They are in the studio NOW with legendary producer Kevin Shirley.
My initial thought was… “is Joe breaking up the current band?” Joe responded to that question on his own forum saying “…My solo band has about 140 shows booked this year.. So the answer is nothing will happen with my current lineup. It means a bit more work for me but I am very happy with the way everything is going on…”
Shirley made the announcement on his website:
“So there it is folks – the cat is out the bag! This is Black Country.
The songs are all original and what a lineup. They are all the very best players in the world, for my money!”
Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) is a totally unique drummer and a supreme, yet oh-so-tasty powerhouse. Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper) is super versatile, and is playing mostly overdriven Hammond organ in this ensemble and is the color on the palette. Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze) plays bass and sings with a range VERY, VERY few can even get close to, and Joe Bonamassa, perhaps the best Blues guitarist around, plays hard riffing guitar as well as adding his signature vocals alongside Glenn.
“You’ll just have to wait – we’re planning to get this out late summer, and it’s promising to be phenomenal!”, said Shirley.
Well Kevin… we can hardly wait!
(note: the photo is a compilation courtesy of GuitarDaddy and TheGuitarBuzz.com and is NOT an official band photo…)