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Glenn’s Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?

Not sure if RnR Hall of Fame induction has raised Deep Purple’s profile in the States, but it certainly did for Glenn Hughes. He sat down to talk with Loudwire for their Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction? series, where he recalls — to the best of his abilities — different episodes mentioned on his Wikipedia page.

Thanks to TeamRock for the info.

23 Comments to “Glenn’s Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?”:

  1. 1
    Keith Livingstone says:

    Raised their profile in the US?….unlikely, the population there are too busy trying to keep up with the Kardashians…?

  2. 2
    Jim Collins says:

    Not all of us Keith! Some of us could care less about the Kardashians OR Glenn Hughes….

  3. 3
    Kelvin Davis says:

    More like tryna keep up with the “Don”mr Trump.

  4. 4
    Rob Deluca says:

    Deep Purple best band ever.
    Rob De Luca Florida USA baby !!!

  5. 5
    Wiktor says:

    Ritchie Blackmore has made ONE big mistake in his life..( and some minors..) and that was inviting Glenn Hughes into Deep Purple….

  6. 6
    Bruce Pedersen says:

    The true profile of Deep Purple as far as THIS AMERICAN goes, doesn’t have Glenn Hughes OR Steve Morse anywhere near it Blackmore,Lord,Paice,GLOVER, and Gillan….THAT is Deep Purple!

  7. 7
    Scott W says:

    I live in California..who are the Kardashians..?? LOL! Who gives a shit?! Do people outside the USA just read the tabloids? If so you have no idea.

  8. 8
    Jouko Juntunen says:

    Glenn was an important part of the MK3 lineup. That lineup was also very good, as were most of the others…

  9. 9
    Roma Kaff Melody says:

    i dont think so… they were seen as the lesser degree of rock the same destiny like Uriah Heep was or is, and is still unlikely huge in the US

  10. 10
    LRT says:

    Jim Collins nailed this. Nuff said. Important to a line-up that doesn’t exist. Glenn’s fans really need to stack his two and a half years up to the others who only spent two and a half years. In which were every singer other Purple singer to Ian Gillan’s over thirty spent in the band. Give Glenn even less because part of that time was spent in rehab. Time does tell.

  11. 11
    DeeperPurps says:

    Glenn Hughes’ post-Purple catalogue is superior to most other Deep Purple alumni, with the exception of Ritchie Blackmore’s. AND his contributions to Deep Purple Mark III and IV were very significant. Give the man a break about his demons and rehab. Other bands such as Sabbath and Zeppelin had their own demons too.

  12. 12
    Adel says:

    You can easily knock down Glenn’s contribution to DP but the fact is he has been inducted into the RARHOF and his catalog of albums is far superior to what Ritchie Blackmore did in the last 25 years. BCC material is awesome and eternal and in 20 years they will be inducted into RARHOF. Praise the guy and stop being envious!!!

  13. 13
    Fender123 says:

    Of course, it’s all down to individual taste with all & any music, but with GH it seems we either love him or loathe him. I go with the latter. Hence for me #11 & #12 are jaw droppingly hilarious comments that suggest an enormous amount of alcohol has been consumed:- his catalogue is “superior”, his contributions to MK III & IV “were very significant” and BCC is “awesome and eternal” and in 20 years time will be “inducted into the RARHOF” !!!!!!! Truly hilarious stuff. It sticks in my craw that he is an inductee into the HOF via the great name of Deep Purple, that he was a bit-part of a great album (Burn) is not in question but, for me, his contributions and actions thereafter have made him a really obnoxious annoyance ever since. So when you have both sobered up, do you really stand by those comments, really?

  14. 14
    DeeperPurps says:

    Hey Fender123 @13, I am very happy we have amused you!! I wrote what I wrote under the influence of none other than black coffee. And yes I stand by my comments 1000%.

    Have you actually listened to any of Glenn Hughes’ solo albums? his projects with Tony Iommi? his Voodoo Hill projects? Black Country Communion? I mean have you really listened?

    Burn would not have been the great album it is without the distinctive bass playing and accompanying vocals of Glenn Hughes. Take him out of the equation and the album would drop down a few notches in quality.

    I agree that you and I have different tastes in music. And even if I don’t care for somebody’s music, I don’t “loathe” them.

  15. 15
    Foxbat says:

    #13 – Bravissimo!!!!

  16. 16
    Adel says:

    You can sell tickets and fill arenas on the back of the 70s stuff but the fact of the matter if you compare what DP and Blackmore’s Night did produce musically and compare it to what Glenn Hughes produced in the last 25 years then there is one winner. BCC we’re doing 90 min live shows on the back of 3 albums of their own stuff with only Burn thrown in at the end. You just have to feel sorry for Blackmore and DP’s Steve Morse era as what they produced and recorded for the last 25 years is just like a candle in the wind. I think the big down side to Glenn is that he just become too American to some people’s liking but his music speaks a lot about his creativity!!! Don’t focus much on the shine and glamour!!!

  17. 17
    Manos says:

    It is ironic that in the mid seventies Glenn Hughes tried to change Purple’s music to a funkier direction. Blackmore said then that he wanted to smash his guitar on his head.
    Just listen to Stormbringer and Come and taste the band albums or the live album of Cal Jam when they play Space Trucking.
    If it was up to him Purple would be a shoeshine band in the 70’s. Now Hughes earns fame and fortune from heavy (hard) rock. Just unbelievable.

  18. 18
    RB says:

    It’s strange really. I mean, I know Glenn still sings well and has been involved in some great albums, and I try very hard to like the man, but I find that I can’t, he simply annoys me too much. An inflated opinion of himself over the years has put me off. I have seen him live and his overly dramatic gurning and odd poses got on my nerves. Plus, a man in his sixties wearing skinny jeans, tons of jewellery and hair that is dyed that dark is somewhat ridiculous. I hope that he doesn’t blow BCC (again) and that a new album will be more of a band effort in the writing department.

  19. 19
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Well, I gave him my baby to kiss and he bit it in the head! (Monty Python). Lol.

  20. 20
    Fender123 says:

    Hi Deeper Purps – indeed, I like and own various offerings from GH – Voodoo Hill, Hughes/Thrall and BCC, without doubt he has written some good records over the years although to my ear has been hugely inconsistent. But as many have commented for as long as I can remember, I just cannot stand his pompous self-glorifying attitude every time someone sticks a microphone in front of him. If only he would use it to ply his trade there would be a lot less GH bashing. In truth I suppose we should put those views aside and let the music do the talking, but with GH it seems never-ending. Either way, in my view, his contribution to DP was insignificant and hardly warrants such an award. But hey, if we all liked the same stuff it would be very boring. Take it easy.

  21. 21
    DeeperPurps says:

    Hi Fender123 @20. I hear what you are saying and I don’t disagree that Glenn Hughes’ output has at times been inconsistent. Overall though, compared to most Purple alumni, his catalogue is the lengthiest and strongest, unless one is a fan of Blackmore’s Night which simply just doesn’t do it for me.

    One cannot deny Glenn Hughes’ talent, he is massively talented vocally, so much so that his exceptional bass-playing skills are often overlooked. As for his personality, I try to keep that separate from the music. If we look at Ritchie Blackmore for example, he is not the most lovable person in the world, but I don’t listen to his music for his personality, I listen to it for the sheer enjoyment of hearing him perform. Outside of Deep Purple one could say John Lennon had a bit of a flaky personality, however one could not deny his songwriting and musical skills.

    A lot of people on these boards have it in for Glenn Hughes the person. I prefer not to go there. Just enjoy the music and let it do the talking. Put the rest aside.


  22. 22
    RB says:

    As a solo artist I tend to agree with ‘Fender123’, his material is inconsistent. He is better when writing with others rather than left to his own devices. Over three albums, Glenn wrote the lion’s share of BCC material and the best tracks were when other members were more involved. If all the best numbers were taken from every one of his solo albums it would produce an excellent double cd. I still wish he wouldn’t over-sing live, but then he’s always done that so I don’t expect him to change this late in the game. I did say this to him and he told me I had no soul. I can’t imagine I’ve been the only one to say this, but Glenn obviously feels that he knows best.

  23. 23
    Ray says:

    Glenn Hughes has continued to write music that is well engineered to sound fantastic on my great front room rig. I listen to Gillan, Whitesnake, Blackmore’s Night, Lord’s solo works. All passionately performed and well written. Not sure why it is so important to position any one of the DP players as better than the rest. Celebrate them all!

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