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Black Country needs a new name

Black Country, the new band featuring Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian, need to think up anew name.

“There is a band already called Black Country and their legal representatives have already reminded us of that fact,” Joe Bonamassa told Undercover.com.au.

Bonamassa told Undercover that the name was never have meant to have been made public when it was. “It jumped out of the gun. It got leaked inadvertently and it has spread like wildfire,” he saidr. “It wasn’t anybody’s fault, it just got leaked. Somebody overheard a conversation. The definition of overhearing a conversation is putting it online and acting if its fact”.

“We will finish this thing in March and we’ll have a united, clear-cut name. It is still a work in progress.”

76 Comments to “Black Country needs a new name”:

  1. 1
    Michele says:

    Black Village?

  2. 2
    james jay says:

    @1 Shaka Zulu?

  3. 3
    purpelianpuristpriest says:

    Why not The Funky4….???? After all… wherever there’s GH there’s good funk…… and this it’s x4….. just wanted to let you know.

  4. 4
    bk says:


  5. 5
    TJ says:

    Black Country wasn’t a very cool name anyway. If they aim at making this something big and special, they should also come up with a special name.

  6. 6
    Sami says:

    Tall Ships!?

  7. 7
    bk says:

    Big Black Funky Booty!

  8. 8
    Gary says:


  9. 9
    daviep79 says:

    Led Purple? LOL!!!

  10. 10
    limas says:

    Black Quest?

  11. 11
    Dubbleagle says:

    Like Chickenfoot?

  12. 12
    juan says:

    In Spanish:

  13. 13
    Chrissy says:


  14. 14
    Purple Ron says:

    Black Dog !!!

  15. 15
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Black Juju? :>



  16. 16
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Hey Glenn and Co.

    How about….’Under the Knife’…..

    I don’t know, just popped into my skull…


  17. 17
    Renzo says:

    The Blind Run

  18. 18
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Just a joke:

    “4 On The Floor”


    “Bluesy Funk’n’Roll”

  19. 19
    cpt.hook1971 says:


    what about “BLACK CLOUD”?

    should be familiar to GH…
    still a great song!


  20. 20
    stefan says:

    It´s so apparent……”SOULMOVER” !!!!!!

  21. 21
    big al says:

    hard times, or the x men (geddit)

  22. 22
    ArockLawyer says:

    I don’t know. The name “The Funky4” sounds nice to me, someone already mentioned it. As to the name Black Country already registered, that’s more than questionable from a legal standpoint. Perhaps I’d just go along with that name and find a legal loophole into which like legalize ex post facto that name on the basis that Glenn and Co. are worlwide known musicians. The fact that their bulk volume sales is waaaaaaay larger than the other “unknowns” might be a good legal clue here. Just let me know, Glenn, I’ll be happy to lend a hand with that!

  23. 23
    Roberto says:

    Big Black Funky Booty!

    ahahahaha this is surwly the best one!

  24. 24
    pb says:

    Black Magic Men

  25. 25
    AndreA says:

    Hu ghes, Bo namassa, Bo nham and Derek She rinian




    so—> YOUSHYBOY

  26. 26
    Rajaseudun Rambo says:


  27. 27
    Hugo juarez velazquez says:

    I like SOULMOVER.

  28. 28
    Black Sabbath Fan Site says:

    I just hope,
    Glenn & co will find the good name, hum, Black Country, not a must, I think…

    Well, for all ex-Sabbath fans members (like Glenn) Please check my blog for all the news….Thanks

    The Voice Of Rock Rules!

  29. 29
    Moreblack says:

    Starting with the left foot.They don’t make bands like before anymore.What about Clashing Stars.Stars Colide.Deep Blue.

  30. 30
    96 says:

    Hughes Balls

  31. 31
    HZ says:

    Deep Zeppelin 🙂

  32. 32
    Rick says:

    How about Glenn Hughes MKIV or V…? This band reminds me of another one called Whitesnake. It’s all reincarnations to fill up the ego of former Deep Purple ex-members GH and DC. Wasn’t for Blackmore, Lord and Paice I doubt Hughes or Coverdale would have made it that big. Time comes to retire gracefully and with a certain dignity. Blackmore has, Lord has, and Paice hasn’t (!). So why not a trio called Hughes, Coverdale & Paice…???

  33. 33
    Gillan60 says:

    That seems “The Old Thieves”? or maybe “WCFYM” (We Come For Your Money)? Glenn, Derek and Jason are famous for playing with anyone if there is a dollar (or euro)…

  34. 34
    Black Sabbath Fan Site says:

    I’m a fan of Hughes since his Black Sabbath days, and also a fan of Jason during his UFO days. Of course here, you think first as a fan of Deep Purple, but Hughes have also a big part of Sabbath & Iommi fans (the solo Cds), and I will be happy to see him again in a band with a feeling between his Purple & Sabbath days.
    (sorry for my poor english!)
    I don’t want a Black Purple or Deep Sabbath,or something like these ridiculous names, but a strong name, for sure Black Country not the good one.

  35. 35
    ormandy says:

    Rick STOP while you’re behind. :^)

    How about calling the group……..A CHANCE IN HELL

  36. 36
    sermon says:

    Behind the Black
    Black Behind

    — some reasons why so, but it’s OK

  37. 37
    Andrés says:

    Black 4 Factory

  38. 38
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Dark Cloud?

  39. 39
    Bill says:

    How bout Thieves Highway

  40. 40
    stefan says:

    A dose of rock, a dose of blues, a dose of soul and what do we have ??? What about “Deep Impact”, “Blue Impact” or just plain “Impact”….I´m pretty sure it´s gonna give some sort of impact among GH & JB fans worldwide…..Hopefully a positive one ! ROCK ON & FUNK OFF !!!

  41. 41
    Hubert says:

    Red Fury

  42. 42
    Andrés says:

    4 Non Blacks.

  43. 43
    Simon says:

    How about The Haze

  44. 44
    Andy Mac says:

    Glenn Bonaham ???

  45. 45
    Al Cornish says:

    My ides:

    1. Rolling Colon

    2. The Ben-Hur’s

    3. Peep Durple

    What do I win?

  46. 46
    Rodger says:

    White State

  47. 47
    Australis says:

    The Heat
    Pound For Pound
    Dark Flight
    Glenny H & The Funky Feet
    Force Of Nature
    The ThunderMen

    That’s all I can think of. And yeah, some of them are dumb, I know. 🙂

  48. 48
    Chantal says:

    Buy them out!!! Black Country it is and Black Country it will be!!!

  49. 49
    joseph says:

    HuSh- BonBon

    The best they can do with their names.

    A kind of LA Rappers name….

  50. 50
    Steve D. says:

    So he gave us a hint:
    it’s THIS THING

  51. 51
    Tom says:


  52. 52
    Heino says:

    BLACK MORE!!! 🙂

  53. 53
    limas says:

    Soul Chemist

  54. 54
    limas says:


    Soul Alchemist

  55. 55
    perfectstringdangler says:

    They should call themselves “The New Black Country,” then when the original Black Country changes its name to “The New Black Country,” Glenn can change their name back to “Black Country.” Or just call it Spinal Tap.

  56. 56
    lol says:

    Man-eating Sea Monkeys

  57. 57
    Alex R. says:

    How about this: Pitch Determination

  58. 58
    gjkjhg says:

    Rotten Savage

  59. 59
    Andrés says:

    Boogie Boogie Jamboree
    Nicky Lemons & his Black Mofos

    Or seriously:

    Black Chrome

  60. 60
    Fool says:

    Tainted Rainbow

  61. 61
    Ivo says:

    Masters of the Pingas

  62. 62
    BlackSparrow says:

    I thought how about or maybe G3, Rising Force, or Blind Faith? MY BAD, somebody already used those. WHO WOULDA THUNK?

  63. 63
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Soul Suckaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. 64
    Woodruff P. Hoppinstopp says:

    Back Country or Hoppinstopp Cheers

  65. 65
    Ivo Ivanov says:

    Try to reverse the word order. I think it will sound good – “Country Black”.

  66. 66
    Tim says:

    How about More Black? a play on Spinal Tap or Ritchie Blackmore before he went crazy in leotards.

    or “Can we have everything louder than anything else?” my fav Gillanism, though it’s a bit long …

    or Black Rock? After all Glen is the “Voice of Rock”

    Country Black won’t work, people will think it’s Country and file it under “Country”

  67. 67
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Black Rock is the name of Joe Bonamassa’s new record, released this week. I don’t think they will take a chance on that confusion. 🙂

  68. 68
    Roy says:

    Svante, black, blackmo…. ah! Blackmore! Is there a possibility to listen to more GH & RB (or RB & GH, whichever) guitar and bass combos these days? The world is hungry for more of RB & GH (GH & RB, whichever) guitar and bass works… STORMBRINGER will live forever in my mind…! 1974-2010 and still that rhythm moves me on and on and on….

  69. 69
    Josh says:

    BLACK Country backwards. KCALB Country!
    Try that name!

  70. 70
    grannypants says:


  71. 71
    Denis says:

    Trapeze would do for me !!!!

  72. 72
    purplepriest1965 says:

    The Wannabees!

  73. 73
    pepe says:

    Black Country = Africa,……mmmmm no me gusta

    DRUNKS OF MIDNIGHT…………jajaja

    a many more——— SOUNDQUALITY

  74. 74
    AndreA says:

    S T O R M B R I N G E R S

  75. 75
    AndreA says:

    better perhaps


  76. 76
    Nikos says:

    name for new glenn hughes project???

    Black Storm Project


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