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HR (Iconic Frontman Of Punk Band Bad Brains) Releasing New Solo Album “Give Thanks” On October 18th

HR, the frontman of iconic punk rockers Bad Brains, will release a new solo album, “Give Thanks,” on October 18th via Hardline Entertainment. The limited edition vinyl release of the album will feature 100 units each of opaque black, red, gold and green signed and numbered by HR. The album is now available for pre-order at

About Paul “HR” Hudson
Paul “HR” Hudson is best known as the front man of the iconic punk band Bad Brains, formed in 1979. With unprecedented speed and precision, Bad Brains took the Washington, DC music scene by storm and quickly became the most influential band in American punk history, breaking down cultural barriers and creating emotionally charged music centered on the message of maintaining a positive mental attitude (PMA). This concept of PMA continues to inspire HR’s fans.

Early in his career, HR became interested in reggae and the Rastafarian movement. These pursuits transformed him, and he began to focus more on the spiritual nature of reggae rather than the fast lifestyle of the punk scene. In 1984, HR formed his reggae-rock band Human Rights, which has performed and recorded in various incarnations for more than three decades. The current incarnation has a refined yet organic energy that hasn’t been felt since the early days of Human Rights.

HR’s music speaks to the youth of today encouraging them to practice gratitude, to never give up on their dreams, and to live in unity.


HR of Bad Brains