First The Black Crowes break up, and now, California Breed was so upset about it that they’ve decided to call it quits too! But not really... The band didn’t have a very long run while they were together, and it wasn’t without it’s problems. They got together back in 2013, releasing a self-titled Debut album under Frontiers. The band was mostly the result of the breakup of Black Country Communion, as well as Glenn Hughe’s and Jason Bonham’s willingness to work together after the split, not to mention their teaming up with guitarist/vocalist Andrew Watt. The album they released was an excellent demonstration of modern blues rock ideas and seemed to take influences from many dadrock bands (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin). They also supported Alter Bridge in the U.S. last fall, as well as supporting Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, so the band was quite successful in their time.
They did end up running in to some problems last summer, however, when Bonham left the band due to creative differences. The band subsequently picked up drummer Joey Castillo, formerly of Queens of the Stone Age, but apparently the addition didn’t work too well.
The band announced their split via Facebook:
It’s a shame that a band so early in it’s life has to break up like this, especially since Black Country Communion only lasted four years. Maybe another band will break up this week to form a trend? Hopefully not.