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Discovering a pleasant fellow

Trouser Press was a music magazine published in New York during the late 70s to early 80s. Their entire magazine archive is now available online, and issue 30 from July 1978 has a very interesting interview with Ritchie Blackmore. Where, for once, he is serious for the most part, and provides his thoughts at the […]

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The rock’n’roll that didn’t live for long

David Stone talks to the Metal Express Radio about his current projects, his career, and of course, his stint with Rainbow: Not long after the [Symphonic Slam] album was released you had joined Rainbow. How did you get the call to join Rainbow? I was still signed to A&M Records and was still involved with […]

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Not just a cabaret show

Roger Glover shows his artsy side in this early 80s vintage TV interview.

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Purple family double dip

Another long form interview courtesy of the dreaded lurgy. Eddie Trunk did a “double dip” on his latest (September 2) podcast by talking to Graham Bonnet and Roger Glover. Roger’s segment starts at around 7’00” into the podcast, and Graham’s at 48’25”.

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Sounds like a punk group, Rainbow

Graham Bonnet spoke to the Antihero Magazine, promoting a new Alcatrazz album — their first studio offering since 1986. The conversation also ventured into the Rainbow theme. ANTIHERO: I read quite some time ago that you said hard rock music wasn’t something that came naturally to you as a vocalist. Graham Bonnet: Yeah. ANTIHERO: Here […]

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From one Ronnie to another

May 16th marks the 10th anniversary of passing of Ronnie James Dio. The latest Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero pays tribute to the legend with a cover of Rainbow Eyes:

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In the Shadow of the Wizard

A new book on the Rainbow by Jerry Bloom is going to be published by Wymer later this year. In The Shadow Of The Wizard is a full colour, 224 page A4 hardback coffee table style book that comprehensively documents Rainbow’s first formative period. The recording of the first album, whilst Blackmore was still a […]

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People are still not seeing the Rainbow

JLT was a guest on the 80’s Glam Metalcast, and he sounds like he’s still not over about Blackmore’s choice of personnel for the most recent Rainbow lineup and being smug about it: Selected quotes from the chat (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): Most people don’t know this true story, because I didn’t try to really […]

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Don Airey in Sweden Rock Magazine

Don Airey is interviewed in the latest issue (01/2020) of Sweden Rock Magazine. On Jon’s gear: As soon as I joined [Deep Purple] officially, I started using my own gear. In the beginning I toured with the band because Jon was ill. I used Jon’s equipment then and realised it wasn’t in good shape. Everything […]

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Dance with the devil

A Cozy Powell biography is being prepared for publication by Wymer. It is called Dance With The Devil – The Cozy Powell Story and is scheduled for March 20, 2020. The book is authored by Laura Shenton, who has a Masters degree in “Music Since 1900” from Liverpool Hope University. What: Dance With The Devil […]

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