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Hughes’ studio report

Glenn Hughes in the studio, December 2013; photo courtesy of GlennHughes.comGlenn Hughes is in the studio in Nashville, working on a new album throughout December. Read his studio reports on GlennHughes.com:

[December 11th, 2013]

Today is the first day of the new album… I’m ready. Full of glorious passion and fire ~ wish you were here!!

It’s all going splendid here @ the Studio. Reckless… don’t forget to breathe…

First day in Nashville went extremely well. All love …all faith… Till the end.

Loving Nashville. A music Mecca. Lovely people… who love to rock. Love you all…

When record deal is signed (soon!) I can announce. I feel and hear you. Expect Rockswagger… Groove… And HEAVY!

Thanks for your patience…


15 Comments to “Hughes’ studio report”:

  1. 1
    al says:

    I hope for a rock album….curious what the line up is! Bonham ?

  2. 2
    Lutz says:

    What is this guy talking about?!
    Good morning golden ones, good night golden ones, my golden ones, we are the golden ones…. and so on….and so on!
    Starting a GH revolution!
    My voice is a gift!
    In german the word “Gift” stands for poison. That is exactly what it is. As much as I liked DP Mk3, but when GH tried to “overyell” DC, especially during live on stage acts, it sounded horrible. And I still have this feeling today. Let him play the bassguitar, but don’t have him sing.
    Or let me have a smoke of what he takes during writing his diary.
    To all of you: this is my personal oppinion, so don’t start whipping me!
    Greetings, Lutz

  3. 3
    Iain says:

    Lutz,what are you on? Over the past 20 years Glenn has produced the best body of work of any member of Deep Purple And in my view the band itself.
    try listening to some of the following albums
    From now on
    Soul Mover
    His vocals are brilliant and he has still kept his voice and in his 60’s it is still spot on.
    So what his tweets are a bit bar my. He has lived in LA for over thirty years what do you expect but it is the music that counts

    Really look forward to his new album, get over your prejudices based on guys attitude over thirty years ago.

  4. 4
    Deeperpurps says:

    I totally agree with Iain @3. Glenn Hughes has put out some excellent solo albums in the past 20 years. Beyond that, his collaborations with Tony Iommi on 2 fantastic albums (DEP Sessions 96, and Fused), as well as with Voodoo Hill are great examples of what Glenn can do in the metal style. And of course there is his work on Black Country Communion.

    Yes its true that Glenn did go over the top at times in Purple Mark III and IV, and his tweet messages are somewhat over-familiar, however there is no denying his musical talent, both on bass guitar and in voice are astounding. He is a very gifted singer-songwriter. In my estimation he is one of the best all round musicians ever to have been on Deep Purple’s roster.

    I am really looking forward to hearing more news about this new group of his….from what I have read, and the hints he has dropped already, the drummer is Jason Bonham.

    Let’s see how this all shapes up!

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I already ecpected a badshing og Glenn of sorts.

    Although I HATE the yelling as well I agree with Iain.

    When(…) Glenn stays away from the high pitched screams et all that he rules and sings every singer out of the water!!!

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I already ecpected a bashing of Glenn of sorts.

    Although I HATE the yelling as well I agree with Iain.

    When(…) Glenn stays away from the high pitched screams et all that he rules and sings every singer out of the water!!!

  7. 7
    Lutz says:

    @ 3 Iain,
    I am on nothing right now. I am with you, that GH was, and still is very productve over the last couple of years. But I don’t share your view of DP being less productive, not that amount of new recordings maybe, but a lot of touring. And for your info: I know three Albums out of the list of five you mentioned, and this has nothing to do with prejudices, I just don’t like his singing. And it’s my right to say this.
    If you read my last sentance this is my personal opinion. I have mine, you have yours.

    Nevertheless, have a nice holiday season and a happy new year,


  8. 8
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    It’s a TRIO. Bonham, Hughes and SLASH!

  9. 9
    Iain says:

    Hi Lutz,
    Of course you are entitled to your view, however, I am entitled to point out that I think you are wrong and missing out on some great music.
    It also annoys me that there is so much negativity towards Glenn on this site, the bloke produces consistently great music and can still cut it live and has kept the legacy of DP mark 3 and 4 alive.
    Now listening to Building the Machine a great album showing all the attributes that make Glenn a top solo artist with Rock, soul and funk.

  10. 10
    al says:

    @3 you re right about his singing over the top,and high pitched screaming and that self indulgence listen to me in Live concerts with Purple and solo,I think he is one of the reason of Ritchie Blackmore leaving Purple,but you cannot deny his talent and input in the rock music,his body of work the last 10-15 years has no match to every one.
    but the story is that people or fans are lined up in two groups : they either hate him or love him!I am kind of in the middle:I cannot lsten to his coke induced screaming in live Purple concerts,He destroyed the songs.


  11. 11
    Lutz says:

    @8 Tracy, @9 Iain,

    Hello Gents,
    we are more or less on the same sheet of music. Iain, I never questioned GH’s ability as songwriter, composer or bassplayer. It’s only his singing.

    Tracy and Iain,
    if “Zero the Hero” is correct, and Bonham-Hughes-Slash are the ones, I’ll be the last one to ignore this recording. I would be looking forward to it, take a close listening, and if considered OK (for me!), even add it to my collection.

    Saying this, I’m gonna let you know in the thread and posts that for sure will be on this site, after this album is published!


  12. 12
    Val says:

    I dont think it’s Slash, Slash is recording his third solo album with Miles Kennedy.

  13. 13
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Kings of Chaos is a band of many whom are touring the world right now. SLASH, Hughes, and yes Miles. Maybe I’m wrong about Jason Bohnam. It’s probably Mat Sorum instead. Either way it’s an awesome threesome.


  14. 14
    Iain says:

    The guitarist is by all accounts is Andrew Watts a young American who sings and writes songs and Jason on drums, however, there is no official confirmation or band name yet. presume contracts have to be signed before any thing official.
    sounds like it is a mix of Glenn style rock with plenty of funky and soulful influences.

  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Did not see this nice one before :

    Glenn doing Phoenix Rising unplugged.


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