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.”