GLENN HUGHES: 'I'm Just A Musician That Was In The Right Place At The Right Time'

GLENN HUGHES: 'I'm Just A Musician That Was In The Right Place At The Right Time'

Thomann Music conducted an interview with legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) at the Orange booth at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Speaking about his status as a rock "legend," Hughes said: "I'm as normal as they come. I'm just a musician that was in the right place at the right time and I had the ability never to give up. I had the love of music. I learned how to read music at 11 years old. I played the trombone — not a sexy instrument. I was named after Glenn Miller — you know who he is, a trombone player. I was born into a musical family, and I had no other choice than to become a soccer player or a musician, and I chose the right thing."

Asked if there is a specific period of his career that iis particularly memorable for him, Hughes said: "There was a period before DEEP PURPLE, with TRAPEZE, a long time [ago]. I was 18 years old. We were playing to five people a night. And when I left the band, we were playing to ten thousand people a night. Then I joined DEEP PURPLE and it got huge. I remember that, because I was borrowing money from my parents and really working it. And then it happened for me. And it happened because I never took my eye off the ball and I never wanted to stop. So that was the most spiritual moment for me."

Glenn will spend most of 2019 on the road as part of his "Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live" tour. The trek finds him performing various hits and deep cuts from the DEEP PURPLE catalog, including "Burn", "Stormbringer", "Sail Away" and "Smoke On The Water", among others.

During the "Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live" tour, Glenn and his band, featuring Søren Andersen (guitars), Mike Mangan (keys), and Ash Sheehan (drums), focus on arrangements from the live albums — not studio recordings — for the classic PURPLE songs.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).