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Charity album for Linda McCartney Centre

Stay Tuned 1.5 is an all-star charity album to be released on August 5 for the benefit of Linda McCartney Centre cancer treatment facility at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

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Hughes’ European tour

Glenn Hughes has announced a European tour towards the end of the year. The tour starts in Stuttgart, Germany, on November 22, also visits Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, France, and Spain, and wraps up on December 14 in Madrid.

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Glenn Hughes’ father R.I.P.

Glenn Hughes' father William has passed away at the age of 90. Glenn announced yesterday on Twitter that he is flying with his wife to UK to be with his mother Sheila. Our sincere condolences to Glenn and his family. Read more »

Living up

A brief addendum to our coverage of the induction. Short press conference that Gillan, Paice, and Glover gave after receiving their awards. It may answer some questions, but I guess not from the people who are in write-only mode.

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Coverdale and Hughes talk to Rolling Stone

Hot on the heels of their induction, Rolling Stone has an interview with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, which they call an interview with Deep Purple. We’ll forgive them, for they do not know what they do.

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A weird conglomeration of people

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held yesterday, April 8, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Gillan, Glover, Paice, Vicky Lord, Coverdale, and Hughes were on hand to accept the induction.

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Purple exhibit opens in Cleveland

Cleveland.com reports that a Deep Purple exhibit has opened at the brink-and-mortar Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (which now has officially dropped ‘and museum’ moniker). The exhibit is displayed alongside the other 2016 inductees, and includes a centerpiece of Blackmore’s Gibson ES-335 from the early years (it was last used in the studio to record Child in Time).

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Never a finished article

Glenn Hughes recently spoke to GuitCast podcast (even though he’s not exactly known for his guitar playing skills).

On his knee surgery:

I was privately in a wheelchair for a couple weeks at the end of my Asian tour last December, knowing full well when I got home that that I was going to have the surgery done.

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The guitar that gets played

Steve Morse spoke to Madcap Music Review back in January at the NAMM. He mostly talked about the finer, but not so obvious features of his signature MusicMan, such as the significance of small headstock for having the guitar with him at all times. (watch inside) Read more »

Ulrich to present Deep Purple at the induction

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will be presenting Deep Purple at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame this weekend. He recently spoke with radio.com about his love for the band and what, in his opinion, makes them a driving force in music.

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