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Losing his mind in Beverly Hills

Glenn Hughes performed his Purple set on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. He was joined on stage by local talent Joe Bonamassa and Chad Smith.

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Purple album, gold edition

Whitesnake’s The Purple Album will be reissued on October 13, 2023, via Rhino Records. It will be available as 2CD, 2LP on gold vinyl, Blu-ray, and digital. Of particular interest in certain quarters would be the second CD that will feature the 4 tracks from DC & The Fabulosa Brothers tape that landed him the […]

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Clearwell ghosts never showed up

Louder Sound has a short, but fairly informative interview with Glenn Hughes. What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about either the Burn album or the sessions for it? Freshness. I had joined the band from Trapeze, and then David [Coverdale] joined seven weeks later. Everything felt brand new. There […]

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Down to the crypt with ouija board

Glenn Hughes appeared on the Rockonteurs podcast hosted by Gary Kemp (of Spandau Ballet fame) and session bassist extraordinaire Guy Pratt. That happened on or around June 27, 2023. Listen to this rather interesting conversation

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You can’t hold him

Fans of Mark 3, rejoice! Glenn Hughes has opened his 50th anniversary of Burn tour with a couple of shows in Gothenburg, Sweden. Here is a video from the concert on May 6, 2023.

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A gift from the grave

Ultimate Classic Rock has an interview with David Coverdale where he is discussing, among other things, his plans to celebrate a life changing job offer he got 50 years ago: With me celebrating the 50th anniversary of Purple, we’re going to be doing something, probably around October. I spoke with Glenn Hughes last year and […]

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Introducing the unknown

Another article from the New Musical Express issue from September 29, 1973. This one unveils the new Deep Purple lineup that became known as Mark III.

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Celebrating Burn in the UK

Glenn Hughes will continue his 50th anniversary of Burn tour with 11 dates in the UK in October. The tour starts on October 10 in Holmfirth and wraps up on the 29th at the Manchester Academy. Soren Andersen on guitar, Ash Sheehan on drums, and Bob Fridzema on keyboards will round up the band. Special […]

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A lot of soul

A vintage interview with a freshly purplerised (is that a word? it is now!) Glenn Hughes, that originally appeared in New Musical Express on September 29, 1973: He’s got one of the best voices in modern music and he is also an accomplished bass player – but what did he listen to himself when he […]

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Danish treasures

Fan-filmed super8 footage has come to light from Deep Purple’s 1975 show in Copenhagen. Filmed at Brøndby Hallen on March 20, 1975 by Lars Kroman, the silent and fragmented film lasts nearly 10 minutes. At first it shows the band filmed from the audience in front of the stage. Later and more interestingly, the camera […]

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