GLENN HUGHES To Ring In New Year In Bulgaria

According to a posting at GHPG.net, legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) will be making a special New Year's Eve guest appearance in the historical city of Kavarna, Bulgaria, at the invitation of the Mayor of Kavarna, Mr. Tsonko Tsonev. He will perform a 40-minute set with Bulgarian rock band B.T.R. Glenn last performed with the band back in 2002. The concert will take place in the central Dobrotitsa Square.

Mr. Tsonev is a huge music fan and he recently won the award of "Man of The Year" in Bulgaria. He is responsible for bringing some big-name rock bands to Karvarna in the last few years, such as SCORPIONS, DEEP PURPLE, and DIO. He says that he and the people of Bulgaria are honoured to have Glenn see in the New Year with them.

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According to Billboard.com, Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS members Chad Smith (drums) and John Frusciante (guitar). The yet-to-be-titled release will be recorded in January and is on target for a May release.

"I've written more songs than ever before on this record," Hughes told Billboard.com. "[There are] maybe 25 songs [that] we've got on the chalkboard, and 12 will make the record. It's funk, rock, soul, and pop all mixed together in a big soup. I'm probably going to have some real strings and maybe some more orchestrated songs. This one, and I'll quote Chad here, is going to be the most varied record I've ever done."

The album will be recorded at Smith's home in the Hollywood Hills and is tipped to feature tracks like "Oil and Water", "Frail", "Black Light", "Stepping On" and "The Valiant Denial". Also playing on the set will be guitarist J.J. Marsh, who has appeared on Hughes' last several solo releases.

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