After LIVING COLOUR’s exceptional performance at Rock In Rio with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, the band have decided to recreate that energy with a re-recorded version of their classic tune “Cult Of Personality”
“Cult Of Personality” featuring Steve Vai is out now and is available everywhere you buy and stream music. The iconic track was LIVING COLOUR’s final song of their Rock In Rio set, which saw over 100,000 people in attendance.
LIVING COLOUR guitarist and co-founder Vernon Reid states: “In celebration of 30th anniversary of LIVING COLOUR‘s first appearance in Brazil, which also was Doug Wimbish‘s first live appearance with the band, we are releasing a special edition version of ‘Cult Of Personality‘ featuring our special guest in Rio De Janeiro, our dear friend, the extraordinary Mr. Steve Vai on additional guitar. Engineered and mixed by the original producer of the song Mr. Ed Stasium.”
“Cult Of Personality” was the opening track and second single from LIVING COLOUR‘s debut album, “Vivid” (1988). The song was released on July 14, 1988 and reached No. 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 9 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. It won the Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” at the 32nd annual Grammy Awards. Its music video won the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Group Video” and MTV Video Music Award for “Best New Artist”.