Black Country Communion: from left, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, lead singer and bassist Glenn Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham, keyboardist Derek Sherinian
Just a few hours in advance of a morning radio appearance by Jason Bonham, the name of his band also featuring Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes and Derek Sherinian has been revealed. An official web site has been launched for the group now called Black Country Communion.
The band has uploaded footage of its March 17 onstage run-through of a new track called "One Last Soul."
The previous name of Black Country, first reported by the press in January, was eventually rejected. Bonamassa, the group's guitarist, recently told Classic Rock magazine that "somebody else had a prior claim" on the name Black Country, and that the group had selected a new name but was not ready to announce it.
Black Country Communion is now on the Web:
- Official Web site, www.BCCommunion.com (domain registered April 30)
- YouTube channel (launched May 21, first video uploaded May 26)
- MySpace page (established May 21)
- Twitter feed (first tweet May 26)
- Facebook page
At 8:20 a.m. Eastern today, Bonham and Robert Plant are scheduled to join South Florida radio's "The Paul and Young Ron Show." The reason for their joint appearance was not publicly disclosed in advance of their interview.
Bonham is soon expected to announce details of a separate project, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, which he says would tour North America later this year and play 30 dates in honor of his father, John Bonham, who passed away 30 years ago this September.
Plant will be on a tour of his own this July, in support of an album also to be released this year, tentatively titled It's Rude to Say No.
From the Black Country Communion MySpace page: