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Glenn Hughes and his parents

Antihero magazine has an in depth interview with Glenn Hughes, where he offers his opinion on a variety of things, ranging from the loudest band today to the state of the music industry, to deeply personal matters like dealing with the death of his mum.

ANTIHERO: What was your best and worst experience from the Deep Purple era?

Glenn Hughes: There were so many beautiful insights into that band. We were a band that extended songs – Jon and Ritchie were such outstanding players – and I fell in love with that aspect of it. There were a lot of shows I can remember that were off the charts and just incredible! Things like Madison Square Garden, or the Chicago Amphitheatre, the Long Beach Arena in LA and of course Wembley Arena with Tommy Bolin. There’s been a lot of great stuff, but I don’t debate after a show whether it was good or bad, I’m always onto the next show, so I never really think too much about what I’ve done and I don’t analyse things too much.

Read more in Antihero.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

5 Comments to “Beautiful insights into that band”:

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    Ricrae says:

    Interesting he mentions Wembley with TB. I was at that show. While agreeing with Jon Lord CTTB wasn’t really a Purple album I did like it and was looking forward to hearing it live. My memories of the show were it was a mess. The power went off at least twice and the band had to stop. The sound was dreadful and TB was awful. ( I love his two solo albums). In all a really poor show and one of the very very few DP shows I didn’t make till the end as hating seeing my favourite band seemingly in self destruct mode. Shame.

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    Lindsay Gaffney says:

    That’s a very interesting interview from Glenn covering a number of things . What can you say ? I’m glad that both he & all the extended members of Deep Purple are all still playing live & making music . Obviously it is still brilliant that Deep Purple are still writing , recording & playing live as much as possible !
    If indeed Ritchie had reached out to both Glenn & David about doing some shows , it’s disappointing that it didn’t happen . I am reminded that both Jon Lord & Ritchie had been talking about doing something together before sadly he passed away . In many ways time is of the essence & from what I can gather they are all very aware of that .
    Yes it’s true ( as Ritchie has stated ) that managements can get in the way of things happening . I have noted that Ian Gillan has said it’s too late ! Or is it ???
    But all it takes is some courage for someone to pick up the phone & start the conversation . I don’t believe that a Mk 2 reunion is out of the question , but as time moves on it is less likely .
    I do however feel that if it occurs, a performance in the UK , Europe & Nth America is warranted . As they say good things come in three’s !!! I suspect 2020 maybe the last of the performing years for Purple . As I said time is of the essence !!!
    I wish them all well in their current crusades !!! Best wishes to one & all !!! 👍😎👍

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    Buttockss says:

    God Bless your parents Glenn !

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    Electric Scooter says:

    What great photo ! Love and Respect !

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    Fender123 says:

    Regret I have to agree with #1 Ricrae, I was at the Wembley show too and have to admit the band were dreadful, TB in particular was out of his head and his playing was as bad as I can ever recall from a brilliant artist, and GH was in full flight screaming mode and away with the fairies. For me, after the disappointment of Stormbringer I had high hopes for hearing a lot of CTTB in a live arena but it was awful. Don’t want to diss either of them but it was as poor as it gets. Wasn’t too long after that they disbanded. Credit to GH for coming out of it and bringing his real talent back to the fore. Cheers.

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