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Glenn Hughes on BraveWords

Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa live in London, Sep 21, 2010; photo © Christie Goodwin

Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles has an extensive interview with Glenn Hughes:

The difference between this and the last one is that there was more time to write. It’s heavier than the first one. It’s darker than the first one. It’s the same blueprint and components as the first one, but just a bigger brother.

I’m writing so much for BCC. I’m writing all the time. Obviously, we’re going to make a third record next year, so all I’m concerned about is getting the right amount of decent music… hard working rock ‘n roll songs for our band.

No, you won’t see BCC doing any ‘80s package tour or anything like that. It’s not going to happen and the reason why we’ve done album ‘2’ is because we want to have twenty-four songs to draw from when we play live. We want to have a two-hour show of nothing but BCC songs.

BraveWords.com: Is the book coming out this year?

Hughes: As you know, the luxury edition with all the bells and whistles – the music, embossed in gold and what have you is coming out in May. There will also be paperback and hardback editions coming at the end of the year…

We’re also recording a live DVD in Germany in July (which will be coming out at Christmas). That’s an exclusive for you. Nobody knows about that, so there are going to be a lot of things happening for BCC.

Read the full interview: part 1 and part 2.

11 Comments to “Glenn Hughes on BraveWords”:

  1. 1
    joel says:

    i love the first bcc. the 2nd will be even better if you have sherinian stand out a little more.. maybe some tradeoffs between him and joe?

  2. 2
    Roberto says:

    sail the wave of little success…this what Glenn Hughes really wants…

  3. 3
    HZ says:

    Go on, BCC! We need something new and fresh..

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Wonderful interviews to read.
    Indeed,like Glenn says : Good times to be alive : )

  5. 5
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    I am So Pumped!!!!!!!!

    Gotta say here after reading all of this…..’Looks like we got a REAL BAND HERE!!!’

    Though I have panned Glenn’s over indulgent statements in the past regarding how we would rand and rave about ‘Where he is Today’ when promoting whatever album he was promoting, this on seems truly legitimate regarding his Heart and Soul in the project. I believe he is going to put His stamp on this as His project, even though he says it’s a Band thing. He makes it clear he is here to stay, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it continue even with a member change down the road (not him leaving). He is finally in a project that is claiming a stake and I do believe he will maintain the lead and keep it alive, just as he states…..It’s a good time to be alive. He will make it His band. Good for him.


    I have been listening to BCC over the last few days. Maybe it’s just my jonesin’ for a Purple record. Maybe You were right, but I do feel the need for the Key’s to stand out a little more. So, I do hope that on ‘2’, they bring up to the forefront a lot more. Plus, it would give the second album something more to offer also. I’m sure the songs will speak for themselves, but the Keys would be a nice touch….(I stand corrected from our previous correspondence).

    Great to read his interpretation of the Gary Moore issue. Sure wish there was as follow-up to ‘Run for Cover’. Definitely one of my fav Moore/Hughes endeavors. “All Dressed Up and No Place to Go”. Should have been the next “Smoke on the Water”. Take a listen…..

    I am so looking forward to seeing them in June at the Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri. STOFFER, you better be there!!!!!


  6. 6
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    in addition to the above…

    I wasn’t so keen on his expressing…”Moore had issues though, that’s all I’m say here” statement. He should have left that to himself, but eventually, the Addict has to deflect onto others for their own self conviction….


  7. 7
    Sami says:

    @ 4 Yep, Priest @5 A pleasure to read Trace, I agree with most

    of your views, good to see BCC gaining more & more attention/momentum, and glad you mentioned

    Run for Cover, gotta to give it another spin, been too

    long. Take care everyone, until next time

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    All Messed Up And No Place To Go….

    I suppose it was pun intended?

  9. 9
    HZ says:


    Greetings to you Tracy 😉

    I agree, key’s need to be little more up. I was just really positively surprised by BCC 1 not to express it loudly…
    Can’t wait on 2..

  10. 10
    Larry R. Toering says:

    In order for the keys to stand out more, there needs to simply be more keys, because where I hear none, its because there are none. Derrik was there the least of them for the recording, you do the math. What keys can be hreard are the only keys on the album, but even those should be higher in the mix I agree, just think how that alone would help this band shine all the more. A fatter organ sound is all its missing to my ears.

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    A great live album with the best of BCC I and II will deliver everything, including lots of Hammond.
    Well, that should be so…….

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