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Glenn Hughes at Backstage Axxess

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

A new interview with Glenn Hughes has been published on Backstage Axxess. Here Glenn talks mostly about Black Country Communion:

Thom: The first thing I would like to talk about is the upcoming Black Country Communion album. In a day an age where it is unusual for bands to come out with an album a year, why did you decide to get back in the studio so quickly and with all of your busy schedules how did you find the time to write and to record “Black Country Communion 2.”

Glenn: Kevin asked us to begin writing the follow up last summer and Joe and I had very busy schedules but I decided to free up three months and begin writing. The main reason we got back in the studio was so that when we tour this year we will have twenty-four songs to choose from instead of twelve. I come from an era in the sixties and seventies when bands were recording an album every ten months. For me, I don’t just do it for a living, it is a passion, I love to write songs so this wasn’t difficult for me at all.

Thom: What can we expect from your second album, how will it be different from its predecessor?

Glenn: It’s a lot darker than the first album. It’s hard for me to talk about it if you haven’t heard it, so I can just say that after you listen to it you will see what I mean.

Read more on BackstageAxxess.com

6 Comments to “Glenn Hughes at Backstage Axxess”:

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    T says:

    I have long held the opinion that Addiction was one of Glenn’s best efforts overall. The songwriting was passionate and the tone had a dark edge to it.

    Glenn is at his best when he does this kind of hard, dark-toned rock, particularly the “epics” he likes to stick on the end of an album.

    I thought the first BCC album was great–not his best, but extremely good–and thought the only thing missing was a more prominent organ sound. Hopefully, the second album with have that hard, dark feel along with a Hammond that provides more than just color.

    The attitude of Glenn Hughes deserves a comment. It is clear he enjoys was he does and that includes the recording process. Kudos to Glenn for the comment that they so quickly followed up the first album so that they had more material from which to draw, and that his is a generation used to recording every ten months anyway–a philosophy that sadly Purple lost somewhere along the line.

    Glenn re-discovered himself after conquering his demons. His appreciation of his position is obvious–and he’s taking full advantage while he can. Glenn Hughes is still in his Hungry Daze.

    I have enjoyed Glenn’s catalogue immensely since his renaissance in the 90’s, with his albums getting heavy rotation in my personal playlist.

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    masse444 says:

    Glenn has my deepest respect as a musician and especially as a singer (sometimes over the top…but I can take it :), but honestly….he’s so full of himself nowadays. I find it hard to even look at or read interviews with the man. Is he serious or loosing it??

    In this interview he even takes credit for Joe Bonamassas development as a guitar player. Most of us heard the guy in “Bloodline” when he was only 17 years old and he was smokin’ hot and agressive already, he certainly found his way without Glenn Hughes.

  3. 3
    stoffer says:

    Just heard an interview on the radio w/Jason Bonham promoting his Led Zep tribute band coming to St. Louis, they did touch briefly on BCC and even played a song from the first LP (BCC is coming to the same venue) they are trying to capture the momentum they had in Britan with their US tour 🙂

  4. 4
    stefan says:

    Can´t bloody wait…The first album was by far the best album of last year ! Really looking forward to the Copenhagen gig in july…!!!!

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

    Hey Stoffer,

    Are you going to the Pageant to see BCC on the 13th of June???? If so, will see you there!!!

    Also going to Purple in Illinois on the 18th.


  6. 6
    The Holy Chair says:

    I think this was not already on THS?


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