Black Country Communion’s comeback album hasn’t even been released yet, but singer Glenn Hughes has revealed that he’s already made another record with a big-name artist he won't identify.

UPDATE: It looks like the secret's out – Hughes and Chad Smith served as the rhythm section for Joe Satriani's new LP.

The former Black Sabbath and Deep Purple member told TotalRock Radio that he keeps creating music is because he’s a writer first and foremost. “I just did a record with another famous fellow," he says in a video interview that you can watch above. "I can’t say who right now It will be coming out soon. It’s like another secret. I can’t announce it until they announce it, but I’ve been super-busy working. I’m a writer. That’s my main thing.”

Hughes said last month that an attempted reunion with Deep Purple bandmates Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale and Jon Lord had come to nothing around 2009, three years before keyboardist Lord died. In another recent interview, he recalled that lineup’s final appearance in Liverpool in 1976. “At the back of my mind back then, was a definite sort of, ‘Are we sure this is what we want to do?’” he told Metal Wani. (You can listen to that interview below.)

“The band was being split into two, there were things going on behind the scenes that were inappropriate," he said. "There were issues other than drugs and alcohol going on that was making it difficult to work. There were a lot of things going on, as well as the issues you may have read about. I don’t think anybody knew, going onto the stage, that that would be the last time. At the end of the show we all knew it. We all had that look of discontent, that feeling we’d come to the end of the road. It was sad, but I was willing to move on with my life, to prepare to make a solo album.”

Black Country Communion’s BCCIV will be released on Sept. 22. The band has confirmed two U.K. concerts to accompany the release: Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Jan. 2 and London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Jan. 4, 2018.

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