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Glenn Hughes TMS Metal Modem


Glenn Hughes will be a featured guest on an upcoming episode of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show
Season 13 😎

The show is taped in New York City, but Glenn will be joining them via their “Metal Modem” segment!

Broadcast air date is scheduled for this Saturday, March 15th, 2014 @ 11:00PM ET/PT …expect the web stream of the show on their website, by Monday, March 17th 😎

(USA only)



California Breed Reveal Artwork + Tracklisting

California Breed

Think of California and you think of brilliant color and bright sunlight. Think of a breed and it’s all about bloodlines and brotherhood. Put the two together as CALIFORNIA BREED, and you have the most exciting new band of 2014, built around the foundation of legendary vocalist-bassist Glenn Hughes, drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter Andrew Watt. Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, this powerful three-piece band will release their self-titled debut album May 16th in Europe and May 19th in UK & USA, on Frontiers Records. It was produced by Dave Cobb.

California Breed” was recorded at Cobb’s Nashville studio and features equal co-writing credits among the three-man lineup. “It’s proper rock,” Hughes told Classic Rock magazine, “but at the same time it’s very now. Andrew is as influenced by Mick Ronson as he is Jimmy Page.” “This kid is amazing,” says Bonham. “The first time we met I thought he looked like the white Jimi Hendrix. And he plays in the studio like he’s on stage!”

Glenn Hughes, ‘The Voice Of Rock‘, is a true original, a legendary icon whose credits include DEEP PURPLE and guesting with everyone from BLACK SABBATH to EARTH, WIND & FIRE — up to his most recent collaboration in rock supergroup BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION. 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.

The legacy of LED ZEPPELIN lives on in Jason Bonham, British drummer and son of ZEP’s legendary John Bonham. He has inherited the best of his father’s skills while mastering his own distinctive and dynamic technique. Jason has followed his own distinctive path over the years, fronting his own successful outfits like BONHAM, and playing with LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER, HEART and, most recently, movie composer Hans Zimmer.

Andrew Watt is a soulful singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose high-energy aggressive style and creative spirit are synonymous with New York City.

Hughes says: “I live in the moment, it’s all about NOW. CALIFORNIA BREED is exactly where I live, breathe and where my freak flag flies.”

California Breed

Credit: Austyn Weiner

California Breed” track listing:

01. The Way
02. Sweet Tea
03. Chemical Rain
04. Midnight Oil
05. All Falls Down
06. The Grey
07. Days They Come
08. Spit You Out
09. Strong
10. Invisible
11. Scars
12. Breathe
13. Solo *

* Deluxe Edition includes “Solo” bonus track and a DVD including 2 video clips (“The Way” and “Sweet Tea“), plus documentary.

When BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION disbanded, Hughes and Bonham had a strong desire to keep playing together. Their only challenge was finding a new guitarist worthy of their musicality. Easier said than done for these stars who between them have worked with some of the greatest guitarists in history — including Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page and Joe Bonamassa, to name just a few.

Then fate took a hand in things when Glenn’s friend Julian Lennon introduced him to the astounding talents of a New York City hotshot guitarist named Andrew Watt.

“Literally, the first day me and Andrew got together we wrote two songs,” recalls Glenn. “One was ‘Chemical Rain’ and the other was ‘Solo’, both of which are now on the finished album. I was so moved by the music, I said, ‘We’ve got to record this!’ That’s when I called Jason.”

“I was excited from the start,” says Jason, “because apart from locking in as a rhythm section, Glenn and I had started writing together in BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, and we wanted to continue that.”

“There was such energy in the room the first time we all played together, me and Glenn didn’t even have to talk about it,” says Jason. “He was so exited to be playing, though, it was infectious! He was just on stage! No going through the motions, kicking the chair over, everything! I was like, you know what, this kid is a free spirit. It was cool, we all just clicked straight away.”

“Nothing though has gotten into my blood like CALIFORNIA BREED,” says Glenn. “I feel the same way,” says Jason. “I feel like a kid again starting out.”

Recording with Dave Cobb at the producer’s own studio in Nashville, added all the finishing touches, says Glenn.

“I’d gotten into Dave’s work via the RIVAL SONS, who I know and really love. But Dave has done a lot of great stuff. That whole Nashville trip which Dave is a part of. Well, me and Jason don’t want to sound like anyone else, we already sound like ourselves, but we felt we needed some fresh energy — and Dave absolutely brought it.”

At Cobb’s insistence, every vocal was recorded live as the band was playing. “Totally the reverse of what I’m used to,” says Glenn. “But I went into that aggressive rock soulfulness and everything down to the whispers, it was all done live! I enjoyed myself so much, just going for it.”

For what is on paper a three-piece, the sheer range of sounds and melodies you get from CALIFORNIA BREED are breathtaking.

“I’m the oddball of the group but I’m the thing that makes us different from any other classic rock band. I grew up loving grunge music,” explains Andrew. “But my father always played me THE WHO and THE BEATLES and LED ZEPPELIN. I always felt like I was in the wrong generation. I used to make rock music on my own and I’d play all the instruments because I could never find anyone my age that really got it the way I heard it. Then I got to play with Jason and Glenn and I haven’t picked up anything but a guitar since!”

“What we’ve got here is a kid who isn’t a hammer-on, virtuoso,” says Glenn, “but a whole new entity. This kid grew up listening to Mick Ronson on Bowie’s records, as well as Jimmy Page in LED ZEPPELIN. He has a completely different take. And it’s fresh and bold and so exciting. It just gets into your blood.”



California Breed Classic Rock Magazine Feature

Classic Rock Magazine - April 2014 issue

California Breed, featuring Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt and Jason Bonham,
are featured in a 2 page spread in the April 2014 issue of UK based, Classic Rock Magazine.

On newsstands now!

You can subscribe to the print edition or even digital versions.

Details at: www.MyFavouriteMagazines.com

Classic Rock Magazine - April 2014 issue



Introducing California Breed

California Breed

www.CaliforniaBreed.com | www.facebook.com/CaliforniaBreed

twitter.com/CaliBreedBand | instagram.com/CaliforniaBreedOfficial

Think of California and you think of brilliant color and bright sunlight. Think of a breed and it’s all about bloodlines and brotherhood. Put the two together as California Breed and you have the most exciting new band of 2014.

Built around the foundation of legendary vocalist-bassist Glenn Hughes and drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham, with the addition of the 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer Andrew Watt, as Hughes says: “California Breed is real rock’n’roll – but made for right now.”

One listen to standout tracks like first single ‘Midnight Oil‘ will confirm that. Deeper grooves than a monster tyre track, more funk than a roomful of bad-asses, this is rock that knows how to roll. That writes its’ own rules. That just don’t care, baby.

But that’s only one side of the story. On the flip you’ve got something like ‘All Fall Down’, a song so beautiful, so soulful and strange and touched by magic, it will make your radio cry.

As Andrew Watt says: “Getting to play with these legends has given me wings. I don’t really believe in luck. For me, luck is when preparation meets opportunity. And if you’re prepared and you’re met with the opportunity, you rise to the occasion. That’s what California Breed has been like for me. So that we’ve come out with something I’m really, really proud of.”

And when Watt calls Hughes and Bonham ‘legends’, he ain’t kidding. The breakout star of mid-70s Deep Purple, the man they call the Voice of Rock, Glenn Hughes has spent the subsequent years working with the biggest legends in music, as a solo star, and guesting with everyone from Black Sabbath to Earth, Wind & Fire – up to his most recent collaboration in rock supergroup Black Country Communion, which included Bonham.

As the son of Zeppelin legend John Bonham, Jason has followed his own distinctive path over the years, fronting his own successful outfits like Bonham, and playing with Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Heart and, most recently, movie composer Hans Zimmer.

When Black Country Communion disbanded Hughes and Bonham had a strong desire to keep playing together. They’re only challenge was finding a new guitarist worthy of their musicality. Easier said than done for these stars who between them have worked with some of the greatest guitarists in history – including Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page and Joe Bonamassa, to name just a few.

Then fate took a hand in things when Glenn’s friend Julian Lennon introduced him to the astounding talents of a New York City hotshot guitarist named Andrew Watt.

“Literally, the first day me and Andrew got together we wrote two songs,” recalls Glenn. “One was ‘Chemical Rain‘ and the other was ‘Solo‘, both of which are now on the finished album. I was so moved by the music, I said, ‘We’ve got to record this!’ That’s when I called Jason.”

“I was excited from the start,’ says Jason, “because apart from locking in as a rhythm section, Glenn and I had started writing together in BCC, and we wanted to continue that.”

“There was such energy in the room the first time we all played together, me and Glenn didn’t even have to talk about it,” says Jason. “He was so exited to be playing, though, it was infectious! He was just on stage! No going through the motions, kicking the chair over, everything! I was like, you know what, this kid is a free spirit. It was cool, we all just clicked straight away.”

“Nothing though has gotten into my blood like California Breed,” says Glenn. “I feel the same way,” says Jason, “I feel like a kid again starting out.”

Recording with Dave Cobb at the producer’s own studio in Nashville, added all the finishing touches, says Glenn.

“I’d gotten into Dave’s work via the Rival Sons, who I know and really love. But Dave has done a lot of great stuff. That whole Nashville trip which Dave is a part of. Well, me and Jason don’t want to sound like anyone else, we already sound like ourselves, but we felt we needed some fresh energy – and Dave absolutely brought it.”

At Cobb’s insistence, every vocal was recorded live as the band was playing. “Totally the reverse of what I’m used to,” says Glenn. “But I went into that aggressive rock soulfulness and everything down to the whispers, it was all done live! I enjoyed myself so much, just going for it.”

For what is on paper a three-piece, the sheer range of sounds and melodies you get from California Breed are breathtaking.

“I’m the oddball of the group but I’m the thing that makes us different from any other classic rock band. I grew up loving grunge music,” explains Andrew. “But my father always played me The Who and The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. I always felt like I was in the wrong generation. I used to make rock music on my own and I’d play all the instruments because I could never find anyone my age that really got it the way I heard it. Then I got to play with Jason and Glenn and I haven’t picked up anything but a guitar since!”

“What we’ve got here is a kid who isn’t a hammer-on, virtuoso,” says Glenn, “but a whole new entity. This kid grew up listening to Mick Ronson on Bowie’s records, as well as Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin. He has a completely different take. And it’s fresh and bold and so exciting. It just gets into your blood.”

That’s the thing about breeds. They go all the way back, in order to bring forth something new. Be the first to hitch your horse to the California Breed wagon.

They’re heading straight for the bright colored sun…



Glenn Hughes To Perform At Jon Lord Tribute Show


Glenn Hughes will join a host of fellow musicians to celebrate the life of good friend and fellow Deep Purple MK III / MK IV member, the late Jon Lord, at the The Sunflower Jam charity’s event, ‘Celebrating Jon Lord‘, to be held at The Royal Albert Hall in London, UK on Friday, April 4th, 2014.

Glenn states: “Jon and I were very close at the end of his life. I’m so glad to announce that I will perform at Jon’s tribute show in London at The Royal Albert Hall. My manager and I have been working with Jon’s manager, Tarquin and Jacky Paice and Vicky, Jon’s wife, so that I could clear my schedule to appear ~ to thank Jon and our MK 3 & 4 fans for their love… so glad to announce this to you.

I will play with Paicey and the guys for Jon at the Royal Albert Hall. I had to move some things around to make it happen. When Jon joined me onstage at the O2 / Childline show in ’09 / the hairs on my arms were raised… the greatest rock Hammond player of the 20th/21st century!

Other performers on the bill for the evening of celebration include Paul Weller, Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman, Alfie Boe, Joe Brown, The Orion Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann and many, many more.

Tickets for the event can be found @ www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/jon-lord



Glenn Hughes and Julian Lennon Duet

Glenn Hughes and Julian Lennon

Glenn Hughes has just wrapped up his time in a Nashville, Tennessee, USA recording studio with new music for a new band he has put together over the past few months, which will also include a special guest appearance by Julian Lennon on a duet with him, with a projected release in May 2014.

Writes Glenn…

Jules is the ONE who helped me put our new band together. We all love you Jules. Yes. Jules and I are singing together on the new Nashville album. He is in Monaco. We sent him the files last night ~ which he recorded in record time. We received them back 4 hours ago! Trust me. Jules is the real dang deal…

Writes Julian…

The One & Only Glenn Hughes et Moi, singing together for the first time ever last night. Even if we are 4746 Miles apart… Technology Today… Who would have thought…



Glenn Hughes NAMM 2014


Glenn Hughes will be appearing at NAMM 2014 in Anaheim, California, USA on January 24th and January 25th for Signing and Meet ‘n Greet sessions.

Friday, January 24th:

Samson Technologies : Booth 4828 Hall C – 4:00PM-5:00PM

Saturday, January 25th:

Orange Amps : Booth 4890 Hall C – 2:00PM-3:00PM
Samson Technologies : Booth 4828 Hall C – 4:00PM-5:00PM

NAMM 2014
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
USA

www.namm.org



Glenn Hughes Nashville Studio Report

Glenn Hughes Nashville Studio Report
Glenn Hughes is in Nashville, Tennessee, USA recording new music for a new band he has put together over the past few months.

He’s been keeping us up to date with day-to-day Studio reports via his various Social Media outlets, but you can now follow along too by visiting this link!



Glenn Hughes Thank You Facebook Fans!

The Glenn Hughes Facebook Fan Page has reached a milestone of over 100,000 fans liking and following everything that Glenn is up to day-to-day!



Glenn thanks everyone and made a video message to show his appreciation.

Be sure and head over there and join in the fun!

www.facebook.com/glennhughesonline



Kings of Chaos To Play Benefit Concert In USA

Kings of Chaos are an all-star touring project that features Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) and Steve Stevens along with Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan. Their only North American show of 2013 will be November 18th in Los Angeles at Avalon Hollywood for a benefit gig called ‘Tokyo Celebrates the Dolphin’.

In addition to the band members above, the show will include special guests including Juliette Lewis, Les Stroud (from TV’s ‘Survivorman‘) and actor Gary Dourdan. Kings of Chaos will play a two hour set of hits from its various members. Tickets for the show are available here.

Proceeds from ‘Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin‘ will go to Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, an international organization dedicated to saving dolphins from slaughter and exploitation. “This is a rehearsal for the BIG one,” says O’Barry. “We plan on taking ‘Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin‘ to Japan. We’ll add a few Japanese friends to our lineup and rock the socks off Tokyo.”

“There isn’t a better way to bring Westerners and Japanese people together than rock and roll and the world should also know about the wonderful relationship between Japanese people and dolphins in the Tokyo Islands,” O’Barry continues. “Dolphins are respected and protected in this part of Japan. It’s the opposite of Taiji, but very few people know about it. ‘Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin‘ will hopefully change this by bringing positive, international media attention to what is right about Japan.”

“I’m thrilled to bring a bunch of superstars together for a fun night with fans,” adds Sorum. “The main thing is to keep creating awareness for the Dolphin Project and everyone involved.”

The band toured South and Central America last year under the moniker Rock ‘N’ Roll All Stars. As Kings of Chaos they played in Australia earlier this year, and will be touring South America in November.




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