(Alexandria, MN) In 1973, Deep Purple was enjoying monumental success as a solidified band as they were still coasting along on the success of the album "Machine Head" featuring the greatest "air-guitar" classic of all time, "Smoke On The Water" and included the tracks "Space Truckin'", "Highway Star", "Lazy" and more. Couple that with the follow-up live album, "Made In Japan" and now you've got a force to be reckoned with. Hold on! Band leader Ritchie Blackmore wants to make a couple of changes in the group. Lead vocalist, Ian Gillan...Out! Bass player, Roger Glover...Out! Joining the band as the group's new lead vocalist is a long-haired young kid by the name of David Coverdale (who went on to front the monumental '80's & '90's hair-band Whitesnake. Also new in the band, former bass player and co-lead-vocalist of Trapeze (who had a little success here in the U.S. in the early '70's), Glenn Hughes.
Glenn's arrival to the band brought a bit of a new sound to the group as he would lay down a more "funky" rhythm to their sound (while also helping out on vocals) as the band continued to sell out arena after arena all over the world and continue to sell millions of albums world-wide. The band would go on to record three albums under this line-up..."Burn", "Stormbringer" and "Come Taste The Band", including drummer Ian Paice and keyboardist Jon Lord before the band called in quits soon afterward.
Since the band's demise, Glenn Hughes has been extremely active in the business with a few solo albums. Most recently, Glenn teamed up with Blues-Rock singer and guitarist Joe Bonamassa along with drummer Jason Bonham and former Billy Idol keyboard player, Derek Sherinian to form "Black Country Communion" who have released three albums and will return to the studio for another one in January of 2017.
Glenn's new album, "Resonate" has been out for just a few weeks and you'll find 11 GREAT tracks including the lead single, "Heavy". Watch for Glenn to tour in support of the album. he fully intends to make a spot in Minneapolis , where his In-Laws live...maybe even a gig in Fargo, too. With any luck, we get him to at least visit us here in Alexandria for an appearance in the KX92 studio.
So click on the buttons below and enjoy this great, fun-filled conversation with Rock & Roll Hall-Of-fame member, Glenn Hughes!