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California Breed add European dates (and a drummer)

California Breed with Joey Castillo

California Breed has announced more European tour dates in November. It appears that on the continent they will be headlining the shows. Full details in our calendar.

News also came out that Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age) will be playing drums on all upcoming dates as “it became clear that Jason Bonham’s professional commitments would prevent him from being able to tour with the group”.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson and Blabbermouth for the info.

14 Comments to “California Breed add European dates (and a drummer)”:

  1. 1
    Carmine Pellicione says:

    Glenn needs to get some sun.

  2. 2
    Ray Elliott says:

    joey castillo is the reason I’m a drummer. So happy to see him behind the skins! 🙂

  3. 3
    purpledaniel says:

    This is nonsense!
    They have told us that BBC dissolved because Joe´s commitments as a solo artist and now Jason Bonham can´t tour????

  4. 4
    Jerry Kayne says:

    I love European dates. Figs too

  5. 5
    Drdp says:

    No word one way or the other if Jason is out totally or only for these live dates.

  6. 6
    MacGregor says:

    I read about this a few days ago! It does make you wonder how a band cannot schedule it’s concert dates, to fit in with each members ‘other commitments’? Bonham is a busy guy no doubt, but isn’t this a ‘new’ band, ready to roll? Call me a cynic & I hope I am wrong, but this scenario is starting to resemble another band from the not too distant past! Still, at least they have another drummer & hopefully for anyone interested in attending their performances, the show will go on! Cheers.

  7. 7
    al says:

    what happened to Jason ?! Isn’t the same problem that prevented Joe Banamassa !t tour with the band ?! trouble already with the new band?

  8. 8
    albertz says:

    … and another Hughes “project” looks like biting the dust. DP, the Sabs, Hughes Thrall. HTP, BCC … the list is endless & what or who is common denominator?

  9. 9
    RB says:

    Is it a case of yet another musician having had enough of Glenn?

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Assumption is the mother of all fuck-ups.

  11. 11
    Adrian says:

    It seems California Breed were waiting on Jason to finish his tour with Heart and then were waiting for him to finish his tour with Sammy Hagar. In the meantime Glenn & his management set up a tour supporting Alter Bridge in the US and Slash in Europe and also headlining shows in Europe/Russia. Remember this is a new band building a reputation, not a Lear-jet flying arrived band. Jason apparently didn’t get the money he expected and at the same time Phil Collins asked him to be his drummer as Collins is rehearsing to see if he still has the ‘mojo’ for a comeback tour. Now Phil is offering top dollar and a Lear jet apparently….so yes reason enough to leave YOUR OWN BAND…..Bonham says he didn’t want to be ‘bullied’ into touring (same argument Bonamassa used). This tells me that Glenn WANTS to tour, but BonaBonhammassa just do not want to do all the groundwork for BCC or CB…..as they have more lucrative stuff lined up. I saw CB with Bonham in NYC and will buy a ticket to see them supporting Alter Bridge in Worcester , MA I’ll post a note , but expect it’ll be awesome anyway. http://rockguitardaily.blogspot.com/2014/08/calfornia-breed-bonham-out-joey.html

  12. 12
    al says:


    it looks like Jason is going to be whatever he is:drummer for hire.Let’s stop bashing Glenn for once and let’s hope he continues to make albums and tour with this Andrew.And Jason let him pay the bills with Phil Collins,Heart,Foreigner or UFO.

    Hey Andrew say hello to Worcester man,used to live there! bring back some good memories! lol


  13. 13
    Scott W. says:

    I wish Glenn well. His projects start with the best of intensions but seem doomed for some reason. I wonder if there is an established band he could just drop into to best utilize his talents and contribute to?

  14. 14
    RB says:

    Why start up a new band and expect to tour on the back of a debut album and then not play?! Clearly Jason is more interested in money than repsect. He can’t be short of a few quid so why not be creative with a new venture? Surely he would aspire to be more than a session drummer and the son of John Bonham, and make his mark as a creative force with California Breed? I’d be well pissed off if I were Glenn and Andrew! I remember Jason leaving UFO to join Foreigner because they were paying more. No band loyalty then, at all, what a wasted opportunity.

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