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Writing BCC4

Glenn Hughes posted on his Facebook page that him and Joe Bonamassa have started writing new music for an upcoming Black Country Communion album (scheduled for release in May 2017): Here we go #BCC friends – followers & fans .. Here is @joebonamassa and I @glennhughesonline 🌊we started writing BCC4 at my LA home today […]

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Hughes/Thrall reunite in Vegas

Pat Thrall joined Glenn Hughes for a couple of songs at the latter’s gig in Las Vegas the other day. They performed Muscle and Blood and First Step of Love from their 1982 eponymous album.

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Don’t You Tell Me Not To Play Guitar

To quote the source, “Here’s something that you don’t see every day…” Well, let’s continue quoting. Just because. Put together by Australian TV “Guitar Gods and Masterpieces” host Hack Wanger, “Don’t You Tell Me Not To Play Guitar” is a massive international charity effort to raise money for the E.J. Whitten Foundation to promote awareness […]

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Cheers to the open lines

Glenn Hughes spoke recently to the Hard Rock Haven. He talked about his new solo album (by the by, it is called Resonate and will be released on November 4), Black Country Communion upcoming reunion (studio sessions are planned for January 3-11 next year with tentative release on May 21), Coverdale’s Purple Album (“David and […]

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New album report in Swiss press

Swiss music magazine Tracks has a Deep Purple studio report in their July/August issue. If you have followed our news thoroughly, there is not much in the article that you don’t already know. Our correspondent summarizes the gist for the rest of us who do not speak German: in February 2015, the band met in […]

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Purple Night 2016: Come Taste the Bands

Perfect Strangers of Finland will be hosting their annual Purple Night on September 16 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki. This year, the event will pay tribute to the music of Tommy Bolin. His brother Johnny, who plays drums and guitar, will be the special guest of the evening. He will perform with a variety […]

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Don’t play too hard

Back in June, Ian Paice spoke to Russian drumming magazine Back Beat. And what you’d expect to be a quite technical talk with a trade rag turned out to be an entertaining conversation that is very accessible to laypeople. There is a lot of wisdom in here for an aspiring musician to soak up.

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The Youtube syndrom and other stories

Roger Glover spoke to The Rob Sas Rock Show. That happened around the time the band was in Turkey, where they played a gig on July 5. The short, but quite informative interview covers a lot of ground: Paicey’s health, touring plans, state of the new album, Hall of Fame induction, Roger’s gear, setlist, and […]

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Hughes’ new solo album will be “dense and dark”

Billboard has a writeup of an interview they did with Glenn Hughes on the occasion of his upcoming US tour. It’s not a full blown interview, rather some quotes plucked and sprinkled here and there. Glenn’s solo output swings like a pendulum between funk and heavy rock, and it sounds like the new album will […]

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Hughes is not keeping up with new music

A small town newspaper from Michigan has an interview with Glenn Hughes on the occasion of his gig later this month. The Enquirer: Matt Hires asks, “what’s the last album you listened to?” Hughes: I have to be honest with you. I’m listening to my album right now because I’m mastering it. That’s OK. I […]

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