Orange Amplification are launching the limited edition, Glenn Hughes Signature Crush Bass 50 and its colour is deep purple, not orange! See Glenn talking about his Signature amp, below.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes, has been an Orange Ambassador for over a decade. For many years he was the bass player and vocalist with Deep Purple, who recently celebrated fifty years of definitive classic hard rock. Hughes is also known as the bassist and vocalist for Trapeze, Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa, California Breed and more recently The Dead Daisies.
The Crush Bass 50 compact combo, inspired by Orange’s flagship AD200 and OB1 bass amplifiers, perfectly blends some of the most defining elements of each. It has the essentials of a recording amp and delivers warm, clean bass tones, vintage growl with fat low end and blendable overdrive. Plus, the limited edition is finished in a distinctive tough purple textured vinyl with a silver coloured plaque ‘Glenn Hughes Limited Edition’.
Talking about the Crush Bass 50, Hughes said: ‘You can go in the studio, take that bass combo and make your album with something like that, it’s truly outstanding. It’s gritty, it’s punchy: sustain is so important and its certainly got all that.’ He added: ‘Orange all the way……..it’s the future, it’s the way to go, you heard it from me!’
‘We feel privileged to honour Glenn with this affordable limited edition bass combo. He has played such a big part in British music history,’ said Cliff Cooper, Orange Amps CEO and Founder. ‘To make a purple combo is a fitting way to pay a tribute to him.’
To find out more about the Glenn Hughes Signature Crush Bass 50 and other Orange products please go to orangeamps.com
Canada’s The Metal Voice recently interviewed Rock legend Glenn Hughes ( Deep Purple, Rock Hall of Fame) and guitarist Doug Aldrich (Dio , Whitesnake) from The Dead Daisies to talk about their upcoming album Holy Ground which is due on January 22, 2021 via SPV.
What is it like to have Glenn in the band now? “It’s a brand new day, we are very happy to have Glenn leading this ship. It’s still the Dead Daisies but it’s a brand new start. It’s not so far away from Deep Purple in some ways, that there were different eras of Deep Purple. This is like Version four, Mark four of the Daisies” Doug Aldrich
“It’s another chapter in my life, it was a good experience for me to come into this, Doug is an old friend, I love Doug, it’s a great ship we are flying here. We go back 25 years and Doug played in my band about 5 years ago, it was fantastic and back then we talked about doing more work, we didn’t know it was going to be in The Dead Daisies but here we are doing just that .” Glenn Hughes
What is the difference musically between the Corabi era and now with Glenn in the band? “We love John (Corabi) and are dear friends but basically it’s a great change because we are not trying to replace John, we are going in a fresh direction. Glenn basically brings a grooviness and heaviness to the band that maybe we didn’t have that before with John when we had a different thing. They are like apples and oranges in terms of musical styles. ” Doug Aldrich
“It would have been silly to repeat the same formula. I was brought into this band to change the game if you will and to make it just a different vibe. With the same classic rock movement, the same generational values where classic rock is. I don’t like the word classic rock or any terminology for rock music, it’s just music that we feel is appropriate for this time. The songs were written before pandemic and they speak to a lot of people. For me to join this band was a beautiful moment for me cause I wanted to express myself musically in this band and I was allowed to do that. So we are pressing forward, we are not looking so far back, we are in the moment, we are pressing all the right groove moments,we are just getting on with life. We spent a lot of time together last November and December. We made the album in France, we lived together and we ate together, we laughed together, we rocked together and it was a great moment. You can hear on the album there is a great blend of musicians all bringing the love to the table and I’m glad we captured ‘Holy Ground’ in that moment in time before we got hit with this awful virus ” Glenn Hughes
Does Glenn Hughes write about waterfalls like Dio wrote about Rainbows? “No one has touched on this before, I’m glad you touched on it, if you listen to my work even 50 years ago I was singing about the sea, of the ocean, on the shore, like Medusa, always on the shore. I live on the ocean here in LA. It’s like I am always singing about the sea, it’s enchanting to me so I thought the waterfall I can’t go back to the shore, it’s typical Glenn stuff, it’s tongue and cheek but it’s what I write about. ” Glenn Hughes
Will you be playing cover songs live? “I don’t think there is going to be a lot of covers going forward, I think the Dead Daisies were a cover band and that is now going to change cause there are so many songs that have been written and been written as we speak. I just think The Daisies were a little short on material before and it’s just time to press the boat about and this band is a killer band.” Glenn Hughes
Glenn any other projects going on with Tony Iommi? “There is always something going on with Tony (Iommi) we have done three albums and you never know and there is a possibility there will be another one. But at this time it is so hard to say anything I’m just doing everything I can to make sure The Dead Daisies get to as many people as humanly possible.” Glenn Hughes
“Holy Ground” track listing 01. Holy Ground (Shake The Memory) 02. Like No Other (Bassline) 03. Come Alive 04. Bustle And Flow 05. My Fate 06. Chosen And Justified 07. Saving Grace 08. Unspoken 09. 30 Days In The Hole 10. Righteous Days 11. Far Away
GLENN HUGHES sang lead vocals on 17 tracks for the Phenomena Project and all these tracks have been collected together on one Phenomena compilation named after the Hughes co-penned track “Still The Night”.
Phenomena is an all-star series of albums created by Tom Galley and this compilation also features: Cozy Powell, Mel Galley, Neil Murray, Ric Sanders, Ted McKenna, Michael Sturgis and Richard Bailey.
The tracks are collected together from the million selling debut Phenomena” album, “Dream Runner” and “Psycho Fantasy”.
As Tom Galley recalls of Glenn Hughes’s work with Phenomena “It did him a lot of good. He got a lot of attention for the performance he did for us”.
This compilation also features final mixes of the RARE tracks “Assassins in the Night”, “Running with the Pack” and the 12” remix of “Still the Night”. The CD housed in an attractive 6 panel digipack with artwork by Iain Lowe.
For The Metal VoiceFormer Anthrax singer Neil Turbin spoke to ex-Deep Purple singer Glenn Hughes at Namm 2020 at Orange Amps on January 16 2020.
Watch the interview below.
When asked about his early influences “It was the Beatles, Lennon/ Mccartney which led onto other British artist and of course in 1965-66 I heard Stevie Wonder and the rest is history.“
When asked if he is writing any music with Pat Thrall under Hughes /Thrall “We are still debating that a scheduled window to do some more work, it’s a thing that will happen but will happen in God’s time. It will happen cause I love what we did and I love Pat.“
When asked about the next plans from The Dead Daisies “We just got out of the studio last night. We are going out on tour in late April 2020, it’s going to be a global tour a long tour going into next year.“
Last week Glenn Hughes needed to re-schedule dates of his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” May 2019 UK Tour due to health issues. The former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to also announce a new set of dates in November alongside the re-scheduled ones.
The re-scheduled dates include Salisbury, Norwich, Holmfirth and Birmingham with additional dates in Bexhill, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Aberdeen, Inverness and Middlesbrough.
“I’m excited to return to touring “Classic Deep Purple Live” in the UK in November 2019,” says Glenn. “I first toured Classic DeepPurple Live in Australia and New Zealand last year and it went down a storm. We are looking forward for a second round in the UK in November.”
Deep Purple took a quantum leap when the then 20-year-old Glenn Hughes was seconded from British funk-rock outfit Trapeze in mid-1973. As bassist and co-vocalist (with David Coverdale), he helped steer the legendary rock group in the progressive direction of Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974) and Come Taste the Band (1975), while touring the world for three years.
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill – Saturday 16 November
City Hall, Salisbury – Sunday 17 November – (re-scheduled date)
The Junction, Cambridge – Tuesday 19 November
The Waterfront, Norwich – Wednesday 20 November – (re-scheduled date)
Town Hall, Cheltenham – Friday 22 November
The Picturedome, Holmfirth – Saturday 23 November – (re-scheduled date)
Music Hall, Aberdeen – Monday 25 November
The IronWorks, Inverness – Tuesday 26 November
Town Hall, Middlesbrough – Thursday 28 November
O2 Institute, Birmingham – Friday 29 November – (re-scheduled date)