…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
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 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:
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.
Tickets on sale from March 26th via Ticketmaster.
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 😎
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).
More details @ www.rockcamp.com
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
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
GLENN HUGHES (California Breed, Black Country Communion, Deep Purple, Trapeze) has contributed THE POLICE classic song, “Roxanne“, to the ROCK AGAINST TRAFFICKING project formed by record producer and musician, Gary Miller, to raise awareness of the global slave trade.
Glenn Hughes went in studio recently with popular record producer, Gary Miller, to record the track to add his voice to the all star celebrity roster. When asked about his contribution to the project, Hughes shared, “Gary called me and told me about the project and asked if I would sing a song. He asked me about doing ‘Roxanne.’ There is so much love involved in bringing this special project to the world. It is indeed my pleasure.
You can read more about the project and listen to “Roxanne” by GLENN HUGHES via Billboard.com.
Other artists committed to the project and who have contributed tracks include SLASH and FERGIE (“So Lonely“), Journey’s NEAL SCHON and ARNEL PINEDA (“Synchronicity 2“), HEART (“Wrapped Around My Finger“), JULIAN LENNON (“If I Ever Lose My Faith“), American Idol alumnus DAVID COOK (“Message in a Bottle“), EN VOGUE (“Brand New Day“), STEVE LUKATHER and LEE RITENOUR (“Shape of My Heart“), former Yes frontman JON ANDERSON (“Every Little Thing She Does is Magic“), PAUL CARRACK (“Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot“) and former Free bassist ANDY FRASER (“Every Breath You Take“). CARLOS SANTANA, JOSS STONE and KEB’ MO’ are also on board, but have not yet finalized their tracks.
GLENN HUGHES will be a featured guest on the new Eddie Trunk Podcast, available Worldwide on Thursday, August 14th, 2014. Also joining them are CALIFORNIA BREED guitarist, ANDREW WATT and record producer, DAVE COBB. The interview took place in New York on May 30th, 2014.
You can listen for FREE via iTunes or http://podcastone.com/program?action=viewProgram&programID=658
CALIFORNIA BREED, whose self titled debut has become one of the most critically acclaimed rock albums of 2014, have officially announced their first round of European live dates. The band will support Alter Bridge in the US before heading to Europe and will close out the run supporting SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators on their 5 UK arena dates.
Glenn Hughes and Andrew Watt have chosen ex Queens of the Stone Age/ Eagles of Death Metal drummer JOEY CASTILLO as the drummer for all upcoming dates when it became clear that Jason Bonham’s professional commitments would prevent him from being able to tour with the band. As Glenn Hughes says “We’re just excited to play live, to tour, to be in front of and with our fans. We’re very proud of our debut record and we can’t wait to share it, live and loud, with you.”
Friday, November 7 – DOM OFITSEROV – ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia
Saturday, November 8 – IZVESTIYA HALL – MOSCOW, Russia
Monday, November 10 – ZELEZNODOROZNIKHOV – NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia
Tuesday, November 11 – THETRE ESTRADY – YEKATERINBURG, Russia
Thursday, November 13 – AURORA – ST. PETERSBURG, Russia
Friday, November 14 – KAPITOLIY @ PAVILLION 2 – NOZNIY NOVGOROD, Russia
Sunday, November 16 – LIVE CLUB – MILAN, Italy
Monday, November 17 – THEATERFABRIK – MÜNICH, Germany
Wednesday, November 19 – KULTURZENTRUM SCHLACHTHOF – WIESBADEN, Germany
Thursday, November 20 – ARENA – VIENNA, Austria
Saturday, November 22 – PROGRESJA – WARSAW, Poland
Sunday, November 23 – POSTBAHNHOF AM OSTBAHNHOF – BERLIN, Germany
Tuesday, November 25 – MARKTHALLE – HAMBURG, Germany
Wednesday, November 26 – GLORIA THEATER – KÖLN, Germany
Friday, November 28 – PHONES 4U ARENA – MANCHESTER, UK *
Saturday, November 29 – FIRST DIRECT ARENA – LEEDS, UK *
Monday, December 1 – LG ARENA – BIRMINGHAM, UK *
Tuesday, December 2 – WEMBLEY ARENA – LONDON, UK *
Thursday, December 4 – SSE HYDRO – GLASGOW (Scotland), UK *
Friday, December 5 – PLANET ROCKSTOCK – PORTHCAWL (Wales), UK
* Special Guests of SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY and THE CONSPIRATORS
All on sale and ticket information can be found at www.CaliforniaBreed.com