‘Time for something very special': Glenn Hughes previews first post-Black Country Communion project

Seems Glenn Hughes set about putting together a new band before the embers were cool from the wreckage of Black Country Communion. He’s already finished a new album. A surprise guest in the form of Julian Lennon was part of the sessions, which continued through Christmas in Nashville. Hughes also confirms that Lennon helped him put together his new group, a trio.

“When I left Black Country Communion,” Hughes says, “I immediately started the process of putting together a new rock band. It took all of 2013 to do this. I have never felt so strong about an album before. It is brutally honest, and very revealing.”

Black Country Communion flew to pieces not long after the release of its third studio album, 2012’s Afterglow, when Hughes and Joe Bonamassa got into a very public disagreement on touring. Hughes apparently sought some sort of resolution to the conflict, but too much damage was apparently done.

“I have not seen Joe in 18 months,” says Hughes, a veteran of both Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. “He’s been busy, and so have I. All love to him. I’m fiercely proud OF BCC. Now it’s time for me to bring something very special and new, fresh — and now.”

Black Country Communion was rounded out by Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. No word on whether they are involved in Hughes’ new band project. He has not yet announced who’s officially taking part. Hughes did confirm that there are only a handful of mixes left to complete the album, which is apparently taking a very autobiographical bent lyrically. Work on the album cover art is also ongoing.

“My new band is on fire, burning on all cylinders,” Hughes adds. “My whole life is on this album.” He goes on to describe the trio as “heavy, dark, light, euphoric — it’s gonna make you wanna get out on the floor and shake it. BCC woke up the Rock Glenn. Now, it’s time to take it all the way.”

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