For many years, the hard rock and metal genre was predominantly populated with white male musicians, but from the late '80s on there were more rockers breaking that color barrier. Sevendust frontman Lajon Witherspoon was one such artist who did so, and he spoke about finally meeting one of the musicians who helped break the barrier during an appearance on the 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast with Chris Jericho.
In Part 1 of our interview with Living Colour, the band spoke all about their experience on ShipRocked 2014 as well as the making of their classic album ‘Vivid,’ which recently celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary. They also talked about their musical roots in New York City and much more. In Part 2 (which you can watch above), the members discuss specific tracks on ‘Vivid’ at length and explain that each of the songs have a different story and personal meaning behind them.
Living Colour arrived on the hard rock scene in 1988, effectively knocking down the color barrier in the process. The band's hard-hitting debut 'Vivid' featured the African-American rockers blending metal, funk, jazz and hip-hop into one seriously passionate fusion. They were rewarded in 1990 with the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the breakout single, 'Cult of Personality.'