Well, file this under "That Sucks" - these guys were kickass, mostly because Joe Bonamassa is a MONSTER guitar player...
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION — the supergroup featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian(DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa — is officially "over" following Bonamassa's decision to exit the project. Hughes writes on his Facebook page: "Joe left and 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."
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION released its third album, "Afterglow", last October amid a public feud between Hughes and Bonamassa.
The war of words goes back to early September, when Hughes began telling journalists that Bonamassa's solo touring schedule was preventing BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION from touring and fulfilling its potential. He stated that if the situation didn't change, "Afterglow" could be the group's last recording project.
Asked about the current status of BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION,Bonamassa told PremierGuitar.com earlier this month: "As far as I'm concerned, my involvement is pretty much done, and I'll tell you why: Originally, I did it for the same reasons I did the stuff with Beth Hart and ROCK CANDY FUNK PARTY — it was an excuse to play a different kind of music that I don't get to play normally."