Incidentally, Bonamassa was recently voted best guitarist in the world.
Their debut CD has been completed and is being/has been produced by Kevin Shirley and (as of today, 5/12/10) is scheduled for a September release.
Sometimes with these supergroups the egos are over the top and the whole doesn't match up to the sum of the parts (GTR and The Firm come to mind). Other times there's enough mutual respect and love of music that the whole actually becomes greater than the sum of the parts (Asia, or more recently Them Crooked Vultures).
Until September I will remain cautiously optimistic. Is anyone else looking forward to this one?
Speaking of Glenn Hughes, in addition to this supergroup project he's been working on a new remaster of Deep Purple's Come Taste the Band after the original multi-track source tapes (long thought lost) were located last year. Many previous CD releases came from later sources and not the original source tapes:
... in December 2009, the Deep Purple Appreciation Society reported that the original multi-track masters had recently surfaced and that an official remastered version with bonus tracks (including remixes by Glenn Hughes and Kevin Shirley) would see release in 2010. The release is now due in late July (for the world outside the US).
On January 6, 2010 it was announced at the DPAS website that there were two extra tracks from the Come Taste The Band sessions. One is a five minute jam with Ian Paice and Tommy Bolin, the other a proper three minute track that was taken out from the final release in 1975. It was also stated on the website that the remastering was still in an early state, but that it moved forwards. Two days later it was reported that Glenn Hughes had finished his involvement with the remixes at Stateside at the very end of December 2009. On a January 1, 2010 diary entry on his official website, producer Kevin Shirley also stated that David Coverdale had been involved in the process. This 2-CD Deluxe 35th Anniversary edition will include the original album plus a rare US single edit on the first disc, and the remixes plus the two unissued tracks on the second disc. (from wikipedia)
Hopefully the US release will not be long after the worldwide re-relesae.