CALIFORNIA BREED, the 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, debuted at No. 1 on the Official UK Charts ‘Rock’ Album chart.
Their self-titled debut album, CALIFORNIA BREED, was released in Europe May 16th, UK & USA & Worldwide May 19th, 2014.
On Sunday, October 28th at 7:00PM GMT / 11:00AM PT / 2:00PM ET over @ www.planetrock.com radio in the UK, Glenn Hughes will be broadcasting an AFTERGLOW track-by-track Special broadcast playing his favorite songs and talking about the making of the new album by Black Country Communion.
You can listen on the Internet via:
In a double bill featuring full band shows by two legendary and iconic classic rock vocalists; Glenn Hughes and former Marillion frontman, Fish, will take to the stage for a trio of UK shows in May 2012.
For one night only Black Country Communion will be on a big screen in a town near you with LIVE OVER EUROPE.
On November 1st, 2011 at 7:30PM Vue Cinemas around the UK will be screening BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: LIVE OVER EUROPE in high definition and Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
Filmed on 14 HD cameras during the summer of 2011 in the German cities of Hamburg, Munich and Berlin this is the live film that Black Country Communion were destined to make.
It’s a thrilling concert film which puts you right there in the middle of the crowd, watching one of the best live acts in the world in full flow.
The film will be screened in 16 Vue Cinemas around the UK:
London West End – Cambridge – Oxford – Portsmouth -Exeter – Bristol – Doncaster
Leicester – Hull – Leeds – York – Birmingham – Edinburgh – Dublin – Bury – Swansea
‘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.
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
A ‘tweet‘ message from Glenn and the band…
“Thanks everyone for keepin’ the freak flag flyin’, as I say, we are building a foundation…
GH & BCC”
GLENN HUGHES, the former singer and bass guitarist with Trapeze and Deep Purple, and currently the front man of the critically acclaimed rock supergroup Black Country Communion, will launch an exclusive weekly radio show on Planet Rock from Sunday, June 5th at 6:00PM GMT (10:00AM PT / 1:00PM ET).
You can tune-in and listen from anywhere worldwide over at www.planetrock.com
Every week, Glenn will choose his favorite rock songs, and seminal tracks that have influenced him over the years, plus songs that continue to inspire him today. As one of the true rock’n’roll icons, Hughes will reveal controversial tales and anecdotes from his long and glittering career, during which he’s played with some of the biggest and best bands and artists of all time. Get ready for stories about his experiences with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Deep Purple and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name but a few.
“I would like to thank Planet Rock for giving me the opportunity to share with listeners on my show, the songs that have shaped my life,” says Hughes. “Every song is chosen by me, and there will rock ‘n’roll stories along the away. I am a messenger…“
Hughes continues Planet Rock’s tradition of bringing rock’s biggest names to the airwaves,” says Planet Rock’s Programme Director, Trevor White. “After a career spanning 40 years, he brings a wealth of stories from his life on the road, in the studio, his friendships with the likes of Keith Moon and Bonzo, the highs, the lows, and of course, the excesses. His choice of music will make the show a must listen.”
The series will run on Planet Rock on Sunday evenings at 6:00PM – 7:00PM (GMT) beginning on June 5th.
For further info click here: www.planetrock.com
Courtesy of Glenn and Laney Amplification 😎
Laney Amplification “Just Play It” message by the ‘Voice of Rock‘ Glenn Hughes, Solo and Black Country Communion.
His autobiography is available now.