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The watchful watchdogs

Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich spoke to US radio 101 WRIF broadcasting out of Detroit. They spoke about bouts of COVID that went through The Daisies’ ranks, their upcoming album, the terrible Ted, Glenn playing in Detroit at the age of 5 (allegedly), and many other things.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

17 Comments to “The watchful watchdogs”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    It’s good to see Glenn recovered, he’s no spring chicken after all though looks and vocal performance belie his age.

    Aldrich and him are a good natural team. That trio tour he did with Aldrich and that Swedish drummer a few years ago was the best Glenn Hughes gig I ever saw – and I haven’t seen a bad one yet, he always delivers.

    Might have to travel to the UK for that December tour! I wanna see the Daisies with him.

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    James Steven Gemmell says:

    Nice interview. Glenn has an outstanding memory, recalling playing at Cobo Hall in 1972 or whatever. I think the name was changed from Cobo Center a few years ago to Huntingon Place. It’s a famous venue, but The Fox Theatre in Detroit is the best venue.

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    AndreA says:


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    Peter J says:

    I wish Glenn would stop being such a caricature of foolish rock diva… The man needs to stop plastic surgery and being so embrassing every time he speaks.

    People like Plant, Gillan, Iommi or Brian May should teach him how to age gracefully.

  5. 5
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Peter @4
    I get your point but when you live in LA LA land you have to look and dress the part. It’s a way of life that is the norm so I have no issues with that.
    Btw he is in the best shape of his life as well so that’s more important in my opinion.
    Peace ✌️

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    To me. Glenn has simply become a Californian and even more an LA-person over the half century he has lived there – that’s only natural. if you live in any culture that long and mingle (as opposed to Ritchie who never did). I find him much less mannered than David Coverdale.

    Glenn’s a person who lives very much in the present, you get the impression that he’s neither obsessed with his past or the future, just with making every present day somehow great. I dare say that that is perhaps a bit Californian/LA as well.

    And with the exception of his “LA-teeth”, I think whatever Glenn has had done to himself beauty surgery-wise is a lot less loud than what you see with DC who to boot by now wears enough stage make-up to get him a job with Kiss.

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    Theo says:

    I met Glenn about 5 or 6 times backstage, before he joined the Daisies., while on tour to promote his solo album. He was really a nice guy.

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    Peter J says:

    Yes, GH is nice…most of the time.

    @ 5/6 : I’ve lived myself in the L.A. area for a couple of years, so I get your point and would hardly prove you wrong.

    Still I’m sad (yes) about that I-don’t-wanna-age type of caricature Glenn is now. But matter of taste of course ! 😉

    That’s the delicious part of being a DP fan : you can prefer Ian the old hippie or the other 3 singers with their…well…styles, I guess !

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    Peter, no contest with Ian Gillan of course, he has become an elder statesman of rock and is totally credible in what he projects. Roger Glover once said that Ian Gillan was a witty kid who went to bed one night only to wake up the next morning as a wise matured man. He really grew old nicely and without any cringe involved.

    Neither Glenn nor DC are in that league of aging gracefully (with DC doing an especially abysmal job at it). And Joe Lynn Turner is just frozen in time.

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    MacGregor says:

    @ 9 – indeed & looking at it through a comedy lens we can just see the scenario each day, month & year as follows. Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most relevant of them all. To their horror & continual disbelief the image of one Mr Ian Gillan keeps appearing. There must be a lot of broken mirrors about their abodes me thinks, tantrums thrown in a fury of rage! The spell was cast many years ago. Cheers.

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    Rock Voorne says:

    @ Uwe

    Regarding JLT
    Maybe thinking of these frozen icedolls in the video of STONE COLD?

    Always beware of what you wish for, I just his head without a wig , sure a sight to behold.

    I ‘m not joking at all, being 57 and still having a lot of hair and having other deficients.

    I m glad he recovered after his heart attack . I kinda
    related to this misfortune since 2020 because my heart really hurts.

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    LOL, watch the New Jersey kid prove the Kraut wrong in no time! Me and my mouth big enough for a Königstiger Panzer to do a U-turn in!

    I like Joe sans hair, I really do. His wigs, carefully crafted as they were, always looked too much „late-70ies-V-neck-sweater-US-college-boy“ to me.

    More importantly though, the man still has his pipes fully intact. Along with Glenn, he‘s the only one in the Purple family who has.

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    MacGregor says:

    @ 12- regarding the 2 vocalists you mentioned being the only ones still with their pipes. That more than likely is because they do sweet f… all live performing compared to say Mr Gillan. And they also haven’t been around as long performing etc. And we are all aware how much stress Gillan put his voice under back in the early 70’s & again during the early to mid 80’s. As you have often said along with a few others here, Gillan has ‘aged’ gracefully though, both vocally & in persona. Cheers.

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    No issue with what you write, Herr MacGregor. Gillan‘s voice has changed and that is fine, it has lost and it has gained something. Purple‘s new music and the way he constructs his vocal lines accommodate for that. All good. I actually like it when he sings deeper these days, he has developed a nice timbre.

    Turner‘s and Hughes‘ voices have aged as well – how could they not? – but have retained more of a youngish elasticity. I‘m not sure that their lower gig frequency is the main reason for that, it might just be good genes. Hughes is a miracle of nature in any case with his undiminished falsetto ability.

    Coverdale‘s vocal decay is tragic and we haven‘t heard from Rod Evans in a while!

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    Rock Voorne says:

    It is a bit of a miracle to me .This site.

    Not having been around over the years in the same frequency as I once used to be many years ago.
    I come here more often in recent days.
    Mainly because for years I was more busy with other things as well, I think.

    Once it seemed THS was slowly fading and I felt it was due to factors like less records, musicians dying like flies all the time, etc

    Somehow it has come more or back alive, it seems.

    Which feels kinda weird to me, I must admit.

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    Simon M says:

    The Daisies with Glenn are a cracking band. Looking forward to seeing them live for the first time next time they tour the U.K. Glenn talked about a U.K. tour before the end of the year in the interview, but I’ve not been able to find any dates on line. Does anyone know any more about this?

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    Rock Voorne, with Ozzy’s and Tony’s health making it unlikely that the Sabs (or Ozzy for that matter) will ever tour again and Led Zep too dysfunctional to reunite, Purple is the only once mega-famous heavy rock dinosaur from the early 70ies era still roaming the jungle, with no less than 3/5 of the most popular line-up intact. Plus the many members Purple has seen in its ranks make for varied subjects. Somehow, Purple fans are a special breed of trainspotters, rather than being turned off, we relish in all the twists and turns of the many branches of the family tree. And as the new Irish kid shows, branch growth hasn’t stopped yet either.

    Purple is an ongoing soap (but a good one) with a loyal viewer base. Finally, I think we can all agree that all Purple line-ups have always attempted to create good new music for the public and present that live in a convincing matter. Our views might differ whether all line-ups were always sucessful in this, but the brand “Deep Purple” stands for high musicianship.

    All that said, with the age of most DP family members being what it is, we’ll have further losses other than Tommy and Jon coming and it can all end any day now. I’m very aware of that, time is expiring. The pandemic hiatus has already likely cost DC his farewell tour, I have doubts that he’ll return to the road even though Glenn mentioned in a very recent interview that David is doing better (David had called Glenn on the latter’s birthday as he habitually does), “singing again” and “preparing for the road”. But Glenn has a habit of painting things in rosy colors. As does David.

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