“I played with Satriani, Bonamassa, Iommi and Blackmore… but Gary Moore was the best”: Glenn Hughes has performed with some of the greatest guitarists of all time, but he reckons the late, great blues-rocker surpasses them all

Glenn Hughes and Gary Moore (pictured in 1985)
(Image credit: Javier Bragado / Pete Still / Getty Images)

Glenn Hughes has said that Gary Moore is “the best” of all the guitar players he has worked with across his 50 years in rock music. 

The bassist and vocalist has worked with an incredible list of guitarists during those five decades at the coalface, from playing with Ritchie Blackmore when he joined Deep Purple in 1973 through to a stint fronting Black Sabbath and, more recently, jamming with Joe Bonamassa in their supergroup, Black Country Communion.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.