Published Sep 14, 2020Sid McCray, the original lead singer of the hardcore punk band Bad Brains, has died.
News of his death was confirmed via the band's official Facebook page, where they also linked to a GoFundMe to raise funds for his funeral. "R.I.P to the Don, my brother—sail on," they wrote.
In the Bad Brains oral history Finding Joseph I, Sid was credited with introducing the members of Bad Brains to the Sex Pistols and the Ramones.
"I sung with the band for a little while, but I fizzled out because I saw H.R. was a much better singer," McCray had said. "It wasn't a competition thing; I just thought he was a better singer, more theatrical."
In 2017, McCray rejoined the band for a one-off show.
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