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Glenn Hughes says he won’t talk with Glove, Gillan and Paice ever again

Glenn Hughes

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Glenn Hughes says he won’t talk with Glove, Gillan and Paice ever again

Deep Purple‘s classic line-up, which recorded albums like “Deep Purple In Rock” and “Machine Head”, had Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan. But in 1973 the band changed after Ian and Roger decided to leave. So they were eventually replaced by Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale.


With that line-up, the band recorded two praised albums: “Burn” (1974) and “Stormbringer” (1974). Coverdale and Hughes would still record “Come Taste The Band” in 1975 with the band, which was the only one featuring the guitarist Tommy Bolin.

In an interview with Guitar Interactive, the bassist and singer Glenn Hughes explained why he won’t talk ever again with his ex-bandmates Roger Glover and Ian Paice, and also the Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan. The musician explained that they were very rude with him and Coverdale when they were inducted alongside them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

Glenn Hughes says he won’t talk with Glove, Gillan and Paice ever again

“I will never speak to any of them again, simply because they were rude. Both Roger, Ian and Gillan were rude to David and I. Very, very hurtful. I didn’t give a fuck, actually, because I knew they were rude to begin with.”

“I was the only sober man there. I don’t care about those guys. Gillan was rude to me on stage, accepting the award. I went to congratulate him. He looked at me in the eyes like I didn’t exist. The guy has a problem with me, period. I’ll let him run with it. I feel bad for him. I’m really sorry about his wife (Who passed away recently). I’ve tried to reach out to him. He doesn’t want to know.”

“I’ve tried to make some kind of friendship with him over the last 40 years. He doesn’t want to know. David Coverdale and I don’t exist to him. I wish him only the very best, but I have no time left for that behavior,” Glenn Hughes said. Glenn Hughes is currently touring on his own but is also part of supergroups like Black Country Communion.

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