‘Afterglow,’ the new Black Country Communion album scheduled for release on Oct. 30 might be the rock supergroup’s final effort. Glenn Hughes (formerly of Deep Purple) tells ABC Newsthat guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s solo touring schedule makes it impossible for BCC to tour, and he can’t be in a band that only records.
“If I had a magic wand I would wave it over everybody’s head and go, ‘Hey, you guys, we’re gonna go and do 200 shows and we’re gonna be a huge rock ‘n’ roll band globally,’” Hughes says. “It’s not gonna happen.”
Black Country Communion is rounded out by Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian, a keyboardist for Billy Idol. ‘Afterglow’ will be the band’s third album. “I figured that if this was to be the last album … then I need to come in with some pretty wild and epic tracks,” Hughes said. “So, I’m really proud of this album.”
An exciting side note to the interview is the formation of another supergroup called Kings of Chaos involving Hughes, Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum and Idol guitarist Steve Stevens. If that lineup looks familiar it’s because it’s part of the group that tried to tour South America as the Rock N Roll AllStars earlier this year.
Hughes says Kings of Chaos will tour “pockets of the world — the exotics, if you will, and the tropics and even America” and perhaps do a series of EPs. “On those EPs there will be three covers and one original song. And … the lineups with the Kings of Chaos, vocally, will change. The core band will be the same. So, it’s gonna be always moving and changing.”