Black Country Communion, the hard rock super group featuring Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian, are back together with a new album, BCCIV
. The quartet split up in 2013 over a disagreement between Hughes and Bonamassa but reformed earlier this year to record the new album which was produced by the band's longtime "fifth member" Kevin Shirley, whose credits include Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, and Aerosmith. "Joe and I discussed that if we were gonna make an album, let's make sure it's a great one," Hughes said.
Bonamassa first reached out to the band members in 2016 and they "immediately agreed to give it a shot. I said life life is short. Let's bury the hatchet and make some great music," Bonamassa told Epiphone.com. BCC will debut the album in the UK at Wolverhampton on January 2, 2018 followed by one night at the legendary Hammersmith in London on January 4th before heading out on the Blues Alive at Sea IV
cruise. Look for a vinyl edition of BCCIV
this fall for Record Store Day and visit the band's website
for more live dates.
Also, be sure to check out Bonamassa's latest Epiphone signature model, the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird-I Outfit
, the fourth Bonamassa signature model in Epiphone's long friendship with the most critically acclaimed guitarist of our generation. The Firebird-1 features the new ProBucker™ FB720 pickup, a one-of-a-kind faithful recreation of the original early 60s Firebird pickup. The "Treasure" also includes Kluson®'s superb re-issue of the original Firebird/Banjo style tuners. The guitar is available in two color finishes, Polymist Gold and Tobacco Sunburst, and includes a premium custom gigbag and a Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity signed by Joe Bonamassa. Look for more good news from Bonamassa and Epiphone soon.