Glenn Hughes
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"Glenn Hughes" is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known for playing bass and performing vocals for funk rock pioneers Trapeze (band)/Trapeze, the List of Deep Purple band members/Mk. III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple and briefly fronting Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s, as well as working with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi as a solo artist. In addition to being an active session musician, Hughes also maintains a notable solo career. He fronted the supergroup Black Country Communion from 2009 to 2013 and in late 2013 he formed a new band called California Breed.

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I wouldn't call it religion. I call it a conscious contact with my Higher Power. I choose to call him God. I used to call him Glenn, but that used to piss him off!

I love the art form of songwriting. I get to carry a lot of vibes to a lot of people. My songs are all about the human condition, and people will be able to find themselves in my songs.

With the entire staff of the fishing group working behind the scenes to secure donations, we're hoping to raise many thousands of dollars that will go directly to impacted families and individuals in the fishing industry.

I've written more songs than ever before on this record. (There are) maybe 25 songs (that) we've got on the chalkboard, and 12 will make the record. It's funk, rock, soul, and pop all mixed together in a big soup. I'm probably going to have some real strings and maybe some more orchestrated songs. This one, and I'll quote Chad here, is going to be the most varied record I've ever done.

Tony is totally up for doing it; (drummer) Kenny and I are totally up for doing it. Tony wants to go out with a proper production, and it entails money. I think the agency is looking into that, but right now, I'm moving forward.

We've got $1.3 billion worth of timber put on the ground in one day in southeast Mississippi. The state has been under a burn ban for the last month. We desperately need this rain.

We do have some trees on the bubble that will go over, but I see more good coming out of this than bad.

The drought stresses trees.

When I sing, I pick out people in the audience and pinpoint on them. So if you feel that I am singing just for you, you may be right!