Piske81

    Cult of Personality is the most listened cause it's their first single, the first song of their first album, it was included in Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, and finally for the wrestler thing... but I agreee they have so many good and better songs

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheAgunZagun

    Well, actually they got fans. I don't like that "One-hit wonder" thing, they got much better songs than Cult of Personality.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BamBam__

    I think the one hit wonder is because Cult Of Personality is the theme song of WWE Wrestler CM Punk

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • msioli

    absolutely amazing concert at rock in rio. the best in that day by far!

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • learrrn

    great concert at rock in riooo, wow

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Phaustho

    According to their audience in Last.fm, they are one-hit-wonders (I assume it has something to do with Guitar Hero)... I don't really know how I should feel about that =/

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BamBam__

    IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIIIIIIIME!

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • lissssten

    BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • kike145

    I saw you in concert. I can rest in peace.

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
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