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BCCV in the works

Black Country Communion has been resurrected. Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian, and Jason Bonham are working on their fifth album right now, at the Sunset Studios in Los Angeles.

The band is pencilled in for the Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea cruise next spring. The cruise would be sailing from the Port of Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, March 18-23, 2024. Black Country Communion played their last to date show on the same cruise in 2018.

Update (June 4): in somewhat related news, The Dead Daisies have announced a few days ago singer John Corabi returning to the fold, with bassist Michael Devin joining the band as well. This officially ends Glenn’s affiliation with the project.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info, and to Uwe Hornung for the reminder regarding The Daisies.

25 Comments to “BCCV in the works”:

  1. 1
    AndreA says:

    I don’t loke anymore how GH sings. Only usefulness screaming..music without pathos..meaningless energy released..

  2. 2
    Adel Faragalla says:

    I love the look on Joe Bonamassa😂 it says it all 😂
    It’s a great idea to trap Glenn on a cruise ship. He will have no way of walking out on the tour and jumping at sea half way.
    Can’t wait to hear the album.
    Peace ✌️

  3. 3
    Jaffa says:

    The problem (for me) with both BCC and The Dead Daisies is the lack of good, memorable songs and, dare I say it, Hughes as lead singer. He has amazing an ability but he is often just plain tedious. Now, Bonamassa with a young Coverdale might be something. Heck, Bonamassa with a current Coverdale actually singing and pushing de blues would be something. Actually Bonamassa in the current DP has a ring to it. Bonamassa is not a great songwriter but he is a dynamic player with a lot of feel. I don’t find then thought of this exciting in any way.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Is that Joe Bonamassa himself or just his guitar tech – not easy with him to tell is?


  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    And so the seasons change …


    If there is one thing you can rely on with Glenn then it is that you can’t rely on anything.

  6. 6
    kraatzy says:

    @ AndreA
    You dont have to like GH sings.

    For me, BCC is very very (GEIL=) cool music … and they tell us right, that THIS is THE MUSIC … of course I LIKE TO HEAR … on album or live …



  7. 7
    Purpledaniel says:


    No memorable songs from BCC???
    BCC is the best thing that happened to R&R in the last 20 years.

  8. 8
    AndreA says:

    At @1 I wanted mean that I don’t like his singing. I love his mood in The 7th Star, I like him in Face The Truth with Jon Norum I like him in Run For Cover with G. Moore because in these works he split out glow, feeling..he is so
    With BCC and TDD so much useless frenzy, annoying screams, he exaggerates too much..

  9. 9
    MacGregor says:

    @ 3 – well said regarding song quality, throw away it is with both DD & BCC. Marketing hype & next please. It is a bit like a new lolly at the sweet shop. All the kiddies get enticed to try this new whiz bang lolly & then quickly spit it out with bad taste. Then they go back to the quality lolly, much more appealing. @ 2- the only thing wrong with Hughes not being able to get off the boat is that everyone will have to continually put up with him until it reaches land. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Cheers.

  10. 10
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Jaffa @3
    There are lots of memorable songs from the spice girls?!!!
    What are the characteristics of a memorable song or a hit or a classic song.
    Try to look more for the jewels contents of an albums rather than just tunes for birds to mimic.
    But we all have different ears so we are not all created equal.
    Peace ✌️

  11. 11
    Steve Feedback says:

    Yahooooo! Rock’n’Roll is back with the Daisies.
    That’s the good news.

  12. 12
    Uwe Hornung says:

    But that’s not how I meant it at all, Steve! LOL But I’m happy that your preferred Dead Daisies sounds has been reinstated even with Marc Mendoza still AWOL with whoever plays in Journey this week. Corabi is a fine singer (and a Glenn Hughes fan), to this day his album with Mötley Crüe is their best. And he had Glenn provide backing vocals on one rather Beatlish, hey, even Oasis’h track (you can hear him prominently on the chorus), especially once the band has fully kicked in, eg at 02:55, 03:49 and 04:53:



    So far, my impression of BCC has been that they are slightly better than ok’ish, but for the life of me I fail to see the future of rock’n’roll in them. And Bonamassa’s stage presence will always be lackluster to me; compared to him even Steve Morse is flamboyant KISS-material. But obviously, many other people think that he has saved modern Blues Rock single-handedly and Glenn seems to enjoy playing with him too. I also find that Derek Sherinian’s role in the band does not do his capabilities justice at all.

    Personally, I’d prefer Glenn getting back together with Pat Thrall again, of all his many projects and stints with bands I always thought that had the most unfulfilled potential. That said, that brand of AOR is no longer a contemporary music form so Hughes Thrall missed their moment in time.

    Plus: Speaking of the Spice Girls, I always preferred Atomic Kitten, credit where credit is due!


    Admittedly, more tuneful and catchy than anything I’ve heard from either BCC or DD ever. I remember hearing the song for the first time and immediately thinking “Oh my, this is gonna be this Summer’s hit, there will be no escaping it!”. And back in 2001, it sure was.

  13. 13
    john says:

    Haiya, I don’t like GH much at all, but the chemistry within BCC is a powerfull one. The 4 of them have superb skills and their albums are, as @7 stated, one of the best things in RnR in the 21th century. # 1, 2 and, specially, IV are incredible. This last, with a lotta LZ taste (due to Bonham’s, I guess). Bonamassa could fill in, in the current DP, true, as McBride does, similar blues rock style.
    For me it’s a great grat news, even my little taste for GH.


  14. 14
    Jaffa says:

    You make a good point. I’m not talking about hits… just songs you remember, songs that enter your consciousness. The playing on the album will be great (I have no doubt). BCC are OK but are they great? The individuals are, of course.
    The latest album from The Answer is a great example of a modern rock album with plenty of memorable songs… better writing in my opinion. I do take your point though.

  15. 15
    Fernando Azevedo says:

    If there’s a place where people hate Glenn Hughes, it’s here. I think totally different and in my opinion GH is still the best.

  16. 16
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Memorable songs are hard to come by these days purely because of the extent of volume of songs and albums released on different platforms.
    The capacity of the barin is at high saturation level.
    I struggle to find lots memorable tunes from the DP albums after Perpendicular but they are all enjoyable but ROTD riff is very memorable. Or Maybe Cantact lost from Bananas is ok.
    BCC 4 albums is full of gems but memorable is not a ward I would describe their 4 albums but they are 99.9 percent better than a lot of the stuff that is released in the last 10 years or so.
    In my humble opinion of course.
    Peace ✌️

  17. 17
    Uwe Hornung says:

    But Fernando, Glenn does have his avid supporters here, me among them! But even I would have a hard time claiming that consistency in his musical endeavors is his forte.

    But I’ll happily hear the next BCC release with an open mind and open ears. I liked his work with The Dead Daisies, but I always wondered how long he would last in a line-up not featuring any keyboards. With the exception of Trapeze (who used keyboards in the studio), he’s always been in bands featuring keyboards. I can understand him, it’s my preference too.

    Sadly, I’ll now never see him with The Dead Daisies. When they toured Germany last year, he was down with COVID so the gigs went on without him. Darn!

  18. 18
    MacGregor says:

    @ 15 – nobody hates Glenn Hughes & why do people use that modern day social media saturated word for the wrong meaning. It is ‘not liked’ or ‘not to my preference’ or ‘not to my taste’ etc etc. Not ‘HATE’ a despicable over used word if ever there was one. Glenn Hughes has plenty of respect here, however being a ‘diva’ he attracts certain unwarranted attention at times. There are plenty of other ex members or even current members who venture into the ‘not liked’ spotlight occasionally. Cheers.

  19. 19
    Gregster says:


    Glenn Hughes is absolutely outrageous ! I’m happy that his honesty & openness about his life through rock & substance-abuse is being reflected upon in a positive way, in that he saw at some stage a way-out, & got there. It gives some sense of hope to those who need-it-most.

    And how can you not like somebody who says to a possible RB replacement “Whether you get the gig-or-not, we’re going to party tonight” ???…

    But for sure, it’s not all agreeable either, there’s a couple of “whoops” & “Georgia’s” here & there that we’d all like to forget about, but they’re the “had-to-be-there” moments…

    The Cal-Jam speaks for itself !

    Peace !

  20. 20
    Jaffa says:

    I like Hughes. He has a tremendous voice and he’s a great bass player. He occupies a unique place in DP history and he still entertains. But, but, but… I don’t love him as a front man or lead vocalist and his songwriting is…. OK. For me, he is a counterpoint singer so when paired with Coverdale he was kind of perfect… the two voices were great together. Of course, I will buy the BCC release and I will try and see them live if possible… but you, know, sometimes less is more and this constant band hopping is actually a bit dull.

  21. 21
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Glenn’s a talent, a force of nature, a diva and a flamboyant entertainer. Always was, always will be. He’s also a true professional, I saw him at an under-promoted California Breed gig in Wiesbaden with scarcely 100 (read: one hundred!) people there. The club room (already the smaller one of the two they had in a former slaughterhouse) was 4/5 empty, it was desolate, I was half-expecting him to pull the gig. But you would not have known it from his performance, he played like it was the California Jam all over again, nothing short of friggin’ ferocious. I have doubts whether very many other current and past DP members would have mustered that same discipline/entertainer’s ethos in that situation. He really grew in stature for me that night.

    I don’t think that Glenn is Paul McCartney (or John Wetton or Sting or Prince) as regards songwriting; yes, he can be a bit samey in his brand of slightly grungy rock-funk, there is a certain recipe to his music, irrespective whether he is solo, with BCC or DD. But it’s obviously the kind of music he wants to play and he does it well.

    But I’m with Jaffa lamenting the band-hopping thing. Glenn’s recording career is nothing short of erratic. You get the impression that he never finds a musical home. He is seemingly unable to stay with a band for any significant amount of time, yet doesn’t really sufficiently concentrate on his solo career either. And why he’s never attempted to get four black cats into his band and attempt a truly RnB market album (and tour that) is beyond me. Play Me Out, Feel and First Underground Nuclear Kitchen were all brave attempts at this kind of thing, but didn’t quite pull it through. If you ask me, Glenn should have long ago assembled a band around him akin to Sly & The Family Stone or Mother’s Finest, i.e. with other vocalists in the band too.

    And I know that my constant lauding of his bass playing must drive everyone nuts here, but it deserves repeating: He’s in a league of his own …


  22. 22
    Purpledaniel says:

    I have enjoyed Glenn’s output very much since FUNK. Love BCC. California Breed was also very good. Saw him last year in Edinburgh with the DD last year as was super enjoyable despite the volume.
    Have a look at the guest appeareance with Rata Blanca in the early 2000s..probably the best cover versions of Burn, Stormbringer and You Keep on Moving ever.

  23. 23
    Marc Fevre says:

    I first came to hear Glenn back in 1985 on Gary Moore’s “Run For Cover” album, and from that point on there was no turning back – I was hooked!

    His talents are obvious and without question, (his vocal range and prowess is otherworldly and, besides being a singer of jaw-dropping capability, he is also without a doubt one of the most exciting and talented bass players in rock), but I can’t deny that his career has been anything if not somewhat uneven.

    There are spectacular highs and lows strewn across the whole of his catalog, but that’s really the name of the game in this business when you’ve been around as long as he has anyway, isn’t it?

    Take any artist with a 50 year career, and see if there are some albums that you don’t like better than others along the way…

    It’s maybe been a while since I heard him do anything that really made me feel like the bedazzled kid I was back in ’85 once again, but I wonder sometimes if it’s not me more than it is Glenn at this juncture. I mean, I basically have every album that he has appeared on since 1970 at this point – believe me that’s an entire album collection right there! – and after nearly 40 years of listening, I feel like I have definitely become more than familiar with most – if not all – of the facets of his musical personality.

    That kind of familiarity is a double-edged sword, though: What more can Glenn reveal musically at this point that I have not already seen at one time or another already somewhere along the way? You know what I mean?

    He’s done so damn much, and truthfully there’s really probably very little that he could do at this point that would make me feel the same way I did when I first heard him all those years ago. Some moments in time simply can’t be recreated.

    The First Time is always magical, and the thing is that I understand and accept that.

    In truth, I just count myself lucky that I still enjoy his work as much as I do all these years later, (even if its all familiar to me to one degree or another now – even the new stuff), and that as an artist he still rocks with energy and enthusiasm, bringing 100% of his talent to the mix after more than 50 years in the biz.

    Not everyone is so lucky and, if we’re being honest, in Glenn’s case its really nothing short of a miracle that we didn’t lose him some decades ago anyway, back when he was still struggling with the demons of addiction.

    Sure, I have my own thoughts and opinions about what I’d like to see him do at this point in his career, but Glenn is now rocking fiercely into his 70s when most of his peers have retired or are just now hanging it up, and so I figure most anything I get at this point in terms of new music is a gift really.

    I keep this in mind and just enjoy what comes along and -who knows? – the greatest album of his career might yet be around the corner.

    We’ll see…

  24. 24
    al says:

    @ 4

    You either have no knowledge of the BCC catalog or are just superficial listening to the albums that they made.There are so many gems and memorable songs and every album is simply just a great rock n roll statement of 4 great musicians and players.

    The Dead Daisies agree, the first album was good but the second one was too generic.

    @15 That is the stupidest comment I have ever read on this site. I think you are confused with Twitter or Youtube and got a mix-up with that. In over 20 years I have been on and off checking this site, I have never seen “hate” or anything that you are implying for.

  25. 25
    Morsecode says:

    Haven’t liked Hughes singing for quite sometime and to be honest BCC doesn’t do it for me. Weak songwriting in general.

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