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Hi Thomas, I allowed myself to edit your post so that the quotes come out in a way that the seperation between the question and the answers is more evident than before so BigJ has a better overview when lucky reading your answers. emoticon
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Hi Thomas

First of all I would like to say thanks for the great show in Endinburgh back in Febuary with Glenn



Thank you, great to be up there. Or down there I guess, being swedish. Edinburgh´s a great city I would love play there again sometime.

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I was wondering what sort of guys Glenn and Joe are like to be on tour with and did they often talk about their days in Deep Purple?



Oh, it´s such a laugh. Every day it´s like being in a movie, they really complement each other. They´re both really, really funny. I wish I knew where they get all their energy from.

Glenn´s the one that speaks the most of DP, there´s a new anecdote every day, seems to be never ending.

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Do you have any funny stories that you could share from your tour ?



Well I´ve been playing with Glenn for four years so there must be a million.
But the one that comes to mind is when we played Salzburg in Austria with HTP. Glenn needed a piss and he thought the toilet was to far away so he grabbed a wine glass and pissed in it, nothing strange about that, he does that almost every night. I don´t wanna get into detail about it, but it seems like Glenn´s got a small bladder, the glass was allready half full with white wine, he filled it up to the limit and he was done. A couple of minutes later Joe comes in grabs his wine glass and takes a large zip spits it out and wonders what the hell´s wrong with his wine, it was warm. Glenn didn´t say a word, he looked like he´d just seen a gost.
He got a taste of Old Glenn there.
Funny? I don´t know, it was then.

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Also are you a fan of the current Deep Purple line up ?



[sign in to see URL]´s in the line up?
I think Deep Purple is one of the best bands of all time, in the seventies they ruled. After that I haven´t heard much from them apart from Perfect Strangers, wich is quite good. I guess the answer is no, I still have a lot of respect for what they´ve achieved in the past though.

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Thanks for your time and all the best for the future emoticon



Thank you!
See you in Edinburgh with Albatross hopefully

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What kind of drums and Cymbals are you playing these days?



I´m using a Premier Signia kit that I got in -95. It´s great, really hard shells, and it´s got a big and loud sound. Sizes: 14"16"18" toms 22" bassdrum. On the last tour though, we rented a Ludwig Vista lite wich was fantastic it had a 26" bass drum and it took a while to get used to. I haven´t played 26" for about ten years, you have to change your playing quite radically.

Cymbals: Paiste Dimension crashes 18"19"20" Ride Paiste 2002 20" Great sound, smooth and fat.

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How old were you when you started playing drums?



I was [sign in to see URL] few years ago.

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Did you take drum lessons or did you teach yourself?



I have never taken any drum lessons, I´ve just learned by listening, watching, practicing getting tips from other drummers.
A good thing to do is to play to albums, you get the timing and it´s a lot of fun I think.

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Which tour in your career has been your favorite and why?



I think my favorite tour is with my old band Send no Flowers. We basically toured non stop for a year or so. We had a farm house in Bristol were we all lived, so we became really close, it was a great band as well.

Or it migh be with the Electric Boys for the same seasons. I really enjoyed being in bands, it´s a different thing than just being a hired musician, I like that as well, but...... Hopefully it can be the same with the new supergroup ALBATROSS.

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Thanks for your time, it's very much appreciated!




Thank you, it´s a pleasure



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Thomas, that story about Joe drinking Glenn's piss is excellent. Thank's for sharing it haha emoticon

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What were the reasons behind leaving Glenn Hughes' band?


Well it´s not an easy thing to explain like this but I´ll give it a go.

On the last tour I felt there was no vibe betweeen me and Glenn, at least not like it used to be, it was like we never got started on the Soul Mover tour. On the previous tours every gig used to be amazing, doing different, interresting stuff every night, inspiration always on top, every gig used to be great. On the last tour Glenn didn´t seem happy about what he was doing, venues to small, venues not built the right way, crowds were not to his liking and so on....... If he´d see someone yawning in the crowd for example it would ruin the gig for him and for us, he´d take songs out just because of a thing like that (even though we thought things were going great), and most of all his in ear system was causing him/us trouble all the time (not the monitor guys fault by the way). Two weeks in to the tour we had like an emergency meeting when he told us that he hadn´t heared a single drum beat properly through the whole tour, all the gigs had sounded !@#$ to him. That was a big surprise to me and the rest, even though I´d noticed something had had been wrong, couldn´t put my finger on what it was until then. It was really
great (not) to hear especially since I thought the English leg went really well (the first 8 gigs), that went on through the rest of the tour. He wanted me to change the way I played so that he could hear the drums better, instead of getting the problem sorted out. Well basically I just became more and more desillusioned and insecure about things as the tour went on. Things that usually don´t upset me started to bug me a lot. It was also very obvious that Glenn was really disapointed that Chad wasn´t able to do the gigs in England, that he had to have a sad swedish meatball bugger like me on drums instead. Didn´t think much about that to start with but as I said things started to bug me more and more the further the tour went on.
Two weeks after the tour I read something on the internet that Glenn had managed to keep quiet at about for six weeks on tour and I decided to quit.

As I said it´s not easy to explain, I must say though that I wish Glenn all the best and that I think he´s the funniest most talented person I´ve ever met. He should learn to be a bit more honest and speak his mind about certain things though, wich he didn´t with me........ I still really like Glenn in most ways, and I sure have some great memories from the 4 years I played with him.

I better stop there.

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Was it a mutual decision between the two of you?

Thanks!


[sign in to see URL] was my decision, completely.

You´re welcome





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Hi Thomas,

First off all, I thought you did a great job at Dudley. Saw the show there on the UK tour, and the band were magnificent! Highlight for me was Seventh Star. Great tune performed so powerfully.

Two questions:

1. What did you make of the two support bands on that tour? The Lizards, and the other one! I didn't think they were very good at all, and I don't know many people who did. Does Hughes choose his support bands?

2. If you could choose the musicians, who would be in your all time dream band. You would be on drums, but who would you have on guitar, keys, bass and vocals! Musicians can be live or dead! emoticon

Many thanks for taking time out to answer our questions!

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Sorry, one more question.

On stage in Edinburgh, Glenn gave the impression that there he doesn't rate a lot of his old solo material. He said that there were "a couple of things" that he was happy with. Is this really the case?


I can´t speak for Glenn, but my experience from the tours I´ve done with him is that he takes out the songs from the previous album as soon as there´s a new album out. For example we used to play some songs from "Songs in the key of rock" that I thought was great live. On the Soulmover tour we didn´t play a single one of them. Nothing wrong with that the new songs were great as well. The only "old" songs we always used to play was "Can´t stop the flood" and "Where ever you go" wich might be the "couple of things he´s happy with". I don´t think that´s the case though I think he´s propably happy with a lot of songs he´s recorded, why shouldn´t he be that, it´s a lot to choose between though and hard to get them all in to the set (very obvious off course), it´s always more fun to play new songs, and to promote your latest work.

That´s my guess





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Hi Thomas,

First off all, I thought you did a great job at Dudley. Saw the show there on the UK tour, and the band were magnificent! Highlight for me was Seventh Star. Great tune performed so powerfully.

Thanks. For some reason we´ve always had a great time playing in Dudley, always a fantastic crowd.

Two questions:

1. What did you make of the two support bands on that tour? The Lizards, and the other one! I didn't think they were very good at all, and I don't know many people who did. Does Hughes choose his support bands?


The [sign in to see URL], but what was the other support [sign in to see URL]´t remember what they were called, and I didn´t see them play either, guess I must have been busy with other stuff.... I know the girl who sang is Tony Iommis daughter I guess that might answer why they were on the bill....
And the Lizzards, [sign in to see URL] great bunch of guys, really nice guys. Bobby Rondinelli is a great guy, absolutely not any rockstar behaviour there as a lot of people seem to think. Technically he´s an incredible drummer. Their [sign in to see URL] it´s not my cup of tea you could say, but they love what they do and I appreciate them for that.

I don´t think Glenn is to much involved in choosing the supports. I think it´s got a lot to do with finances and getting as much people to the gigs as possible, if the support band pulls a few people extra to the gig, well it´s a good thing. I think it´s a lot of you scratch my back and........


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2. If you could choose the musicians, who would be in your all time dream band. You would be on drums, but who would you have on guitar, keys, bass and vocals! Musicians can be live or dead! emoticon


Great question, I enjoy this. I had to go for a sh1t and think about it. Can I pick a drummer as well? I´d love to go to one of their gigs.

Drums: Brian Downey, cause he´s my favorite drummer

Guitar1: Alex Lifeson! Yes I mean it!I saw Rush a few months ago and I was blown [sign in to see URL] Alex Lifeson! I belive a lot of people think that Rush is a very pretentious band... well Alex Lifeson isn´t he really rocks. I can hear a lot of Jimmy Page there. It´s the other guys in the band that messes things up.

Guitar2: JJ [sign in to see URL]!

Keys: Jon Lord, without competition

Bass: Phil Lynott, I have to fit him in somewhere

Vocals: Glenn Hughes, Heard of him?



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Many thanks for taking time out to answer our questions!



Thank you.

Cheers,




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Vocals: Glenn Hughes, Heard of him?


Sure we've heard of him. The guy that used to be in Trapeze! emoticon

Thanks a lot for taking your time sharing your inside views, Mr Broman. emoticon

I've got a couple of questions for you. You say you don't tend to listen to music a lot, might that be about a need to seperate work from your sparetime? Or has that nothing to do with it?

Still I believe you have some favourite records? Wanna share your view on 'the top 5 (rock) albums' ever?

If you should make a guess, for how many more years is it likely Glenn Hughes may keep on rockin'?

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Hi Thomas,

I am so sorry that things went sour in the GH [sign in to see URL] enjoyed watching you with HTP last year, and I am still inspired with your energy and soulful way you play the drums. It was great meeting you and sending you the pics from Dudley and Bradford. Rockbands are in many ways like racing car teams, it's going great one moment, then something begins to change and the chemistry goes bad and then it's time to make a change. My question is: How do you go about learning the drum parts to albums like HTP1and2 and the GH solo albums? Do you chart them out or just memorize them by listening to them repeatedly, then playing along to them several times?

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