GLENN HUGHES' Return To Rock!
May 21, 2003, 15 years ago
In support of his new CD, Songs In The Key Of Rock, GLENN HUGHES has announced a number of live dates which include the following:
May 24 at the Mushroom Mardi Gras in Morgan Hill, Ca (performance scheduled as Wishbox Of Voices featuring Glenn, Pat Travers and Alex Ligertwood]
May 27 in Rome, Italy (30-minute acouustic set with JJ Marsh)
June 6 at the Coach House, San Juan de Capistrano, CA
June 7 at the Brookdale Lodge, Brookdale, CA (with ALex Ligertwood and Robin McAuley)
June 21 at Rockforever All Stars, Orlando, FL
June 28 in Genua, Italy (at an International Poetry Festival with Deep Purple tribute band]
August 1 at the Tommy Bolin Music Festival, Clear Lake, IA
August 2 Tommy at the Bolin Music Festival, Clear Lake, IA
Songs In The Key Of Rock is out in Japan (with the bonus track ‘Change’) and will be out in Europe on June 9th as a limited edition digi-pak with the bonus track ‘Secret Life’ added.
About the return to “rock”, Hughes told Burrn! that “I noticed in these two years that people were looking for an image in me like Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers and David Coverdale, etc. Which is the role of Voice Of Rock. Everybody wants me to play the role which I should accept. Therefore, I decided to become a rock artist called Glenn Hughes. David Bowie used to play a role of Ziggy Stardust. Now I am representing the image of Glenn Hughes which people wanted me to do
for 10 years. They want me to be a rock guy with a pure rock atmosphere. It took so long
for me to understand it and to accept it, but it is the truth that I cannot deny, that I used to belong to a band called DEEP PURPLE and we sold millions of albums. Now I have to say, I am back and will do my best for you. I informed Pony Canyon of the title a year ago. The title was there. And it made me think that I have to write rock songs. And I am satisfied now, as I did what I had
Hughes also revealed that the HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (with singer JOE LYNN TURNER) will return with their second album in September. Hughes says “Joe and I will do the recording in April and the album will be finished by May 20th. It will be full of classic rock like the first
HTP we did. HTP II will have more harmonies than HTP I. The guest musician is Steve Vai. We wish to keep a Deep Purple, RAINBOW sound.