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From one unrighteous brother to another

Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich were interviewed for eonmusic promoting the new Dead Daisies album. Of course, the conversation just couldn’t steer completely off the Purple connection.

Doug, you’ve previously worked with David Coverdale in Whitesnake; what’s it like come from one unrighteous brother to another?
DA: That’s a funny thing that these guys have had forever! They’re both great guys. It’s such a small world, and when you think about it, there’s so many bands under the umbrella of Richie Blackmore. And to work with two of Richie’s singers and band members – actually, three! There was also Ronnie [James Dio] – it’s crazy! But, I’ve learned a lot. I learned so much from David. We spent so many years together, writing and recording, and now the same with Glenn, and I love it! When we were working on the songs after the initial recording sessions that we had at Sunset Sound [studios], Glenn said; “I’ve got these other songs that I want to present to the band”, and I said; “cool, well, I could come down and help out, make some proper demos”, and I just came down and Glenn had these things, so I just recorded him, and really just tried to get his vision down, and it was amazing because his playing is undefinable; it’s just something from where he grew up, I guess. We’d refer back to it, and figure out the nuance that made it special, and that’s part of the reason that this record is so special.

On another subject, I wanted to ask you Glenn about your own experience of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, because on speaking to David Coverdale, he eluded to some tension with the current band.
GH: Well, you’ve seen it. It was a little difficult because of; let’s call it ‘personality problems’. It was David and I holding hands, and the other guys, unfortunately! We just don’t get along with the other guys, at all. So, we kept ourselves to ourselves; David and Glenn, with our wives, and it was great. David and I, what a great time! And we closed the show with Cheap Trick and Sheryl Crow, and our friends in Chicago. You know, it’s a touchy subject. It was not an easy night for us. If you look at the body language, it’s pretty obvious, you know? But again, David and I have been thick and thin for so long, I just dearly love him. Regarding Deep Purple, I have no idea what they’re doing, and I don’t really care.

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29 Comments to “From one unrighteous brother to another”:

  1. 1
    Aireight says:

    Why keep making a big deal about rock n roll hall of drama? I’ve followed the careers of all of them, it seems those two should be a bit more humble. In the band for about 3 years, which not end well, they’ve done very well for themselves playing music from that era.

  2. 2
    stoffer says:

    the media and GH need to quit asking about the R n R Hall of Fame, it just gives Glenn more platform to bitch about the induction. He and David (much more deserving of induction) felt snubbed OK we get it! Lets move on…as for his comment ” I have no idea what they’re doing and I don’t really care.” If it were not for The Highway Star website I wouldn’t know or give a shit what he’s doing?!

  3. 3
    George Martin says:

    Glenn says ” Regarding Deep Purple, I have no idea what they’re doing, and I don’t really care.” You can yell at me all you want but if it wasn’t for Deep Purple we would all be saying Glenn who? They gave him a career, he’s a wealthy man and in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of Deep Purple. I hate it when people trash the people that help make them what they are. Would it have killed him to simply say ” Regarding Deep Purple, I don’t really follow them that closely but I am forever grateful they gave me the opportunity of a lifetime “. Is that so difficult? It’s called taking the high road. What a jerk!

  4. 4
    Ron says:

    It always amazes me when Glenn Hughes takes the low road regarding Purple. Both Hughes and Coverdale, but more so Hughes, seem to forget that Purple was bigger than Zeppelin and Sabbath in terms of record sales and concert revenues when they joined. Machine Head and Made in Japan were works of art. The band was huge and in demand. Although they never harp on it publically, it’s hard to imagine that Gillan and Glover don’t think MK 3 is Purple Lite and MK 4 is not Deep Purple. Neither incarnation did any justice to the mega hit songs they tried to cover. Highway Star and Smoke were disastrous. Bolin couldn’t play the main lick to lazy live. It sounded like a 12 year old. Space Trucking was merely ok. If I were Gillan and Glover, I’d actually wonder why the f#@k MK3 was represented at the ceremony at all. As stand alone work MK2’s albums In Rock, Fireball, Machine Head, Made in Japan, Who Do We Think You Are and song Smoke on the Water got them in the Hall, made the band famous and are true classics equal to any body of work from the 70s. MK3’s Burn and Stormbringer are great albums no doubt. I’m a fan. But they are not as a body of work equal to what MK2 did. But for those albums bearing the name Deep Purple, they would be a couple of well done albums from the 70s with an underground following.

    It’s funny the resentment comes from Hughes (mostly) and Coverdale. They became rich and famous joining an established super star rock band and, flew in private jets, etc really for a large part of it based on the work of MK2. When in reality, You’d think Gillan and Glover would resent that big time AND the fact that within three years Purple went from Made in Japan greatness to Last Concert in Japan laughing stock and was unceremoniously put down. On top of it, Hughes has Smoke on the Water and Highway Star in his live set. Incredible. I hope current members of Purple maintain the high road.

  5. 5
    Wiktor says:

    Well Glenn, not too many people cares for you or what you´r up to…
    so be a nice boy and just dig yourself a hole and jump in it….

  6. 6
    mike whiteley says:

    I suppose it’s inevitable that interviewers bring up Purple when talking to Glenn….and that Glenn is always willing to talk about it.
    Is there anything left to tell ?? Really tiresome.
    Merry Christmas to all who gather at The Highway Star.

  7. 7
    alkellici says:

    It is funny that Glenn’s career with Deep Purple finished on a very low note, This is well documented by Jon Lord and MK4 with Tommy Bolin on guitar. They were a fucking joke live and drugged and could not play one lick. I think Glenn’s career really took off in the late ’80s and he had a respectable career since then, working with some good bands and making some great music. Alas, when it comes to Deep purple he is very dismissive and arrogant, almost hateful. Coverdale is much more forgiving and has made peace with his past and so-called “enemies”.It is a shame that Ritchie was not in that ceremony but it is what it is and moving on.Glenn should shut the fuck up and keep going with his music and projects and Deep Purple as it is will do their thing

  8. 8
    ivica says:

    In Croatia say (a old proverb)” Ne pljuj u tanjir iz kojeg jedeš”….Don’t spit in the plate you eat from.Glenn eat eats most of his musical life

  9. 9
    Henry Fortino says:

    I don’t know. It seems people that post on this site have a bias toward Mark 2. You have to remember Coverdale and Hughes were brought into the band for a reason. They were great performers and musicians. Coverdale was raw but obviously they could see the talent. Those albums they made are great albums. Even the one with Tommy Bolin has a lot of merit. Coverdale generally has nothing but good things to say about his time in Purple.
    Its the attitude of the current members toward the other lineups particuarily Gillian that is the real issue I think.

  10. 10
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Here we go again, merrily bashing Glenn!

    “Less deserving than DC …” – last I counted my DP collection, he sang, played und wrote on the same albums as DC. Do any of you Glenn-haters actually ever register what he did on those albums? I think not, you probably wouldn’t be able to name a
    single aspect how his bass playing differed to Roger’s and how it great influenced Little Ian’s playing (whose drumming peaked with Mk 3 and 4, not 2 btw).

    Re the RRHoF: Did anybody actually watch what Glenn did? He stepped up to the mike und said that he wouldn’t be standing there IF IT WASN’T FOR ROGER GLOVER and then bowed to Roger!!! If he felt slighted, he certainly didn’t show it, but acted graciously and professionally.

    Bands congregate with members of different historic line ups at the RRHoF all the time. The Hollies had Graham Nash playing with them, The Eagles featured the then line up PLUS Meisner and Leadon who played inter alia Hotel California (a song Leadon had nothing to do with, it was recorded after his departure), Journey at the RRHoF featured both original keyboard player Greg Rolie and the, uhum, “husband of a luckily soon former US President’s bat-shit-crazy ‘spiritual advisor’ of the prosperity school, Ms Paula White-Cain”.

    It still escapes me why Ian Gillan (who is coldly dismissive of any DP line up not headed by him) did not ask DC and Glenn to join the current line up for a song to honor the event. It would have been the appropriate thing to do – and I’m sure the two wouldn’t have attempted to upstage him. Not doing it, looked extremely awkward to me.

  11. 11
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    Off topic, but did the stupid with the flare gun ever face charges? He – assuming it was a dude – most likely thought it’d be a pretty righteous thing to do.

  12. 12
    stoffer says:

    The life of a long time Deep Purple fan is similar to politics! We all have opinions, some based in fact and others just feelings from the heart. Who said this or who said that, singer vs. guitarist or whatever! Its doubtful we will change anyone’s mind with our opinions? What I do know is that most of us are loyal fans of DP otherwise we wouldn’t be on the HS site. We have our favorite players in the revolving door of members, some contributed greatly to the legacy others did not. The rock HOF is totally politics and ALMOST everyone who contributed to the legend should have been inducted (why no Simper?) and that includes the current MK. Would it have been awesome to have everyone onstage to do Smoke?, of course it would, but again politics and pride! So Cheers….and Merry Christmas and hopes for a much better/healthier New Year!

  13. 13
    FrankW says:

    Dear DP and family fans! Remember that it was in 1973. What happened first to Mr Ian Gillan and Mr Roger Glover in the band? How they were treated? -After that, it was the Deep Purple ‘s own choice to take along to the group Mr Coverdale and Mr Hughes. -What an enormous amount of the money and succes they earned in US with Mk 3 and selling those new kind of a records Burn and Stormbringer. If you read documents, all those three original guys Blackmore, Lord, and Paice did like their own decision to keep them both sweets, as Mr Ian Paice is describing years later. It was not Coverdale or even Hughes who broke the band Mk4. Tommy Bolin was seriously addicted, ill and not able to work. -Coverdale,Lord and Paice were not prohibited even after that to form a new DP again and again!In those days many things were different, better and worse than today. -But would the band Mk2 b have been able to come back in1984, if there had not been the MK3? Also Mr Coverdale gave for John Lord and Ian Paice possibilities to work together again in a name band, the years 1980-1982.Whitesnake was starting their career under the Mr DC’s leadership and visions. -Anyway, Mr Hughes has a right to say anything he wants, something wice or stupid. Are only DC and GH guilty for those relationships? Doesn t there always excist the other side of the participants? How did the today’s Deep Purple behave in the RRHofF show? What has Mr Blackmore done? He ain’t a saint, either he don’t want to be that. Why is no-one saying nothing about Mr RB leaving out from that RRHofF show? He did not c a r e anything about it? Anyway, those are the businesses of those musicians. I hope that everyone in the Band and the Family could have good feelings towards each others!-Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year, everybody!👏✨

  14. 14
    George Martin says:

    Uwe,

    Go back and watch again what Glenn said to Roger at the RRHOF ceremony. I think Roger was a little shocked by that and all he could do is be gracious. If Roger left the band on his own, it would have been o.k. However, he did not leave on his own he was told by management to leave the band. Ritchie did not want him in the band anymore. He was basically fired. Quite frankly I got a chill when I heard him say that. He might as well have said. ” Hey Roger thanks for not being wanted because if they didn’t get rid of you I never would be here right now”. Anyone that knows the history of Deep Purple knows this. I agree however DC and GH should have been on stage for a song.

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    Ron says:

    @10, Glenn was not thanking Roger at all. It was a passive side handed swipe at him. He was essentially thanking Roger for getting fired. It’s on YouTube. The version I saw on HBO had a very surprised yet amused look on Roger’s face. I noticed the swipe right away and couldn’t believe how petty it was. To be clear, Glenn wasn’t thanking Glover for the great foundation he set at all.

    Ian Gillan’s not dismissive of all lineups. They do Hush. They’ve done Ring that Neck. They even covered a MK1 tune on Whoosh. He’s not doing the other post MK2 stuff and he said why. Clearly watching MK 3 play stadiums and have huge tours pained him and he has stated a few times something to the effect it was like watching another man with his wife. I paraphrase but the point is clear.

    I don’t blame Purple for not playing with Coverdale and Hughes. Like you, I think for a fan it would have been interesting. Glenn is at the top of his game. I’ve seen him twice recently and he puts on a very high quality show. I’ve also seen Whitesnake twice since the Purple album – Coverdales performance includes backing vocal tracks, lip syncing, and lots of vocal effects. That’s what I observed both times. Coverdale’s voice is unfortunately compromised.

    I get Purple’s point. Purple is an ongoing enterprise and neither Coverdale or Hughes have any connection to it. Hughes saying on virtually all interviews that he was not a fan of MK2 probably is one of many nails in that coffin. Can you imagine Ronnie Wood saying weird things about the Stones’ music before he joined. Lastly, I’m guessing Gillan and Glover specifically think if MK3 is in then everyone should be in especially including Nicky Simper, Steve Morse, and Don Airy.

  16. 16
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’m flabbergasted: I didn’t (and don’t) see Glenn’s RRHoF comment as a swipe at Roger at all, Glenn has a big mouth and is sometimes self-delusional, but he is not a nasty person at all. Other members of DP are way better at that particular game.

    Also, why he should be to blame how Roger was unfairly rowed out of Mk 2 (I’m not even sure he is aware of all of the details, it was certainly nothing to brag about by the others; remember also that the official pitch at the time – Gillan und Glover came as a package and departed as one – was that Roger left at his own accord and wasn’t fired), with Little Ian und Jon eventually siding with Ritchie (and their bank accounts), is beyond me. Mk 3 was Ritchie’s attempt out of boredom with Mk 2 to turn DP into a band akin to Free – hence a bass player that played like Andy Fraser and a lead singer who sang like Paul Rodgers. But Ritchie become bored with that quickly too.

    BTW: I agree that all living DP ex-members (as well as of course Don and Steve as current, but not 70ies heyday ‘classic’ members) should have been at the RRHoF. And whatever the jury’s criteria, Purple management should have seen to all non-nominated ex-members being at least invited as guests. That was only a question of money of which DP has made more than enough.

  17. 17
    Uwe Hornung says:

    PS: Go to 08:40 here

    https://youtu.be/MTyL4FE-nYo

    to see Glenn say “I want to thank Roger Glover … actually … (spreads arms und turns to Roger, looking for him initially at the wrong side of the stage) … for getting me to the RRHoF … I replaced him …”.

    If that to you is a swipe against Roger and a thinly veiled allusion to the sorry circumstances of his initial DP departure, then welcome to the world of conspiracy theories where projection trumps facts. Yes, I know, the US elections were rigged too (insert roll eyes emoticon here).

  18. 18
    George Martin says:

    @16

    Roger left on his own accord because he would not let them fire him. Blackmore even though he hesitated and said Roger doesn’t deserve it but he wanted him gone and Paice and Lord knew the only way to keep it going was to agree to this. Watch the Made in Japan documentary on You Tube and you will see he was forced out. If he did not leave on his own accord he would have been fired or Blackmore would have left with Paice leaving Lord and Glover by themselves.

  19. 19
    Uwe Hornung says:

    GM, I’m aware of that particular background, but that wasn’t the official story back then at all. That Roger was rowed out rather than fed up with touring, didn’t really hit the public domain until the early 80ies and Chris Charlesworth’s DP bio (though Roger had hinted at it in some interviews circa Down To Earth).

    Certainly, neither Ian Gillan’s nor Roger Glover’s behaviour for years after their departure in 1973 indicated that they would like to go back to heavy touring life again. Nor did their initial musical output (Cherkazoo, IGB, Butterfly Ball & Elements – which I all liked) show a particular longing for the DP sound of yore. I was under the impression at the time that DP was for both of them firmly a thing of the past and that they wanted to create different music that had been stifled with DP before.

  20. 20
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @11 Boswell’s Johnson,
    the chap in question, Zdenek Spicka, subsequently escaped Switzerland & presumably remains at liberty & free of any legal consequences to this day…. if he’s still alive!.
    Here’s some info if your interested:

    https://www.quora.com/Did-they-ever-identify-the-Stupid-with-a-Flare-Gun-who-started-the-fire-in-the-Montreux-Casino-and-inspired-Smoke-on-the-Water-a-song-which-has-probably-made-enough-to-rebuild-the-casino-twenty-times-over

  21. 21
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Well, luckily, no one was seriously hurt and without him we wouldn’t have “Smoke On The Water” (and, realistically, this forum wouldn’t even exist) or perhaps even “Burn”! That – coupled with the passage of the intervening nearly 50 years – should qualify Herr Spicka for a pardon in 2021 I think. Candice could do it at Minstrel Hall (“your horrible deeds bought this wonderful home”), no torches allowed at the actual ceremony though! We should start an online petition.

  22. 22
    Ron says:

    @17, there is no conspiracy theory. Did Roger Glover recommend Hughes? Did he campaign for Hughes to replace him? Did he say anything about Hughes to the media before he left? How about after he left? Has any member of Purple indicated Glover opened the door for Hughes? The answer is no. Glover’s contribution was only being fired, let go, not invited to continue – use any phrase you want. Blackmore, Lord and Glover all confirm Roger was not coming back. Glenn should have thanked Ian Gillan and Roger. But he didn’t. Hughes joined a band that was the top selling rock act on the planet which was due exclusively to the hard work done by MK2. Yet he freely says he was not a fan and didn’t care for the music.

    The strangest thing about all of this is Glenn Hughes is enormously talented. I saw him in 2018 and 2019 when he played only Mk3/M4 plus Smoke on the Water and Highway Star. His playing, voice, charisma are all off the charts. The shows were fantastic. A total class act. He’s a great frontman and spoke to the crowd like they were all his friend. He certainly should get over his rivalry with MK2.

  23. 23
    Andrew S says:

    It’s true that David Coverdale and Glen Hughes joined an established rock band and a ready set table, but nonetheless they were both talented musicians and performers when joining Deep Purple. In my humble opinion Burn is an excellent album (one of their best), which has a new freshness, extraordinary tracks with a high energy level and superb playing (especially from Ian Paice) and also great vocals by both Coverdale and Hughes. On Stormbringer, which is a good album too, the music began heading more towards funk and soul and Ritchie Blackmore his lost interest in the band.

    In the end it comes down to opinions and matters of taste. As the saying goes ”opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one” :o)

  24. 24
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Ron (@22), maybe my thinking is too simplistic, but I took Glenn’s words to simply mean “without the contributions of my predecessor, the DP I got to join would have never existed”. I actually thought that was an exceedingly nice way of honoring Roger’s role in the band which to the public is overshadowed by the other members. Blackmore’s, Lord’s and Paice’s skills are regularly (and deservedly) lauded, but no one ever said anyhing about Roger’s essential contribution to the Mk II sound at the time – it is only in the last two decades or so that he gets more recognition as a bassist.

    I’m not aware that Roger and Glenn have ever disqualified their respective roles as bassists in DP. Roger plays actually more notes than Glenn and is more melodic, but Glenn has more attack, rhythmic nuances and his licks are more attention-grabbing, Glenn pushes the beat, Roger settles in on the beat (the role Little Ian wished him to assume early on).

    Roger is on record that he disliked Mk III live when he saw them, but he was still grieving then. And he did invite Glenn to sing on his first solo album (und Glenn’s “Get Ready” was a great performance, both in the studio und live), I don’t think there was ever any animosity between them. Roger is a Welsh gentleman, Glenn a Brummie born with the wrong complexion … ; – )

    Lastly, I alway took Glenn’s – by nature a Fender man – decision to play a Rickenbacker 4001 in his early Mk III days as a tip of the hat to both Roger’s sound and iconic stage look in the later days of Mk II. I think he wanted to smooth the transition with that choice. The Ric and him were not made for each other (Ric basses are love or hate instruments) and he reverted to a Fender Precision after a year or so, but at least he tried.

    And lest it is forgotten: Glenn was handpicked by Ritchie to follow Roger, he wanted – at the time – a bassist more in the Andy Fraser/Jack Bruce vein, someone whose playing stood out more where Roger’s playing merged into the overall picture and complemented the Purple sound. Ritchie came to regret this, but he had been to enough Trapeze gigs to know that “what you see is what you get” with Glenn. Bass playing-wise and vocally the man was patently no shrinking violet, much less could he be expected to be a pallid Purple.

    Criticizing Glenn for not liking Mk II’s style of heavy rock strikes me as ironic as come 1972/73, Ritchie did not like the sound of Mk II anymore either, never mind that he (co-)forged it!!! Glenn was specifically hired to make Mk III sound different – und that is what he did. He did not sneak into the band under false pretenses.

  25. 25
    rock voorne says:

    Pfoehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Who would have thought this kinda conversation would still reign after almost 50 years?

    They could have avoid this hall of Shame crap.

    1. They were eglible long for Lord died.
    Why on earth connect with idiots like that?

    2. Appearanty it leads to more emberassment than one can muster.

    I had my fair share of that.

    I m kinda ill…..not sure yet what it is.

    I m not sure if I ll make it into 2021.

  26. 26
    Uwe Hornung says:

    “I’m kinda ill … not sure yet what it is.”

    Don’t take it lightly in this day and age. Have you seen a doctor?

  27. 27
    rock voorne says:

    @ 26

    Its not just”that thing” , there is more to it, too long and complex to tell.
    Although its still an option , testing, I think its a hard severe cold and or Flue.

    It was an exceptional hard year in many ways and this ole heart of mine was already broken, The body battered too many years……
    I could hardly sleep dor many months which set other wheels in motion,making everything worse.

    Months too late I finally got something for anxiety and sleeping and also finally something to ease my skin.(Extreme Eczema)

    On a other note :
    Still a mystery though why my body,mainly the legs, say FLAME ON the moment I try to lay my body to rest. Up till now medics just stare in silence being confronted with it.

    I ve been told if being tested positive and you re not really dying on the spot you dont get “meds” but the obligation/strong advice to stay locked up for at least 10 days.
    Thats not helping, thats depressing me even more.
    It makes things too complicated, living alone et all.

    So, for now I m gonna wait it out.

    Best wishes to ya all.

  28. 28
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I only found this interview of Glenn now – no idea whether it ever made the rounds here -, but it validates some of the things written above and elsewhere here about Glenn. It also puts to rest the pet theory in some quarters that Ritchie and Glenn were at loggerheads all the time and that Ritchie even disliked him or found his drug abuse unbearable (Glenn’s cocaine consumption reached its nadir only with Mk IV). As late as the 80ies, Ritchie would contact Glenn when Rainbow gigged in LA: In an(other) interview he mentioned that Glenn – whom he likens to Joe Lynn Turner in character – refused to go out with him once because Glenn felt that he was too overweight – “I just can’t be seen like this, Ritchie, I’ve turned fat!!!” with Ritchie surmising in the interview “… though I don’t know how that should keep a bloke from going out und having a drink!”

    https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/glenn-hughes-ritchie-blackmore-joe-bonamassa-deep-purple-black-country-communion

    Some highlights:

    Q: What are your fondest memories of playing with Ritchie Blackmore in Deep Purple? —Chuck Brady

    A: “When I joined Purple in June 1973, Ritchie and I went to Hamburg, Germany, one weekend and sat on a barstool for two days and chatted about music, my playing and what my role would be in the band, among other things. That was a beautiful experience for me. When I joined Purple, they were one of the biggest bands in the world and Blackmore was one of rock’s biggest guitarists. I was just 21 years old, and he gave me the time to develop a relationship with him and the band.

    Ritchie and I always got along well, even though everyone knows he can be difficult to work with. My first year in Purple was easier than the second year, because then Ritchie went into his own world and shortly thereafter quit the band and formed Rainbow. He became distant and stopped talking to the members of the band. Blackmore’s playing was extraordinary on the second album I did with Purple, Stormbringer, but he didn’t come up with a lot of music, so David [Coverdale], Jon [Lord] and I had the beautiful burden to write the majority of that album.”

    Q: Of your studio albums with Deep Purple—Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band—which do you like most? —Bob Florsheim

    A: “Burn was a hugely successful album, but Stormbringer is my favorite; it had more groove and a lot more melodies. We couldn’t make Burn “part two” because Blackmore was pretty much absent on Stormbringer, so the rest of the band had to pick up the slack.”

    Q: After capturing such an incredibly awesome sound with a Rickenbacker bass on Burn, why did you switch to Fender Precision and Fender Jazz basses on your many subsequent albums? —Carl Fragnito

    A: “When I joined Purple, I replaced Roger Glover, who played a Rickenbacker. So I decided to get one for myself because it represented the band’s sound. But when I started to play onstage with Purple, the Rickenbacker didn’t fulfill the groove-oriented sound I wanted, so I switched to the Fender basses. My playing comes from a James Jamerson place, and the Rickenbacker wasn’t the right bass to achieve that sound. I wound up foolishly giving the Rickenbacker to Geezer Butler. When I saw him at Ronnie James Dio’s funeral in 2010, I asked him if I could have it back. He told me flat out, “No,” but that he would let me look at it. I should have never given it to him in the first place, but everyone makes mistakes.”

  29. 29
    Uwe Hornung says:

    And by the way, our demanding Maestro in Black likes Glenn’s bass playing (if not his singing which has always been a divisive factor with Glenn, people seem to love or hate his voice) to this day:

    https://eddietrunk.com/guitarist-ritchie-blackmore-on-glenn-hughes-joining-ritche-blackmores-rainbow-we-ended-it-amicably-before-it-even-started/

    https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ritchie-blackmore-confirms-he-asked-glenn-hughes-to-be-part-of-rainbow-comeback/

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