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Glenn Hughes interview to Rocknworld

Rocknworld published an extensive interview that Glenn Hughes has given to them. He talks about his latest album, Music for the Divine, about how he overcame his past drug addiction and many other things. Of a particular interest to our readers would be the fact that he finally went on record speaking about Mk.3 reunion:

antiMUSIC: In your heart of hearts, do you think the long-anticipated reunion of Purple Mk III will ever happen?

Glenn: I think everybody…except Ian Paice….Ian is still in MkII. We’ve all spoken about it, through third parties. We’ve all spoken. I mean David and Jon Lord and I haven spoken about it at great length. Ritchie has now spoken to people. I mean….look I’d like to do it for two reasons. The first simply being to play with my brothers again and to complete the chapter. But you know I think it would be great to play with Ritchie again and David and Jon and Ian again. I think it would be really, really good. I think it would be a really great band. One last time, you know.

Read the full interview here.

12 Comments to “Glenn Hughes interview to Rocknworld”:

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    Mark Bryant says:

    Well, if this were to happen, it would be pretty awesome . . . but the magic may not be the same as Glenn seems to think. I really like the Morse error stuff now — I am used to it. So, though interesting, this may be a waste.

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    igge says:

    I’m not too sure about this. I seriously doubt Jon would want to work with Ritchie again.

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    martin correa says:

    go ahead glenn!.make the reunion!

  4. 4
    fabio says:

    A brazilian post in the Orkut mentions a Coverdale’s interview at Whiplash (what is this??), where he refused the idea of this MK III reunion. Coverdale has supposedly already told Glenn about this. The only possility he would agree, is a single concert for an occasional benefit concert, if all DP living members play together…
    well, if this statement is true, I will not wait for that…
    (sorry for bad english)

  5. 5
    Deep Purple, news and stuff » Blog Archive » Coverdale says no to Mk.3 reunion says:

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  6. 6
    fabio says:

    I found the original source, it’s here: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=70078
    (whiplash is a brazilian Website that translated this information).

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    Bo says:

    I hope I will happen. DP these days are happy guys and they are very good, but the magic left the day RB left. A group with Glenn, David, Ritchie and Jon and a first class drummer (but NO ONE will ever beat Paice) that will a dream. Maybe just a few shows but I’m sure it will be a HUGE succes.

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    John Joslin says:

    Glenn Hughes has for years done nothing but bad mouth Purple. He and Coverdale are not even a third rate Gillan And Glover. This is one reunion we dont need.

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    Eddie says:

    Cool if it were a ‘One off’, but these things never happen that way because the guys involved are too creative & not just performers. So, a whole new body of work would come about from a few Jam sessions & then it would escalate beyond the commitment that ian paice could give it due to Mark 2’s heavy tour schedule.

    Would be goo to hear Burn done this way though.


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    giofav says:

    Perhaps a reunin like “Heaven and Hell” would be better for both parts, so IP could do it without leaving/having problems with purple

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    Eric Odijk says:

    It has always been a dream of me too. But the drummer? Paicey is in the current Purple, so we need a guy who can compete with him. I would go for Bill Bruford. He can do anything and is also of the same generation. Oh and if Lord does not want to play with RB, then go get Keith Emerson or Rick Wakeman. To be honest: I want Blackmore-Coverdale-Hughes. I know Paice won’t do it, and have doubts about Lord.
    In fact, I have dreams and fantasies about this band. And please let Ritchie be so nice as to play an ode to Tommy Bolin: This Time Around/Owed To G, or You Keep On Moving (which is Coverdale-Hughes, who are both in it).
    And then let them choose songs that fitr Coverdale better, like Sail Away, Soldier Of Fortune, Dealer, Stormbringer, Burn, Might Just Take Your Life, Mistreated, but absolutely NO Gillan songs!!!

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    Strangeman says:

    A reunion of Mark III…it sounds very exciting, but it is a risk to be sure. Personally, I think so much rides on Ritchie’s shoulders. If he has a good attitude and puts his heart into his playing, it will be a great boost.

    Don’t get me wrong here…the other guys’ performance are just as important. But I feel confident that David, Glenn, Jon and ??? will put their hearts into it.

    I’m all for it…give it a go! I’ll pony up the dough for tickets!

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