BCC is bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), guitarist Joe Bonamassa and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater).
Glenn Hughes recently spoke to antiMusic’s Morley Seaver to talk about things in the BCC camp…here’s part of that conversation:
antiMusic: I know it's been reported that you're already writing for the second record…
Glenn: As it so happens, right after this call I'm going to Malibu to play [producer] Kevin [Shirley] my nine songs.
antiMusic: Wow, you've got most of the record already. Is it going to be a continuation of the first record?
Glenn: Ah, Morley. I wouldn't want to break that mold. No, there's not going to be any, say funk, on the record. But there will be some groove on the album, as there was on the first record. I mean, Zeppelin had a groove to it. The Stones have got groove. Black Country Communion are a rock and roll band. Let's be very true about that. We're a rock and roll band. The album is going to be part two of the first one. As you know, I never re-write a song twice. I have to be really clear with this with you. I have worked, really, really, really hard on number two. As I did on number one but this time I've had a little bit more time to write songs. Jason has been too damn busy so he's coming on January 7 to my house to write songs with me and Joe. But the album will be part two.
antiMusic: I know you haven't toured yet but does it already feel like you're in a band again and how does that feel versus being a solo artist which you have been for almost 20 years now?
Glenn: If I had my druthers, I'd rather have Black Country Communion on the road full-time but that's never, never going to happen. Not yet. Joe is a blues/rock solo artist. And I'm not getting in the way of Joe's career. And I've got my own legacy in the world as well. But if I have my druthers….and I think if Joe had to choose, I think he'd choose the band right now but he tours for like seven months on his own. I hope that you'll be seeing the dates go up soon to play the U.S. and Canada and so forth. We are going to be doing festivals and so forth. But I would like to do more. Because, and I'm not just talking about me and Joe. But solo artists can go out and do the theaters and that's about a 5,000 level but bands can go to arenas and stadiums. And I like to think of our band as like an Allman Brothers or Black Crowes or something like that, that's really a brothership. That's the way I see our band as. As like a communion thing, which I really believe in.
Check out the full Hughes interview at antiMusic here
Black Country Communion – Burn
(original by Deep Purple)
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, UK – December 30, 2010
Black Country Communion cover Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple