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Richard the Difficult

Glenn Hughes spoke to a Michigan based radio station WMPA, promoting Dead Daisies live dates, and talking about his Blackmore experience, among other things.

When I joined the band, the first weekend I joined the band, we flew to Hamburg together and had a boys weekend. We sat on a bar stool and had a lot of fun. Ritchie, behind the scenes, when I joined the band, was great. And I’m saying this smiling, but when we started working, when the band started kicking into gear, I didn’t spend a lot of time with him, ’cause he had his own dressing room; he traveled alone; he was isolated. He was a little difficult. I’m smiling and chuckling. I love Ritchie. He’s difficult. People are difficult to work with. The band on stage was firing on all cylinders. But off stage, it was a little strange, as we traveled separately.

Listen to the whole thing:

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info and the transcription.



5 Comments to “Richard the Difficult”:

  1. 1
    Adel Faragalla says:

    He will sing ‘Burn’ for sure 👍 but the big question is will he sing other tracks from the dead Diases first 3 albums.
    I think he will struggle to get 90 min without using other TDD tracks.
    Peace

  2. 2
    Rick says:

    Ahh artists, where would we be without them?

  3. 3
    Yvonne says:

    @ 1 – My dear Adel, Glenn has a boss now. David Lowy is an extremely successful businessman, he will not allow Glenn or any other person employed by him to dance on his nose.
    Here are two setlists:

    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-dead-daisies/2021/boca-black-box-center-for-the-arts-boca-raton-fl-b8e493a.html

    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-dead-daisies/2021/the-signal-chattanooga-tn-4b8fbf06.html

    The Daisies covered Purple songs before Glenn joined them because Doug Aldrich is as much a huge Purple fan as we are.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuquq6zDiHQ

  4. 4
    Arthur says:

    It’s hardly news that Ritchie is/was difficult….he’s still the greatest though 😁

  5. 5
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Yvonne @3
    Thanks for the info and the links.
    I guess it’s a case of show me what you can do on stage and I will show you the money formula.
    One thing for sure that they have produced a cracking album with every song begging to sung live.
    Peace

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