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Published on February 13th, 2002 | by Gerry Galipault

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The Color Red

MEMBERS: Jon Zamora (vocals), Billy Meyer (guitar), Marc Zamora (bass), Adrian Verloop (guitar), Dave Schartoff (drums).

HOMETOWN: Riverside, Calif.

ALBUM: “Clear” (Dirty Martini/RCA; release date: Aug. 6).

THE SOUND: Straightahead rock.

PRODUCERS: Johnny K (Disturbed, Loudmouth, Soil, Machine Head) & The Color Red.

FIRST SINGLE: “Sore Throat.”

OTHER TRACKS: “The Other One,” “Cleansing,” “Wrong Replacement,” “Your New Self,” “Intro/Season,” “Everything New,” “Clone,” “The Nothing,” “Founder,” “Do You,” “Miracles.”

WEB SITE: www.thecolorred.com.

SOMETHING TO KNOW: The Zamoras’ younger brother, Tye, is bassist for Alien Ant Farm.

WHAT SONG DEFINES THE BAND?:

Jon Zamora – ” ‘The Other One’ .”

WHAT WAS YOUR MANIFESTO FOR THIS ALBUM?:

Jon Zamora – “Reaching a point in life where the questions now have answers.”

YOUR PERSONAL MUSICAL HERO?:

Jon Zamora – “Way too many to answer, but I can tell you Pink Floyd is fucking amazing.”

DO YOU DOWNLOAD SONGS? IF SO, DO YOU FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT?:

Jon Zamora – “My computer is not fast enough to do it, so I don’t bother. Let’s just say, I buy my music.”

YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE TV SHOW?:

Jon Zamora – “VH1’s ‘Behind the Music.’ The rulebook on what not to do for all future rock stars.”

WHO’S SORELY MISSING FROM THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME?:

Jon Zamora – “All of them!”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES: Aug. 11, Pittston, Pa., The Staircase; Aug. 12, New York, Mercury Lounge; Aug. 14, Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall; Aug. 15, Detroit, I Rock; Aug. 17, Urbana, Ill., Canopy Club; Aug. 25, Bakersfield, Calif., KRAB radio show.

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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