The members of Black Country Communion,
the English-American rock band featuring the talents of
bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep
Purple, Trapeze, Black
Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe
Bonamassa, drummer Jason
Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and
keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream
Theater), recently entered the studio to record their third
A new one-minute clip from the recording sessions can be
"With this next album, I've had the luxury of being able to
write for six months," Hughes recently
told GuitarWorld.com. "With the first album I
had six weeks, and the second one was about four months. But I've
had a lot more time to write this one. If you look at
Joe's schedule, he doesn't even have time to wipe his nose.
I've been left as the keeper of the keys to write these
In a recent interview with Artisan
News, Hughes stated
about Black Country Communion's
musical evolution, "We just did two albums back to back, both
successful records. And our live DVD is out now.
"We're really, really happy with the progress of where we're
going musically. So we're sort of on course now."
Regarding the sound of the forthcoming Black
Country Communion CD,
Hughes said, "It's kind of a continuation… There's gonna
be some darker stuff on there, because the lyrics I'm writing are
kind of dark. There may be some moments of drama in there - I like
drama in the music. So the songs I
have ready are definitely a continuation of [the first and the
Black Country Communion released its first
concert DVD, "Live Over
Europe", on October 24, 2011 (Blu-ray followed on November
15) on the J&R Adventures imprint. The
two-DVD live set was filmed with 14 HD cameras and 5.1 Surround
Sound during the band's debut tour in the summer of 2011. Over
three nights, playing to packed venues in the German cities of
Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, the 18-song set list (17 originals and
one cover) hits on both of BLACK COUNTRY
COMMUNION's albums - 2010's debut and 2011's sophomore
Black Country Communion initially came to fruition when
producer Kevin Shirley saw
Hughes and Bonamassa join forces
on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive
performance at Guitar Center's King
of the Blues event. Shirley then
recruited Bonham and
Sherinian for the project, which is named after the
industrial area in the British Midlands where both
Hughes and Bonham were born and
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