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Black Country
Years active 2010-present
Associated acts Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Dream Theater, Kiss, Billy Idol
Glenn Hughes
Jason Bonham
Derek Sherinian
Joe Bonamassa

Black Country is a rock supergroup featuring Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian, and Joe Bonamassa. They are currently recording their debut album which will likely be completed in April of 2010[1], be released in late 2010 or early 2011[1], and will be produced by Kevin Shirley.[2]



Formation and recording

Glenn Hughes has stated that he and Bonamassa had been working together for over a year when they both performed at the Guitar Center: King of the Blues event in Los Angeles in November of 2009 and decided to record together.[3] Producer, Kevin Shirley, then suggested the group work with John Bonham's son, Jason Bonham.[4] Bonamassa did not want the band to be a power trio, so he and the others decided to add keyboard player, Derek Sherinian, to the lineup.[5] The band began having sessions in Shangri La Studios.[4] According to Bonham the group were recording as early as January of 2010. He claims, "I just literally went into the studio last week for two days with one person I'd done an album with before, very quickly, and then the other was a friend of my father's I got to meet later on, Joe Bonamassa and Glenn Hughes, and we're working on a new project with a working title of Black Country."[6] The group took their name from the English industrial area where both Hughes and Bonham hail from.[7]



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