Corey Glover

Corey Glover

    Corey Glover (born November 6, 1964, Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer, guitarist and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Living Colour and currently tours as the vocalist for the funk band Galactic.

    Glover was an aspiring actor when guitarist Vernon Reid drafted him into Living Colour in 1985, reportedly after seeing Glover singing "Happy Birthday" at a friend's party. He had appeared as Pvt. Francis in Oliver Stone's classic Vietnam war film, Platoon, and starred in a short lived television series called Signs of Life. He has also hosted various shows on VH1.

    Living Colour found immediate success with the release of their debut album, Vivid in 1988. It eventually went platinum in April 1989 and again five years later. Also in 1989, the album's single "Cult of Personality" won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance and the band was named Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards. Living Colour released two more albums (Time's Up and Stain) before splitting up in 1995. After the split, Glover started a solo career as Reverend Daddy Love and formed the band Vice with guitarist Mike Ciro.

    Living Colour reunited on December 21, 2000 at CBGB's during a set by Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish's live drum 'n' bass duo, Headfake. Glover guested on three songs, and Vernon Reid joined them three songs into the set. The reunion was followed by the release of the band's fourth studio album Collideøscope in October 2003.

    In August 2006, Glover began co-headlining a national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing the role of Judas oppositeTed Neeley. Carl Anderson, famous for portraying Judas since 1971 alongside Neeley, was set to reprise the role but had died of leukemia in 2004. The tour ran through 2010. Glover told Neeley that when he was a child, seeing the movie version of the show was what made him decide to be an entertainer. In June 2008, Glover left the show to rejoin with Living Colour and to work on the new upcoming CD.

    On September 15, 2009 Living Colour released their fifth studio album The Chair in the Doorway.

    In 2010, Glover began touring as the vocalist for the band Galactic.

    In 2011, Glover decided, through the use of Pledgemusic to ask fans to participate in a follow-up to Hymns. Instead of going through a corporate entity and record executives, Glover asked fans to help fund his next recording, to be released by Fall 2012. 

    Glover toured North America in 2012 with Galactic and Soul Rebels Brass Band. On March 29, 2012 Glover appeared with Galactic and Soul Rebels Brass Band on the Conan O'Brien show on TBS .

    In November of 2012, Glover released The Pledge through Pledgemusic - a Direct-To-Fan Project, which offers various incentives at different prices, as well as access to Pledger-Only items.

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