After a tumultuous period just before the release of Black Country Communion’s Afterglow, frontman Glenn Hughes is ready to talk again about the band’s future. Well, sort of.
“We’re getting ready to announce something special soon,” Hughes told Vintage Rock, during the 2013 NAMM event. “It’s not over. It just took a little hiatus for a while. Things will be made very clear in the next couple of months. I think those albums from Black Country relate so much to rock fans that it would be silly to turn our back on it.”
The band cancelled its lone scheduled appearance in the UK late last year, amid a very public feud between Hughes and guitarist Joe Bonamassa over tour commitments. The always-busy Bonamassa, who is part of the new Rock Candy Funk Party album, cited too many solo projects as the reason he would be unable to help mount a series of concerts in support of the BCC album. Both bandmates, and even producer Kevin Shirley, ended up making some nasty comments via Twitter after the concert cancellation.
That sent Hughes into a moment of reflection — one, he says, that included staying away from social media. Hughes, who was previously a member of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, says he emerged more certain than ever that Black Country Communion should move forward.
“I didn’t particularly want to walk away from it, but I needed to take a moment to breath and figure out what I wanted to do,” Hughes added. “We’re going to announce something in the next couple of months. There have been things going on behind the scenes. You know, I’ve been quiet on Facebook and Twitter for a while regarding anything business-wise, because I wanted to make sure we were moving in the right direction. I’d rather be silent than say things that aren’t really happening.”