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Speaking of Glenn, Metal Rules has an interview with him prepared during his recent visit to Finland.

On this tour, you’re only playing classic Deep Purple stuff, but when will we see a tour where you’re playing songs from your entire career?

You’re asking me extremely important questions, so I’m going to answer them appropriately. And honestly, I think with the legacy music with Purple, all songs by Purple, the whole show, maybe another 18 months. Maybe the end of next year. And then I would see myself doing a Glenn show, which would have solo music, Trapeze, Hughes/Thrall, Black Country Communion, but more Glenn Hughes. I’ve got 53 years of music to choose from. Maybe California Breed too. So there’s a whole selection of music that needs to be heard. I think a lot of people would like that. Definitely.

So are fans going to see you two [GH and Yngwie Malmsteen] on stage playing some Purple classics together?

Yeah. If you see, Yngwie and I did ”Mistreated” at the Marshall 50th anniversary party ten years ago, and he was great. Yngwie playing ”Mistreated” is incredible. The guy is incredible. So when you look at Glenn and Yngwie together, you would imagine there will be a moment when. But we don’t know. I would imagine something will happen.

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8 Comments to “Age is a number”:

  1. 1
    Gregster says:

    Yngwie & Glenn on tour would be an awesome experience imo…

    A recording or two would be great too.

    Peace !

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Somewhere, over the rainbow, hidden from the view of mere mortals, there must be a master plan for Glenn’s erratic solo career, I just haven’t recognized it yet. I sure hope he has.

    This is a strange interview, Glenn not really sure whether he will record another solo album ever? Glenn of all people?!

  3. 3
    Georgivs says:

    Glenn and Yngwie… All the vocal excess you can imagine multiplied by all the guitar excess you can imagine… They should also invite Rick Wakeman to do the keyboards.

  4. 4
    MacGregor says:

    Father Time again. He is always watching & that can created some doubt at times.
    @ 3 – I know what you mean, however Father Time is catching up with Rick apparently. He is having trouble with his hands these last few years, hence his son Adam helping out at concerts these days. Cheers.

  5. 5
    Gregster says:

    @2…At least Glenn has choices up-his-sleeve & that’s the most important thing imo. He’s obviously happy to keep rocking-on with the Mk-III music, & perhaps he likes being on-the-road more than a studio…

    Stormbringer 50th next year, followed by Come Taste the Band 50th the following…Perhaps he wants to do a few more years worth of touring, with these albums coming into 1/2-century anniversary status.

    Once you stop doing the road-thing, its hard to get the momentum-up to do it again later, & the momentum would be these album anniversaries. And so he should, as no one else will / can do it authentically, even if he’s only 1/5 of the pie.

    Peace !

  6. 6
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Make no mistake, I love seeing and hearing Glenn do Mk III and IV material and he does it extremely well (also being the only one these days bringing these eras of DP to an audience eagerly lapping it up + doing it with any competition from any other Purple family members).

    But if I was his manager, I’d also say: “Keep on doing this for too long, Glenn, and you’ll be stuck with it forever.”

    But I guess that at this point in his life, Glenn has come to terms with the fact that nothing he has done in the past or will do in the future can ever outrank those three Purple years with what was back then one of the biggest bands in the World in terms of success, money, fame, cultural relevance then and contemporary relevance for the still sizable market segment of nostalgic DP fans today.

    A proper live album would indeed be appreciated – with a couple of Trapeze tracks played by Glenn’s band as bonus tracks, the histories of DP and Trapeze being so intertwined not only via Glenn, but also via Mel Galley in Whitesnake and Pete Goalby almost becoming a member of Rainbow (it got to a point where German music papers were already announcing him as the new Rainbow singer in print) that I’m sure no one would mind.

  7. 7
    Gregster says:


    Though there’s no-way-around-it, I’d suggest the DP family tree would have to become a forest, if one starts including near-misses ( respectfully )…

    Perhaps send a message to DiscJapan, & see if a current live album isn’t already available ?…They already have quite a catalog it appears.


    Peace !

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Well, Pete Goalby went to Uriah Heep, and isn’t that where all singers that narrowly missed the Purple boat – think John Lawton – end up?!

    Even guitarists that didn’t quite make it with Purple find a home if not with Heep, then at least with Heep singers —> Clem Clempson —> David Byron —> Rough Diamond!

    And I haven’t even mentioned John Sloman yet who went from Heep to play with Little Ian for Gary Moore (though that stint should be as mercifully forgotten – not forgiven – as his tenure with Heep, just ask Ken Henseley what he thought of him …).

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