GLENN HUGHES - Official Biography Out This Week

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:52 AM

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Legendary singer and bassist GLENN HUGHES (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, TRAPEZE) will release his long awaited autobiography, Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life Of A Rock Star, on May 12th.

The first worldwide publication of the memoir of The Voice Of Rock includes an exclusive disc of new acoustic recordings, with versions of Trapeze's 'What Is a Woman's Role?', Deep Purple’s 'Holy Man' and the previously unrecorded song 'Dying To Live'.

Each set is individually hand signed by Glenn Hughes.

The Signature Edition Of 400 Sets

The package contains:
- a hand signed and numbered limited edition book
- a custom slipcase
- an authentication hologram in the book
- an exclusive 10" record of new recordings pressed on high quality black vinyl
- a die cut custom record sleeve
- a full colour offset lithograph art print suitable for framing

The Deluxe Edition Of 100 Sets

The package contains:
- a signed and numbered hand bound limited edition book
- a hand made solander box
- an authentication hologram in the book
- an exclusive 10" record of new recordings pressed on high quality white vinyl
- a die cut custom record sleeve
- a hand signed hand printed screenprint suitable for framing
- an individually hand written letter from Glenn Hughes to the purchaser

Glenn Hughes’ years in Deep Purple epitomised the glamour and excess of 1970s stadium rock. Playing in one of the world's biggest bands, recording classic albums such as Burn, squiring a long line of film starlets and singers, ploughing through a mountain of cocaine and hanging out with a multitude of stars including David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, Hughes lived a life that many can only dream of. However, it soon metamorphosed into a nightmare. Glenn's journey through cocaine and crack addiction was a trip few people would never have survived. And after the demise of Deep Purple and disastrous stints with Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, Hughes hit rock bottom.

But this book is a story of redemption. Glenn came back from the gutter a new man and went about reclaiming his position as The Voice of Rock - first with the KLF and then as a solo musician with an international fan base, before teaming up this year with Joe Bonamassa and Jason Bonham in Black Country Communion.

The foreword has been written by Lars Ulrich of METALLICA. The book also features contributions by legends such as Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), David Coverdale (Whitesnake), Ozzy Osbourne and Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE). This stunning edition features never before seen photographs from the Hughes family archive and memorabilia from the Deep Purple years and beyond.

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For more info visit Foruli.co.uk.

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