Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes has revealed that he spent $1 million on cocaine. Why is he sharing this juicy bit of information with us? Why he’s got an autobiography coming out this week, of course! The forthcoming tome, entitled Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life Of A Rock Star is set to be published on May 12 via Foruli Publications. Written by Hughes and journalist Joel McIver, with an introduction by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, the book is set to be a no holds barred look inside his life in the band.

The press release trumpets a quote from the old rocker, who says “My autobiography is going to be a literary event. I’ve been working on this book for the last three years and you’ve never read anything like it. 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.”

A luxury first edition of the book for wealthy fans will come accompanied by a new acoustic Glenn Hughes track entitled ‘Dying To Live’. Best known for the monster rock track ‘Smoke On The Water’, Deep Purple set the template for heavy metal music with almost all metal bands inevitable acknowledging them as an influence.

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