Jeff Vrabel of Billboard.com reports that the classic BAD BRAINS lineup of enigmatic singer H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer and drummer Earl Hudson has inked a deal with Megaforce Records for the release of its new album, "Build a Nation". Produced by the BEASTIE BOYS' Adam Yauch, the CD is slated for a late May/early June release.For Yauch, producing the record was a labor of love. BAD BRAINS were one of the groups, he says, that shaped the BEASTIE BOYS' early hardcore years. "Those guys are really of a different caliber in terms of their songwriting and musicianship. We always used to throw songs together and play a little bit, but they were really intense musicians," he tells Billboard. BAD BRAINS will play some live dates this summer, but "we're not looking for 30-date tours," Jenifer says. "We're looking at dates in New York and San Francisco, to ease our way into doing this. There's no mystery in our dysfunction, but we're not a band. We're like troubadours out there to give peace and love, and we're very serious about wanting people to feel it." Read more at Billboard.com.
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