Last weekend, Glenn attended the annual NAMM conference, held in Anaheim, California, USA. There he met up with friends and fellow musicians. You can now view some pix from his time there.
Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinian, and Joe Bonamassa Form New Super Group BLACK COUNTRY
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ — A new super group has been formed with Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian. They are calling themselves Black Country, taking their name from the industrial area in England from which Bonham and Hughes both hail. The band is currently in the studio with producer Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin) cutting tracks for an upcoming album to be released in late 2010 or early 2011.
With Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) on drums, Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper) on keyboards, Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze) on bass and vocals and Bonamassa on guitar and vocals, the band already has six tracks cut. The next recording session will take place in March and the band hopes to finish recording in early April. Shirley made the announcement on his website: “So there it is folks – the cat is out the bag! This is Black Country. The songs are all original and what a lineup. They are all the very best players in the world, for my money!”
Shirley added, “Jason Bonham is a totally unique drummer and a supreme, yet oh-so-tasty powerhouse. Derek Sherinian is super versatile, and is playing mostly overdriven Hammond organ in this ensemble and is the color on the palette. Glenn Hughes plays bass and sings with a range very, very few can even get close to, and Joe Bonamassa, perhaps the best Blues Rock guitarist around, plays hard riffing guitar as well as adding his signature vocals alongside Glenn. You’ll just have to wait – we’re planning to get this out late summer, and it’s promising to be phenomenal!”
Recently named “The Blues Rock Titan” by Guitar World Magazine, Bonamassa’s new solo album, Black Rock, will be arriving March 23, 2010. Produced by Shirley, who has produced Bonamassa’s last six solo albums, it will be released on Bonamassa’s own J&R Adventures label.
For more information:
SOURCE: J&R Adventures
There is a lot of speculation and talk about the new project that Glenn is involved with, and at this stage, all we can say, is that an official statement/announcement is forthcoming and will be made very soon. However, this will not be made until the time is right.
As soon as there is any news relating to the project, ‘glennhughes.com‘ will have all the details and updates for you.
The original DVD will be restocked at the official web site in a few weeks, in addition to an NTSC version for the North American market. At that time you’ll have the choice to purchase both the existing PAL and newly available NTSC edition, from a variety of high street shops, as well as online outlets, plus at the official web site!
For details of the DVD, you can visit:
Glenn will be appearing live as a special guest during the “A Very Special Tribute to John Bonham” segment at The Wilton in Los Angeles, California, USA this evening, Friday, January 8th, 2010, as part of the annual “Drum-Off” event, hosted by Guitar Center.
If you happen to be in town, be sure and try and go along; it promises to be a very special evening.
Glenn has been busy over the Holiday Season, in a Malibu, CA. studio with music producer, Kevin Shirley, working on a remix of the classic Deep Purple MK. IV album, “Come Taste The Band“.
Still a work in progress, songs that have received the treatment so far include, ‘You Keep On Moving‘, ‘Gettin’ Tighter‘, ‘Dealer‘ and ‘I Need Love‘.
More updates to follow as work progresses – stay tuned!
Originally started in 1999 as Pink Cloud Records, Glenn has recently relaunched the label as PINK CLOUD. All titles will be offered as digital downloads only, no physical CD pressings. They will be available from a variety of online sources including well known outlets such as Amazon.com and Apple’s iTunes Store.
Some of the titles now available are:
“BURNING JAPAN LIVE“, “FEEL“, “ADDICTION“, “BUILDING THE MACHINE“, “THE WAY IT IS“, “RETURN OF CRYSTAL KARMA“, “FROM THE ARCHIVES VOLUME I – INCENSE & PEACHES“, “SONGS IN THE KEY OF ROCK“, FREAK FLAG FLYIN’” and “A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS”
More details @ http://www.glennhughes.com/pinkcloud.html
If you follow the link below you can read of an exclusive discount offer by the publishers of the “Regular” limited edition of Glenn’s forthcoming autobiography, due for publication in 2010. But hurry, there is a deadline to take advantage of their special offer!
Glenn and his band have just ended the year of touring, with a sold out run of highly successful shows in Brazil.
You can now find pix and videos from these recent gigs using the links below:
– Live & Acoustic – TV Gazeta, Brazil
– Live & Acoustic in São Paulo
– Live & Electric in São Paulo
– Live in Florianopolis
Glenn has just left us all a brand new HD video message featuring a special guest!
You can now watch it, in all it’s HD glory and in full screen via YouTube.