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    Fri, 02 Mar 2007 10:52:18

    Bad Brains to Release First New Album in 12 Years - The hardcore band is working on <I>Build a Nation</I> with the help of a Beastie Boy

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    When East Coast '80s hardcore legends Bad Brains reunited a few months ago for a couple of CBGB shows before the venue closed down, we thought it was just a welcome little nostalgia trip. But now, according to Billboard.com, the band is working on a new album, with Beastie Boy Adam Yauch at the production helm.

    "Those guys are really of a different caliber in terms of their songwriting and musicianship," Yauch told Billboard. "We always used to throw songs together and play a little bit, but they were really intense musicians."

    "I kind of felt like I knew the way they should sound, because I grew up listening to them, going to see them when they first came up to New York from [Washington] D.C. and were playing CBGB and Max's [Kansas City]," he continued. "My feeling was that the ROIR tape [Bad Brains' self-titled debut record, released on cassette only] really sounded right—a lot of the stuff after felt to me like people were trying to clean them up and make them sound more palatable for radio. So I guess I sat around thinking, 'Man, if I could just get in there.'"

    The upcoming record Build A Nation will be released in May or early June, according to Bad Brains' newest label, Megaforce. The band will also play a number of live dates this summer.

    --The ARTISTdirect Staff

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