Bad Brains To Work On New Music This Year
Bad Brains will be getting together before the end of the year to work on some new music.
Revealed by the hardcore punk group’s frontman H.R., the announcement was made during a Q&A session following a showing of the Finding Joseph I documentary in New York last night.
“Tell us about what you’ve been talking to Dr. Know and Darryl about,” Howie Abrams, who co-wrote the Finding Joseph I: An Oral History Of H.R. from Bad Brains companion book to the documentary, said to H.R.
“Well what I’ve been talking to Doc and Darryl about was if they’d like to come together in the fall,” H.R. responded.
“You maybe didn’t hear it here first, but you heard it here early,” Abrams said. “It looks like there’s going to be some new Bad Brains music this fall, and maybe some shows.”
If this were to all go towards a new album, it would serve as the follow-up to the band’s ninth album Into the Future, which was released back in 2012.
However, before that H.R. will be having surgery next month to relieve some of the extreme headaches he receives as a result of suffering from SUNCT (a rare neurological disorder that tends to cause sporadic and painful headaches).
The future Bad Brains album was hinted at in an interview that Darryl and Dr. Know did with Rolling Stone, in which the article referenced a final album titled Mind Power (in reference to the group’s original name when they were an dabbling with jazz-fusion, before moving into hardcore punk territory).
Finding Joseph I: An Oral History, which tells the story of the legendary frontman both in and outside of the Bad Brains, was recently released. The book explores the singer’s life and time with the seminal punk band, told through H.R., his bandmates and fans of the group.
However, it is unknown when the documentary will have an official release.
Check out the announcement below.
HR announcing reunion plans with the rest of the Bad Brains for this fall. HR is having surgery next month to relieve the extreme head aches he's been having so everyone send some extra PMA out to him. @hownice212 @hrdocumentary it was great meeting you guys. I know those projects were a true labor of love. @joegoodthings great meeting you too bro. @emo718 @swin74 @comanati @steev718 good hanging as always #findingjosephi #hr #badbrains #pma #punkrock #jahmusic