It seems that having a TMZ moment is all the rage in the hard rock scene right about now. Between Bill Ward/Black Sabbath feud, Queensryche split, and Black Country Communion falling out, popcorn afficionados are getting thoroughly entertained. Now, a band that has been defunct for a good 15 years decided to add their own drop to the bucket.
In a recent Blackmore’s Night interview Candice Night said that Rainbow demise was caused by two members of the band (not the drummer and not the keyboard player, which leaves Doogie White and Greg Smith on the hook) tried to “blackmail” Blackmore for extra money.
In his interview to Blabbermouth Doogie White spoke in an attempt to set the records straight:
In the 16 years or so since I left Rainbow, I have never spoken publicly about my reasons for leaving. The truth is that I don’t believe it’s anyone’s business but Ritchie’s and mine.
It was therefore with some interest (and a raised eyebrow or two) that I listened to the interview given by Candy on WRCN. I have to say that her version of events came as a surprise to say the least.
If interested, read more on Blabbermouth.
Thanks to Classic Rock for the info.