Glenn Hughes Says New Black Country Communion Album May Be Band's Last...
Journeyman rocker Glenn Hughes has played with an amazing list of artists over his long career, which perhaps most famously has included a mid-1970s stint as the bassist and second vocalist for Deep Purple. During the last few years, Hughes has found new success with Black Country Communion, a supergroup whose lineup also features sometimes-Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham, Billy Idol keyboardist Derek Sherinian and blues-guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa. The band recently announced plans to release its third studio effort in just over two years, Afterglow, on October 30.
While Black Country Communion has been garnering rave reviews and amassing a growing fan base, Hughes dropped a bit of a bombshell about the group's future during an interview Thursday with ABC News Radio.
"This may be the [band's] last album," he declared. "I hate to break it to you, but it just may be, because I need to be in a band that tours on a regular basis."
Hughes went on to explain that due to Bonamassa's own heavy solo touring commitments, Black Country Communion has no solid plans to hit the road in support of Afterglow.
"If I had a magic wand," he added, "I would wave it over everybody's head and go, 'Hey, you guys, we're gonna go and do 200 shows [in 2013] and we're gonna be a huge rock 'n' roll band globally. It's not gonna happen."
Hughes pointed out that the group's predicament helped inspire him to create what he believes is some memorable tunes for the new record.
"I figured that if this was to be the last album…then I need to come in with some pretty wild and epic tracks," he noted. "So, I'm really proud of this album."