Glenn Hughes Talks Show in Vineland, David Coverdale, and that time he was Almost in Van Halen (1071 The Boss Interview)
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple is hitting the road this summer celebrating the forthcoming 50th Anniversary of the classic Purple album, “Burn,” and New Jersey is getting a special solo show August 16 at the Landis Theater in Vineland for a show that will include selections from that record and more.
“You are going to hear extended versions of those songs,” he teased in an interview with 1071 The Boss midday host Michele Amabile.
Hughes, who joined Deep Purple in 1973 as a bassist and vocalist and later fronted Black Sabbath in the ’80s, told Amabile he almost had the opportunity to join a different group in that decade. Hughes revealed that at one point, Eddie Van Halen had considered asking him to step in as lead singer of Van Halen after David Lee Roth departed the band for a solo career.
“I was at Eddie’s house 25 years ago and we were talking about the ’80s and he mentioned ‘if you had been clean and sober in the ’80s, there would have been a possibility you could have joined Van Halen,” he said.
“But I wasn’t the man I am today in the ’80s,” he continued. “We did play together but never in public.”
Hughes talked about his time in Deep Purple with David Coverdale recording in a “crypt in the dungeon” of a castle, his vegan lifestyle, and his 3 dogs.
Show time August 16 is 8 pm with Colossal Street Jam opening. The Landis Theater is located at 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland.
For tour dates and tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or GlennHughes.com or thelandistheater.com.
Listen to the full interview below: