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GLENN HUGHES announces DOUG ALDRICH as guitarist for European tour

Following on from his recent announcement of a 2015 Solo Tour in Europe, GLENN HUGHES is excited to announce that DOUG ALDRICH (Revolution Saints & formerly Whitesnake, Dio) will join his Solo band as guitar player. Alongside Aldrich will be powerhouse Swedish drummer, PONTUS ENGBORG, with Hughes on bass & vocals, completing the Trio.

Commenting on the addition of DOUG ALDRICH to his Solo band, Hughes says:

Glenn HughesMy friendship with Doug started when he was playing with my dear friend, Ronnie Dio. Ronnie would always introduce me to his bandmates who were always family.

So, on a fateful night in May 2010, I was playing at a festival in Bologna, Italy. I asked Doug if he would like to join me to play a couple of Deep Purple songs. We went into my dressing room and went over the arrangements of the songs, and we were good to go. I introduced Doug to the stage, and we performed for the audience. It felt natural & full of energy. Doug is a world class guitar player and bona fide Rock Star.

I was impressed with Doug’s demeanor, both on and off the stage, hard-working, kind and loving, all the qualities that one needs to fulfill a fruitful life.

Our friendship continued as Doug joined Whitesnake, and I was happy knowing that my brother David Coverdale, would nurture Doug’s talent, and give him the love to share with ROCK fans globally.

Hughes continues:

On the fifth anniversary of Ronnie’s passing, I connected with Doug again, and we chose to talk and remember how much we loved and missed him. We both asked what we were doing musically, and then out of the blue I asked him if he would like to come and play with me and do some Shows.

The answer was… I’m in!

We are both very excited to bring the love to ROCK fans, and carry the message that ROCK is alive. For me, it’s time to get back onstage, it’s where I belong… see you soon!

Excited at joining Hughes’ Solo band for the 2015 Tour, guitarist DOUG ALDRICH added:

Glenn and I have been friends for years. I met him through the Dio camp as we were both very close to Ronnie.

Doug Aldrich

We had played live together several times, first in Bologna, Italy for the Ultimate Guitar Festival, and most recently at the Jim Marshall 50 Year Memorial Concert at Wembley Arena in London.

I’ve had a huge respect for what he has accomplished, but to play with him was astonishingly cool.

So cut to a few days ago.

I was remembering Ronnie James Dio on the anniversary of his passing and posted on my Facebook Page about that night 5 years earlier in Bologna. I remember Glenn dedicating “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll“, to Ronnie. It was right out of the blue and little did we know RJD would pass the next day.

Glenn and I were both pallbearers at the funeral.

Glenn heard about the Facebook post and gave me a call, also asking if I was up for a little jamming… I said YES for sure I was!!

We both agreed, it was long overdue to do a run of dates together.

Glenn had dates and I signed on!

I’m very excited about it all. If you hear of Glenn in town… GO see him cause I’ll be there too!!

Swedish drummer PONTUS ENGBORG has been in the Glenn Hughes band since 2010.

In 2010 Engborg was asked to join the Glenn Hughes band. On July 17th 2010 Engborg and Hughes met in Serbia. Without no rehearsal Pontus was able to perform with Glenn Hughes and his GH band for 21,000 people. Engborg has been a part of the Glenn Hughes band ever since.

When Pontus isn’t touring the world with Glenn Hughes, he frequently tours/works with artists such as:

Bill Champlin (Formally of the band Chicago)
Eric Martin (Mr Big)
Joe Lynn Turner (ex Deep Purple/Rainbow)
Graham Bonnet (ex Rainbow)
Steve Augeri (ex Journey)
Marco Mendoza (ex Whitesnake)
Bobby Kimball (ex Toto)
Robin Beck

Engborg has also toured with the late Fergie Fredriksen (ex Toto) and Jimi Jamison (Survivor) and many more.

Pontus Engborg is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drumheads and Promark Drumsticks.

Engborg on touring again with GLENN HUGHES adds:

Pontus Engborg


15th – Legend Club – Milan, Italy
16th – Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
18th – Riffelhof – Burgrieden, Germany
19th – Szene Wein – Vienna, Austria
21st – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
22nd – Alte Seilerei – Mannheim, Germany
25th – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
26th – Bosuil – Weert, Netherlands
28th – Zeche – Bochum, Germany
30th – Nordmarkhalle – Rendsburg, Germany

1st – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
3rd – Spirit Of ’66 – Verviers, Belgium
4th – Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
6th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, Switzerland
7th – Schuur – Lucerne, Switzerland
9th – Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
10th – Arena – Madrid, Spain
11th – Calella Rock Festival – Calella, Spain
13th – Divian Du Monde – Paris, France
14th – LA Puce A L’Oreille – Riom, France
16th – La Poudriere – Leffrinckoucke, France

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Glenn Hughes European Tour 2015

GLENN HUGHES Returns To Europe For Autumn 2015 Tour

GLENN HUGHES, the legendary ‘Voice of Rock’, will be touring Europe in September & October 2015. The set which will showcase highlights from Glenn’s colorful career: Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed along with his own Solo material.

After being studio bound for the past few months and then touring with California Breed late last year, where I received the most incredible live audience reaction to my appearances while out with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, I felt it long overdue for a solo tour of my own. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with a brand new solo band and reaching out to as many fans as possible. It’s a real pleasure for me to be coming back to perform live.

Support for the tour is Jared James Nichols who recently released his debut EP, Old Glory & The Wild Revival.

15th – Legend Club – Milan, Italy
16th – Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
18th – Riffelhof – Burgrieden, Germany
19th – Szene Wein – Vienna, Austria
21st – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
22nd – Alte Seilerei – Mannheim, Germany
25th – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
26th – Bosuil – Weert, Netherlands
28th – Zeche – Bochum, Germany
30th – Nordmarkhalle – Rendsburg, Germany

1st – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
3rd – Spirit Of ’66 – Verviers, Belgium
4th – Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
6th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, Switzerland
7th – Schuur – Lucerne, Switzerland
9th – Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
10th – Arena – Madrid, Spain
11th – Calella Rock Festival – Calella, Spain
13th – Divian Du Monde – Paris, France
14th – LA Puce A L’Oreille – Riom, France
16th – La Poudriere – Leffrinckoucke, France

Glenn Hughes European Tour 2015

Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes’ calling card. He’s known as a singer’s singer. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favourite white singer.

Hughes, a native of Cannock, England, absorbed all kinds of influences, including early British hard rock, the Beatles and, most importantly, American soul and R&B. The sleek Motown sound from Detroit and the gritty Stax/Volt sound from Memphis left their mark on him.

The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. The band’s early ’70s albums included Medusa, Trapeze and You Are The Music… We’re Just The Band. In 1973, Hughes joined Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale.

Since 1992, Hughes has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and South America in support of solo albums, but more recently has been involved with award winning supergroups’, Black Country Communion with guitar star Joe Bonamassa, keyboard player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham and just last year, California Breed, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham along with newcomer guitarist Andrew Watt.

In between his hectic schedule, Hughes also found time to publish a book, “Glenn Hughes : The Autobiography – From Deep Purple To Black Country Communion”, the Number 1 best seller is available in both hard and soft cover editions from all good retailers.

So make no mistake. The Voice of Rock never left the building.

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Glenn Hughes Featured On New Voodoo Hill Album ‘Waterfall’

…one of many behind-the-scenes studio sessions Glenn has been working on this year, VOODOO HILL, “Waterfall“, featuring Italian guitarist, Dario Mollo, will see a release via Frontiers Music Srl on Friday, October 16th, 2015 in Europe and North America.

VOODOO HILL is a collaborative effort between the Italian musician and legendary singer/bassist Glenn Hughes. The new album marks the first rock release from Glenn since the demise of the short lived power trio California Breed. The musical direction of this new album has a solid foundation in Hard Rock with some very melodic moments and diverse influences ranging from classic Deep Purple/Rainbow and Led Zeppelin to Van Halen.

Dario Mollo says, “I put a huge amount of work on this record, even though Glenn also helped a lot giving me a lot of suggestions for improvement. Glenn did an amazing job in songwriting/performing and I’ve never heard him so pleased about the results! I think this is the album we did together that suits his singing and style the most and in the end this truly became a team effort. Maestro Dario Patti did also a fantastic job arranging the orchestral parts in 2 songs. Every time I listen to the album a stupid smile appears in my face, so I just can’t wait to see people reactions!”

The new VOODOO HILL album – the third release from the musical alliance between Italian axeman and producer Dario Mollo and legendary former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes – is the culmination of a 30+ year career for Mollo as a musician, songwriter and producer. Dario Mollo’s career started in 1981 with the heavy metal band Crossbones and he continued to develop his abilities with musical giants like Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock), Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple) and several others. The Voodoo Hill albums with Glenn Hughes have always marked a special milestone in Dario’s career though.

With the acclaimed first Voodoo Hill album in 2000, Dario, for the first time, had the chance to have a proper international release, while the follow up album “Wild Seed of Mother Earth” is probably the heaviest and strongest release ever from Dario. Both releases came out via the Italian label Frontiers with whom Dario has built a strong relationship during the years.

The new record came about as a result “of the most prolific and creative period I had in my entire career” tells Dario. “I wrote and recorded more than 35 song ideas in a very limited amount of time, leveraging from all the experiences I gathered as a guitar player, writer and producer. This creative phase had a further development when Dario Patti (keyboardist, bass player and orchestra arranger) came into the picture. He brought the songs a new palette of sounds and some superb arrangements. I also wanted the songs to sound as fresh as possible, trying my best to preserve the feeling of the overall performances, so I used very old school recording methods, including recording acoustic drums in rooms with natural reverb.”

“It was right in the middle of this creative spring that Serafino of Frontiers called me to see whether I wanted to finally work on a third Voodoo Hill album after all these years,” continues Mollo. “He said Glenn Hughes was available in principle, so the next thing I did was to choose the 11 songs which I thought suited the project the best. In comparison to the previous albums, I wanted to have Glenn more involved in the artistic decisions, so I sent him the songs before the final mixes in order to have his advices on the final result. That was a precious process that brought substantial changes, for instance on “Last Door”, where I literally changed the entire guitar riff to make it work better with the vocal melodies. In the end the song was basically rewritten and dramatically improved. It was a fabulous creative process, which I am truly confident will last more than a bunch of listening sessions and will offer a lot of enjoyment to all those will want to follow Voodoo Hill in this exciting musical venture”.

“Waterfall” is a strong and straightforward hard and heavy rock album which is equally split between aggressive and heavy moments and beautiful melodies. A stunning release which all fans of hard rock and heavy metal truly won’t want to miss!

“Waterfall” tracklisting includes: All That Remains; The Well; Rattle Shake Bone; Underneath And Down Below; Waterfall; Karma Go; Evil Thing; Eldorado; White Feather; Sunflower; Last Door.


Dario Mollo – Guitars
Glenn Hughes – Vocals
with Dario Patti – Bass, Keys, Riccardo Vruna – Drums, Andrea Maiellano – Additional Bass, Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac – Drums

Produced by Dario Mollo

Glenn Hughes Lebanon Rocks!

The first live solo Glenn Hughes show of 2015 kicks off in Beirut, Lebanon in July at the Jim Beam Rocks! Music Festival.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online via:

More solo shows will follow throughout the year… to be announced soon!

Glenn Hughes At GearFest 2015

Glenn Hughes will be a special guest of the 14th Annual ‘GearFest‘ hosted by Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA on June 12th, 2015.

On Friday, June 12th, 2015 between 3:45PM-4:45PM, Glenn will be demonstrating his Orange Amps rig.

Details of the FREE event can be found at:

Kings Of Chaos USA Shows

Glenn Hughes reunites with the all-star collective, Kings Of Chaos this Spring, whose core lineup includes ex-Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, along with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Billy Idol’s Steve Stevens and Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, for East Coast USA shows.

May 15thHard Rock Live – Hollywood, Florida, USA
May 16thThe Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA

Tickets on sale from March 26th via Ticketmaster.

Glenn Hughes session for Gary Moore tribute album

Glenn Hughes entered an LA studio in early February 2015, laying down a version of the Gary Moore classic song, “Nothing’s The Same“, for a soon to be announced tribute album for the late guitarist.

He recorded it solo, accompanied by acoustic guitar and cello, so it should be a very emotional rendition indeed… more details as they become available 😎

GLENN HUGHES To Take Part In ‘Masters Of Metal’ Camp

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is proud to welcome Michael Schenker of UFO, SCORPIONS, MSG, along with legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward and Glenn Hughes of DEEP PURPLE as special guests at the Masters Of Metal camp.

Some of the biggest heavy hitters in the world of metal are coming to Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp March 26th-29th at the infamous House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and it’s gonna get loud!

If you ever dreamed of jamming with true heavy metal icons, this is your chance. This is a once in a lifetime experience to spend time playing and learning from three of the biggest names in hard rock history. Over the course of the camp, your band will have personal time with each of these masters, as well as the opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Along with meeting and jamming with these incredible talents, each band performs 2 nights at the infamous HOUSE OF BLUES at MANDALAY BAY. This camp is not be missed by any metal fan, as this opportunity will not repeat itself.

Master bass player, songwriter and vocalist Glenn Hughes has remained one of heavy metals most revered artists. In 1973, Hughes joined DEEP PURPLE. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes’ calling card.

Glenn’s special guest appearance will take place on Friday, March 27th, 2015 😎

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp also has some amazing counselors participating in this camp, including Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE), Vinny Appice (DIO), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL) and Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER).

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Glenn Hughes NAMM 2015

Glenn Hughes will be appearing at NAMM 2015 in Anaheim, California, USA on Saturday, January 24th for a Signing and Meet ‘n Greet session.

Saturday, January 24th:

Orange Amps : Booth 4890 Hall C – 2:00PM

NAMM 2015
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

CALIFORNIA BREED 2014 Classic Rock Awards Nomination

CALIFORNIA BREED’s self-titled debut album has been Nominated for ALBUM OF THE YEAR at this year’s Classic Rock Awards.


The 2014 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour takes place on Tuesday, November 4, at The Avalon, Hollywood, USA.

For the first time, and to celebrate the Roll Of Honour’s tenth anniversary, we’re taking the ceremony stateside. It’s the night where the great and good of high-voltage rock’n’roll will get together to celebrate talent both old and new – from those bands making their debut on the scene, to those who began it all…

But, of course, we couldn’t do any of this without your help. We may have come up with the nominations shortlist, but the final decision as to who will win rests with YOU.

So please cast your votes now, and get involved. Rock that vote!

California Breed


THE CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR 2014 Presented By Orange Amplification




Hosted by UK-based Classic Rock magazine, the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards–the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour presented by Orange Amplification–announced today a stellar line-up of live performances from some of the most exciting and respected artists in rock: Kings Of Chaos, California Breed, Rival Sons and Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts.

This star-studded list of performers will be joining an already announced list of rock icons to be on-hand at the all-star event on November 4 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA including: Sammy Hagar (this year’s host), Gregg Allman (this year’s Living Legend Award recipient) and guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore of The Doors (this year’s Inspiration Award recipient), and many more.

Kings Of Chaos, the part-time, all-star rock’n’roll collective, are one of the most exciting live bands in rock for two distinct reasons: 1. The a-list revolving door of guest performers; and 2. The bands core line-up of Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke alongside guitar aficionado, Extreme‘s Nuno Bettencourt. It’s a combination that brings anticipation and killer live performances in abundance.

For this intimate live performance, Kings of Chaos will be joined on stage by Sammy Hagar, the evening’s host and frontman of Van Halen, Montrose and Chickenfoot; former Deep Purple and current California Breed frontman Glenn Hughes; and more rock royalty, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen; and one of the most recognizable and important figures in rock, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top).

As well as performing with the aforementioned Kings of Chaos, Glenn Hughes will also be playing a stripped-back set with his current band California Breed, with 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter Andrew Watt.

Rival Sons have seen a meteoric rise in international recognition since their inception in 2009. Playing to thousands in sell-out shows around the world, this will be a unique performance in front of hundreds of their peers.

Scott Weiland, notorious frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, brings his new band, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, to perform their acclaimed live show to this star-studded audience.

The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards will air on AXS TV, December 28th @ 9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT.

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