GLENN HUGHES: 'I Would Be Honored' To Make Another Album With TONY IOMMI
Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) took part in a press conference at this year’s edition of Hellfest, which was held June 17-19 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below.
Asked for his opinion on the 1986 BLACK SABBATH album “Seventh Star”, to which he contributed lead vocals, Hughes said: “I don’t remember the ’80s. If you’ve read my book, I don’t recall the ’80s. Somebody told me that I did a couple of records in the ’80s. I’m not being funny. I don’t remember so much unless you tell me. But I know that when I listen to ‘Seventh Star’… Tony‘s one of my best friends. I’ve done three albums with Tony. I have great moments with Tony. I’m proud of ‘Seventh Star’. I don’t sound like Ozzy [Osbourne] and I don’t sound like Ronnie [James Dio], who I love very much. I’m a fan of other singers. But I’m proud of the work with Tony. I’m just a different person now than I used to be.”
Regarding whether there is a chance that he could make another album with Iommi once BLACK SABBATH has completed its farewell tour, Hughes said: “Tony and I speak, or get together, every year, and we sort of look at each other and go, ‘Shall we do another one?’ And it’s kind of like a little joke, but you never know, because we really are close friends and we really do work together really, really well. But more importantly, what I want for Tony is for his health to be great. Tony is doing fantastic. He’s really happy. He has a great family. The most important thing about Tony Iommi is that I just want him to be here on this planet alive, and I would be honored to do another record with Tony. But in the real world, we have to wait and see.”
Iommi‘s 2005 album “Fused” featured Hughes, who also worked with the guitarist on 2004’s “The 1996 DEP Sessions”. Joining them was drummer Kenny Aronoff, whose resume includes the “Iommi” album in 2000 and a long run with John Mellencamp.
Hughes is currently recording a new solo album in Copenhagen, Denmark for a November release.