THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, featuring Glenn Hughes alumni CHAD SMITH (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums, JEFF KOLLMAN on guitars and ED ROTH on keyboards, along with bassist, KEVIN CHOWN will do a live recording at THE BAKED POTATO (Studio City) on FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2009 and SATURDAY, JANUARY 10th, 2009.
More info available at: http://www.thebakedpotato.com
Luis Carlos Maldonado, will be taking some time-out to promote his own band’s (“INTO THE PRESENCE“) new album in 2009.
In that regard, if you live in the L.A. area, be sure and head down to THE ROXY (Hollywood) every Friday night throughout the month of January, as he’ll be there playing with INTO THE PRESENCE. They plan on having their debut album released very soon, with a bunch of Stateside shows to support it.
Look forward to hearing more and we’ll certainly let you know when we do!
INTO THE PRESENCE are actually a two man band with guests featured on bass and cello!
Here’s their BIO…
Drummer Tim Alexander (Primus, A Perfect Circle) and guitar player/vocalist Luis Maldonado (Pat Monahan, Glenn Hughes, John Waite, UFO, Anna Nalick, Emma Burgess) wanted to make a recording that could be performed live without any compromises. They desired to capture the warmth and depth of a record that enters the books not for a song or two, but as a free-standing work of art that embraces the quickly dying idea of an “album”. Luis and Tim brought in bass player Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Entrance), and cellist Ana Lenchantin (Trent Reznor, Papa M, The Eels, Brian Wilson, Sparkle Horse, Gnarls Barkley) to add their amazing talents to create the sound of Into The Presence. They have just completed their self-produced, self-titled debut in true analog, relying on tape machines and vintage outboard gear instead of computers. The performances embodied are full-take performances where the word “comp” meant nothing more than chords being played. Anything digital was forbidden from entering the signal path — from tracking throughout mastering — a classic approach Tim and Luis took very seriously from the onset. The albums they referenced while recording spell out a who’s who in the pages of mega-rock history: Queen’s A Night at the Opera, Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, AC/DC’s For Those About to Rock, Jeff Buckley’s Grace, Peter Gabriel’s Security, and Black Sabbath’s Masters of Reality to name a few. Live performances pay tribute to the musicianship of these artists in a fresh and engaging way. The songs are highly accessible, yet deceptively complex as the layers are peeled away. Always at the forefront are Luis’ incredible vocals and haunting sense of melody. Luis was accepted as a child prodigy at the age of twelve into the University of Arizona where he was constantly surrounded by adults in master classes, allowing him to master his instrument and develop his voice at a very early age. Tim Alexander’s own recorded legacy is highly revered, his rhythms being a regular topic of discussion amongst drum blogs and publications. Drum magazine flat out declared him one of “the most influential drummers of all-time.” The group’s individual histories encompass diverse experience in music performance, from classical competition to extensive rock touring, recording, and writing. Their collective trials, loves, desires and influences have been united on Into the Presence in the sole spirit of making great rock music that will be sought after and explored with passion.
Glenn welcomes back JEFF KOLLMAN for both the upcoming live shows in the USA, as well as other dates that will be coming throughout 2009.
Says Glenn, “I am lookin’ 4ward to Funkin’ again with JK. I am blessed to have amazing guitar players in my “family”.
Some more great news for those of you in the USA.
The second of a few USA dates planned for 2009 has now been officially confirmed….more will follow, but for now, here is the currently available information for the second one!
FRIDAY, MARCH 27th, 2009
23 Patriot Place,
Foxborough, MA 02035
Tickets are on sale NOW!
Online Ticketmaster link:
Full Price Ticket:
VIP Booth Ticket: (Must purchase 4)
Eddie Trunk Rocks/Q104.3FM Presents: GLENN HUGHES
‘The Voice Of Rock‘ – FIRST UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR TOUR
SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 2009
B.B. KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL
237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Doors @ 6:00PM
$30.00 Day of Show
* General admission seated show – First come, first seated – Standing room at bar.
Tickets: On Sale NOW!
GLENN HUGHES Salute to debut on WMMT’s “The Rock“.
WMMT in Kentucky will run a brand new full length interview with Glenn on their Sunday night, “Rock Show”, broadcast at appalshop.org/wmmt (click Radio to listen live)…on Sunday, December 14th at 10:30PM EST (7:30PM PST). The show is hosted by Greg Napier.
Greg says…”We will be featuring the new F U N K album this month in it’s entirety and a live album from 2004 in our ‘In Concert’ spectrum. This will be a great month to listen to all of Glenn’s past and present music and interviews he has so graciously given us here at WMMT FM. We look so forward as we celebrate and pay tribute to the “Voice of Rock” WMMT FM-AMERICA’S HOME FOR ALL THINGS GLENN HUGHES!”
In addition, on December 7th they will broadcast a prelude from their 2006 interview with Glenn, then the 14th for the new interview and new album spotlight. Finally, on December 21st they’ll play the hard to find, “Freak Flag Flyin'” live album, plus various Glenn Hughes Christmas songs taken from “A Soulful Christmas”, with with interview clips interspersed in between. All show times start at 10:30PM EST (7:30PM PST).
Some great news for those of you in the USA.
The first of a few USA dates planned for 2009 has now been officially confirmed….more will follow, but for now, here is the currently available information for the first one!
SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2009
B.B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL
237 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Tickets go on sale at 10:00AM on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 from both the venue’s box office, as well as Ticketmaster.
Online Ticketmaster link:
Glenn’s most recent live and electric “plugged in” performance on one of the premiere USA based, nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Rockline, is now available to listen to again, but for only a short time via their webstream.
You’ll enjoy a thorough Q&A with the host, Bob Coburn, in addition to audience phone-in questions and of course, a full electric set, comprising songs from F U N K, Soul Mover and some classic Trapeze and Deep Purple.
So hurry and tune-in before it disappears!
Glenn has been winding his way across the USA the past 2 weeks with the Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp tour and has been featured on some of the nation’s TV morning news programmes, such as Nashville’s WSMV Channel 4 – you can watch their feature at this link and view some pix from the gig here:
In addition, the guys in the various bands, put together some homebrewed videos while out on the road, featuring Glenn, of course!
Glenn is working and reuniting with Gibson guitars after many years.
Glenn tells us: “It was all about the Gibson 335 whilst in Trapeze. The Medusa album was written with this instrument, in the pic I am playin’ the Epiphone Elitist and will be playin’ it on the Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp tour….they have sent me a Cherry Red Gibson 335…..You Are The Music…was written on a ’71 Gibson Les Paul, so it should be obvious to everyone that I am goin’ “home” to the sound that is appropriate for me….I am playin’ more guitar now than ever…and I am honored to part of the Gibson family”.
You can read more on the Epiphone Elitist and see the pic he refers to, here: