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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for the 2014 induction, and the bass world is well represented. Half of the artists have been nominated before, with several returning from last year’s picks, while the other half are all first-time nominees. This includes Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Yes, Link...

Black Country Communion: Beggarman, Live Over Europe
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Black Country Communion: Beggarman, Live Over Europe

Though they only lasted a few years, Black Country Communion was a band that really got it right. The supergroup, fronted in part by bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, had all the right riffs and attitude to bring that classic and elusive perfect rock vibe to the stage. Here’s the group playing “Beggarman” from the DVD Live over Europe.

Black Country Communion Releases “Afterglow”
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Black Country Communion Releases “Afterglow”

Black Country Communion has released their third album, Afterglow, through J&R Records. Fronted by bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, the group brings together fellow rock legends Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian. Though there is some uncertainty to the band’s future, their latest effort is more proof that the mixture of talent is a winning one. “So happy that Afterglow is...

Black Country Communion’s Next Album May Be Their Last, Says Glenn Hughes
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Black Country Communion’s Next Album May Be Their Last, Says Glenn Hughes

Due out October 30th, Black Country Communion’s third album Afterglow may be the supergroup’s last, according to bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes. In an interview with ABC News Radio, the former Deep Purple bassist broke the news, citing the fact that guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s heavy solo touring leaves little time for the band to hit the road. As such, there are no...

Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Live CD, Prepare Next Studio Album
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Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Live CD, Prepare Next Studio Album

Black Country Communion have released a CD version of Live Over Europe as a follow-up to the DVD of the same name. Taken from their 2011 European tour, the 2-CD set features 17 tracks of the band’s original songs as well as two tunes from the band members’ previous work. Comprised of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason...

Deep Purple “Phoenix Rising” DVD Released
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Deep Purple “Phoenix Rising” DVD Released

Deep Purple’s history is examined in Phoenix Rising, a DVD/CD package that includes the film “Gettin’ Tighter,” which tells the band’s story revolving around its Mark IV lineup and eventual demise through in-depth interviews, never told stories and backstage footage. In addition to the 90-minute documentary, 30 minutes of never-before-seen concert footage from their 1975 performance at Tokyo’s Budokan Arena,...

Black Country Communion Releases “2”
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Black Country Communion Releases “2”

Black Country Communion has released their second album, aptly entitled Black Country Communion 2. The group, which started as a supergroup side project, features bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple/Black Sabbath/Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Foreigner), guitarist Joe Bonamassa, and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater). The band has grown closer, saying that the sophomore album is a band album, not a side...

Glenn Hughes To Host Weekly Radio Show
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Glenn Hughes To Host Weekly Radio Show

Ex-Deep Purple and current Black Country Communion bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes is getting his own radio show on Planet Rock starting Sunday June 5th at 6pm GMT. Throughout the program, Hughes will be playing his favorite songs as well as telling stories from his incredible 40-year career including tales with and about Black Sabbath, Dio, David Coverdale, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie,...

Glenn Hughes Releases Autobiography
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Glenn Hughes Releases Autobiography

Glenn Hughes’ autobiography, Deep Purple & Beyond: Scenes from the Life of a Rock Star, is now available. In the book, the ex-Deep Purple bassist and current Black Country Communion member recounts his turbulent years from rising to fame and wild parties to cocaine and crack addiction and his eventual recovery. “I’ve been working on this book for the last...

Billy Sheehan Featured on Metal Frank Sinatra Tribute
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Billy Sheehan Featured on Metal Frank Sinatra Tribute

Bassist Billy Sheehan will be part of the “house band” of an upcoming heavy metal tribute to Frank Sinatra. The album, SIN-atra, is collection of twelve of the master jazz vocalist’s most famous tunes sung by the “finest voices in rock,” including Dee Snider, Tim “Ripper” Owens, and Joey Belladonna. Bassists/vocalists Glenn Hughes and Doug Pinnick will also be getting...

Glenn Hughes Returns to Laney
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Glenn Hughes Returns to Laney

Glenn Hughes has returned endorsing Laney amps, after originally using them with his band Trapeze in the early 70’s. Hughes will be using the Laney Nexus Tube heads with the company’s NX810 cabinets on his upcoming solo tour as well as with his new supergroup, Black Country Communion. “The crazy thing is, I’ve been looking around for the right bass...

Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut
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Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut

Ex-Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and his new band Black Country Communion have released their debut, self-titled album. The 12-track CD is accompanied by a DVD chock full of extras like in-studio footage, live tracks, and band member interviews. Black Country Communion is a rock supergroup that consists of Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Dream Theater’s Derek Sherinian, and drummer Jason...