Living Colour

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock hard rock funk metal funk rock alternative funk alternative rock metal alternative metal crossover Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This US rock band was originally formed by Vernon Reid (22 August 1958, London, England; guitar), Muzz Skillings (bass) and Will Calhoun (b. William Calhoun, 22 July 1964, New York City, New York, USA; drums). Reid had studied performing arts at Manhattan Community College, having moved to New York at the age of two. His first forays were in experimental electric jazz with Defunk, before he formed Living Colour as a trio in 1984. Both Skillings and Calhoun were experienced academic musicians, having studied and received acclaim at City College and Berklee College Of Music, respectively. The line-up was completed by the induction of vocalist Corey Glover (b. 6 November 1964, New York City, New York, USA), who had just finished a role in Oliver Stone’s movie Platoon, and whom Reid had originally encountered at a friend’s birthday party.

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