Story, Interview, and LIVE Video by Scotty J
Photos by Gretchen Johnson
Corrosion of Conformity has been a dominant force in heavy metal for decades! Haling from the south, Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean, Reed Mullin, and Pepper Keenan have served as the classic lineup despite a few personnel changes over the years. Now on tour with Black Label Society, they once again find themselves leveraging the talents of other familiar musicians. With the new CoC album "No Cross No Crown" out since January 2018, they hit the tour trail with Zakk Wylde and his Black Label Society. After speaking with bassist, Mike Dean, we learned that the tour will continue (see interview below) without the services of longtime drummer Reed Mullin.
Without going into detail about Reed's absence, out of respect for the band, it's simply a situation where the tour must go on in trusting their friend Taylor to hammer on the hi-hat. Of course it's not uncommon for bands to require the services of specific touring members. But this did appear to be somewhat of a sensitive subject. We'll simply just wish Reed well and hope he gets his health under control.