"I opened up to thick acrid smoke and a sideboard aflame. Miraculously, there were no guitars lost, no masters affected, and the studio is smelly but otherwise OK."Hughes finished his vocals, reporting via Facebook, "all vocals are now done... what a crazy day." It was a close call, he says:
"we are SO lucky that Kevin walked in just in time..."Hughes has previously said BCC II had fast become his "proudest musical moment" and its recording "has been a wonderful experience."
Hughes called Kev "The Caveman" the "best producer I have ever worked with."
BCC II, which is so hot it fried a soundboard, is due for release in June. It is the follow-up to the self-titled debut album out last September. Check out their tour dates and a second-album preview video here. Also, see Jason Bonham on tour with Paul Rodgers ahead of the BCC II album release.