Within a week of Primitive Race’s Soul Pretender releasing, the legendary front-man of such iconic bands as Faith No More and Bad Brains, Chuck Mosley, was gone. Mosley, the voice behind the 1987 classic “We Care a Lot,” had battled addictions for years, however the past couple had seen him clean and not only taking up vocals for the revolving super-group, but also touring Europe and the US with his “Loudest Acoustic” show, Reintroduce Yourself; compounding the tragedy was his new role of grandfather. Rather than scrap the project, his Primitive Race family have instead chosen to honor his memory and legacy by sharing “Dancing on the Sun,” Chuck’s ‘baby’ on the album. They will also be donating 100% of all 2018 album sales to MusiCares to support substance abuse treatment services for fellow addiction sufferers in the industry.
“I wasn’t prepared for any of this. Most only knew Chuck Mosley as the former singer of Faith No More; to me was a friend with whom I had formed a special bond over the past 17 years. Chuck was funny, witty, charismatic, and charming in a way that was only Chuck. He was truly one of a kind. Chuck inspired Mark, Erie, and I, and I knew we did the same for him. He felt we had created something that allowed him to grow as an artist. He was thrilled and honored to be playing on a record with Dale Crover. I was just happy to know that we made a record that I enjoyed; a group of friends creating something together. I am sure that Chuck would want us all to learn and grow from his struggles. Addiction is a horrible burden to bare for the afflicted and their loved ones. If you are or know someone who needs help don’t be afraid to ask.” – Chris Kniker (founder Primitive Race)
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Chuck’s family is also running a Go Fund Me to cover memorial costs and a planned memorial show, fans and supporters can donate HERE.