Glenn Hughes has issued his first public comments on the breakup of California Breed.
The former Deep Purple bassist formed the group in 2013 with Jason Bonham – from the ashes of supergroup Black Country Communion - and guitarist Andrew Watt, who revealed last week that the band had called it quits.
The group released their self-titled debut last May, but Bonham soon bailed due to scheduling commitments and was replaced by Queens Of The Stone Age/Eagles Of Death Metal drummer Joey Castillo.
California Breed played an extensive fall tour of North America and Europe and played their final show at Planet Rockstock in Wales on December 5.
“Good morning,” began Hughes in a Facebook post. “On June 2 Jason left California Breed. We had just gone on sale with tickets for the USA and Europe tours. I felt it necessary to commit to these shows, as we had recorded an album and we needed to play and promote our work. Joey C came in and played drums,and helped us out on tour , and I am supremely grateful for this.”
“What I couldn't commit to was a second album,” he continued. “Cali Breed was Jason, Andrew and myself, and there was no way moving forward without all 3 original members.”
“Over the past 4 decades I have built a very loving and loyal fan base, where I know most of you, through touring, signing autographs for all, or on social networks, where I see your photographs or avatar, and answer you, in whatever you wish to ask or share with me. Those of you who have met me, or know me, know that I deeply care about LIFE...”
Hughes then issued an update on his plans moving forward.
“I am currently working on 3 projects, 2 musical & one movie,” he explained. “I will give more details as I move forward.”
“This is a loving ... And safe Place. The Canvas of my LIFE is vast ...and I go ...where my spirit.. Leads me .. Big love to all my fans, friends and GOLDEN ones across our Planet ...In my world LOVE is the answer .. Remember this.”
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