Watch: LIVING COLOUR's COREY GLOVER Sings THE CRANBERRIES' 'Zombie' At Ultimate Jam Night's Ukraine Benefit
April 30, 2022
LIVING COLOUR singer Corey Glover performed a cover version of THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie" at Ultimate Jam Night's benefit concert for World Central Kitchen and its ongoing efforts in Ukraine, which took place this past Tuesday, April 26 at the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Glover was joined for the performance by BAD WOLVES' Doc Coyle and Kyle Konkiel, SUICIDE SILENCE's Chris Garza and HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD's Greg Garman. Video of Glover's rendition can be seen below (courtesy of Jessica Chase).
BAD WOLVES released their cover of THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie" only four days after the January 2018 passing of the latter band's frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, with all proceeds from track donated to her three children. THE CRANBERRIES' singer was set to record her vocals on the song the day of her tragic death.
Originally released in 1994 following the IRA bombing of Warrington, THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie" hit No. 1 across the globe, including on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The song returned to the Top 10 on the U.S. Rock chart shortly after news of Dolores's passing was announced.
LIVING COLOUR's breakthrough came following the release of the single "Cult Of Personality", a pointed, politically charged tune which opens the band's debut album, 1998's "Vivid". The track includes audio snips of political speeches and references to John F. Kennedy, Gandhi, Stalin and Mussolini, and it became LIVING COLOUR's signature tune and the accompanying music video was an MTV hit. A searing indictment of politicians that readily addressed the concerns of an electorate during the mudslinging Bush-Dukakis presidential campaign, "Cult Of Personality" hit No. 13 and its follow-up, "Glamour Boys", hit No. 31.
"Vivid" went on to become the first album by an all-black rock band to win a Grammy for "Best Hard Rock Performance" and the video for "Glamour Boys" was the first to be closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
LIVING COLOUR disbanded in 1995 but reunited in 2000. (Original bassist Muzz Skillings left the group in 1992 and was replaced by Doug Wimbish.)
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