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 😎
Last year, while in Canada briefly, Glenn stopped by the studio with Candadian rock band,
“ONE SOUL THRUST“, and recorded a duet with their lead vocalist, Salem Jones.
It is featured on the Canadian rockers debut release, “1ST“, which is now available.
You can take a listen to a snippet from the song from here:
…and if you like… you can then buy the album from here:
Amazon.com and Apple’s iTunes availability will follow shortly.
Meantime, if you’re local to the area, the band are playing at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta on July 24th. More info is available from their web site @ www.onesoulthrust.com
Another UK tour date just added and now officially confirmed!
October 9th Spring & Airbrake – Belfast (Northern Ireland), UK
Glenn has left us a brand new HD video message – prior to attending the memorial for Ronnie James Dio this past weekend.
Glenn’s new band have their debut web site online now! Be sure and sign-up to their mailing list for all the latest news and updates!
3 more UK tour dates just added and officially confirmed!
October 3rd The Globe – Cardiff, UK
October 7th The Assembly – Leamington Spa, UK
October 13th The Brook – Southampton, UK