He says Led Zeppelin gave Bonham “the vehicle to play the way he really wanted.”
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‘A lot of things came together': Phil Collins is in rehearsals with Lee Sklar, Jason Bonham and others
“Personally,” says Sklar, “I didn’t think we were ever going to play again.”
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
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.
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.
“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
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.
‘Wanted to keep that good feeling going': Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham announce post-Black Country Communion group
Glenn Hughes will once again by working with drummer Jason Bonham in a just-announced post-Black Country Communion band called California Breed. The trio is rounded out by Andrew Watt
Jason Bonham has spent a lifetime around Led Zeppelin’s music, both as the young son of the group’s legendary founding drummer and then sitting in with his late dad’s former bandmates. Over that time, he’s developed an opinion on which ranks as Zep’s most underrated album
Though Jason Bonham had just turned 14 when his famous father passed away in 1980, he still has fond memories of growing up around Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. In fact, the memories are uniformly fond.