Rocker’s Paradise

John Varvatos throws a get-together for Glenn Hughes and his new book: From Deep Purple to Black Country Communion


The festivities were in full swing when I arrived at the John Varvatos shop in the Malibu Country Mart. There were plenty of gents sporting bandanas, some serious hair, and many a chain hooked to a wallet jangled away. All were gathered to hear funk rock pioneer Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath) perform and later sign copies of his new book. “I’ve been a fan waaay too long,” Varvatos said before Hughes took to a stage set up in the corner of the spacious boutique (which is filled top to bottom with rock photos) and began to wail. In fact, you could hear him all over the Mart. I wish I could scream in tune. Who was there sipping Icelandic Glacial water? Patrick Dempsey, Brooke Burke, and Dean McDermott.

    • C’mon in

    • In full swing

    • Glenn Hughes then and now

    • John Varvatos and Patrick Dempsey

    • Dean McDermott

    • Shades of grey — John Varvatos, Glenn Hughes, and Patrick Dempsey

Photographs by John Shearer / John Varvatos

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  • KoldoB

    So,Is it the Rock&Roll swindle? I expect isn´t. I like too much; Deep Purple, Black S
    abbath(and Mr. Ozzy) and,of course Black Country Communion. I love you all!!
    Salutes Glenn Hughes!! I see your show in Vitoria (Basque Country-Spain) and Liked it very much. BURN,Burn….R&R Forever, but please – “fashion” ok? It´s only my opinion, the asshole opinion, I think.

  • Sued

    Like Patrick, good looking guy. I always look at the crowd photos to see if I can see you, and you always manage to avoid the cameras!!!!

  • KariM

    I was right in the middle of the party – literally. Sometimes you can catch me.