Glenn's Autobiography

  • Can't wait for this now. Had no idea Glenn knew Bowie personally. Always nice to have some Lynott stories, another of my favourite singer/bass players.




  • Geln Hughes curtainLegendary singer and bassist Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE) has announced that he will be releasing his autobiography in 2010, to be published worldwide by Foruli Publications. The book, co-written with Joel McIver and featuring an introduction by METALLICA's Lars Ulrich, will be published in a hand signed luxury first edition complete with rare photos and an exclusive 10" vinyl EP. Pre-orders will be available from next spring. Further details will be released early in 2010.

    Hughes said, "My autobiography is going to be a literary event. I've been working on this book for the last three years and you've never read anything like it. It's the true story of the Voice Of Rock, from my childhood via my career in TRAPEZE and DEEP PURPLE to my addiction and recovery. I'm now on top of the world as a solo artist and after so many years of sobriety, I can hardly believe that I survived. I spent a million dollars on cocaine and, when you've read this book, you won't believe it either."

    The as yet untitled book features contributions from Hughes' friend and comrade in DEEP PURPLE David Coverdale, his lifelong musical collaborator Tony Iommi of BLACK SABBATH and a host of others including Angie Bowie, John Varvatos and the members of THE KLF (with whom Hughes scored a global hit in 1991).

    For more information, please visit www.glennhughes.com and www.foruli.co.uk.
  • Holy mackerel! After a quick perusal of book prices on the Foruli website, I'm thinking I'm gonna need to start panhandling for spare change and working some overtime to be able to afford either version of the book :eek: Hopefully Glenn's will be priced a little more modestly than the titles they're currently offering.

  • If you are looking at the Razorjack one which was the only one I can find costs on - it's a Special Edition Graphic novel with Original paintings and gold leaf on them so hopefully that accounts for the price on that particular item! Otherwise I will be asking for a piggy bank for Christmas so I can save up!

  • You can now pre-order the luxury "Deluxe" limited edition of Glenn's book direct from the publisher.

    The book title is: The Life, Near Death and Rebirth of A Rock Star: Deep Purple & Beyond

    Please keep in mind, the price of this edition will also include:

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    a personal signed note of thanks from Glenn on special notepaper, plus an invitation as Glenn's guest to special gigs in Europe and North America and the opportunity to meet him.



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    Good news for those in North America, sounds like you're on the cards for 2010 :thumbup:

    When and if I hear more on the publication details, such as a regularly priced edition, you'll see it on the web site.

    Here's the official pre-order notice...



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  • :eek: :eek: Wow!! :eek: :eek:

    Congratulations to anyone who is in the position to buy the deluxe edition.

    As someone whose been out of work for the past 13 months, I doubt I'll even be able to get the standard edition based on the prices of the other books from this publisher.

    It's a shame so many of us 'regular' fans have not been thought of :(

  • if the invitation to be a special guest to a show includes the plane flight overseas i'll get one!

    It would good to know what tracks are on the vinyl album.

  • Wow. Just checked out the price. I love Glenn,and i have everything he has ever released but £550 for the deluxe version is a bit steep to say the least. I will get the regular edition i think

  • Wow, I don't know what to say. Who do they expect to fork over such an outlandish price for a book? Certainly nobody I know. That's the kind of price you'd pay at auction for a signed first edition of 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker, or a Bible signed by God.

    I can't imagine that we'll see any reviews of the book anywhere - it doesn't sound like the kind of book they'll send Classic Rock or Rolling Stone promo copies of. And it obviously won't be on any bookstore shelves. Like Chip I have to concede that the "standard" edition, even if only 1/4 the price of the deluxe edition, is likely out of the question as well. Hopefully Glenn will seek out a publisher for a paperback edition that the average fan can afford. I have a whole shelf full of rock biographies from a variety of publishers, none of which cost more than $50, so this news is baffling.

    I wish Glenn the best of luck with his book, but I've just had to drop it from my wish list :(

    Todd

  • too bad -but if i could afford it id gladly pay -dont worry you guys i know glenn wont let us down when all is said and done

  • I'll let you know when and if a more traditional printing and price point line of the book is in the works.

    Meantime, please keep in mind, what has been announced so far, are for limited edition high quality books, that are individually hand made by a craftsmen and each include a limited edition record on 180 gsm vinyl with packaging that includes holograms, satin etc. Plus a personal to individual buyer, hand written 'thank you' note from Glenn. Not to mention the special invitation to a gig and to meet and be a guest of Glenn's.

  • I'll let you know when and if a more traditional printing and price point line of the book is in the works.

    Meantime, please keep in mind, what has been announced so far, are for limited edition high quality books, that are individually hand made by a craftsmen and each include a limited edition record on 180 gsm vinyl with packaging that includes holograms, satin etc. Plus a personal to individual buyer, hand written 'thank you' note from Glenn. Not to mention the special invitation to a gig and to meet and be a guest of Glenn's.


    I'm pretty sure we all realize that what is being offered is something special and might warrant a huge price tag, the problem is that this is all that's being offered at this time.

    I can't believe that someone at some point didn't say..."wait a minute, how many of Glenn's true fans will be able to afford this?" If a more traditional release happens someday, that's cool, just wish it would be happening now. It doesn't seem that was even a consideration.

  • Im sorry I just don't understand this. I blow tons of money on stuff like trips that is gone later except for the pics and memories so I wouldn't mind paying a couple of hundred bucks. But almost 1000 is totally insane.

  • I realize Glenn has put his heart and soul into this work for all to see. I'm hoping for the sake of us fans that are on a budget, that a generic version would be considered. Thank you

  • I'm pretty sure we all realize that what is being offered is something special and might warrant a huge price tag, the problem is that this is all that's being offered at this time.

    I can't believe that someone at some point didn't say..."wait a minute, how many of Glenn's true fans will be able to afford this?" If a more traditional release happens someday, that's cool, just wish it would be happening now. It doesn't seem that was even a consideration.

    You said it yourself Chip ;) ..."being offered at this time"... it's not for everyone that is true, but right now this is what is being offered. If and when a regularly published edition is ready, that will be announced on the web site. Of course, it's been given consideration, it's just not ready now, that is all. What is ready now for announcement, is this limited edition and so it's being announced and available for pre-order for those fans that want it.

    Again, an update will follow when alternative edition(s) are ready.

  • You said it yourself Chip ;) ..."being offered at this time"... it's not for everyone that is true, but right now this is what is being offered. If and when a regularly published edition is ready, that will be announced on the web site. Of course, it's been given consideration, it's just not ready now, that is all. What is ready now is this limited edition and so it's being announced and available for pre-order for those fans that want it.

    Again, an update will follow when alternative edition(s) are ready.



    Thanks David. I truly hope there will be something else in the works very soon.

    I'm gonna grab a cold one, go sit outside, calm down and try not to worry about it any longer :cool:

  • Hi. I am new to this forum and I love music and I love books. These dudes do a similar kind of publishing. There is a Brian Wilson book for £900 http://www.genesis-publication…at-lucky-old-sun/complete and a Bob Marley one for £795 (no record and no signature of course!) http://www.genesis-publication…-roots-reggae/anniversary Their deluxe editions sell out real quick. Their sold out editions sell for an absolute fortune in auctions and at book dealers. I think it is cool that Glenn is being shown this kind of respect.

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