california breed

Thu
24
May

GLENN HUGHES Talks Millennials & California Breed

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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LEGENDARY singer/bassist Glenn Hughes says working with guitarist Andrew Watt showed him “millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it”.
California Breed, a project in which now-65-year-old Hughes worked with 27-year-old Watt along with drummer Jason Bonham, broke up after one album in 2015.
“It was a very stressful band for me to be in,” Hughes told the White Line Fever podcast (please use this link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/white-line-fever/id494213902?mt=2). “I was, you know, bamboozled into forming this band with a young man, Andrew Watt - a very talented young man - but it was the wrong move for me.
“The guy is a millennial. The guy is 25 years old and it was difficult to play with somebody with a different head space to me and Jason not wanting to tour was a difficult thing.
“Looking back at California Breed, I should never have toured behind that. I should have just released the album and moved back onto my solo work.
“A great record by the way but I don’t have very fond memories of that period. I’d was just recovering from open heart surgery, it was a difficult period for me but I look back on it and I learned so many different things.”
Asked for this thoughts on millennials, the former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath man answered: “The way I see it is this, and this is a generalisation: millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it. I’m sorry, that’s the way I see it. 
“People of my age group have worked their asses off to get this and a lot of youngsters - some youngsters don’t feel that way - they want it all and they want it now. They want what you got and they’re not willing to work their asses off for three of four decades to get it.
“And it just doesn’t work that way.”
When asked if he was linking these thoughts to Watt specifically, Hughes said:  “He comes from a group of people from that generation. You’re born in the early nineties and you have a different angle and a different viewpoint of the world. You have the whole internet thing. You grew up with the internet in front of your fingers. It’s a different demographic. It was difficult for me to work with people who had a different angle on life.
“I’m old school. I’ve had a heart attack. I’ve been shot at, pistol-whipped, run over in a car. I’ve been, you know, stabbed and all of a sudden I’m working with people who have no idea what I’ve been through and they just want success. And success, you just don’t get it overnight.”
Hughes returned to another high profile collaboration, Black Country Communion, which currently has a album in circulation entitled BCCIV. Hughes is also touring a show of Deep Purple classics with his solo band.
 
Fri
31
Oct

The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour 2014 Event Announced

Friday, October 31, 2014
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THE CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR 2014
Presented By Orange Amplification

'ROCK'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS NIGHT'
ANNOUNCES LIVE PERFORMANCES BY

KINGS OF CHAOS, CALIFORNIA BREED, RIVAL SONS
AND SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
AT AVALON IN HOLLYWOOD, CA


 
Hosted by UK-based Classic Rock magazine, the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards--the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour presented by Orange Amplification--announced today a stellar line-up of live performances from some of the most exciting and respected artists in rock: Kings Of Chaos, California Breed, Rival Sons and Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts.

This star-studded list of performers will be joining an already announced list of rock icons to be on-hand at the all-star event on November 4 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA including: Sammy Hagar (this year's host), Gregg Allman (this year's Living Legend Award recipient) and guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore of The Doors (this year's Inspiration Award recipient), and many more.

Kings Of Chaos, the part-time, all-star rock'n'roll collective, are one of the most exciting live bands in rock for two distinct reasons: 1. The a-list revolving door of guest performers; and 2. The bands core line-up of Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke alongside guitar aficionado, Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt. It's a combination that brings anticipation and killer live performances in abundance.

For this intimate live performance, Kings of Chaos will be joined on stage by Sammy Hagar, the evening's host and frontman of Van Halen, Montrose and Chickenfoot; former Deep Purple and current California Breed frontman Glenn Hughes; and more rock royalty, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen; and one of the most recognizable and important figures in rock, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top).

As well as performing with the aforementioned Kings of Chaos, Glenn Hughes will also be playing a stripped-back set with his current band California Breed, with 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter Andrew Watt.

Rival Sons have seen a meteoric rise in international recognition since their inception in 2009. Playing to thousands in sell-out shows around the world, this will be a unique performance in front of hundreds of their peers.

Scott Weiland, notorious frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, brings his new band, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, to perform their acclaimed live show to this star-studded audience.

Classic Rock editor Si'n Llewellyn says: "Playing live is the lifeblood of rock'n'roll and there are few things as thrilling as watching a rock show. On November 4th we'll be privileged to witness four unique performances from some of the very best in the business."

The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards will air on AXS TV in December (exact date TBA).

Voting for the listener and fan-voted categories just closed and winners will be announced at the awards. For the full list of nominees for this year's listener and fan-voted categories, click here.

For one night only, Classic Rock magazine plays host to some of the world's most renowned rock legends. This exclusive evening welcomes some 400 artists, industry figureheads and VIPs with a champagne reception and a three-course dinner, followed by the presentation of the awards themselves. The evening culminates with a live performance.

Reflecting the explosive growth of the Classic Rock brand, the event has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the rare 'must-dos' on the rock calendar. It has consistently attracted A-List guests, including Black Sabbath, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Slash, Rush, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Brian May, The Who, Gene Simmons, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Rob Halford and Paul Stanley, among many others, as well as live performances from Jeff Beck with special guests, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rival Sons and Zakk Wylde.

This really is the ultimate in rock'n'roll awards, and as such will be broadcast in the U.S. on radio exclusively through KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, it's national programming partner VH1 Radio, producer of On Tap with Nik Carter, VH1 Classic Rock Prep and VH1 Rock Prep, and KMG's advertising sales partner Adlarge Media. In the U.K. it will be broadcast on TeamRock Radio. Check out highlights from past Classic Rock Awards here: http://bit.ly/1qVqXoT.

Orange Amplification returns for a fifth year as a major partner in presenting the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Joining them are new sponsors MixRadio, official hotel partners the Sunset Marquis Hotel ' Restaurant ' Spa, Universal Music Group and Sammy's Beach Bar Rum.

About Classic Rock magazine
The world's most revered and respected hard rock media brand. Every month Classic Rock magazine goes behind the scenes to bring the real stories of the rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd and from those who follow in their footsteps, from Alter Bridge to Rival Sons to the bands you've yet to discover. Written by the world's leading rock experts and featuring rock's most renowned photographers, Classic Rock unearths the reality from the myths. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock's biggest names and tomorrow's superstars, and includes the heftiest and most trustworthy rock reviews section on the planet. Classic Rock: the world's only high-voltage rock'n'roll brand, available in print at all good retailers, on TeamRock.com and the recently relaunched new and improved digital edition available on Apple Newsstand. For more information on Classic Rock magazine visit classicrockmagazine.com.

About Team Rock Limited
Team Rock Limited (TeamRock) is a new company founded by Billy Anderson and chaired by John Myers. John is the former Chief Executive of GMG Radio, and Billy Anderson was Regional Director of GMG Radio. TeamRock is a new content, creation and distribution business for rock fans around the world. TeamRock content is powered by TeamRock.com, the global home of the biggest and most exclusive stories in rock and metal.Chris Ingham, the Managing Director of TeamRock.com, launched the Classic Rock Awards in 2005 at the Caf' de Paris in London. Chris previously conceived and launched the Golden Gods awards for Metal Hammer magazine in 2003, which has gone on to international recognition. Chris currently oversees the International Development of TeamRock.com and the music brands Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and The Blues Magazine. For more information on TeamRock visit teamrock.com.

About Orange Amplification
Orange Amplification have been a pioneering force in guitar and bass amplification since 1968. They have built a reputation of delivering innovative technology, always built with uncompromising attention to detail and quality. Known as the best British guitar amplifier manufacturer for both design and build, they dominate the world's stages and studios. Orange are rightfully proud of their heritage, a story that began in the late 1960s. The world's greatest rock icons, including Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Oasis, Madonna, Jim Root and Geddy Lee are proud to stand in front of the unmistakable iconic brand and rely upon its unique tone. For more information on Orange Amplification visit orangeamps.com.

About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the global music leader with strong market positions in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising. Representing some of the most influential and legendary recording artists of the past 100 years, UMG has the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, including past Classic Rock Roll Of Honour winners Eric Clapton, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen, the Rolling Stones, Rush, and The Who.

About Sunset Marquis Hotel ' Restaurant ' Spa
The iconic Sunset Marquis Hotel ' Restaurant ' Spa in West Hollywood, CA, mere steps from the famed Sunset Strip, home to so many legendary musicians and so much musical history, is proud to be supporting the 2014 Classic Rock Awards as this year's host hotel. The Sunset Marquis Hotel ' Restaurant ' Spa is 152 boutique-style suites and villas intertwined within a 3.5 acre oasis of gardens and private retreats, and features alfresco dining at Cavatina, two heated pools, iconic 'BAR 1200' and 'SPA'. For more information on the Sunset Marquis Hotel . Restaurant . Spa, visit: sunsetmarquis.com.

About MixRadio
MixRadio, the world's most simple personalised music service, is supporting the 2014 Classic Rock Awards. From its catalogue of more than 30 million tracks, MixRadio is curating playlists inspired by each and every category of the awards. With a presence in 31 countries worldwide, MixRadio is also helping to take the awards to a global audience. For more information on MixRadio visit mixrad.io/us/en.

About Krantz Media Group/KMG Networks
An internationally recognised business strategist operating at the intersection of the media, advertising and entertainment industries, Gary Krantz is President and chief executive officer of Krantz Media Group LLC, a leading New York City-based advisory business development and content syndication firm that provides critical direction on issues of content syndication, marketing, advertising, media, entertainment and digital technology. KMG (krantzmediagroup.com) provides strategic marketing and brand development, implementation roadmaps, technology solutions for media, media sales and revenue generation, business development, organisational planning and competitive analysis many for many brands and companies such as Viacom Networks, Clear Channel/Premiere Radio Networks, Studio Center Total Production, My Damn Channel, TuneGenie Networks, and the UK-based TeamRock. In 2012 KMG launched KMG Networks, an independent, multi-platform content and services syndication company. Its services and products include On Tap, presented by VH1 Classic, The VH1 Rock and Classic Rock Radio Network, The Studio Center Network, TeamRock's Classic Rock Roll Of Honour, kand a suite of broadcast products created by respected news broadcaster Lee Harris (mornings on CBS's 1010 WINS). For more information on Krantz Media Group/KMG Networks visit krantzmediagroup.com.

About AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr  and YouTube.

About AdLarge Media
AdLarge Media is the fastest-growing independent audio advertising sales company in the US, representing radio, digital and mobile content providers. AdLarge Media stands at the intersection of content, ad technology and advertising, representing both broadcast and digital properties. The company serves a large portfolio of agencies and brands, delivering a demonstrated return on investment in an ever-changing media landscape. Founded in 2010 by industry leaders Gary Schonfeld and Cathy Csukas, AdLarge Media is widely recognised for its collaborative partnerships and customised advertising sales solutions. For more information on AdLarge Media visit adlarge.com.


 
 
Sat
02
Aug

CALIFORNIA BREED Announce Touring Drummer & New Dates

Saturday, August 2, 2014
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California Breed whose self titled debut has become one of the most critically acclaimed rock albums of 2014, have officially announced their first round of European live dates. The band will support Alter Bridge in the US before heading to Europe and will close out the run supporting Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on their 5 UK arena dates.

Glenn Hughes and Andrew Watt have chosen ex Queens of the Stone Age /Eagles Of Death Metal drummer JOEY CASTILLO as the drummer for all upcoming dates when it became clear that Jason Bonham’s professional commitments would prevent him from being able to tour with the band. As GLENN HUGHES says “We’re just excited to play live, to tour, to be in front of and with our fans. We’re very proud of our debut record and we can’t wait to share it, live and loud, with you.”

Friday, November 7 - DOM OFITSEROV - ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia

Saturday, November 8 - IZVESTIYA HALL - MOSCOW, Russia

Monday, November 10 - ZELEZNODOROZNIKHOV - NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia

Tuesday, November 11 - THETRE ESTRADY - YEKATERINBURG, Russia 

Thursday, November 13 - AURORA - ST. PETERSBURG, Russia

Friday, November 14 - KAPITOLIY @ PAVILLION 2 - NOZNIY NOVGOROD, Russia

Sunday, November 16 - LIVE CLUB - MILAN, Italy

Monday, November 17 - TONHALLE - MÜNICH, Germany

Wednesday, November 19 - ROCKFABRIK - NÜRNBERG, Germany

Thursday, November 20 - ARENA - VIENNA, Austria

Saturday, November 22 - PRORESJA - WARSAW, Poland

Sunday, November 23 - KESSELHAUS - BERLIN, Germany

Tuesday, November 25 - MARKTHALLE - HAMBURG, Germany

Wednesday, November 26 - E-WERK - KÖLN, Germany

Friday, November 28 - PHONES 4U ARENA - MANCHESTER, UK *

Saturday, November 29 - FIRST DIRECT ARENA - LEEDS, UK *

Monday, December 1 - LG ARENA - BIRMINGHAM, UK *

Tuesday, December 2 - WEMBLEY ARENA - LONDON, UK *

Thursday, December 4 - SSE HYDRO - GLASGOW, UK *

Friday, December 5 - PLANET ROCKSTOCK - PORTHCAWL, UK

* Special Guests of SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY and THE CONSPIRATORS

All on sale and ticket information can be found athttp://www.CaliforniaBreed.com/

 
Wed
04
Jun

FRONTIERS RECORDS MAY 2014 RELEASES SPOT

FRONTIERS RECORDS MAY 2014 RELEASES SPOT

 

Frontiers Records May 2014 Releases Spot (Official) / Featuring California Breed, Timo Tolkki's Avalon and Neal Schon.

 
Wed
21
May

CALIFORNIA BREED LAUNCH VIDEO FOR "THE WAY"

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Categories: 
 
 
 
CALIFORNIA BREED
NEW VIDEO
“THE WAY”
PREMIERES ON BILLBOARD.COM
ALONG WITH Q&A FROM LEAD SINGER/BASSIST GLENN HUGHES
 
CALIFORNIA BREED
SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON FRONTIERS RECORDS
 
 
CALIFORNIA BREED: http://tinyurl.com/k6rrmgc.
 
CALIFORNIA BREED, one of most exciting new bands of 2014 featuring legendary vocalist-bassist GLENN HUGHES, drummer extraordinaire JASON BONHAM and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter ANDREW WATT, have premiered their new video “The Way” via BILLBOARD.COM. Check out the clip and read the Q&A with GLENN HUGHES on BILLBOARD.COM, here: http://tinyurl.com/o7e5rnu
 
In other video news, GUITAR WORLD.com has posted the final installment of the band’s “making of” the album series. Watch all five episodes, here: http://tinyurl.com/osmsfyc.
 
CALIFORNIA BREED’s self titled debut album was just released in on Frontiers Records and is already #2 on the US iTunes Rock albums chart and currently climbing national charts in Europe.
 
Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, the album was produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings), and was recorded at his Nashville studio and features equal co-writing credits among the three-man lineup.
 
CALIFORNIA BREED will perform their first-ever U.S. show on Wednesday, May 28 at the Whisky A GO GO and their first New York City show will be Saturday, May 31 at Gramercy Theatre. The band will announce their U.K., European and U.S. tours soon.
 
CALIFORNIA BREED is available now as a CD, digital download and Deluxe Edition CD + DVD featuring the bonus song “Solo,” two video clips and a documentary. Links are as follows: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaBreed Amazon CD: http://smarturl.it/CB_AmzCD and Deluxe Edition CD + DVD: http://smarturl.it/CB_AmzCDDVD.
CALIFORNIA BREED’s self-titled debut is garnering solid early reviews. Check out a sampling of the critical reaction here:
 
“California Breed eclipses anything Black Country Communion mustered in their short existence. ‘The Way’ and ‘Chemical Rain’ pack bombastic, swaggering Led Zep-meets-Audioslave riffs, ‘Spit You Out’ is straight-up good time rock ‘n’ roll and ‘All Falls Down’ is a decent stab at the token power-charged ballad. Watt’s undoubted spark has pulled these two seasoned vets out of a rut…”
 
--Rich Chamberlain, TOTAL GUITAR, May 2014
 
“California Breed is a raw, fiery rock cocktail that marries belligerent attitude with heartfelt emotion, delicate touch with super confident strut. First single ‘Sweet Tea’ is irresistible, hard hitting rock swagger, while closing number ‘Breathe’ is an uplifting, soulful hymn of understated groove that highlights Glenn’s evergreen vocal talents.”
 
--Chris Kee, POWERPLAY MAGAZINE, May 2014
 
“California Breed are another supergroup of sorts, but this time they’re a power trio, with new guitar sensation 23-year old Andrew Watt threatening to become the most talked about axe slinger since Charlie Sexton burst onto the scene. Like Sexton, Watt is a Bowie-phile. In fact he came to Hugh’s attention via a hair-raising stint at a New York City ‘Bowie Ball.’ Hughes’s monstrous pipes and super funk bass thwack are a given, as is Jason Bonham’s percussive assault, yet even these seasoned campaigners must be rubbing their eyes in disbelief at what the prodigy achieves.”
 
--Max Bell, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, May 2014
 
“California Breed's debut highlights the best of all three virtuosos without overstating the obvious. Because in the end, it really is all about the groove.”
 
--James Wood, GUITAR WORLD, May 2014
 
“…muscular yet funky riffage….this debut album gets the fist pumping and the heart righteously racing.”
 
--GUITAR & BASS, May 2014
 
 
Cover art for CALIFORNIA BREED’s self-titled debut album: http://tinyurl.com/lv3mcgp.
For more information on CALIFORNIA BREED, visit: 
#CaliforniaBreed
CALIFORNIA BREED bio and assets here: http://tinyurl.com/ny6tm6b.
 
About CALIFORNIA BREED:
Glenn Hughes has spent the subsequent years working with the biggest legends in music, as a solo star, and guesting with everyone from Black Sabbath to Earth, Wind & Fire – up to his most recent collaboration in rock supergroup Black Country Communion, which included Jason Bonham. When Black Country Communion disbanded Hughes and Bonham had a strong desire to keep playing together. They're only challenge was finding a new guitarist worthy of their musicality.  Easier said than done for these stars who between them have worked with some of the greatest guitarists in history – including Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page and Joe Bonamassa, to name just a few. Then fate took a hand in things when Glenn’s friend Julian Lennon introduced him to the astounding talents of a New York City hotshot guitarist named Andrew Watt. “Literally, the first day me and Andrew got together we wrote two songs,” recalls Glenn. “One was ‘Chemical Rain’ and the other was ‘Solo’, both of which are now on the finished album. I was so moved by the music, I said, ‘We’ve got to record this!’ That’s when I called Jason.” Cut to autumn 2013. Recording with Dave Cobb at the producer’s own studio in Nashville, added all the finishing touches, says Glenn. At Cobb’s insistence, every vocal was recorded live as the band was playing. “Totally the reverse of what I’m used to,” says Glenn. “But I went into that aggressive rock soulfulness and everything down to the whispers, it was all done live! I enjoyed myself so much, just going for it. For what is on paper a three-piece, the sheer range of sounds and melodies you get from California Breed are breathtaking.
 
 
Wed
07
May

CALIFORNIA BREED GET READY FOR DEBUT GIG

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Categories: 

 

CALIFORNIA BREED
ROCK TRIO
FEATURES LEGENDARY VOCALIST-BASSIST GLENN HUGHES, DRUMMER EXTRAORDINAIRE JASON BONHAM
AND 23-YEAR-OLD NEWCOMER GUITARIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER
ANDREW WATT

 U.S. PERFORMANCE DEBUT SET FOR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 AT THE WHISKY A GO GO (8pm)


 

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WHO:            

The powerful new rock trio CALIFORNIA BREED which features legendary vocalist-bassist GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), drummer extraordinaire JASON BONHAM (Led Zeppelin) and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter ANDREW WATT will have their first-ever U.S. performance in Los Angeles on WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 at the Whisky A Go Go.

Their self-titled debut album, due out May 20 on Frontiers Records was produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings), recorded at his Nashville studio and features equal co-writing credits among the three-man lineup. The album features 23-year-old guitarist ANDREW WATT, who was originally introduced to GLENN HUGHES by Julian Lennon at a party in Los Angeles in 2013.

Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, the hard-hitting trio's first single 'Sweet Tea' is a Top 10 hit on the Classic Rock chart. The video for the explosive track premiered on USA TODAY: http://tinyurl.com/mmp7mxq. Recently, the group debuted an animated lyric video for the new song 'Midnight Oil' on Classic Rock. The video was created by Nev Todorovi who spearheads the interactive media production company The Young Astronauts. Check out the clip here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF_pm7mLqXs.

Watch 'making of the album' clips airing on GUITARWORLD.com, here: http://tinyurl.com/mh5uycb and expect CALIFORNIA BREED to announce a U.K., European and U.S. tour soon.

          

WHEN:          

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
THE WHISKY A GO GO
(8:00 pm)
Show on-sale now.

 

  

 
Thu
20
Mar

CALIFORNIA BREED DEBUT VIDEO FOR SWEET TEA

Categories: 

CALIFORNIA BREED

FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “SWEET TEA”
PREMIERES TODAY (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19)
ON USA TODAY
ALONG WITH Q&A WITH LEAD SINGER/BASSIST GLENN HUGHES

CALIFORNIA BREED FEATURES LEGENDARY VOCALIST-BASSIST GLENN HUGHES, DRUMMER EXTRAORDINAIRE JASON BONHAM AND
23-YEAR-OLD NEWCOMER GUITARIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER ANDREW WATT

SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
OUT MAY 16th in EUROPE (MAY 19th IN THE UK) AND MAY 20th ON FRONTIERS RECORDS IN THE U.S.

Hard-hitting new rock band CALIFORNIA BREED, together legendary vocalist-bassist GLENN HUGHES, drummer extraordinaire JASON BONHAM and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter ANDREW WATT.  Today (3/19), the powerful trio have unleashed their first single and video “Sweet Tea” via USA TODAY. Check out the video and read the Q&A with GLENN HUGHES on USA TODAY, here: http://tinyurl.com/mmp7mxq.

Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, the band will release their self-titled debut album on May 16th in Europe (May 19th in the UK) and May 20 on Frontiers Records. It was produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings), and was recorded at his Nashville studio and features equal co-writing credits among the three-man lineup (album cover art below).

CALIFORNIA BREED will be available as a CD, digital download and a Deluxe Edition CD + DVD featuring the bonus song “Solo,”  two video clips and a documentary. Fans that pre-order the digital download on iTunes will receive an instant download of the first single, “Sweet Tea” upon ordering. The iTunes and Amazon pre-order links are as follows: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaBreed Amazon CD: http://smarturl.it/CB_AmzCD and CD Deluxe Edition CD + DVD: http://smarturl.it/CB_AmzCDDVD.


CALIFORNIA BREED (L-R): Andrew Watt, Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham. Photo credit: Austyn Weiner.
Photo link: http://msopr.com/files/ca_breed_photo.jpg


Above: Album cover for CALIFORNIA BREED’s self-titled debut album. Credit: Austyn Weiner
Album cover art link: http://msopr.com/files/california_breed_cover_art_low_res.jpg

For more information on CALIFORNIA BREED, visit:
www.californiabreed.com
www.facebook.com/CaliforniaBreed
https://twitter.com/CaliBreedBand
http://instagram.com/CaliforniaBreedOfficial/#
http://www.youtube.com/user/CaliBreedBand
https://plus.google.com/+CaliforniabreedOfficial/posts
https://myspace.com/california.breed
#CaliforniaBreed 

About CALIFORNIA BREED:
Glenn Hughes has spent the subsequent years working with the biggest legends in music, as a solo star, and guesting with everyone from Black Sabbath to Earth, Wind & Fire � up to his most recent collaboration in rock supergroup Black Country Communion, which included Jason Bonham. When Black Country Communion disbanded Hughes and Bonham had a strong desire to keep playing together. They're only challenge was finding a new guitarist worthy of their musicality.  Easier said than done for these stars who between them have worked with some of the greatest guitarists in history � including Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page and Joe Bonamassa, to name just a few. Then fate took a hand in things when Glenn’s friend Julian Lennon introduced him to the astounding talents of a New York City hotshot guitarist named Andrew Watt. “Literally, the first day me and Andrew got together we wrote two songs,” recalls Glenn. “One was ‘Chemical Rain’ and the other was ‘Solo’, both of which are now on the finished album. I was so moved by the music, I said, ‘We’ve got to record this!’ That’s when I called Jason.” Cut to autumn 2013. Recording with Dave Cobb at the producer’s own studio in Nashville, added all the finishing touches, says Glenn. At Cobb’s insistence, every vocal was recorded live as the band was playing. “Totally the reverse of what I’m used to,” says Glenn. “But I went into that aggressive rock soulfulness and everything down to the whispers, it was all done live! I enjoyed myself so much, just going for it. For what is on paper a three-piece, the sheer range of sounds and melodies you get from California Breed are breathtaking.

 
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