Glenn Hughes


1969-1973 Trapeze - vocals, bass  
1973-1976 Deep Purple - bass, vocals  
1977 Glenn Hughes - vocals  
1977 Pat Travers - vocals  
1982 Hughes/Thrall - vocals  
1983 Heaven - vocals  
1985-1986 Black Sabbath - vocals  
1991-1994 Trapeze - vocals, bass  
1992- Glenn Hughes - vocals  
2000- Voodoo Hill - vocals  
2001-2004 Hughes Turner Project - vocals, bass  
2006-2009 Hughes/Thrall - vocals  
2009- Black Country Communion - vocals, bass  
2013-2015 California Breed - bass, vocals  
2019- The Dead Daisies - vocals, bass  

Studio musician

1992 John Norum - vocals  
1995 Brazen Abbot - vocals  
2000 Erik Norlander - vocals  
2001 Voices Of Classic Rock - vocals  
2001 Nikolo Kotzev - vocals  
2004-2005 Iommi - vocals, bass  
2017-2018 Joe Satriani - bass  

Live musician

2010 Heaven And Hell - vocals  

Guest musician

1974 Roger Glover - vocals  
1974 Jon Lord - vocals  
1975 Tommy Bolin - vocals, bass  
1979 4 on the floor - vocals  
1981 Climax Blues Band - vocals  
1983 Night Ranger - backing vocals  
1984 Phenomena - vocals, bass  
1985 Gary Moore - bass, vocals  
1987 Phenomena - vocals  
1989 XYZ - vocals  
1989 Whitesnake - vocals  
1990 Notorious - backing vocals  
1990 Don Dokken - backing vocals  
1992 KLF - vocals  
1992 Lynch Mob - backing vocals  
1993 Marc Bonilla - vocals  
1993 Stevie Salas - vocals  
1993 George Lynch - vocals  
1993 Sister Whiskey - vocals  
1994 Manfred Ehlert's Amen - backing vocals  
1995 Wet Paint - vocals  
1996 Richie Kotzen - backing vocals  
1996 Amen - vocals  
1996 Liesegang - vocals  
1998 Stuart Smith - vocals  
1999 Bobaloos - vocals  
1999 Niacin - vocals  
2000 Tidewater Grain - vocals  
2000 Craig Erickson Project - vocals  
2001 Max Magagni - vocals  
2001 Ape Quartet - vocals  
2001 Ellis - vocals  
2002 Jeff Scott Soto - vocals  
2002 The Alchemist - vocals  
2002 Ryo Okumoto - vocals  
2003 Aina - vocals  
2003 Chris Catena - vocals  
2005 Monkey Business - vocals  
2006 The Lizards - vocals  
2006 Quiet Riot - bass, vocals  
2006 Phenomena - vocals  
2006-2009 Moonstone Project - vocals  
2011 Joe Bonamassa - vocals  
2013 Device - vocals  
2013 Gov't Mule - vocals  

Personal information

Born on: 21.08.1951
Official website

Glenn Hughes (born 21 August 1951) is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known for playing bass and performing vocals for funk rock pioneers Trapeze and the Mark III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple, as well as briefly fronting Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s. In addition to being an active session musician, Hughes also maintains a notable solo career, and currently fronts the supergroup Black Country Communion.

Hughes fronted Finders Keepers in the 1960s as bassist/vocalist, as well as the British funk rock band Trapeze. Hughes was recruited to replace Roger Glover as bassist in Deep Purple in 1973, though he considered himself a vocalist as opposed to a bassist. When David Coverdale was later hired as Deep Purple's lead vocalist, the two would ultimately share lead vocal duties in the band until their breakup in 1976. Battling severe cocaine addiction, Hughes embarked on a solo career following his departure from the group.

In 1982, he joined with ex-Pat Travers guitarist Pat Thrall to form Hughes/Thrall, they released one self-titled album which went virtually unnoticed at the time but is now often cited by many fans/musicians to be their favourite Glenn Hughes album. In the mid-1980s, Hughes recorded several different albums with bands and artists including Phenomena (Phenomena, Phenomena II: Dream Runner), Gary Moore (Run For Cover), and Black Sabbath (Seventh Star, though this was to have been a solo album by Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and only came out as a Sabbath album due to record label pressure).

Beginning in the mid 1980s, Hughes' health problems due to over eating, drugs and alcohol began to seriously affect his musical projects, and this contributed to very short stints with Gary Moore and Tony Iommi, as Hughes was unable to tour with them properly due to his bad health. By the end of the decade, Hughes' realised his ongoing drug problem was derailing him, and by 1991 a clean, sober and fully rejuvenated Hughes returned with the vocal for the hit "America: What Time Is Love?" with KLF. He also recorded all the vocals for former Europe guitarist John Norum's solo album Face the Truth. He then re-embarked on a solo career that he has primarily focused on to date. In 1999, Hughes did a short tribute tour to Tommy Bolin in Texas, with Tommy's brother Johnny (of Black Oak Arkansas) on drums.

In 2005 Hughes released Soul Mover supporting it with a European tour. He also collaborated with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi on the 2005 album Fused. Hughes then released Music for the Divine in 2006, which featured Red Hot Chili Peppers members Chad Smith and John Frusciante. Hughes toured in support of the album throughout Europe in autumn 2006.

Released on edel records on 17 November 2007 is Live in Australia, an acoustic CD and companion DVD of a performance at Sydney's famous "Basement" club. The show features songs from most recent Hughes albums, Purple classics and rare gems and covers.

His newest album, First Underground Nuclear Kitchen was released on 9 May 2008 in Europe and on 12 May in the rest of the world. In 2010, Hughes formed Black Country Communion with Jason Bonham (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar) and Derek Sherinian (keyboards). The band has released two albums as of spring 2011.

In July 2010 Hughes appeared as a guest vocalist (together with Masterplan singer Jørn Lande) fronting Heaven & Hell at the High Voltage Rock Festival in London as a tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio.

Hughes's autobiography was published in May 2011 by British art-book publishers Foruli. The book, titled 'Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life Of A Rock Star', was co-written with author Joel McIver and featured contributions by Tony Iommi, David Coverdale, Ozzy Osbourne and Tom Morello, as well as a foreword by Lars Ulrich of Metallica. An extended paperback edition, retitled 'Glenn Hughes: The Autobiography', was published in late 2011 by Jawbone Press.