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Hughes in new supergroup?

Is Glenn Hughes going to be part of a new supergroup? Recent Twitter comments from Hughes suggest something is in the works:

“In Newport Beach havin’ lunch…on my way to Malibu to work with possibly the greatest hard rock producer on the planet…? Love….GH” (November 16)

“I’ll be writin’ Lyrics to Brand new songs for a Monumental new Band! GH” (November 30)

Well known hard rock producer and Malibu probably narrows it down to Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Rush).

The following comment was posted on Kevin Shirley’s blog on November 23:

“…and January I’m producing what has the promise to be one of the most exciting “supergroups” to come around in a long time. But theory is just that until we see how the dynamics play out in the studio between these superb musicians. And of course the songs will make the real difference.”

Shirley also mentions the supergroup is a four piece.

Is it safe to assume Glenn Hughes will be on bass/vocals and Joe Bonamassa on guitar (Hughes recently sat in at one of his LA shows and Shirley is his producer)? What about the other two members?

Feel free to post your own speculations and predictions below and check back as this story develops.

Daniel Bengtsson



87 Comments to “Hughes in new supergroup?”:

  1. 1
    Luke says:

    maybe with Gillan and Iommi???? I hope so!!!

  2. 2
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Luke: I like the way you think! 🙂

  3. 3
    Barfly gypsy says:

    I wish it was with Jon Lord and why not Ginger Baker on Drums Joe and Gleen are both good singers so they dont need anyone that is getting grumpy if the solos are to long
    This setup looks like a good Jamband to me

  4. 4
    marcinn says:

    Looking forward to seeing how it all develops.

    Luke, I don’t see Joe and Tony together neither in the studio, though I think it might be handled thoughtfully by a skilled producer, nor on stage. I can’t imagine Glenn and Ian together. I suppose we got two information day by day, but I don’t suppose we can combine them. Though dreaming doesn’t hurt, does it?

    I’ll just keep my mouth shut till I see names cropping up.

  5. 5
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Thats about enough to make it a supergroup, the other two could be complete unknowns and it would still be interesting. I know Joe does like Purple obviously, since he plays the bridge to Perfect Strangers in one of his songs.

    I am going with the Joe theory. Whatever it is I’m optimistic, Glenn sort of deserves a break and good rock bands are hard to come by.

  6. 6
    Moreblack says:

    mkIII mkIII is back.OH I knew that.Oh wowwww.DC was only taking a rest.Who will be on drums?

  7. 7
    gregoDIO says:

    GILLAN? HA! HA! HA!

  8. 8
    Herb says:

    Maybe Glenn was referring to a solo song in progress called “Lyrics to Brand new songs for a Monumental new Band”

  9. 9
    DAWG says:

    LUKE, I’M GUESSING IT WON’T BE A SINGER/BASSIST AND A GUITAR PLAYER. YOU CAN BET CHAD FROM THE CHILI PEPPERS IS THE DRUMMER……. GOOD “LORD”, WHO ELSE?

  10. 10
    Ulfinho says:

    Kevin Shirley the greatest hard rock producer on this planet? Hahahaha, that just made my day!

    I like the idea of Hughes collaborating with Bonamassa though – Glenn’s always better when he’s working with a great guitar player.

  11. 11
    purpletemple says:

    I’d say
    Drums: Terry Bozzio
    Keyboards: Emerson

  12. 12
    Ray says:

    That means another cd and another would tour that does not include the states.

  13. 13
    Robert Daems says:

    I don’t think Chad from the Peppers will be in this group, he’s already playing in Chickenfoot with Joe Satriani.

    Maybe Jimmy Barnes will join for the vocals, but they don’t need a vocalist since Hughes is a good singer.

    This will also lead to some touring, that will exclude Jon Lord as well. He left Purple because he didn’t want to tour that much anymore.

    They probably just need a drummer to create a three-man band like Jimi Hendrix had or like Rush is.

    No more guesses, I’ll just keep waiting.

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I do recall also that JLT worked with Bonamassa some years ago…..
    Appearantly he is both a Zeppelin and a DP fan cause he also plays a song from LZ s Presence…..called TEA FOR ONE.

    I enjoyed JB live a few years ago, a true pleasure…..

    BRIDGE TO BETTER DAYS, a cool track he played during that tour.

  15. 15
    fdr says:

    @10 Well…he is, indeed. Have a look at the bands and titles he produced: it’s impressive and they all sound ridicolously great. I’d love to have him producing the next Purple album…

  16. 16
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    If anyone doesn’t have the lone Bloodline album, find it. Members included Joe, Robby Krieger’s son Waylon, Miles Davis’ son Erin, and Berry Oakley Jr. And with the late great Tom Dowd at the controls, it sure enough turned out to be a brilliant album….

    Peace,

    Ted

  17. 17
    Roberto says:

    drums: terry bozzio, virgil donati,carl palmer, carmine appice, chad smith
    keyboards: keith emerson, rick wakeman, ken hensley, dave rosenthal

  18. 18
    SEVEN-47 says:

    IAN GILLAN-Vocals
    TONY MARTIN-Vocals
    GLENN HUGHES-Vocals & Bass
    TONY IOMMI-Guitar
    BEV BEVAN-Drums
    GEOFF NICHOLLS-Keyboards

    Off course I’m only dreaming, but can you imagine the set list?

  19. 19
    james jay says:

    it’s another hughes/turner project with jon lord on keyboards, joe sat-mo on guitar, and chuck burgi on drums–how’s those apples chums.

  20. 20
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Interresting what people think.
    I think a new supergroup might be his own band. Glenn often plays with different musicians in HIS band. He always has great musicians so maybe his next album will have some musicians which are well known. That has nothing to do with a tour.
    I personally don’t want Glenn in a new supergroup, because I like what he does solo. Every tour of him is different, although he always plays a lot of songs from his past.

    The only thing I want is a fine group with Glenn and Tony Iommi to play songs from the three phenomenal Iommi/Hughes albums ´”7th Star”, “1996 Dep-Sessions” (“8th Star”) and “Fused”. This could be possible, bacause:
    “Heaven and Hell” is no longer, because Dio wanted to tour Solo and is now out of business due to illness. Ozzy don’t want to do Black Sabbath with Iommi again. So a Hughes/Iommi tour and a album might be great.

    I don’t think Glenn will share vocal duties with someone else. And Joe Bonamassa is successful solo, plays different music and is also a good singer. On the gig with Joe Bonamassa also Steve Lukather played. I think both were just guests. Not more.

    Karl-Heinz

  21. 21
    Roberto says:

    …I should add Jon Lord on my list…

  22. 22
    Barfly gypsy says:

    (Robert Daems says:This will also lead to some touring, that will exclude Jon Lord as well. He left Purple because he didn’t want to tour that much anymore.)

    As far as i know it seems like Lord is constantly doing gigs around the world. And for me it would be enough if they one great album and a short tour Would be exiting to see what they could come up with together a bluesy Funky album with some classical bridges and passages in and of course with a good touch of hard rock to it (Crossower and turn) they could call them self as a band. CAT hmmmmmmmm

  23. 23
    Peter says:

    As much as i know Jason Bonham and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) are working together. Maybe they are looking for a Phenomina(l) singer/bassplayer as Glenn. I´m quite sure it´s gonne be realy interesting.

    //Peter

  24. 24
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 20

    I do subscribe to your thinking but…..

    Is Tony Iommi already done with HIS hand problem?

  25. 25
    Gary says:

    All fun speculative ideas, but read Marcinn’s post ( again ).

  26. 26
    Riccardo says:

    Latest news…:
    according with ‘the man’ himself, the supergroup will be : Glenn Hughes, bass, vocals – JJ Marsh, guitar Chad Smith – drums
    They will record a terrific extravaganza funk rock guitar oriented album in L.A.(the best in years, as it was told) soon and possibly world tour in 2010.
    More details to come !

  27. 27
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Of course it will be the best. It’s GH talking about himself. 🙂 I’m confused about the funk though. Today he twittered about his newfound love for rock. And I thought Smiyh was going to be busy with the Chili Peppers now for a while?

    Where and when did GH say this stuff you are referring to?

  28. 28
    lazy_bg says:

    GH didn’t say this stuff at all.

  29. 29
    Riccardo says:

    Hi Svante…I can confirm I ve I read that just on a recent interview on web……..
    prior the release of his 2003 album Feel…or 2004 R.O.C.K. …possibly 2005 Divine…oh, I m sure it was 2007 or 2008 F.U.N.K press release…..

    Seriously, It was not my intention to confuse anybody…

    But I m pretty sure when he says ‘supergroup’ , ‘super’ is GHughes himself , the ‘group’ is the other guys, whoever they will be ….

  30. 30
    steve says:

    probably that pain in the ass chad smith on drums i dont get that at all

  31. 31
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @26

    Nice one, but “Shirley” you gest.

    It has actually been reported that on the Shirley side that things were confused by him saying he was going to be working with a classic rock guitarist and others for a supergroup, and there was also a list of guitarists he’d worked with in the past on the same page, so it was immediately exagerrated that said guitarist would be Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page etc… simply because they were listed as artists he’d produced in the past. Still nothing revealed as to who is actually in this supergroup but Glenn of course, which is the same project Shirley has talked about, obviously. That leaves this topic pretty accurate at this point.

  32. 32
    shaun says:

    its a pity mr.paice isnt available

  33. 33
    Roberto says:

    very disappointed…

  34. 34
    cpt.hook71 says:

    Chad Smith would surely be a great choice, but I think he might be too busy with Chickenfoot and the Chili Peppers.
    Jason Bonham? This sounds very interesting…
    Another collaboration with Keith Emerson? Could be nice!
    I don’t know what’s happening in Malibu or Newport Beach – one thing is sure: Glenn will do the best record in his career. …oops, this sounds familiar…
    I can’t wait to listen to new songs with Glenn.
    Cheers.

  35. 35
    AndreA says:

    GH is a great musician but I find that because he is very involved to do music he has lost a real musical identity..I get lost into his discography…he is dispersive for my fees…he has not a precise identity by musically speaking…

  36. 36
    T says:

    Glenn is at his best when he does darker material. He may be Funkmaster-Glenn, but his best work is done in the hard rock genre. Addiction and Fused are among his best work, and GH fans also give the thumbs-up to Seventh Star. That said, a collaboration with Iommi is a definite possibility.

    I find it unlikely at this point that Hughes would share the vocal spot with another singer unless the collaboration was the point–such as Turner-Hughes. A Coverdale-Hughes reunion would be historically interesting, but frankly, Hughes’ voice is so strong he really doesn’t need to trade lines.

  37. 37
    Riccardo says:

    Nowadays , to increase the media attention due lack of record sales, a supergroup as told is not really necessary; what is needed is a true , legitm revival reunion or unkown and unprecedent colaboration. As we discussed here, a Lord/Blackmore album with a proper tour would be wonderful, and it doesn’t matter the other guys – as long as they are good musicians – they would sell out everywhere.
    ELP will be touring in Japan soon (why ?), Asia did something in near past and Chickefoot does the other way.
    If only Hughes put a real guitar hero by his side , that s for sure would justify the press media, the public and promoters interest , as well as any survived record label.And this could put his music in a new dimension, with necessary spot.
    I would put my money on Jeff Beck or the Aerosmith guitar player.And I would pay to watch both.
    But a new ‘on the market axe guitar hero who sells’ shall be not forgotten as it seems this could be a marketing move, as there is a collaboration of Zeppelin bassist (indeed a coincidence move) with some new 90’s sucessful band, and so.

  38. 38
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Stranggggggggggggggggggggggggggeeeeeeeee site this has become.

    Weird moderating and people with wrong facts……

    FEEL for example is from around 1996, not 2003….

    And who has time for Twitter anyway?

    Do something useful with your time, please.

  39. 39
    Liam says:

    I think the supergroup is the following four people:

    David Coverdale – vocals
    Jimmy Page – guitar
    Glenn Hughes – Bass & vocals
    John Bonham – drums

    Coverdale and Page has worked together before. Coverdale need backup on the high parts, and would like to work with Hughes again. Page need to play, since Robert Plant won’t do Zeppelin, and Bonham will play with Page.

    Kevin Shirley would be a natural choice for Page if he want to do something, as they have worked together before. It all makes sense.

  40. 40
    Riccardo says:

    As @35 AndreaA said, ‘ I get lost into his discography’

    Dio’s disease is a fact…

    Hughes atonishing new band and album is, in most of the times, r(h)umour…

  41. 41
    purplepriest1965 says:

    IMHO Glenn is strongest somewhere in the middle.
    7th STAR and FACE THE TRUTH and ofcourse lots of his solo efforts and his work on BURN.

    FUSED is too dark for me, other efforts are often too funky or get spoiled by excessive screaming.

    The last Heaven and Hell, is like FUSED, wayyyyyyyyyyy too dark.
    I m not an industrial or techno rock fan, I like my ROCK warm and full of soul.

    Its good to use lyrics in which one expresses real themes about the dark side of this world, often it gives us great songs, but……

    Too much is too much.

    People need hope as well.
    I like to call it FEEL GOOD MUSIC.

    Lots of agression, like the Man In Black posseses, mountains of drama, pounding rythyms…and passionate vocals……
    But inbetween I need to WARMED NOT to get depressed……

    And be care ful with lots of notes as well.
    ECONOMY is important.
    Flooding everything makes very tired.
    That does not constitute great songs.

    Is it really that difficult to constrain oneself and play and compose FOR THE SONG, not whiddling about showing off your ego….
    Ending with showing that you are not able to make different solos, only putting that same solo in lots of songs.

    Thats so EMPTY, so SAD, so DEMEANING, so full of CONTEMPT for your listeners…..

  42. 42
    Made in England says:

    @ 39: “John” Bonham?

  43. 43
    Gary says:

    It’s also for other musicians as cues as to where they are in a song, especially a longer piece, such as Child in Time.

  44. 44
    kraatzy says:

    @ L U K E …
    IAN GILLAN has a great job in another Supergroup …!
    IOMMY is a very good guitar player, but …

    GLENN HUGHES plays the bass, JOE BONAMASSA plays the guitar, and both guys are very good singers.

    @ all others
    I don’t think, that JON LORD will played the keys, because he is in his “own last movement” in his own classical music …

    So let us surprised, who will come together soon, to form a “S U P E R G R O U P”!

    Question: What do you need to be a “SUPERGROUP” ?:
    Only the names of the members,
    or
    only the music,
    or
    only music and members,
    or
    only the designation from the press agencys… ???)

    *LLRnR*

    -kraatzy-

  45. 45
    marcinn says:

    @44

    I’d stick to the music. The name ‘supergroup’ was coined by the media just to bood attention. Known and skilled musicians do not guarantee a superb music, they may lack the elusive element which is so hard to capture.

  46. 46
    Danilo says:

    David Coverdale – Vocals.
    Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar.
    Glenn Hughes – Bass and Vocals.
    Ian Paice – Drums.

    New Supergroup: Burn.

    okay..it’s just a dream..

  47. 47
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Hughes has been in many Super Groups. They have all been super. Great players and great songs. He as with Purple and the likes of Purple for the past 10 to 15 years have not done the proper “Promotion”, whereby the albums have failed to sell and they have not gotten proper exposure. If you don’t invest in ‘Promoters’ today, you don’t get the exposure. In the old days the promoters came to you. Now you have to suck the Promoters d..k. Purple figured it out and went the Touring Route instead. It works for them that way as long as they don’t mind “Working Hard for the Money”.

    Cheers

  48. 48
    paul bush says:

    Heres what i think about this for what its worth.

    O.k, we have glenn and joe b working together at l.a’s house of blues.

    so: glenn hughes – bass/vocals
    joe bonamassa – guitar/vocals

    Someone on twitter who goes under the name of DAVE COVERDALE from lake tahoe claimed to have spoken with glenn on 16th october. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS ACCOUNT IS GENUINE!. BUT IF YOU HAVE A LOOK MAKE YOUR OWN MINDS UP.

    http://twitter.com/davecoverdale

    So, if it is genuine; glenn hughes – bass/vocals
    joe bonamassa – guitar/vocals
    david coverdale – vocals

    We will find out the truth sooner or later

  49. 49
    Hartmut says:

    Ok… haven’t visited this site for ages, but now I’m gonna share my fantastic (?) idea with all of you!

    Glenn’s new soupergroup should be a DP Mk 3 reunion… with… ehm… two of its original members. Are you with me? OK, here it comes:

    Glenn Hughes – Bass & Vocals
    Jon Lord – Keyboards
    Jorn Lande – Vocals (best Coverdale alike singer on the planet)
    Walter Giardino – Guitar (plays Blackmore superb)
    Chad Smith – Drums (works great with Hughes)

    That would sound great, I believe!

  50. 50
    steve says:

    how bout giving a new comer a break instead of all these guys who already have a job
    hmm lets see maybe me on drums
    give a guy a break

  51. 51
    T says:

    Re: #44

    Very good points. I agree Jon Lord is unlikely to have any association with the project. Like Ritchie Blackmore, Lord is in another phase of his career and is quite content to explore it. Aside from a flirtation here and there, I don’t see Jon Lord working in rock circles do any great extent.

    A Glenn Hughes/Ian Gillan line-up would be redundant. A charity setting is one thing–but both in a “group” would be ridiculous.

    Re: #44

    Marcinn, you are absolutely correct. Throwing a bunch of superstars together does not guarantee first class rock. Chemistry is something that is almost impossible to conjure on purpose and is almost always the result of chance.

    The circumstantial evidence seems to point to Bonamassa on guitar and that the group is a quartet. That would imply Hughes on both bass and vocals. At first I thought Dave Navarro was a possibility for guitar, but he’d worked with Hughes before and no-one said “supergroup”. I wouldn’t rule him out, however.

    If it weren’t for the fact that Chad Smith is busy in a supergroup of his own, I would put my money on him for drummer. Ian Paice played with Hughes recently for the first time in years…could the meeting have sparked something? Certainly a Hughes-Paice reunion would acquire “supergroup” status.

    For me, the big mystery is the last position. Is it a second guitar? Is it keyboard? Is it a bass player with Hughes on vocals only? Without more information, it’s difficult to speculate.

  52. 52
    AndreA says:

    My best GH are THE 7TH STAR and with J.Norum FACE THE TRUTH..Fused is too much new metal and his sound is very similar to THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (H&H): very boring…

  53. 53
    fazalli says:

    I think glenn hughes should colloborate with david coverdale like he does with joe lynn turner. And steve vai hold the guitar parts and ian paice on drum. it will be another mighty supergroup like chickenfoot.

  54. 54
    james jay says:

    @46 had the same dream, but the name of the band was called Big Jim and Patsy.

  55. 55
    21 says:

    Prediction: Hughes,Bonamassa, Matt Sorum

  56. 56
    Svante Axbacke says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsN_kJVR-YI

  57. 57
    Adrian says:

    If this is going to be a supergroup along the lines of ‘Chickenfoot’ and ‘Them crooked vultures’ then there has to be a ‘modern’ guy paird with some classic rockers in it. Obviously glenn will represent the classic part and I can only envision him getting enthusiastic about Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page on leadguitar paired with a drummer from a succesfull current group. That of course should be a drummer and because Chad is not available I think it is going to be the U2 drummer.

  58. 58
    peter chrisp says:

    This one would be quite interesting, with one of the best
    producers Kevin Shirley. After purchasing “The Ballad Of
    John Henry” and Joe Bonamassa’s “The Royal Albert Hall”, and both are quite brilliant, one of the new breed of guitar gods.As Glenn is now heading a lot more towards
    “funk” music, and Joe’s more of a blues player, if the collaboration does occur, in which direction will the music lead? Glenn doing a “blues” album. For some reason
    although i hope i am wrong, i could not see that happening?

  59. 59
    Svante Axbacke says:

    I was brainstorming with a friend and he commented that Ken Hensley apparently doesn’t have anything planned for 2010. Now, I was never a big Heep fan but I really like this idea. Both Bonamassa and Hughes like that Hammond organ, and they like to jam. Now we just need a jam-happy 70’s style drummer…

  60. 60
    Joseph says:

    It seems GH said during some chat in Brazil, the band will be Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Dream Theatre keyboard player – sorry, do not remember his name.
    Great. And good music on the way !

  61. 61
    Danilo says:

    Glenn Hughes- Bass/ Vocals.
    Joey Kramer ?, Jason Bonham ?, Carmine Appice ?, or Matt Sorum ?- Drums.
    Brian May ?, Jeff Beck ? Jimmy Page ?,or Tomy Iommi ?. Guitar.
    Jon Lord ? Jordan Rudess ? Keyboard ?
    Paul Rodgers ? ,David Coverdale? Jorn Lande ? – Vocals?

    Gh, Bonamassa, Bonham, and Jordan Rudess..good music, but isn’t a supergroup..

  62. 62
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @59
    “Jam Happy” lol!

    @60
    Jordan Rudess on keyboards huh? It does sound interesting, but I don’t see where he really comes in. Jason I can see though, it does sound like a good line up.

  63. 63
    stoffer says:

    Svante @ 59 Glenn can still hit the high notes, but I liked the clip of Medusa MUCH better than Mistreated!
    Cheers

  64. 64
    Adrian says:

    I don’t think Bonamassa, hughes, Bonham and Rudess is a supergroup , sorry

  65. 65
    Svante Axbacke says:

    From the Glenn Hughes fan forum:

    “Originally Posted by Ptr
    Unofficial information says:

    Glenn Hughes – vocals & bass
    Joe Bonamassa – guitar
    Jason Bonham – drums
    Jordan Rudess – keyboards.

    Had to take my ‘lurking’ cap off for this, as the line-up mentioned
    above is simply not correct.

    There are some wild guesses going on here; the above, “is not” the
    line-up. Feel free to continue guessing, it’s fun after all, right but
    please leave the gossip or ‘unofficial’ stuff at the door

    As with all things media, a press release would be issued when ready.
    Glenn has no comment to make.

    OK, my ‘lurking’ cap is now back on for this topic

    http://www.glennhughes.com/fanforum/showthread.php?p=41478#post41478

  66. 66
    T says:

    The track “Soul Mover” is a powerful song which included Chad Smith and Dave Navarro and was both strong sounding and visually interesting. The accompanying video was very well done. Include a solid clavierist and there’s your supergroup.

  67. 67
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Navarro consitutes NOTHING super to speak of, besides perhaps for wearing Jimi Hendrix feathers and leathers.

    Crap! It was nothing but a publicity stunt that went absolutely nowhere, and Glenn learned from it. But I can better handle John from RHCP playing with him, Navarro is cheesecake. I wouldn’t call that a supergroup, but if you follow the media’s line of thinking, then I see your point… but wait, it still went nowhere, nevermind.

  68. 68
    BlackSparrow says:

    Not sure what the words Super Group really mean? Because the only one I ever remember was Blind Faith and that was kind of really really short lived. The other thing being no offense to Joe but not a lot of people have ever heard of him. So what venues are we selling out with Glenn and Joe and whoever else is in the band? Talked to a guy who just saw Glenn at the Whiskey and said the place was empty kind of like when Cozy played with Emerson and Lake. To be appreciated sometimes the public is not quite with it. Kind of like when millions march for the sake of peace and the war goes on. As long as Glenn is not playing that funky blues music, I wish him the best.

  69. 69
    peter chrisp says:

    To my surprise 2 songs have already been posted on youtube,listening to “Mistreated” 10 minutes long, but Joe’s guitar isn’t too much in the mix, but gee, check
    out the blues flavoured, Medussa, this is where Joe Bonamassa shines, and what can we say about Glenn. Great stuff, what does everyone else think?

  70. 70
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Ghost at #67

    Though Navarro falls a little short in the ‘Virtuoso’ department, he actually does make up for it in the ‘Public Eye’ department. I’m not promoting him either way in this situation, but in Today’s Musical climate or lack of, the TV has a large impact on who is who as musicians in the polls. Again, I am not a poll watcher, nor am I influenced by them one way or the other, but as far as the Public Eye, the polls are indicative of who is who, deserving or not. Dave Navarro is one of most Recognized Guitarists out there. Doesn’t make him a Great Guitarist by any means, just well known. Most bands these days are nameless when it comes to individual players. It’s not like it used to be when the players themselves were Gods and their names were know along with the band they were in.

    On that note, I don’t know if any of you saw the reality TV show a couple of years back called “Rockstar Supernova”. It was comprised of Dave Navarro (of Jane’s Addiction), Tommy Lee (of Motley Crue), Gilby Clark (of Guns and Roses) and Jason Newsted (of Metallica). The premise of the show was basically an ‘American Idol’ setting whereby the four were looking for Frontman for a new SUPER GROUP and they judged hundreds of hopefuls who performed each week. The end result was the voted winner…an unknown, Lukas Rossi. They toured soon after and put out an album, which I must admit, Ain’t All That Bad. Kind of a Hard Rock meets David Bowie. Navarro’s playing on the record is OK and the rest are great. The frontman was a Great choice. Has good range and very versatile in his technique. The songs vary quite a bit and seem to give credence to each musicians style. I recommend picking up a copy. It’s called “Rock Star Supernova”.

    Now back to what constitutes being a Super Group. Technically it is very simple. It generally comprises the culmination of a mixed bag of musicians from Highly Successful or Popular bands joining forces to thereby develop a New band under a New name. It’s that simple. Each person can claim what they want as to how Super each band mate is in their own opinion, but the fact of the matter is that is what a Super Group is. Sometimes it doesn’t turn out to be so Super, but the line-up is what give it the name, not necessarily the finished product. “Over the Rainbow” could actually constitute as a “Super Group” instead of a “Tribute Band”, if they would ever put out some New Material. Yeah in a technical since that is the case here. Even though they are all from various Line-ups of Rainbow, they actually never played together in the same line-up which really means they were from different bands. They also have been involved in various major bands since Rainbow’s demise. Had they put out a Record First and promoted IT and themselves as a “Super Group” with members from ‘Rainbow and Other Entities’, instead of just a ‘Rainbow Tribute Act’ they would have gotten a Much better reception and more exposure and an Actual Album to hang their hat on instead just tributizing where they came from…..it was a bad marketing choice, but since it didn’t really make Worldwide Acclaim, they could always put out the album and ‘Re-promote Themselves Properly’ and probably succeed.

    Cheers

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    T says:

    Re: #67

    The song speaks for itself. Perhaps you’ve never heard it or seen the video? You might want to pick it up.

    The point was not to espouse a particular line-up but rather to throw out a theory. Since these three all worked with each other before and since a Navarro/Hughes/Smith group would have great name recognition from a PR standpoint, AND since the product was such a powerful recording both sonically and visually, such a collaboration remains as viable a hypothesis as any.

    Re: #70

    Tracy, you got it.

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    Crimson Ghost says:

    Thats hilarious T, now you’re leaping to ridiculous conclusions about me, the video collectors collector, and the song is just okay, nothing particularly special, although it did fill a void at the time. Navarro is media candy at best, regardless of how many he has worked with and regardless of how important that plastic factor is to people. i_m_o!
    I don’t agree and ‘oppose’ the ‘theroy’, okay?

    What happens to the best of so called ‘supergroups’, from ‘Blind Faith’ to ‘Supernova’, just look around, they don’t last, so its not exactly wise to depend on them for anymore than a one-off. Chickenfoot might prove to be a different example, we shall see, but I think they’re very good.

    @68
    I work in the nations 9th rated record store according to Spin Magazine and Joe is the talk of the store lately, constant calls for his CD’s and difficult to keep stocked.

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    Chantal says:

    Maybe he’ll join the new Led Zep. He will be a good stand in for Robert Plant.

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    Crimson Ghost says:

    Interstingly enough, Jimmy Page reported that he will record in 2010, so who knows…

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    T says:

    Re: 72

    Crimson Ghost said: “Navarro is media candy at best, regardless of how many he has worked with and regardless of how important that plastic factor is to people.”

    That was exactly my point. Thanks for making it for me. Music is after all a business, and a name and image go a long way, particularly in manufacturing a “supergroup”–as you well know from your time working in a record store.

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    rory says:

    That’s really wonderful. I prefer Danny Bowes for vocals. The Drums will not be the problem.
    Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa, they will be all great!

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    Andrés says:

    David Coverdale
    Glenn Hughes
    Jimmy Page
    Jason Bonham

    Burn + Zeppelin: “HINDENBURG”

    Oh, my… The setlist!

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    Nigel Young says:

    Hughes
    Bonamassa
    Bonham

    Black Country

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    Svante Axbacke says:

    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=133373

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    joseph says:

    As @60 I said.,..
    And they ” please leave the gossip or ‘unofficial’ stuff at the door”.

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    Svante Axbacke says:

    But no keyboard player according to this interview where Bonham said:

    “Joe just wanted to play guitar so with Glenn on bass and vocals, it’s a power trio.”

    http://www.spinner.com/2010/01/13/jason-bonhams-new-band-black-country-recording-album/

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    joseph says:

    Amazing … you give a brand new information told by GH himself, promptly denied as gossip by official inside mngment …. something could have been changed since then like commitments, contracts, payments, etc and a detail doesn’t materialise… BUT 90% of the info matched….and it seems you ve been fooling someone.

    BTW, in my gossip opinion, they would need a different drummer for a power trio.

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    Nigel Young says:

    “Derek Sherinian is super-versatile, and is playing mostly overdriven Hammond organ in this ensemble and is the color on the palette.” [Kevin Shirley]

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    joseph says:

    BTW, Derek Sheridian IS the keyboard man.No power trio.

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    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Derek Sheridian comes from a band whom admits their Deep Purple influence and played the “Made in Japan” concert in tribute, plus did a nice cover of ‘Perfect Strangers’. Should be a very good line-up for Purple Listeners.

    I am looking forward to this one…

    Cheers

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    Diarmuid says:

    Who are Derek Sherinian, and Joe Bonamassa?? sorry but its not much of a supergroup to me

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Supergroup?

    I m still dissappointed Glenn and Tony did not get around to touring on the back of FUSED.

    Together with two or three big names on board one could have called that a supergroup and play Black Sabbath, Purple, and so on……

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