There is no greater living rock ’n’roll singer than Glenn Hughes. The legendary vocalist and bass player best known for his time in Trapeze and the classic Burn-era Deep Purple is still in top form after seven decades on Earth. And at 70, an age where most rock stars are announcing their retirement tours, Glenn Hughes is at it again. He recently stepped into the artistic collective The Dead Daisies and is now handling both lead vocals and bass guitar. The band is tearing it up on the road in support of its latest album, the inspirational Holy Ground.
We caught up with Glenn to discuss his latest band, the light within, skipping orgies in the ’70s and how he remains “The Voice of Rock.”
HUSTLERMagazine.com: Do you remember the first time you ever saw a HUSTLER Magazine?
Glenn Hughes: I do. My god, I must have been a teenager. By the way, I did used to get the magazine to read the content. And there is nothing wrong in that.
You have never been shy with great groupie stories from back in the day. Any we missed last time we spoke?
Ah, there were some stories. But all through my career, starting in my late teens when I started to have success, there were always girls around. But I always had a girlfriend back in the U.K., so I missed a lot of the cavorting and sexual misadventures. I did see a lot of that stuff. I’ve walked into a few orgies back in the ’70s. I’m not a prude or anything. I’ve had a normal sex life, but I never joined in the orgies. I probably could have had my way with a few birds. I missed the opportunity to make love to some splendid women, but I look back and have a chuckle now.