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Stream Wednesday’s Interview with Living Colour Right Here

BackStory Events, Guitar World, Eventide and PRS Guitars invite you to join us for the live stream of our exclusive interview with Living Colour.The interview will take place Wednesday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m. EST, live from the Cutting Room in New York City.Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover and Will Calhoun sit down to discuss their latest studio album, Shade, due out September 8. This... …

PRS Guitars Introduces S2 Vernon Reid Signature Vela

PRS Guitars has announced a new limited-edition model in the S2 series of U.S.-made electric guitars: The S2 VR Vela.Developed with Living Colour founder Vernon Reid, the VR Vela is a commanding instrument with a cult personality and tons of tonal textures.Initially attracted by the Vela’s offset body shape, Vernon took the S2 Vela to another level through a unique set of appointments. Loaded... …

Vernon Reid Talks New Living Colour Album, 'Shade'

A few songs into Living Colour’s Shade, their first album in eight years, we hear the voice of Houston rapper Scarface vocalizing the familiar, herky-jerky hard rock riff that drives the fusionists’ classic, Grammy-winning 1988 single, “Cult of Personality,” as he excitedly recalls catching one of their concerts in the early Nineties.The praise for the group precedes the similarly chunky new... …

Dear Guitar Hero: Vernon Reid

His band was discovered by Mick Jagger, he wrote one of the biggest rock songs in history, and he even founded the Black Rock Coalition. But what Guitar World readers really want to know is…   What led to the writing and recording of “Cult of Personality,” and how do you feel about the fact that the song continues to be a radio staple and is a big part of the Guitar Hero video game franchise? ... …

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