Glenn Hughes’ autobiography, Deep Purple & Beyond: Scenes from the Life of a Rock Star, is now available. In the book, the ex-Deep Purple bassist and current Black Country Communion member recounts his turbulent years from rising to fame and wild parties to cocaine and crack addiction and his eventual recovery.
“I’ve been working on this book for the last three years and you’ve never read anything like it,” Hughes stated. “It’s the true story of the Voice Of Rock, from my childhood via my career in Trapeze and Deep Purple to my addiction and recovery. I’m now on top of the world as a solo artist and after so many years of sobriety, I can hardly believe that I survived. I spent a million dollars on cocaine and, when you’ve read this book, you won’t believe it either.”
Hughes enlisted the help of Joel McIver to co-author the book, while Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich wrote the introduction. Other contributions by Tony Iommi, David Coverdale, Ozzy Osbourne and more are included to give perspective from Hughes’s peers.
The book is available now as part of a package including copies signed and numbered by Hughes, a custom slipcase, an exclusive 10” record, a die cut custom record sleeve, and a full color offset lithograph art print. A paperback edition will be available later this year. For more details, visit the publisher’s website.