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Rainbow Show Manchester – Cancellation

According to a post on the Manchester Arena The Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on 22nd June will not now go ahead. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Promoter statement Following last month’s tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on Thursday 22 June 2017 is unfortunately no […]

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Blackmore in the Guardian

Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I’m not a guy who likes jamming and having fun. Music is very serious’ The Guardian newspaper in the Uk has published a new interview with Ritchie Blackmore in advance of the new Rainbow shows this coming June. Blackmore is one of English rock’s great eccentrics. Not in a cuddly, tea-party sort of […]

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New Rainbow singles

two ‘new’ singles are reportedly being released on 26th May Land of Hope and Glory https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/land-of-hope-and-glory-single/id1237748131 I Surrender https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-surrender-feat-ronnie-romero-single/id1237263638 Also available on Amazon and all other similar services. Thanks to Akemi and Morki for the info.

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That yearly laughing quota

May 2017 issue of Burrn! magazine in Japan features Ritchie Blackmore on the cover and a 14 page feature inside, including interview with him and Candice. Here are the more interesting bits of what they’ve said. Customary caveat: this is in reverse translation from Japanese. On recording new material: Burrn: We understand you were recording […]

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Rainbow Live in Birmingham 2016

On June 9, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the third show of the last year Rainbow triplet — Live In Birmingham 2016. This release follows Memories In Rock – Live In Germany, that was compiled from the two German shows played a week earlier, and which by many accounts were of a lesser quality performance-wise. […]

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Nothing but the fondest of memories

Greg Smith, the bass player for the 1990s incarnation of Rainbow, was interviewed for Eternal Terror webzine out in Norway. Much of the interview revolved around Rainbow proper and Over the Rainbow project, as well as Greg’s work with Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and his stint on Broadway with Billy Joel’s musical Movin’ Out. “Stranger […]

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This is real chill song

Take a break from all the promotional hoopla surrounding the impending release of the new album, and watch some random dude listening to Deep Purple (Child in Time from Granada TV, no less) for the very first time in his life. It’s good for a chuckle or three on that lazy Sunday afternoon. Bonus hot […]

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Memories in Rock wins award in Japan

Rainbow Memories in Rock — Live in Germany has won a Japan Gold Disc Award 2017 under the category of Best Music Videos — Overseas Music (foreign bands/labels). Despite the name, this award is more like American Grammies, as it is awarded for the best performance in a given year, as opposed to a certain […]

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Brutally frank Graham

A new interview with Graham Bonnet, where he is introduced as “talkative and often brutally frank”. And brutally frank he is all right. On the second disk of his latest album The Book that consists of re-recorded classic tracks from Graham’s career: How did the idea of doing the re-recordings for the second disc come […]

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Rock and roll is never perfect

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night were interviewed for the European edition of Newsweek. This being a very mainstream publication, the interview may sound a bit superficial to a trained ear (we all could probably do without yet another retelling of the gambling house burning down story). There are still interesting bits and pieces, nevertheless. When […]

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