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Reid Loud and Clear

Vernon Reid's Grammy fashion statement -- The lead guitarist of Living Colour silently expressed solidarity with Sinead O'Connor through his clothing choice

Despite all her announcements to the contrary, Sinéad O'Connor did make an appearance at the 33rd annual Grammy Awards, but not to accept her alternative-music trophy: A spokeswoman says O'Connor hasn't received the award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and will send it back if she does. No, the lockless singer showed up on the T- shirt of Vernon Reid, Living Colour's lead guitarist. Reid didn't mention O'Connor when his band accepted a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, but later, when asked about his confrontational attire, he said, ''NARAS doesn't dictate my dress code.''

Originally posted Mar 08, 1991 Published in issue #56 Mar 08, 1991 Order article reprints
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