Saturday, April 23, 2016
Black Country Communion Reunion to Kick Off Next Year
All four members of Black Country Communion have officially announced that they will be rejoining forces next year.
The super group consisting of guitarist Joe Bonamassa, bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple fame, Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater, and Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) will be getting together to make music for the first time since they split in late 2012 after the release of their third studio album Afterglow.
Hughes initially broke the news on Facebook, saying:
“To quote Joe this morning, ‘maybe it’s time to break out the heavy bats again.’. Time is the healer.”
Bonham posted a picture of the band and said:
Black Country Communion split back in 2012 due to differing levels of priority the band took with everyone and the fact that Bonamassa did not care for how much credit Hughes was taking for writing the songs on Afterglow despite the fact that Bonamassa did a lot of the writing himself. Kind of hard to blame him on that one, to be honest.
Personally, I am absolutely STOKED that BCC is about to be back in action. I was super bummed the day I found out they broke up. That band is one hell of a rock n' roll machine and I just know whatever they put out next will top anything they have done before. Plus, now many folks who haven't gotten to see them live yet (myself included) will get a chance to do so.