Hughes, Coverdale and Lord tried to do Deep Purple reunion with Ritchie Blackmore 7 to 8 years ago
Glenn Hughes was recently interviewed by the White Line Fever Podcast and spoke about touring while playing Deep Purple songs.
Hughes stated: “All I can say to you is I’m doing the respectful thing by playing these songs. I may be the last man standing to do this, who can actually carry this off, and I’m going to embrace it and give it some love and bring it back to the fans.”
The singer added: “I just figured it was time to carry the torch, if you will, and play the songs I recorded and wrote whilst I was in the band – three albums and two live albums – and play a couple of the songs they did with David in Mk III and a couple of Mk II hits which I will carry in the same arrangement that I did back in the seventies.”
Hughes also revealed that a reunion attempt with enigmatic guitar virtuoso Ritchie Blackmore took place a number of years ago. Hughes advised: “Jon Lord, David Coverdale and I had a meeting about seven or eight years ago, before Jon got sick, about reforming with Ritchie but Ritchie wouldn’t take our phone call so after about six months of trying to get hold of him, we said ‘you know we tried let’s move on’.”
You can listen to the White Line Fever Podcast interview with Hughes via iTunes.