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Sorting Through Deep Purple’s Musical Family Tree: Shadows in Stereo

Sorting Through Deep Purple’s Musical Family Tree: Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple’s hall of fame impact on rock music extends to a number of related bands, from Rainbow and Trapeze to Quatermass and Whitesnake.

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple is reliably good on ‘Celebrating Jon Lord.’ The surprises, however, come from one-of-a-kind combinations of acolytes and fans.

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 3, Mistreated

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 3, Mistreated

Enter bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes and vocalist David Coverdale.

Glenn Hughes of California Breed, Deep Purple + Black Sabbath: Something Else! Interview

Glenn Hughes of California Breed, Deep Purple + Black Sabbath: Something Else! Interview

Glenn Hughes, in conversation, is as expansive as his own strikingly multi-faceted career.

‘They will be songs that people know’: Glenn Hughes says California Breed considering expanded live set

‘They will be songs that people know’: Glenn Hughes says California Breed considering expanded live set

With tour dates presumably looming, the question for the newly formed California Breed quickly becomes: What will they play, beyond their original music? After all, the group includes Glenn Hughes, who’s been in Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Black Country Communion — and Jason Bonham, who’s also worked with BCC, Foreigner and Led Zeppelin.

Something Else! sneak peek: California Breed, “Midnight Oil” from California Breed (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: California Breed, “Midnight Oil” from California Breed (2014)

Our second taste of this forthcoming Black Country Communion-offshoot band’s self-titled debut finds California Breed riding a firmament readjusting beat from Jason Bonham toward lip-smacking heavy-rock nirvana.

Rob Halford, Anthrax, Metallica, the Scorpions, Glenn Hughes, Motorhead – Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life (2014)

Any tribute to Ronnie James Dio begins with a conundrum for the artists involved. It’s Ronnie James Dio, one of the greatest singers to ever grace rock music, an iconic voice that can’t be duplicated.

‘I like to grow’: For restless veteran Glenn Hughes, California Breed is a chance to try something new

‘I like to grow’: For restless veteran Glenn Hughes, California Breed is a chance to try something new

Glenn Hughes is not about to start comparing eras. Not when he’s been part of legendary outfits like Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. Still, he thinks he’s found something in California Breed that’s both a worthy successor to Black Country Communion

One Track Mind: California Breed, “Sweet Tea” from California Breed (2014)

One Track Mind: California Breed, “Sweet Tea” from California Breed (2014)

“Sweet Tea,” the just-released lead track from Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham’s self-titled California Breed debut, makes clear that 23-year-old guitarist Andrew Watt is no Joe Bonamassa. There’s not a whiff of the blues-rock underpinnings from their time with Black Country Communion.

‘This is a whole other level’: Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham celebrate post-Black Country Communion project

‘This is a whole other level’: Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham celebrate post-Black Country Communion project

With Black Country Communion, everything seemed to have finally come together for the well-traveled Glenn Hughes. Then, the band suddenly flew apart in the wake of disagreements between Hughes and guitarist Joe Bonamassa over touring obligations. It’s easy to imagine how lost Hughes — despite early tenures with the likes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath — might have felt.

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