Great song. JJ's playing is awesome on SITKOR. I miss him
I just found this slightly amusing post on spinner website against an article reagrding the new band (unconfirmed at present)
I would kindly like to state that, I am a member of a band called BlackCountry. The original BlackCountry. We have been a band since 2007 and would greatly appreciate if this band claiming to be Black Country would change their name. I will be looking into a lawyer to fight this if it proves necessary. We have a site on Facebook, and Myspace that should prove very helpful in proving our name has been BlackCountry for years...and we will continue to represent the name BlackCountry indefinetely.
I'm sure those lawyers would point out that the space in the wording makes all the difference but I know nothing about law and band names and stuff - anyone else got any ideas what would happen with this? - I personally would laugh this out of court - I mean - heaven forbid they get more attention cos people find them when looking for Glenn's new band? And isn't there some list of registered band names that you can search when looking for a band name so you can check yours is unique? I would have thought these high profile artists producers and their managers would particularly look into this first before coming to the conclusion of their band name. Could be worng though but I doubt it! I'm a woman and not usually wrong about things (hardeeharharhar!!!)
I think this is stupid, I mean aren't there loads of bands out there with the same names. I'd be surprised if there aren't quite a few bands named Black Country, present or past.
Keith St John is indeed a good singer, he was supposed to sing on the new Montrose album and the new Burning Rain but neither of those
That's pretty cool Marco played on those songs, I always felt it was a shame he didn't get to make a studio record with Whitesnake. He was perfect
for that band.
From Kevin Shirley's diary:Quote
So there it is folks - the cat is out the bag! This is BLACK COUNTRY.
I am producing the debut album and we already have six tracks cut. We're going to do the next session in March when I'm through with my current project, and I hope to finish in early April. The band is (above) Jason Bonham on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards, Glenn Hughes on bass and vocals and Joe Bonamassa on guitar and vocals. The songs are all original and what a lineup! They are all the very best players in the world, for my money!
Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) is a totally unique drummer and a supreme, yet oh-so-tasty powerhouse. Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper) is super versatile, and is playing mostly overdriven Hammond organ in this ensemble and is the color on the palette. Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze) plays bass and sings with a range VERY, VERY few can even get close to, and Joe Bonamassa, perhaps the best Blues guitarist around, plays hard riffing guitar as well as adding his signature vocals alongside Glenn. You'll just have to wait - we're planning to get this out late summer, and it's promising to be phenomenal! Perhaps if you're around San Bernadino about March 17.........
But there's more...... look out for Joe Bonamassa's new solo album, Black Rock, arriving March 23rd. I am holed up producing an album, and am away from my family for a couple of months, and I'm looking forward to seeing my babies real soon!
Check out Jason Bonham's work with Foreigner and UFO.
I recently re-viewed UFO's Showtime disc and re-listened to some of foreigners live discs with Bonham, the guy is a mean (background-) vocalist too!. So...together with the Led Zep show, this new band means he's being propelled to a world stage also...I think that would also be the case for Bonamassa and Hughes.
Jason's older stuff is also worth a listen. If you're into aor/melodic rock, Virginia Wolf is a real gem. The first Bonham album is quite good zep influenced hard rock.
Neal and Marco are 2 fantastic musicians. Good for you man
Pretty much what I expected, except I thought this band was supposed to be a four-piece?
I was wondering about this song, anyone know if this was intended as a GH solo song? It's the only one on which Matt Filippini isn't credited, Glenn wrote it all by himself. It's definitely got that FUNK sound and wouldn't have sounded out of place at all on that album. Can't help but think it's a FUNK outtake.
No love for Turn To Stone? That's my favourite. They're all great though.
More tweets... at least give us something Glenn, a member, band name, release date...anything!!!
Terrible list, I expected more from Classic Rock
Good to see Whitesnake made the list though but I expected a little better. Also, most of the choices are way too obvious, there are a lot of rather obscure artists who've released some fantastic songs during the last few years.
Haha - nope - not yet anyway! I'm even more curious now - Glenn Twittered coo coo cichicoo - is this a Beatles reference and a clue? Or am I barking up the wrong Walrus?
Maybe it's new lyrics?
This is the part that annoys me more than anything. I've collected everything I could get that Glenn's been on from the earliest days of Trapeze including spending a small fortune buying cds that he only sings one or two tracks on as a guest artist. This is because the music is what matters most to me. However, this price for 6 tracks is ridiculous. I know that there is a high quality book with them, but it's not a sufficient inducement to pay that price!
If only 1 songs is by Glenn who did the other 5?
Happy New Year Glenn!
By the way, it's January now, you can reveal who the band is now
Has this been released in Europe yet? Is he still on Frontiers?
Hmm, let's see... we've got Page recently saying how he was gonna be very busy in 2010 and write new music...Coverdale always said he wanted to do a second album with Jimmy. Perhaps Glenn is also involved? Jason Bonham could be the drummer.
Mr Big was definitely a supergroup. Sheehan and Gilbert were known for their amazing skill, Eric Martin had a solo career with a few minor hits and Pat Torpey was an active session drummer.
My favourite supergroup has to be Blue Murder. I'd love to see a reunion.
I'm surprised about Joe if it turns out that he is the guitarist. Very much a blues rather than a rock guitarist but maybe he can 'rock'. Surprised that this will be the line up that he has dropped his ever improving funk rock solo career particularly with the enthusiasm he was showing for the about to be recorded new songs!
I do like Joe, and i'm sure that it will be great!
I wouldn't worry about that. Joe can rock big time when he wants to.
Unofficial information says:
Glenn Hughes - vocals & bass
Joe Bonamassa - guitar
Jason Bonham - drums
Jordan Rudess - keyboards.
Really? Not that I'm not interested but I expected bigger names.
As much as I love Kollman everyone would go "who?". Slash isn't a possibility since his solo debut is appearing in March and he's focused on that now. Though I wouldn't mind to see them collaborating in the future.
As for a keyboard player, there aren't too many big name keyboard players in rock. Ken Hensley???