South Florida rap/metal legends COLLAPSING LUNGS will reunite for a one-night-only engagement at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, December 26.
Long before KORN, LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK made it big, the members of South Florida's own COLLAPSING LUNGS were making music history by combining metal, industrial, hard core and hip hop in a time when leftover '80s hair bands and budding alternative rockers were dominating the charts
Signed to Atlantic Records in 1994, the band released an EP entitled "Colorblind" and made waves on MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" with a video for the rap/metal anthem "Crackerjack". Not long after, their lead vocalist, Brian Tutunick (a.k.a. Olivia Newton Bundy), the original bass player for MARILYN MANSON, left the seven-piece group and after a few other member changes, the remaining members formed L.U.N.G.S. and in 1995 released the full-length "Better Class of Losers" on Pavement Records.
While touring with such acts as SMASHING PUMPKINS, HOUSE OF PAIN, CYPRESS HILL, ICE CUBE, BIOHAZARD and a very, very young LIMP BIZKIT (who opened for them), brought the band major notoriety, the lack of promotion and tour support on behalf of the label would eventually lead to the group's demise.
In 2000, keyboardist Chris Nicholas, went on to direct and produce the documentary, "Marilyn Manson - Demystifying The Devil", which flashes back to their incarnation and chronicles through their controversial trials and tribulations. Vocalist/percussionist Crime Cassara is now the lead singer of THE MARY TYLER WHORES and can give you a bad-ass tattoo if you visit him at "Cool Cat Tattoos" in Fort Lauderdale. Drummer Chris Goldbach went on to play with AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY and now plays with IRISH CAR BOMB, who just got back from a European tour with NO USE FOR A NAME. Guitarist Eddie Rendini now plays with MCA Records' DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM.