Posts by Glenn Hughes

    I am very pleased to announce that I have a new manager, Rick Canny, who will manage all things GH worldwide.

    I met Rick 3 years ago at the High Voltage Festival in London, when he was managing my friends ZZ Top.

    Rick has also managed Velvet Revolver, Boston, The Darkness and many others. He has an Office in Los Angeles, where I live, and things are moving forward.

    I would personally like to Welcome Rick to our family.

    The best is yet to come…

    Tommy broke up with Karen in March of '76... Karen and I started dating in Sept.

    Tommy and I were always friends till the end, he was in contact with us both, via postcards only : there was never a phone call from Tommy to Karen about a marriage proposal.

    Karen was, and still is a great girl, we both adored Tommy who we both miss to the core.

    There is a lot of speculation out there, and remember its none of my business what people write or say about me. My side of the Street is clean, I have no secrets.

    Friends ~ its true... I'm playin' some acoustic shows in the UK @ intimate theatres in November. I'll bring my voice and Guitar. So many songs to choose from for these acoustic shows. I'm gettin' excited to play them for you, the way they were originally written.

    The Paperback of my Book will be on sale @ the shows and I'll be signing copies ~ this tour is to thank all GH fans for their love. C U soon.

    G

    The moment I finish watchin' the entire BCC concert footage, I'll post... already saw the extras (bonus) its fun! And great stories... and yes... its Blu-Ray + DVD... all very much Hi-Def... its a live CD too... all released October 24th... GH

    Pre-order on September 13th http://bccommunion.com/store

    Just finished watchin' the BCC full concert + bonus feature, so full of life and energy ~ so proud of our Band of Brothers... so proud.

    It is a very sad day today... I have lost a very dear friend.

    Ronnie was a true Leader of Heavy Metal... an Icon and a Visionary... there will never be another like him.

    Ronnie gave me wisdom, and showed me great compassion when he was in ELF, all those years ago, when we were on tour together in my time in Deep Purple. He was a beautiful Soul, kind, considerate and a wonderful teacher.

    Someday I'll be bringing your Microphone up there with me, and we'll sing a song, and share a Vindaloo together...

    I'll miss you mate.

    Your Pal,
    Glenn Hughes

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    Glenn's songwriting?

    Good question...

    I am @ a point now in my life where I want to show all of me as a person, and as a Songwriter. A good friend of mine, in the early '90's, said that in order to make a real GH album, it would be appropriate for me to write all the material. I now understand what he meant... songwriting is my life blood, more now than, let's say, 20yrs ago.

    I wrote with other guys as a pact of camaraderie, and it was fun...

    Now I am in a different spiritual place in my life...

    Surely if I could write Coast to Coast alone, in 1971, surely I could write a Soul Mover or a Satellite etc...?

    This is a new chapter for me...to walk thru the fear...here, right now...

    To feel..
    To be worthy...
    To be capable...
    And to love...

    G

    HRP,

    My belief in my Higher Power, who I choose to call God, has never wavered.....it is quite simple, I have a conscious contact with my HP, without this thread I cannot live with serenity....I trust in him...he is the one who is drivin' the vehicle...I am his passenger, I carry the message...God is everything or nothing...to me he is everything.

    Where I have come from, to where I am now, is a daily reprieve from a life that was full of misery...I was the problem...now I live in the Solution...to live a life of Spiritual progression, not perfection, there is only one who is perfect...

    GH

    The next GH album, all the songs, music and lyrics are written by myself...so will the arrangements and production.

    I felt it was the right time to have a "complete" Solo Album...many of my fans have been asking me why I haven't done this B4. I've been on a major Roll these past 6 months in my studio, and the long hours are paying off.

    In my heart of hearts, these songs are so very personal and close to me...I am revealing a lot more to you with this production...I have written over 20 songs...I'll keep you updated here.

    I will record this baby in November...It will be released in early/mid 2010.

    Blessings...
    Glenn

    I'm @ a place, musically, where I do not fit in with Heavy Metal shows...I have been offered to play with Major Metal bands, but I declined as my music is not in that Genre...no disrespect to any of those Artists...some of them are my friends.

    The only time it works is with Tony Iommi...I am so happy for him and Ronnie, these guys are like family to me.

    I have never been "Metal"...it's not me...especially live...

    Its always been: Rock/Soul and Funk...

    It's all I know...I am believable in this Genre...I smell it, and taste it, and more importantly FEEL it...

    I am SO happy with my ongoing growth as a writer and Vocalist...I'm on the Path that has been laid out for me...Progression, not perfection...I will keep pushin' the boundaries...there will be surprises...I'm always workin' on a lil' somethin'...

    Thanx for the love...I can FEEL it!!

    GH

    This is a great thread...and here is the scenario...yes, I would welcome opening for other Artists...absolutely.

    Here's a coupla' things I'd like you to know...

    Deep Purple's Mgr and Agent will never allow that to happen (and I think its obvious why) in fact, any promoter that has tried to book us 2gether, gets an ear full from the Purple camp "never!!!" FYI, this makes me howl with laughter...

    The same scenario has happened with the other Artists...

    You see, I won't play the Metal 80's packages they have in the States...or I won't play Metal festivals...

    Simply because, all the bands are really believable in/for that market and era...and that's all fine and dandy for them...

    Yes, we even tried the Peppers route, but a couple of the guys thought my affiliation with Deep Purple was inappropriate for their fans...and a fair comment...I get it.

    Until people, fans, agents, Media have seen me perform live, they could never understand "the live GH experience"...I am on schedule...I have a tremendous urge, and a whole lot of patience...yes, it would be wonderful to play with Kravitz or the Black Crowes and anyone that plays Rock and Soul.

    I am the Captain of my Universe...I do not want to market myself as someone who is not real...

    Carl (my Manager) and I are believers of stayin' authentic and with good 'ol fashioned word of mouth by the thousands of new fans I get each year, reinforcing my energy and allowing me to be an Artist who makes a Statement with each Album and Tour.

    I am enjoying my new life...please remember that I almost died in 1991...many of my friends; Tommy, Bonzo, Lynott, Kevin and Chris Farley were not so lucky...what I'm sayin' is, I am SO grateful for the gifts that God has given to me...I was barking like a Dog on Xmas '91...insane...

    You, my fans, have stuck by me...there are many new fans who grew up on "Feel" or "Soul Mover" who are now groovin' 2 "M4TD" and "FUNK".

    I love you...more than you know...I will get to play to more people than ever these next 2 years...

    THE BEST IS YET 2 COME

    ...Glenn

    I am finally putting the Hughes/Thrall 2 album behind me...it was 10 years ago that we started this production. It was never completed...I want the legacy of the only Album we made, to live on...my own Productions are done on a time scale that are pre-planned on a schedule that works for me, as I grow as an Artist.

    Usually the writing, pre-production, recording, mixing and mastering, takes no longer than 6 months. Pat wanted to produce H/T 2 alone...10 years to finish an album?

    Let's please put this behind us as we move forward with our lives...

    The best is yet to come.

    Love, Faith and Soul...
    Glenn