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Loose lips sink ships

BCC, Classic Rock issue 179 cover

Glenn Hughes spoke to the Classic Rock magazine and revealed that it was his Twitter tirade that caused cancellation of Black Country Communion one-off gig in Wolverhampton, originally scheduled for January 5:

I was getting killed by a lot of my friends and fans in the Black Country for the ticket prices. I went on Twitter and said, ‘Don’t shoot me, I’m only the messenger, I don’t set the prices,’ and that was the thing that really started the whole debacle off.

I said the same thing in 2010. I have a lot of fans who complain, ‘We’re from Wolverhampton, we can’t afford these tickets.’ This time it was the red rag to the bull.

Bonamassa’s manager Roy Weisman confirmed he pulled the show as a result of Hughes’ comment:

The tickets might have been more expensive than an average rock band, but they’re not an average rock band. They certainly weren’t as expensive as a superstar band. I decided to price the tickets that way. When Glenn decided he wanted to make a comment, and pointed the finger to me – it was really upsetting to me. I’d had enough of it.

The story appears in the issue 179 of Classic Rock that is currently on sale in the UK.

Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

15 Comments to “Loose lips sink ships”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:

    Hughes simply said the truth…

  2. 2
    buttockss says:

    If you go to classic rock magazine.com you will see four other covers of bands stating rock band of the year.

  3. 3
    kraatzy says:

    puuuuh – it this the END !?

    … Please not !!



  4. 4
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Quite juvenile indeed. Super Group = Super Egos = Super Cat Fights = Super Finger Pointing = Super Collapse. Thanks again Glenn. “Shades of Deep Purple MK3”.


  5. 5
    al says:

    forget about Joe Glenn,give Jimmy Page a call he might be loving the idea of the band !

  6. 6
    MrPtheDPfan says:

    Good , li R&R does get expensive . But look at football and stage show tickets . It’s never cheap . Sad when somebody gets left out in the cold .

  7. 7
    MrPtheDPfan says:

    Good R&R does get expensive . But look at football and stage show tickets . It’s never cheap . Sad when somebody gets left out in the cold .

  8. 8
    Hard Rock Pete says:

    What a sham, I mean shame…..all this publicity, a Billboard top 50 entry, a very strong album….and not a band in sight…..sigh.

  9. 9
    James says:

    I don’t understand Glenn Hughes nowadays. I think Joe Bonemassa is great and well talented guy. Maybe Glenn is just jealous…
    -It’s not wise to think that tickets are too expensive .. – tickets are for TRUE FANS that loved our Heroes.
    Btw. look at Clpapton, Knopfer or Stones -they take big money from fans but let them decide to go to concert or not. If it’s worth it- why not. Glenn also forget that in ticket price are costs of book stage , technicans job, management and promoters, and everybody should earn appropriate money for his work.

  10. 10
    micke says:

    O’boy.. just because of expencive tickets…? Tickets these days ARE damn expencive!! Good old Roy Weisman needs to pull his head out from somewhere..

  11. 11
    Karl-Heinz says:

    We want BCC back on stage.
    This supergrooup was live THE supergroup. I still hope….

    4 great albums by a great badn.


  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 9

    Are you suggesting Glenn was born yesterday?
    Or maybe you think his Alzheimer is plaguing him that much that YOU have to help him out?!

  13. 13
    byron says:

    Tickets were quite expansive and some british fans could not afford it because they re unemployed and had no money -that’s a fact.
    Remember the price of Glenn’autobio deluxe edition too..

  14. 14
    ED DAY says:

    You know Really love you Glenn but you need to shut the hell up and get off the god shit on the records this isn’t a christian. GET OFF YOUR CLOUD

  15. 15
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    ED DAY @14,

    Dude, didn’t you know? BCC actually stands for ‘Bible Carrying Christian’. The Truth will set you free…..


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