“G’mornin everybody. so filled with gratitude, for these previous 25 years of unpolluted & sober dwelling,” says Hughes. “I give thx every & each morning, for an additional day on planet earth. sending like to my sober brothers & sisters, and extra importantly to those that are nonetheless struggling. #loveistheanswer”
Hughes spoke about years of substance abuse and his path to sobriety throughout a 2016 Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction episode with us at Loudwire. “I can’t bear in mind the ‘80s,” Hughes defined, whereas sharing the story of his sobriety. You possibly can watch that beneath.
Along with Deep Purple and The Useless Daisies, Hughes fronts Black Nation Communion and counts time spent with Black Sabbath, California Breed and Gary Moore in addition to his solo work on his resume.
Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 as a member of Deep Purple.