Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) was interviewed by uDiscover Music at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, which was held July 29-30 at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
Speaking about DEEP PURPLE‘s musical evolution after he and singer David Coverdale joined the band, Hughes said: “Ritchie Blackmore [guitar] wanted a different environment, a more bluesy approach. David had a lower baritone voice and I had the higher upper register. If you listen to it, we had the same vibratos — we [knew] how to use the vibratos, which was an interesting thing in 1973. I think no one else was kind of doing that, and we didn’t really want to duplicate what was going with Mark II [of DEEP PURPLE] — you couldn’t really copy it. So I thought it was a very bold move for Ritchie, Jon [Lord, keyboards] and Ian Paice [drums] to invite David and I to do something extremely different. And ‘Burn’ was a success. It was a really marvelous thing. For David and I, it was great. It was a really glorious moment, and I wanna thank the fans for accepting that — most of them did, anyway.”
Hughes, who was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last year along with fellow DEEP PURPLE members Blackmore, Coverdale, Lord, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Paice, released a new solo album called “Resonate” in November.
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, in which Hughes is joined by drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, will release its fourth album, “BCCIV”, on September 22 via Mascot Records.