Celebrity Dolphin Project Ambassador and vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is no stranger to the atrocities being committed against dolphins in Taiji, Japan. And now he’s aiming to educate others in hopes of raising awareness of their brutal mistreatment.
Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American rock supergroup comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa just released the official music video of their song “The Cove”. The emotion-packed tune, written to raise awareness of the plight of Japan’s dolphins first appeared on their 2017 album, BCCIV.
I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul. It’s a wake-up call.” ~ Glenn Hughes
Every year from approximately September 1 to March 1, a notoriously cruel hunt of some of the most sentient and sensitive creatures on the planet takes place in Taiji, Japan, made famous by the 2009 Academy award-winning movie ‘The Cove.’ During this period, fisherman, or more appropriately, dolphin hunters, “drive” the mammals to their capture or deaths via means of physical violence and acoustic torture. Black Country Communion’s music video contains original footage taken by Dolphin Project, highlighting the suffering dolphins endure, both in Taiji’s hunts and as prisoners in concrete tanks.