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Friday, February 18, 2011

Studio fire can’t stop Black Country Communion

Glenn Hughes is delighted that a fire in producer Kevin Shirley’s Malibu studio didn’t stop Black Country Communion complete recording work on their second album.

The blaze broke out in Shirley’s Cave establishment, where he’s worked with the likes of Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Journey.

The producer says: “I opened up this morning to thick, acrid smoke and a sideboard aflame. Miraculously there were no guitars lost, no masters affected and the studio is smelly but otherwise okay.

Last year Shirley was one of the driving forced behind the formation of BCC, which stars Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian alongside Hughes. The producer is credited with the vision of putting the outfit together, and says: “In my mind they’re the best rock act of their ilk out there. Not that they’d challenge the mighty Iron Maiden for spectacle, but they do have 30 years of experience and material to draw from.”

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