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Rainbow review and interview in Burrn! magazine

Rainbow Live Review, O2 Arena, London, 6/17/2017 (Summary) Did Ritchie Blackmore really enjoy his return to the world of rock in 2016? The answer must be yes as he is actually seen to be smiling in the DVD from the shows. Most of Ritchie’s fans gave accolades to the 2016 lineup, so it was no […]

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Blackmore interview on The Quietus.

Ritchie Blackmore speaks to Michael Hann about the inspirational nature of Tommy Steele, playing badly on purpose and why he prefers the sackbut, the crumhorn, the shawm, the hurdy gurdy & mandola to the lute…. some snippets include Do you have a favourite era of Rainbow? RB: I liked right in the beginning, with Ronnie […]

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow in Glasgow 2017

This past Sunday evening June 25th I had the good fortune to see Ritchie and his band perform at the Hydro SSE Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. I estimated the crowd size to be about 6000 to 7000 or so. When the lights went down we could hear the first strains of Land of Hope and […]

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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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