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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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Things to look forward to in 2017

And the new year is shaping up to be a busy one. Glenn Hughes will kick of the touring on January 20 in the UK, which will be followed by a month long European tour. And right now he is in the studio recording the fourth Black Country Communion album, which we also might expect […]

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Down to Earth Graham

Graham Bonnet recently spoke to Metal Forces Magazine, which resulted in an interview that plenty demostrates his no-nonsense attitude. He spoke at length about his current eponymous band (his guitar player Conrado Pesinato has quite a number of very big shoes to fill), his days in Alcatrazz, his connection to Ronnie James Dio, his plans, […]

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Rainbow 2017 shows

Four Rainbow shows in June 2017 are being advertised by British concert ticket vendors: London O2 on the 17th, Manchester Arena on 22nd, Glasgow SSE Hydro on 25th, and Birmingham Genting Arena on 28th. All appear to be reserved seating and go on sale December 8 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available through: Ticketline […]

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Two more Rainbow previews

Two more preview tracks from Rainbow Memories in Rock – Live In Germany live album recorded this summer. Spotlight Kid (Bietigheim-Bissingen, June 18, 2016): The second one is Man on the Silver Mountain from Loreley, June 17, 2016. You’ll have to got to third party sites to watch this one as Powers That Be™ made […]

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The other side of Rainbow

There is a new book of interest out: The other side of Rainbow by Greg Prato, the author of Tommy Bolin biography. The book appears to be a collection of interviews arranged in chronological order (much like many of Martin Popoff’s books). The list of people interviewed includes David Feinstein, Micky Lee Soule, Wendy Dio, […]

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