RSS Feed Get Updates

'Supergroup' Back From The Brink

On the brink of becoming the answer to a trivia question about the fastest musical meltdown ever, the band featuring guitarist Joe Bonamassa, a voice from Deep Purple and the son of Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer seems to have solved the internal issues that almost caused it to break apart before an album and tour.  The band, comprised of guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Deep Purple veteran Glenn Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham of Led Zeppelin family lineage, and Derek Sherinian, who has played with Alice Cooper and Dream Theater, was set to roll out as Black Country until discovering another group had already laid claim to that name.  That and other unspecified issues led to tensions between the managers (story) that escalated to the point that it looked as though the group would crash and burn after just one brief appearance during an encore of a Joe Bonamassa concert in southern California last fall (story).  Band members and managers are apparently back on good enough terms to move the project forward as Black Country CommunionBonamassa has earned wide-spread recognition for his amazing guitar work but has just an average voice, so teaming him with Hughes makes all kinds of sense.  Hughes has tremendous pipes, but an equally super-sized ego, according to some.  Jason Bonham has proven he has monster talent behind the kit - but also has plans to put together a touring tribute to his late father's group, which could interfere with Black Country Communion plans. Hype about the group has been a bit intense.  The group's MySpace page proclaims BCC is '...a true supergroup that delivers a titanic rock experience greater than the sum of its supremely talented parts'. On the mark or over-the-top? You decide. video

this story

See all current stories
Find out what went down on this date in  1964     1977     1982     1968     1996     1973     1965     1979     2001     1984     1970     1967     1993     1978     2003     1976     1995     1983     1966     2000     1975     1988     1969     1992     1971     1980     1968     1997     1972     1985     1999     1973     1986     1968     1994     1981     2002     1978     1987     1996     1974     2004     1977     1998
Dig Deeper. Visit the ROCKinsights Archives

© 2009 Sound Insights, Inc. Terms of Use