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'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
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