On a recent episode of USA cable TV channel, VH-1 Classic‘s, “That Metal Show“, Black Country Communion was unanimously named the No. 1 Rock/Metal band of the last 10 Years.
After each of the 3 hosts, Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson; made their own Top 5 list of best rock/metal bands, they compiled a master Top 5 list from the 15 bands. The 3 hosts and the entire audience decided straight away that Black Country Communion was without a doubt, the No. 1 band.
Congratulations to the best new rock/metal band in the world, Black Country Communion 😎
You can check the it out in full, along with other full episodes of the show @ www.vh1.com/shows/that_metal_show/series.jhtml
‘An Evening with Glenn Hughes – A solo acoustic performance and excerpts from his life story‘
Join Glenn on his first UK solo acoustic tour featuring incredible acoustic interpretations of songs from his remarkable musical career. This is bound to enthral not only hardcore fans but anyone with even a passing interest in the life and times of a modern day rock legend.
14th Leicester Square Theatre – London, UK – Box Office: 08448 733433
15th Glee Club – Birmingham, UK – Box Office: 0871 472 0400
16th Glee Club – Cardiff (Wales), UK – Box Office: 0871 472 0400
20th Glee Club – Nottingham, UK – Box Office: 0871 472 0400
22nd Band On The Wall – Manchester, UK – Box Office: 0161 834 1786
Vocalist, bass guitarist, songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes’ calling card. He’s known as a singer’s singer. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favourite white singer.
Hughes, a native of Cannock, England, absorbed all kinds of influences, including early British hard rock, the Beatles and, most importantly, American soul and R&B. The sleek Motown sound from Detroit and the gritty Stax/Volt sound from Memphis left their mark on him.
The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. He later joined trailblazing Deep Purple with Ritchie Blackmore and co. In the halcyon days, Purple headlined at the famous California Jam in front of 250,000 and toured the world on their own Boeing jet plane, ‘The Starship’. All of this was accompanied by cocaine psychosis, crack addiction and other excesses, before Hughes survived a clean-up-or-die crisis, and embarked on a reinvigorated solo career enriched by a survivor’s wisdom.
In addition to a prolific and successful solo career, more commercial recognition came when the KLF dubbed him ‘The Voice of Rock‘, featuring him on their international best selling hit single ‘America – What Time is Love?’. Glenn has also worked with the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith and John Frusciante. One of the most important collaborations in Hughes’ career was when he began working with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on his first solo album ‘Seventh Star’. Glenn’s latest album, ‘First Underground Nuclear Kitchen‘, is the latest chapter in an extraordinary musical evolution, and is quite possibly the most compelling and positive musical statement in a distinguished career.
2010 saw Glenn recording and touring in a new supergroup project, Black Country Communion with guitar star Joe Bonamassa, keys player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham. The band released their debut album produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Black Crowes, Page and Plant, Journey etc).
‘Glenn Hughes: The Autobiography From Deep Purple To Black Country Communion‘ is soon to be released. Glenn talks us through this whirlwind of a life with unflinching honesty and good humour.
Black Country Communion will release its first concert DVD, “Live Over Europe“, on October 24th, 2011 (Blu-ray to follow November 15th) on the J&R Adventures imprint.
The two-DVD live set was filmed with 14 HD cameras and 5.1 Surround Sound during the band’s debut tour in the Summer of 2011. Over three nights, playing to packed venues in the German cities of Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, the 18-song set list (17 originals and one cover) hits on both of Black Country Communion‘s albums – 2010’s debut and 2011’s sophomore release “2“.
Bonus features include an exclusive 28-page collector’s booklet and DVD with a 20-minute “behind-the-scenes” featurette and photo collection.
Producer Kevin Shirley explains:
“We saw that this live act could be an awesome force of nature to behold; one that promised legendary performances like those of our heroes of classic rock. The plan was to get them out there for the entire world to hear. Records allow a certain musical finesse, but live performance promises so much in the very transient nature of a gig; chances are taken, boundaries are crossed and the most exciting performances explode. Two studio albums built a repertoire big enough for a full concert which allowed us to unleash the monster for all the world to see and feel.”
“Live Over Europe” track listing:
1. Revolution Of The Machine (Intro)
2. Black Country
3. One Last Soul
5. Save Me
6. The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall
9. Song Of Yesterday
10. I Can See Your Spirit
12. The Ballad Of John Henry
13. The Outsider
14. The Great Divide
15. Sista Jane
16. Man In The Middle
18. Smokestack Woman (Credits)
– Forging BCC – The Making of “Live Over Europe”
– Photo Collection – Live On Tour
– Photo Collection – Behind The Scenes
As part of J&R Adventures’ strategy to use social media as an integral part of the initial marketing launch of “Live Over Europe“, they created the Facebook BCC event page. Facebook members can join the page here to receive an exclusive glimpse of the new DVD and a chance to download the live free track “Song Of Yesterday“.
More info. over @ www.bccommunion.com
Black Country Communion ~ “Live Over Europe” trailer 😎
Glenn Hughes ~ Jason Bonham ~ Joe Bonamassa ~ Derek Sherinian
Produced By: Kevin Shirley
Release Date: October 24th, 2011
Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion will be featured on an upcoming 90 minute HD television broadcast in the UK on Sky Arts Channel 243/244.
It will include Black Country Communion performing two songs, “One Last Soul” and “Crossfire“, plus an interview with Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa.
Are you ready to rock?
Tune into High Voltage 2011 on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at 10:00PM – Sky Arts Channel 243/24.
More details over @ www.skyarts.co.uk
While on tour in Berlin, Germany with Black Country Communion last month, Glenn sat down with more-classic-rock.com 😎
Glenn Hughes has joined the ranks of the new social media network called Google+, recently started by Google!
You can join him on there by using either of these links – one more friendlier and easier to remember than the other!
Both work – have fun!
The music of Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion
are featured in the latest online promo from King Baby Studio 😎
The nominations are in for the 2011 UK Classic Rock Magazine Awards.
Black Country Communion are up for Best Band and Best Album, plus Deep Purple’s Come Taste The Band for Best re-issue and MKIV Phoenix Rising for DVD.
You can vote from anywhere around the world 😎
The critically acclaimed Anglo-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion will kick-off their highly anticipated debut nationwide UK tour tomorrow evening at the Llandudno Cymru Arena in North Wales. BCC have also just announced that a live DVD & Blu-ray, documenting the European dates, will be released in October 2011.
Comprised of Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Jason Bonham (drums), Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass) and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), BCC’s UK tour dates include Llandudno Cymru Arena (Sat July 23), London’s High Voltage Festival (Sun July 24), Leeds O2 Academy (Tue 26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (Wed 27th July), Glasgow O2 Academy (Fri 29th July) and Manchester Academy (Sat 30th July).
Read the official press release here – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/blackcountrycommunion/tour.htm