[hand] [face]
The Original Deep Purple Web Pages
The Highway Star

Glenn Hughes: new album will be “the Funkiest, Rock N’ Soul”


Glenn Hughes in a message to the fans left on his Myspace page, mentions his new album:

To all of you in Bulgaria, France, Spain, Norway, Italia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Greece, I look 4ward to Funkin’ it up with you as well.

It’s been an amazin’ year, full of new adventures. It has given me the “juice” to write, what I consider a turning point album……these songs have been a real blessing to write, you could call it a roots record……don’t wanna keep you guessin’, but I can say that this will be the Funkiest, Rock N’ Soul album so far…..

Glenn’s touring schedule has been revamped: September 6 show in Pristina has been canceled due to instability in Kosovo. September 7 show in Sofia, Bulgaria has been postponed, tentatively to the 28th. On September 7 he will perform instead in another Bulgarian city, Kavarna, where mayor is a good friend of Glenn. This show will consist of Deep Purple Mk3/Mk4 classics. Another three shows have been scheduled in Greece in November, with Athens yet to be confirmed.

See the complete rundown in our tourdate listings.

Thanks to GHPG.net for the info.

17 Comments to “Glenn Hughes: new album will be “the Funkiest, Rock N’ Soul””:

  1. 1
    mäkikokkila says:

    I think this will be his fifth or sixth turning point album.

  2. 2
    Stefan says:

    The problem with Glenn Hughes if there is one, is the fact that he is a little bit too productive for his own good! Don´t get me wrong,I love the man and his music! In my mind he should make us long for a new album, instead of taking our breath away in an attempt to keeping up with the man!That said I can hardly wait for the new album if it is as promised…..FUNKY..full Of SOUL…RÓCKIN´…& NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 3
    T says:

    Heck, it’s been over a year! We’re ready!

  4. 4
    T says:

    Wish DP pumped them out like Glenn does!

  5. 5
    Dave Jane says:

    I think Glenn’s albums are great – Miss little insane -the best track of all time! Looking forward to the next one.

  6. 6
    Sami says:

    Looking forward to Glenn’s new album…the man always produces quality,
    and he’s on top form nowadays and really DELIVERS(same could not be said ’bout some other singers of ‘the Purple family’)!!!

  7. 7
    Rascal says:

    Yeah, I know what you mean Sami. That distant cousin once removed that unfortunately inhabits the DP tree, whats his name, oh yeah JLT. Shocking singer!!

    Come on Glenn!!

  8. 8
    Sami says:

    Actually I meant DC and IG at their off nights, to put it gently…but
    humour is always wellcome.Cheers.

  9. 9
    Sami says:

    Of course Glenn’s been very lucky with his voice…but for a man in his 50’s his tonsils & performances are nothing but stunning every time!!

    So let’s all buy the new album when it comes out, it’s gonna be worth every penny!!

  10. 10
    Rasmus Heide says:

    Every new GH album is a turning point and a fresh start for him, and they are all becoming ever more funky/rocky/souly. This is fact – based on numerous GH interviews.

  11. 11
    TruthHurts says:

    I would love him to work with RB on something.

  12. 12
    Sami says:

    You said it, TruthHurts…Glenn(& JLT) wanted Ritchie to appear on HTP-cd’s, but that didn’t happen.Maybe a Hard Rock-album with guest appearances from Jon Lord, Ian Paice etc…

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    PR time again………
    I took words like that very seriously in the past, over the years I got sceptical…….
    Which does not mean, see my other posts, I do not like his output. On the contrary……….But I must admit to have enjoyed his shows in the 90’s better then recently…….
    Too loud the volume……
    I do not like him showing over the top
    his ability to sing high…….
    And I hope , talking about PR, he forgets the RHC men this time and gets back together with JJ……
    And do not forget a Deep Purple like keyboard approach!!!!!!!
    Btw, skip the covers too!!!!

  14. 14
    TruthHurts says:

    Maybe this is idle fantasy but I don’t see why he could n’t rejoin DP, at least for a few shows.
    At some point in the set Ian Gillan could take a break while Hughes takes over lead vocal and does some songs from Mk 3 and 4 days.
    I’d love to hear IG and GH do “Smoke On The Water” and “Highway Star” together, for me it’s never quite complete hearing these songs without Hughes’s soul inflections (and “big fat tits” lyric for HS).

  15. 15
    Sami says:

    That would be Awesome, TruthHurts…but as we know, IG would never
    allow it to happen, it’s his show now.

  16. 16
    Mitzee Dupree says:

    we need Coverdale, Hughes, blackmore, lord DP reunion. Get all the old ‘boys’ back. Even Joe could play a part, fetching the coffee!

  17. 17
    Sami says:

    That’ll be a dream come true to us Mk3 fans, Mitzee Dupree…sort of like the Heaven & Hell-project with Dio, Iommi etc…although Hughes & Mr. Lord could be up to it, we know that Cov and RB would never do it.It’s a shame really, Whitesnake being a boring americanized ‘oldies but goodies band’, and Ritchie lost forever(it seems)to a castle of dreams.Not fair, is it not…

Add a comment:

Preview no longer available -- once you press Post, that's it. All comments are subject to moderation policy.

||||Unauthorized copying, while sometimes necessary, is never as good as the real thing
© 1993-2024 The Highway Star and contributors
Posts, Calendar and Comments RSS feeds for The Highway Star