Friday, August 5, 2011

VIDEO: Glenn Hughes explains the origins of Black Country Communion

“There’s no mistakes here,” says Black Country Communion bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes. “I believe in synchronicity. You may call it fate…mumbo jumbo…but I call it ‘in time.’”

That’s how Hughes sums up the formation of the UK’s latest rock supergroup, which also includes blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater).

BCC came together in the UK Midlands, already a place with some staggering rock n roll heritage to live up to.

“From the Midlands,” Glenn explains, “you have four pretty huge bands: [Deep] Purple, [Led] Zeppelin, [Judas] Priest and Trapeze.” (Ed. Note: think he forgot Black Sabbath on that list.)

“I don’t know what’s in the water,” Hughes continues. “I know this for a fact: we’re all blue collar-raised – some are more middle-class than others, but we pretty much come from a blue collared background.”

“There’s a definite animalistic, primal sound to Black Country music – whether it’s today or yesterday - hence that’s why I wanted to call the band Black Country.”

BCC released their sophomore album, “2,” in June and have been filming their 2011 live shows for a DVD release this October; the band plays the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway tonight (August 5).

Black Country Communion – Glenn Hughes interview

Black Country Communion Black Country Communion

Black Country Communion – Man In The Middle (2011)

See also:

Black Country Communion filming shows for DVD release
VIDEO: Black Country Communion – Man In The Middle
Deep Purple: Glenn Hughes launches autobiography in London
VIDEO: Glenn Hughes performs new Black Country Communion song
Black Country Communion: New album due in June
Black Country Communion announce US dates