Black Country Communion frontman Glenn Hughes has had a successful career as the lead vocalist for Black Sabbath during the mid 1980s, as well as playing bass and performing vocals for the Mk. III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple. However, despite knowing Jason Bonham since he was a child, he had never played with the drummer before the formation of Black Country Communion. Hughes explained to Nightwatcher's House of Rock
: "Here's the thing. I've played with all the great rock drummers. I played with Jason's father. So here I am, 40 years later, playing with his son. I've known Jason from before he even remembers me. I've been his 'Uncle Glenn' forever. Now I've been given the keys to take care of John's boy. I'm very protective of Jason. We have a very strong family thread because of his dad.
Locking in with Jason...The first song that we recorded was 'Stand (At The Burning Tree)' that first day. When we counted it off, and he came in playing 1/2 time, it was like 'Okay, this is just supposed to be this way.'. He's a very musical boy. He challenges you absolutely. And I love a good challenge. I also love the fact that we can agree to disagree. (Laughs)."