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Autobiography – ‘The Life, Near Death and Rebirth of A Rock Star: Deep Purple & Beyond’

Legendary singer and bassist Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE) has announced that he will be releasing his autobiography in 2010, to be published worldwide by Foruli Publications. The book, co-written with Joel McIver and featuring an introduction by METALLICA’s Lars Ulrich, will be published in a hand signed luxury first edition complete with rare photos and an exclusive 10″ vinyl EP. Pre-orders will be available from next spring.

Further details will be released early in 2010.

Hughes said, “My autobiography is going to be a literary event. I’ve been working on this book for the last three years and you’ve never read anything like it. It’s the true story of the Voice Of Rock, from my childhood via my career in TRAPEZE and DEEP PURPLE to my addiction and recovery. I’m now on top of the world as a solo artist and after so many years of sobriety, I can hardly believe that I survived. I spent a million dollars on cocaine and, when you’ve read this book, you won’t believe it either.

The as yet untitled book features contributions from Hughes’ friend and comrade in DEEP PURPLE David Coverdale, his lifelong musical collaborator Tony Iommi of BLACK SABBATH and a host of others including Angie Bowie, John Varvatos and the members of THE KLF (with whom Hughes scored a global hit in 1991).

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Rumour Mill!

All sorts of conversation taking place in this thread over on the Fan Forum; speculating what Glenn might be referring to in his recent Twitter messages!

Be sure and join in, if you have an opinion or insight!

NEW HD video Message from Glenn

Glenn has just left us a new HD video message which also features someone we all know and love!

You can now watch it, in all it’s HD glory and in full screen via YouTube.

Pink Cloud returns

A Soulful Christmas - Pink Cloud

Originally launched in 1999 as Pink Cloud Records, Glenn has recently relaunched the label as Pink Cloud. All titles will be offered as digital downloads only, no physical CD pressings. They will be available from a variety of online sources including well known outlets such as and Apple’s iTunes Store.

Titles such as Burning Japan Live, Feel, Addiction, The Way It Is, A Soulful Christmas, Incense & Peaches, Building The Machine, Return Of Crystal Karma and Freak Flag Flyin’ are now available.

You should see more appear online soon.

Autobiography due in 2010

Glenn’s long awaited Autobiography is scheduled for publication in 2010. Co-written with world renowned music author, Joel McIver and with a Forward from Lars Ulrich (Metallica), it will be published by UK based, Foruli Publications.

The title of the book is:
The Life, Near Death and Rebirth of A Rock Star: Deep Purple & Beyond

There will be 2 versions; both very high quality numbered Limited Editions with many special features. The ‘Regular’ Limited Edition and a signed by Glenn and Joel, ‘Deluxe’ Limited Edition.

You can now pre-order the luxury “Deluxe” limited edition direct from the publisher.

Pre-Order Now

Pix & Exclusive Video – Bonamassa/Hughes live in LA

You can now view some pix and exclusive video from Glenn’s gig with Joe Bonamassa last week at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA., USA.

Vintage Vision

Some ultra-rare colour vision of the DEEP PURPLE MKIV line-up playing in Houston, Texas, USA in February 1976 has recently been discovered, in addition to, some classic TRAPEZE footage from the ‘reunion’ tour in 1976. Both are only a few minutes in length, but a find nonetheless!

NEW HD video Message from Glenn

Glenn has just left us all a brand new HD video message featuring a very special guest!

You can now watch it, in all it’s HD glory and in full screen via YouTube.

An All-Star Salute To Christmas

Glenn is featured on a new Christmas 2009 release, “An All-Star Salute To Christmas“.

His contribution is a newly recorded version of the classic Holiday hymn, “O’ Holy Night“. A different rendition than what can be found on his very own release from a few years ago, “A Soulful Christmas”“.

Available Now!


Guest appearance with Joe Bonamassa

Glenn Hughes - Live with Joe Bonamassa Los Angeles  Nov.12th
Glenn has been asked by JOE BONAMASSA to join him live onstage on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12th to perform a couple of classic songs from Glenn’s Trapeze and Deep Purple days.

It all takes place @ HOUSE OF BLUES, Sunset Strip (Hollywood) in Los Angeles, as part of the “King of the BluesGuitar Center contest finals. Tickets can be had through the Ticketmaster link below: