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BCC news roundup

Black Country Communion in 2012; © Christie Goodwin, photo courtesy of Noble PR

There seems to be a lot going on in the BCC camp these days, with PR campaign for the new album kicking into high gear and what not. So, instead of putting up a bunch of separate short news items we decided to consolidate them here.

You can absolutely legally download for free (in exchange for an email address) the song Confessor from the upcoming Afterglow album here.

Glenn Hughes’ appearance on a BBC morning show happened on September 19. You can watch the interview fragment where he talks about why he’s paying tribute to Jim Marshal and why his pinkie is in a cast (of sorts).

BCC’s apparently the only 2013 performance in UK, on January 5 in Wolverhampton, has been announced just a few days ago. Planet Rock even started a ticket presale. It has already been cancelled due to, as the press release puts it, “unforeseen circumstances”. People who have already purchased the tickets will receive a full refund.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson and Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

13 Comments to “BCC news roundup”:

  1. 1
    byron says:

    “unforeseen circumstances” lol

  2. 2
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Uh oh…..more BCC drama. Do I smell another Axle “hughes” Rose moment?


  3. 3
    MacGregor says:

    Gee it’s all Hughes in that image isn’t it. Embarrassing to say the least, the other guys are just standing there, but “me, myself & I” Hughes just has to have that camera looking at him, doesn’t he? That is the sort of ego that you see with younger bands etc, when the camera is there, he should know better, but being insecure does that to media tarts! How old is he? Enough!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4
    byron says:

    it’s clear that Glenn wanted to be the leader of the band ,being the main spokesman,factotum , PR etc..seems that Joe didn’t appreciate it too much

  5. 5
    al says:

    Glenn is all flash and I’m tired of his interviews and bitching.This picture says it all;

  6. 6
    al says:

    and this guy’s ego wants to do it.The dude is 61yo and should know better that this ! He thinks he can get DC and Ritchie for a MK3 reunion ? please Glenn get a hold of yourself and snap out of it!

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    al@6, He has got a hold of himself, we think that could be the problem………..now, now………..enough of that!

  8. 8
    Drdp says:

    If this is all true then Glenn is throwing away his best chance of worldwide success since the mid 70’s. He has been toiling away for over 30 years jumping from artist to artist & genre to genre with only moderate popularity. Now, he may not be the only reason BCC is imploding but I can’t fault Bonamassa for wanting to further his own career when it was already burgeoning before BCC. Hopefully the fifth member, Kevin Shirley can step in and let cooler heads prevail.

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    Jeffro66 says:

    GH and Joe B. seem to have completely different personalities. BCC had to implode sooner or later. Surprised it lasted this long…

  10. 10
    mike says:

    So now we’re critizing Glenn for posing in a photo…wow, i’ve never seen a front man for any other band pose is a photo before …get real….what ridiculous comments..
    Then all the critizism on other pages for Glenn appearing in the news a lot lately ? ……is it his fault he’s out promoting an album ? ….and an album that it seems he has the job alone of promoting …then we get the armchair critics saying why is he whining about not being able to tour with BCC….?…..try writing most of an album and then working on it ( most people on here probably couldn’t write a birthday card poem let alone a song ) and have the band then not be able to tour to support it….I’d be disappointed too….especially these days, it’s hard enough to sell product as it is….with the state of the band and it not touring the album could very well sink with few sales and he knows that ….give the guy a break ….
    I think Joe is a great guitar player don’t get me wrong but to say to Glenn why don’t you do like Chickenfoot and go out on tour with a replacement is a bit of a dumb comment and seriously for someone in the business he should know better…..guitar players and singers are focal points for the average joe public ….I bet Chickenfoot wouldn’t tour without Satriani or Hagar…replacing a guitar player ( who also sings some of the setlist ) is totally different to replacing a drummer. I think people are going the easy option of blaming it all on Glenn and should have some respect for the guy that gave you so much Purple and related music history….

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Great post!

    Cheers, Mark

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    John Frings says:

    Ego aside Glenn Hughes is a legend. It takes a character like Hughes to light a fire sometimes. Of course the downside is the ego thing, but frankly if it works for him and results in CD’s like Afterglow then so be it. This sort of inner band conflict is nothing new. Just hope they can smooth it out, for gods sake tour. Bonamassa needs to either fully commit to this project of move over for someone else who shares the same vision. His blues career aside, it will never raise him to the level of what can be achieved when there are other equally talented members who have equal input.

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    John Frings says:

    Mike, I have to agree with you. I think Bonamassa is the problem. He is great no doubt but he seems to put his solo career ahead of this band. If that is the case he is making the biggest mistake of his career. Being just another guitar god is a a temporary flavor people latch on to for a while and then move on. Being in a super group and creating some of the best rock I have heard in years is an entirely different level. I fear Bonamassa just doesn’t get that. He might live as a blues legend someday along side countless others but that is small potatoes compared to what a band can accomplish.

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