Glenn Hughes Credits Himself And David Coverdale For Ending Deep Purple’s Feuds

Glenn Hughes sat down with My Global Mind and talked about his Deep Purple times, why he left The Dead Daisies, and his career’s current solo course.

The bassist will embark on a solo tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deep Purple’s ‘Burn.’ Hughes mentioned how he contributed to Deep Purple’s music back then and reminisced about the impact he and David Coverdale had on the band:

“David (Coverdale) and I coming in … the two new guys … I think when we look back at ’73, obviously ‘Machine Head’ had done great and Purple needed to up their game, and with that album that was written in the castle, we were brand new to each other.

I think for the first time in a long time, Deep Purple was a family again, and so the camaraderie, the laughter, all the colors, or what you want to call it, were very prevalent and very on point. The band was fresh and ready to rock. Can you believe it’s been 50 bloody years! And the album still sounds great.”

When asked about a retirement possibility, Glenn said:

“No, the word ‘retire’ scares me because retirement means really not doing anything but sitting at home. And it’s okay; I live in a beautiful home here on the beach in California. But I like playing music. It’s difficult traveling these days. It’s not easy, but I just love those 2 hours or 1 hour 45 on stage. It’s truly amazing.”

Glenn explained the details of his departure from The Dead Daisies and what he will focus on from now on:

“I am primarily a solo artist, and I’m real comfortable being in that genre. At the beginning of this year, I switched gears and started going back to my solo work and playing with my band, and writing with Joe. The Dead Daisies will continue with my friend John Corabi, and I had nothing but great times with that band, but it was never going to be forever for me.”

Glenn Hughes joined Deep Purple in 1973 to replace Roger Glover, and ever since, he has worked with various groups and artists, from Black Sabbath to Phenomena and Gary Moore. In 2009, he formed Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa and joined The Dead Daisies in 2019.

Hughes’ ‘Burn’ tour will take place between October 10 and 29. You can check here for the tickets.