When it came out earlier in November that legendary frontman Chuck Mosley had passed away due to addiction-related causes, aged 57, tributes flooded in from every corner of the internet, honouring the late singer. In his lifetime he created music with the likes of Faith No More, Bad Brains, Cement and Primitive Race.
It was Primitive Race with which he performed what became his swansong. Just under a week before his untimely death, the band released Soul Pretender, their third full length album. To honor Chuck, the band has chosen to share his favorite track off of the album; “Dancing on the Sun” and to donate 100% of 2018’s album sales to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction. Check out the song below.
Bandmate and longtime friend Chris Knicker says:
I wasn’t prepared for any of this. Most only knew Chuck Mosley as the former singer of Faith No More but 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.
Prior to his passing, on the record, Chuck said:
When I listened to the music, ideas just came pouring out. I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks I found myself wishing I had written them. Not just the lyrics, just good heavy riffs and grooves that really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it’s a whole different vibe it brought out a side of me I haven’t experienced since writing with Faith No More.
As was mentioned before, 100% of 2018 album sales will go to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction. In addition, Chuck’s family have established a fundraiser for the memorial costs.