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Hughes will show up and wants to sing

Glenn Hughes; photo: Joe Lester, image courtesy of Frontiers RecordsWith all this RnR Hall of Fame hoopla, looks like Deep Purple are getting more coverage by the likes of Billboard and Rolling Stone than in the previous 25 years combined. Billboard has some quotes from Glenn Hughes clarifying that he indeed will be attending the induction ceremony (in case anybody had any doubts):

All I know is I’m getting the award. There’s a lot of gossip and innuendo about who’s saying what. I’d love to play. I’d love to sing. And so would David.

A month ago David said to me, ‘Shall I reach out to Ian Gillan to figure out what we’re gonna do?’ He came back and told me that there’s a problem that Don and Steve aren’t getting inducted and there’s all sorts of scenarios with that and grumblings and this and that, and I said, ‘Well, I’m just gonna stay out of the way,’ and Coverdale is as well. If Ian Gillan wants to run the show on behalf of his Deep Purple that’s his business; my business is to show up and gracefully accept my award. But we’re really hoping that we will be invited to sing. I’d like to think that Deep Purple can be just one big happy family on the night, y’know? Egos outside the door and be graceful in what we do.

On the possibility of Blackmore attending the event:

You just never know with him, but I’d love it if he showed up. I just hope he has the balls to (attend), and for God’s sake he bloody wrote those songs. he wrote those riffs. He wrote ‘Smoke on the Water.’ Whatever happened — the eccentricities, the behavior, the name-calling and all that stuff — I say let it all go. Blackmore should be there accepting his award. I’d be very upset if he didn’t.

Thanks to Bravewords for the info.

45 Comments to “Hughes will show up and wants to sing”:

  1. 1
    Duncan Joe Henshall says:

    Can’t disagree with anything he says. Surely bury the hatchet for a couple of hours

  2. 2
    Kevin Nacey says:

    No. Just No.

  3. 3
    Nigel Bond says:

    If Glenn leaves his ego at the door, there’ll be nothing left of him to go on stage! Lol

  4. 4
    Frank Marriott says:

    There is no real deep purple without blackmore.

  5. 5
    Kasper Kjærsgaard says:

    There would have been no Deep Purple anymore if “The Menace in Black” didn’t leave.

  6. 6
    Tim Kohn says:

    Frank,,,I agree…

  7. 7
    Joy Fellows says:

    Oh Jeez. He’s like a bloody rash. Agree with Nigel Bond. Without his ego, he wouldn’t exist!

  8. 8
    Bob Moon says:

    utter crap, Glenn Hughes wipes the floor with all ex DP singers

  9. 9
    Ian Michael Dunbar says:

    Glenn would go to the opening of a fucking envelope. I bet by the end of the year we will form another Super Group with his latest ‘Soul Brother’ , then piss them off and it will fold

  10. 10
    Alket Kellici says:

    You got that right…but he is making sense in here.Sure enough,Glenn is me myself and Glenn.and I don’t deny his talent,but I don’t wanna see him on stage trying to have the spotlights for the night!!!Blackmore please show up!!!

  11. 11
    Bob Moon says:

    Glemm made the best DP music since 1990 of all the DP people.

  12. 12
    Bob Moon says:

    please stop this bashing. It is illogical as well. You d rather listen to some silly Morse era crap?

  13. 13
    Les Palasty says:

    Glenn Hughes will take any publicity he can get. Of all people, he should be the last one attending that farce.

  14. 14
    Rick Winter says:

    So many people taking digs at Hughes, yet don’t know him. I don’t know Gillan , but it seems his ego is crushing everyone else’s. As for Ritchie, if Purple had a singer he wouldn’t of left and if he’s not on stage that night it ain’t Purple.

  15. 15
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Hear hear.

  16. 16
    Sybrand Bekius says:

    Why always two tweets covering the same story? ?

  17. 17
    Gerard McNulty says:

    Morse has NEVER been silly or crappy

  18. 18
    Nigel Bond says:

    I did meet Glenn briefly once. He was a prick. I must say I’ve been a fan of his music for about 30 years, but he still comes across a a prick in interviews.

  19. 19
    Rick Winter says:

    I met him once and he was fine.

  20. 20
    Wiktor says:

    Well, I will get very upset if Glenn gets up there and start to sing…..

  21. 21
    George Martin says:

    How many songs do they get to play?

  22. 22
    Harry Heathman III says:

    What is he going to sing? The current Deep Purple has not done any Mark III or Mark IV since 1976, 4 decades. Glenn was in the band 2 1/2 years and he acts like he’s been there 1968. I’m also sick of seeing him in all these Deep Purple DVDs. Saw Mark III in 74 and ever since I heard his obnoxious screams throughout the shows, I disliked him. Listen to the live CDs of III and IV and hear for yourself. I’m surprised that Glenn hasn’t started his own version of Deep Purple, touring playing those songs. His hair is styled that way because he is bald underneath. Photo of Mark II, the cover of the Greatest Live Album, “Made In Japan”.

  23. 23
    LorenZo Gonzalez says:


  24. 24
    LorenZo Gonzalez says:

    I refer to Glenn as “a stain on the purple name”. That screaming has to go!

  25. 25
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    I just don’t get how come are these people like Glkenn Hughes so exited and serious getting awarded by the RnR Hall of Fame organisation. It really has nothing to do with anything. Is the money involved with this awarding? The whole RnR Hall of Fame thing is just Eine Grosse Scheisse, like we Germans say.

  26. 26
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    … should have written “excited” not “exited” …

  27. 27
    Adel says:

    Another bomb shell. Ian has said he no problem other members jamming with the current lineup so what will Mr Bruce Payne say about this now. Old wounds will start to bleed again. Frankly this is a nightmare for everyone as there is no easy way out.

  28. 28
    Barfly says:

    He should sing with David and Ritchie and hire a drumplayer and a keyboardplayer they have the same amount of inductees, and more importent they will do the songs better. Who gives a fuck about Gillan these days or his manager, regardless if they show up or not.

  29. 29
    kraatzy says:

    Hey Glenn, you are right !!!



  30. 30
    uwe hornung says:

    You have to love our Glenny-Boy for this! Finally someone makes a gracious and adult (“adult” and “Glenn Hughes” in one sentence!) statement on the whole thing. And now we even have someone who will hit the hiiiiiiiiiiiiigh notes on that night too, I was already getting worried.

    I still have hopes that Ian G. will come to his senses and realize that he is in no way belittling Steve’s and Don’s valued contributions to the band by having former members have their deserved share of the limelight. Deep Purple at their commercial live-zenith was Mk III at the California Jam and let’s not rewrite history: It was a coked-up Glenn H. that strutted the stage there, not Ian Gillan or Roger Glover.

    Maybe they should all do Hush together, that is neither Mk II nor III, not even a DP-penned composition, but it set the ball rolling. And if Rod E. shows up unexpectedly – if he still lives, someone must have broken this RRHOF-thing to him -, so much the better.

  31. 31
    Ivica says:

    I Have A Dream
    The set list at the celebration RHOF

    All-Stars / Lars Ulrich, R.Wakeman, Nick Simper, Joe Satriani, S. Vai, Y.Malmsteen, B Dickinson, J. Elliott …
    2.Medley / Child In Time, Woman From Tokyo, Stormbringer, Speed King /
    3.Contact Lost
    4.Uncommon Man
    5.Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
    Ritchie Blackmore coming on Stage + Glover-Airey-Paice
    6-Cary On Jon
    coming David and Glenn
    Blackmore- Coverdale -Hughes-Airey-Paice
    7.The Gipsy / Might Just Take Your Life
    and crescendo
    Blackmore Gillan-Glover-Airey-Paice
    9.Lazy intro + Highway Star
    10.Black Night
    11.Perfect Strangers
    All / only hit groups 🙂 )))) /
    12.Smoke On The Water

    I wake up sweaty

  32. 32
    Rob says:

    I can’t believe the bashing here. Mark II and Mark III are both very deserving for this honour. I believe Purple should have gotten the same respect as Zeppelin and Sabbath. This is an institution that hasn’t inducted YES yet either.
    For anyone who bashes Glenn Hughes here, then your not true Purple fans cause that Burn album measures up with any of the MK2 album and rock album worth mentioning. This is the band we love and it would be the coolest thing to have them all perform together. I’m sure Jon Lord would smile up in the sky.

  33. 33
    Fender123 says:

    Indeed, wouldn’t it be great if they could “for 1 night only” forget all the histrionics and the lot of them just get up there and jam!? Can’t see it happening of course but we can hope.

    However have to say that Glenn’s self-serving pseudo intellectual ramblings continue to make me dislike him more than I previously did.

    He is entitled to be there, no problem with that, but “my business is to show up and gracefully accept my award” and “Egos outside the door and be graceful in what we do” comments rile me to the limit. Glenn Hughes – graceful? Ego’s – let’s not go there! His contribution to DP was so minimal (at best) that he should be embarrassed about being included in the thing, he should certainly be more magnanimous about it, but that will surely not happen. Truth is Steve & Don have made a significantly greater contribution to DP so should be there, although that’s not Glenn’s fault of course.

    #3 & #9 – fabulous comments guys. Made me laugh.
    #11 & #12 – made me laugh too, but with incredulity.

  34. 34
    marco paice mastria says:

    100% agree with you Glenn …

  35. 35
    Tim Jaworski says:

    No Ritchie Blackmore . A bust . Shameful .

  36. 36
    uwe hornung says:

    Yes, Glenn is an over-eager puppy, but why all the hate, there is nothing evil in the man, he’s just taskingly overengaged most of the time. For a man his age, the range of his voice is nothing less than astounding – in comparison Gillan, Coverdale, even Dio all had/have issues (as is unsurprising at their age, Glenn is a wonder of nature). And – I’m speaking as a bass player and this seems to be ignored all too often here – his edgy and propulsive, rhythmically and groove-wise idiosyncratic bass playing is a joy to hear and see. Glenn hits a note on his Precision and you know it’s him.

    Not everything he’s done is great and, yes, he’s inconsistent with his projects, but he’s part of the Purple family, he’s the weird little auntie that gets invited too, you’d miss her otherwise even though she gives the other guests headaches. And I for one dug his screaming with Mk III and IV, what he did with (to?) Georgia on my mind on Russian Foxbat/Long Beach gives me goose bumps of the good kind to this day. As does “First Step of Love” when he hits that impossibly high note. Don’t a l w a y s knock him!

  37. 37
    Dave says:

    What would the maestro Lord wish for the evening…..? Hmmmmmm

  38. 38
    Mathias says:

    Ivica #31

    nice dream – I wish it’d come true …
    Jon would have liked something like this.

  39. 39
    Matt D. says:

    I really do not know why the mark 1 and 3 lineups are even inducted. I love their music but they didn’t have an impact on Rock and Roll history. If they must be there the set lest should be as follows:

    Hush, Black Night, Highway Star, Space Trucking, WFT, Perfect Strangers, Burn and Smoke on the Water as an encore with a nice jam showing off their musical talents.

    I don’t think they will be allowed the time to have a big set list.

  40. 40
    Rock Voorne says:


    I saw his recent tour and has a lot more hair now.
    Who cares if they all wear wigs or not?
    Btw, you re growing bald.

  41. 41
    Sal says:

    I’m glad that David will be there to accept the award. His singing contributed to the Deep Purple legend.
    Has anyone heard if Rod Evans plans to attend?

  42. 42
    Rascal says:

    Why cant they just settle it the old fashioned way – a good fight. All past & present members of the DP club slug it out for a place on stage.

    Obviously most will be queuing up to get a piece of JLT – but what the hell!! Its all in the name of the RNRHOF

    The winners take to the stage and perform and except the award. The losers go home humiliated and empty handed.

    Sounds like a plan

  43. 43
    alex says:

    if they first dont invited DON who else would play the hammond

  44. 44
    Hartmut says:

    One last time? Would it be possible, getting all living Mark 1, 2 & 3 members together.
    Make the legions of DP fans worldwide happy, just for one night. Only one night… Is that too much to ask, are too many things still standing in the way?
    Get them all on board: Rod Evans & Nick Simper, Ritchie Blackmore off course… they started it all back in 1968. And off course Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes. In memoriam Tommy Bolin & Jon Lord. And not forgetting Steve Morse and Don Airey.
    I mean, nobody owes anything to anyone, but try to look at it this way: it would be the last chance to do something like this, we all know that.

  45. 45
    John says:

    Jon’s dead. They’re all dropping like flies, the musicians of that era. Life is too short. It doesn’t help that the Hall got it wrong–not only 25 years late, but to add further insult, inexplicably excluding members of the family–nor is it likely that they will right things the way we’d all like. I agree with getting the family–the WHOLE family–up on stage to celebrate all of the permutations that make up Deep Purple. And really, Ritchie, if you’re happy for us, your fans, you’d get your ass over there to perform for the people who love you. You can ALL put aside your differences for a couple of hours for US, your fans, the people who gave you your living. Consider it giving back to your community, the people who supported you all of these years. You can do that!

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