Washington, D.C. hardcore icons Bad Brains entered a studio in Woodstock, New York yesterday to record a new EP in front of an audience of 60-70 people, with Jamaican singer Jesse Royal filling in for H.R. The EP will be part of a series of similar recording sessions called The Woodstock Sessions. About these sessions, guitarist Dr. Know told Fuse:
“It’s gonna be like a gig, but a recording gig. It’s great to have participation with the audience, to get a little feedback. “Did you like that solo guys?” [Laughs]”
Dr. Know was also asked if he plans to work with H.R. in the future, he simply responded, “Only Jah know.”
Bad Brains have not released a statement whether H.R. is out of the band, or will be involved in the recording of their next studio album, which will be their first since 2012’s Into the Future. We’ll keep you posted as more details on H.R.’s status with Bad Brains come to light.