“Black Country Communion“, the new rock supergroup featuring former Deep Purple/Black Sabbath’s GLENN HUGHES (vocals, bass), Led Zeppelin’s JASON BONHAM (drums), guitar player JOE BONAMASSA (guitar, vocals), and Dream Theater’s DEREK SHERINIAN (keyboards), have today revealed the artwork for their debut album.
View the album artwork here.
Released by Mascot Records in the UK and Europe on Monday, September 20th, followed by a North American release via J&R Adventures on Tuesday, September 21st, the hotly tipped debut album is produced and mixed by KEVIN SHIRLEY (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin).
An update to the audio portion of the Alive Drive is due any day now, so be sure and keep an eye on it…
Live in Australia, on the 18th of June 2006 at Melbourne’s Manchester Lane, Hughes brought his unique brand of rock-funk to a new audience.
These live tracks document his first ever *Melbourne* solo show. Indeed, this is one of Britain’s greatest rock singers in acoustic mode; intimate and live, and his soulful, distinctive voice is in top-notch condition throughout: he pleads, he soars, he rocks and he croons.
– I Found A Woman
– This Time Around
– Nights In White Satin
– Last Mistake
– Whiter Shade Of Pale
+ Tour Poster
For more details, visit the Alive Drive page over in The FUNK Emporium!
Glenn was recently interviewed by Jeb Wright and Sterling Whitaker of USA based,Long Live Rock, just prior to leaving for a press tour of Europe in support of his new band, Black Country Communion, and their debut album, that’s due out in September in both Europe and the USA.
Tune-in directly to the interview via their Podcast on Apple’s iTunes @
or at the following link:
Runtime: 47 minutes… all talk, no music… 🙂 covering his excitement at playing in Black Country Communion, press rumors about the band, to the ups and downs of his career, how he came back from drugs and alcohol, the death of his friend, Ronnie James Dio, and others. This is a very in-depth interview that you won’t want to miss!
An update from the publishers of Glenn’s upcoming autobiography, ‘Deep Purple and Beyond: The Life, Near Death, and Rebirth of a Rock Star’…
“The promo edit of the new Glenn Hughes tracks will be uploaded to our iPhone and Android apps at 15:00 GMT tomorrow, Saturday 26th June (7:00AM PDT / 10:00AM EDT). This will be the first place anyone will be able to hear the tracks, and they will be there for an hour only. The app is also the only place where you can currently see the design of the art print that will be sleeved with the EP in the boxed set of Glenn’s autobiography.
Glenn Hughes has made three brand new acoustic recordings for the EP which will be issued with the limited edition of his autobiography ‘Deep Purple and Beyond: The Life, Near Death, and Rebirth of a Rock Star’. The tracks are simply stunning, and we at Foruli are very excited to be releasing them.
The tracks are:
– What Is a Woman’s Role [previously recorded by Trapeze]
– Holy Man [previously recorded by Deep Purple]
– Dying to Live [previously unrecorded new song]
We are aware that not everybody has one of these phones, so we will be doing something similar on the web in a month or so.”
For those in the UK, you can now pre-order the debut album from the new band featuring Glenn on bass and vocals, Black Country Communion.
Simply visit the link below to get started!
Cannock-born rock star Glenn Hughes is to stand in for singer Ronnie James Dio in a special tribute to the heavy metal frontman who died in May.
Hughes, former bassist and singer with Deep Purple, will appear with Dio’s band Heaven & Hell, featuring members of the original Black Sabbath, at the High Voltage festival at Victoria Park in London, UK on Saturday, July 24th.
Dio, who died of stomach cancer on May 16, had been due to perform with Heaven & Hell at the event.
Now remaining members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice are set to play a one-off show to celebrate his life and work. The band will be completed by Hughes, who has also sung in Black Sabbath, and Norwegian singer Jorn Lande, who will both contribute vocals.
The band will use the event to raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio “Stand Up And Shout” Cancer Fund, which is committed to the early detection and prevention of cancer.
Hughes was a close friend of Dio’s for many years and performed a musical tribute at his funeral service in Los Angeles.
For more details on the fund and how to make a donation visit: www.ronniejamesdio.com.
The High Voltage festival is at London’s Victoria Park on July 24-25. Tickets are £135 (for weekend tickets) and £75 (for day tickets). For details visit: www.highvoltagefestival.com.
The first pre-review of the debut album, “Black Country” is now available for your reading pleasure!
Music journalist, Tony Conley, was given a listen to the new music and has now written up an excellent review of the debut album from the band, Black Country Communion – be sure and take a look 😎
Black Country Communion the Anglo/American rock supergroup featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, today confirmed the track listing and release date of their debut album “Black Country“.
Released by Mascot Records in the UK and the rest of Europe on Monday September 20th, followed by a North American release through J&R Adventures on Tuesday September 21st, the album was produced and mixed by Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), and mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig.
All songs are sung by Glenn Hughes, with the exception of Song Of Yesterday and The Revolution In Me which are both sung by Joe Bonamassa. Hughes and Bonamassa share lead vocals on Sista Jane and Too Late For The Sun. Also included is a new version of Medusa, the rock classic Hughes originally recorded with his first band Trapeze.
Album Track Listing:
1. Black Country
2. One Last Soul
3. The Great Divide
4. Down Again
6. Song Of Yesterday
7. No Time
9. The Revolution In Me
10. Stand (At The Burning Tree)
11. Sista Jane
12. Too Late For The Sun
Essential Black Country Communion links:
Glenn has just left us a brand new HD video message.
NEW music from Black Country Communion can now be heard on their website via Soundbytes and exclusive Interviews with the band members and producer, Kevin Shirley.
Check it out now @ www.bccommunion.com 😎