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Hughes, on crack, naked on the roof, on Twitter


Glenn Hughes gave an interview to Australia’s Tone Deaf. He spoke about Sunbury 1975, his collaboration with Tony Iommi, writing his book, and getting clean:

I had to look at the darkest period of my life, which is ‘83 – ‘91, when I was on crack and I was like really fucking out of my tree. Really, really bad man.

I had to go back and look at that and go, ‘what was my part in this and how can I become a better man, and a better person, when I look back at that behaviour?’ If people like me, who are in recovery from drugs and alcohol, do not look at their behaviour then it may happen again.

I don’t put anything in my body that affects me from the neck up.

That means no mood altering drugs, no chemicals that will make me do things I shouldn’t do. Can you imagine if I was on crack on the fucking Twitter?

I can’t imagine Glenn Hughes, on crack, naked on the roof, on Twitter. That’s what it would have been like 25 years ago.

Read more in Tone Deaf.

Glenn will do a shor tour of Australia in late April. He well play two gigs in Melbourne and Sydney, plus there will be two special events: a book signing and a spoken word session.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

8 Comments to “Hughes, on crack, naked on the roof, on Twitter”:

  1. 1
    Scott says:

    It’s a miracle he is alive to tell his own story…

  2. 2
    Gregg says:

    What’s with Glenn referring to himself in the third person all the time? It’s really annoying.

  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:


    You re exaggerating.

    When I count the third person statements in the above it is clear he does NOT do that all the time, au contraire.

    Stop bashing Glenn.
    Ofcourse dubious things have happened, but hey……..
    Is your life perfect all the time?
    Did you make the right decisions all the time?
    Did you never act like a fool?


    Show me the equivalent of quality Glenn did pull through and put on record in your track record, please?

  4. 4
    Steve Feedback says:

    Mr. Storyteller-Hughes, shut up and play.

  5. 5
    cyclone says:

    Streaking in 70’s was a popular thing to do…doped up or not. The Army sent our family to Germany. While playing Babe Ruth baseball on U.S. military post in Baumholder– the GI’s used to streak across the ball field buck naked causing a slight delay of game : )

  6. 6
    LRT says:

    @Priest, I suppose that might happen when you stop bashing Gillan just because your prince of darkness can’t handle him. All it is and you know it, this is a huge struggle, but shouldn’t be, cause it’s only rock ‘n roll, not life or death. That is where Glenn had to draw a line, a dangerous one, yours is not, it’s not even musical taste, it’s unbridled adoration for a missing puzzle piece.

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I DONT bash Gillan.

    There is a difference.

    I admit,having succumbed here and there to the same contentless level.
    For example when I mock Gillan for wearing an outfit not so favourable,ahem.

    But if one keeps persisting on that frequency it gets too much.
    Like with the countless posts about the wigfactor in casu JLT.

    Even if he does, and it seems that he does so beause he is bald for decades due to some illness, it gets boring.

    Maybe you dont like their(JLT, GH)voices?

    Ok, but tell me why!

    The Blackmore not liking Gillan?
    I dont care what he thinks!!!!

    I have written countless(Yep, THAT is dubious probably)post on what I DO and NOT like about certain releases.

    If I d really be kissing Blackmore’s ass I d definitely NOT write the things about BN’s music I regularly do.

    I also say it when I enjoy things from Gillan, or what else.

    If one likes to distort facts its their malicious intent.
    Which IMO is a proof for weakness.

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Btw, I do NOT have a agenda.
    Wish I had one : )

    Whats yours?

    I dont know about colours.

    It s been a while I liked the color white, it became too cold et all that for me.

    Painted my interior with loads of red with yellow and orange.Even some dark pink.

    And the public garden, which kept getting neglected by local goverment so I took it in care years ago, right now explodes with all kinds of yellow(…)

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