It seems to be that Black Country Communion are officially over. Glenn Hughes made a frank statement on his Twitter account on Saturday night indicating that he wished to carry on with the Black Country Communion name along with present members Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian but with a new guitarist in place of Joe Bonamassa.
"...just so it's crystal... BCC is over... Joe left & will not allow us to keep the name... nice huh? Jason Derek and I will continue with a different name when the time is right..."
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Black Country Communion released their third album 'Afterglow' late last year but didn't do any live dates to promote the album as Joe Bonamasa was committed to his solo career.
There has been a public fall out between Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa but this is the most definitive statement yet regarding the future of the band.
Glenn Hughes is currently making a solo album which will see a return to a more rock direction.
MetalTalk's Mark Taylor conducted an interview with Glenn Hughes last year just before the release of 'Afterglow' and you can watch that right here.