In the audio clip below, legendary vocalist Glenn Hughes talks with Kendall and Stu of 102.3 HFM about his new band, California Breed, and various eras of his lengthy career:
California Breed, built around the foundation of Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer Andrew Watt, have released more behind-the-scenes footage from the recordings of their upcoming debut album. Watch two clips below:
The band recently released the official lyric video for their current single 'Midnight Oil'.
Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, this powerful three-piece band will release their self-titled debut album in the UK on May 19th, and in North American on May 20th via Frontiers Records. The album is produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, Rival Sons, Lindi Ortega, Shooter Jennings).
California Breed was recorded at Cobb’s Nashville studio and features equal co-writing credits among the three-man lineup. "It’s proper rock," Hughes told Classic Rock Magazine - "but at the same time it’s very now. Andrew is as influenced by Mick Ronson as he is Jimmy Page."
Tracklisting for California Breed’s self-titled debut album:
'All Falls Down'
'Days They Come'
'Spit You Out'
*Deluxe Edition includes 'Solo' bonus track, and a DVD including 2 video clips ('The Way' and 'Sweet Tea', plus documentary).
'Sweet Tea' video:
"This kid is an amazing guitarist," says Bonham. "The first time we met I thought he looked like the white Jimi Hendrix. He plays in the studio likes he’s onstage!"
Glenn Hughes, nicknamed The Voice of Rock, is a true original, a legendary icon whose credits include Deep Purple and guesting with everyone from Black Sabbath to Earth, Wind & Fire, and his most recent collaboration with rock supergroup Black Country Communion.
No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes' calling card.
The legacy of Led Zeppelin lives on in Jason Bonham, British drummer and son of Zep's legendary John Bonham. He has inherited the best of his father's skills while mastering his own distinctive and dynamic technique. Jason has followed his own distinctive path over the years, fronting his own successful outfits like Bonham, and playing with Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Heart and, most recently, movie composer Hans Zimmer.
Andrew Watt is a soulful singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose high-energy aggressive style and creative spirit are synonymous with the energy and vibe of New York City.
"I live in the moment, it’s all about now," says Hughes. "California Breed is exactly where I live, breathe and where my freak flag flies."
(Photo credit: Austyn Blaine)