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David Feb-06-2014 2:53 AM

Introducing California Breed
Well, your wait is over!!

Glenn's new band is CALIFORNIA BREED featuring Andrew Watt on guitar & vocals and Jason Bonham on drums, along with Glenn on vocals & bass. Yes, a trio :cool:

Classic Rock Magazine in the UK has the scoop, so visit the link below for all the details :)

More to follow soon... though it's early days, they're online now :D

...with more to follow!!

danielb Feb-06-2014 3:04 AM

Co-headlining tour with California Breed and the Winery Dogs anyone? Europe and the US?


trapezoid Feb-06-2014 4:11 AM

Really stoked that Jason Bonham is drumming :claphands Can't wait to hear California Breed :thumbsup:

bluebassman Feb-06-2014 4:54 AM

California Breed
It's Great to see this announcement ! I'm hoping to hear some sound snippets before May and to read about the Tour plans !
I'm pumped!!! :guitarmet

FCinnella Feb-06-2014 6:02 AM

We can all hope for a tour this Summer now !!! Glad to see Glenn rocking again with a REAL band and not one of those compilation mish moshes where we get two songs from each performer.

Kev Moore Feb-06-2014 6:34 AM

I think it's more a feeling of relief than anything that I'm feeling right now! :)
Looks like the only scoop here is the name. But I have to say, I love the fact that it's a trio, there are some good power trios out there right now, (Winery Dogs, KXM, and now California Breed)and that makes me a happy bunny. Now let's hear the funkin' music!

David Feb-06-2014 8:36 AM

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Keith Thompson Feb-06-2014 8:58 AM

Interesting branding and certainly different from the usual imagery associated with s called 'classic rock.' Let's hope this illustrates musical intention.

Most of us guessed this line up which is easier to manage than a five piece. I'd like to see this run and run. We'd all like to get a load of this band in each of our countries. I reckon we should be patient and book early when they do arrive.

From California Jam to California Breed. Here comes the sunshine.

David Feb-06-2014 9:03 AM


Originally Posted by Keith Thompson (Post 55169)
Interesting branding and certainly different from the usual imagery associated with so called 'classic rock.' Let's hope this illustrates musical intention.

...aside from being included in the mag., who said anything about 'classic rock' ;)

Arnito Feb-06-2014 11:24 AM

Nice. Hopefully this announcement clears away the frustration that's been felt related to the break-up of BCC and the over-stretched hints & rumours about what might soon follow.

I'm happy that G & J went this way, working with the kid Watt instead of some more established chopmeisters. Cobb's involvement can't be bad. Judging by the trio's comments, the excitement to boost creativity has been there, as it was probably with BCC when they started. Unlike BCC, this might be a genuine win-win situation for all involved. The music might just turn out to be as fresh as the logo.

IAIN Feb-06-2014 12:56 PM

so the wait is over no great surprise however, the 15 second clip sounds impressive and suggests a heavy funk sound, which I much prefer to the retro BBC sound.
Can't wait to hear the complete album and hope to see the band on tour this spring/summer

Good luck lads

Keith Thompson Feb-06-2014 1:09 PM


Originally Posted by David (Post 55170)
...aside from being included in the mag., who said anything about 'classic rock' ;)

My point precisely David. But two of the the artists are usually associated with the term. The branding doesn't suggest that.

geosoulberlin Feb-06-2014 2:11 PM

Yesss! When I received CR's newsletter today it put a big grin on my face. Finally! I'm getting really, really excited now about the new album and - hopefully - some great live shows this year! :bouncer:
The short snippet of "The Way" sounds great, it would be fantastic if there will be some songs with Glenn's softer voice on the new album as well (love his timbre). The video of Andrew Watt on Classic Rock reminds me of Prince who I love as well. Wouldn't mind some funky touch in that direction either ;)

I'm just a bit curious about Derek Sherinian because he never gets mentioned anywhere. Was he too busy with other projects like JB or should the new band sound more different to older classic rock, so keyboards become less important?

Can't wait to hear one of the new songs in full length... :cool:

lioness Feb-06-2014 2:12 PM

Congratulation Glenn, Jason & Andrew! May this band prosper and live for a very long time :thumbsup:

Rock on boys! :bouncer:

David Feb-06-2014 2:39 PM


Originally Posted by geosoulberlin (Post 55176)
I'm just a bit curious about Derek Sherinian because he never gets mentioned anywhere.

California Breed is a new band; a trio, was always going to be, so no keys required!

tony g Feb-06-2014 6:15 PM

this is just what we need right now :D :D :D :D :D

jerklund Feb-07-2014 3:03 AM

Did I miss the unexpected part somehow?

:bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer:

T :)

David Feb-07-2014 11:27 PM

A quick update from Glenn on Facebook earlier today :cool1:


First single and video released late April...
...being filmed later this month!

Ken Feb-08-2014 2:17 PM

snippet sounds similar to F.U.N.K.
looking forward to hearing what Watt will bring...

willem Feb-09-2014 9:01 AM

In fact not real news, only the name of the band. Still I am happy for Glenn and wish him and the other guys lot's luck and huge succes. I hope for a
tour, not only England, but a real world tour! Let's rock!

danielb Feb-09-2014 9:46 AM

Does anyone know if the tour starts in Europe?

geosoulberlin Feb-09-2014 1:26 PM


Originally Posted by David (Post 55178)
California Breed is a new band; a trio, was always going to be, so no keys required!

Yes, thanks David, but when BCC broke up we all thought that they just needed a replacement for Joe to carry on. Now plans have changed and this is a new band which is fine. I was only curious about what happened to Derek. Now I just checked his homepage and he seems to tour with JB now. Well, that has satisfied my curiousity, don't need to know more.

Now I'm just looking forward to April when the first single of California Breed will be released :bouncer:

geosoulberlin Feb-09-2014 1:37 PM

The new band gets introduced on German rock pages as well:


mrneil2 Feb-09-2014 2:24 PM

Will the tour take you through the East Coast? I love trio's. No keys no rythmn guitars. Just pure music. Heaven

jerklund Feb-09-2014 10:50 PM

with that name and logo I suppose the US market and the US teens is the main target...that would explain young - unknown for us pensioners - guitar player. So I believe they will start the tour from Los Angeles. As always, I'm probably wrong though... :)

:bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer:

T :)

lioness Feb-10-2014 2:05 PM

Here's a short article in the German ROCKS magazine.
Title: "Life after Joe"
Very appropriate... :p ;) :D

David Feb-10-2014 2:28 PM

...the press seem to have a fixation that this is BCC MK II - well, I don't think I'll get into trouble by telling you... it certainly is NOT.

Now I won't comment on it further, as I will get myself into trouble :lol:

danielb Feb-10-2014 10:39 PM

I just hope the songs are there.

JohnH Feb-11-2014 9:28 PM

Awesome, just found out today ! Great name and can't wait!

lioness Feb-12-2014 1:48 PM


Originally Posted by David (Post 55209)
...the press seem to have a fixation that this is BCC MK II

Nope, not really, I can reassure you. The article very clearly says:

"BCC was yesterday - California Breed is the present."

So far I haven't read anything in the press that could lead to the misunderstanding that California Breed is a remake of BCC. So all is cool :)

Any idea, David, if Glenn will be doing a press tour this time?

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