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Playing Hammond through eight walls

Tony Carey appeared on the VintageRock Podcast to talk about his experience of being in Rainbow. We explore the making of the iconic album ‘Rainbow Rising’ at Music Land Studios in Munich, while Tony gives us a rare glimpse into how the band created their unique sound and the culture within it. Tony goes on […]

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Portraits of Rainbow

Rufus is gearing up for another photo book — this time it’s Portraits of Rainbow — The Dio Years with words by Geoff Barton. From the publisher blurb: Portraits of Rainbow – The Dio Years book is a photographic celebration of Ritchie Blackmore’s supergroup, formed in 1975 by the guitarist as he left Deep Purple […]

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No chain of events can shackle him down

Graham Bonnet appeared on the Vintage Rock Pod(cast), talking about his illustrious career, starting all the way from back in the 60s. Almost half of the conversation dealt with his days in Rainbow. That segment starts at about 7’15” into the podcast, however, we encourage you to listen to the whole 50+ minutes thing — […]

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Since they’ve been gone

A heavily augmented remix of Rainbow take on Since You’ve Been Gone is used in the Volume 3 of the Guardians of the Galaxy fairy tale superhero franchise.

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A small place with about 300 rooms

Rolling Stone has a long form interview with Joe Lynn Turner, focusing on his days in Rainbow and Deep Purple. This was done for the magazine’s King for a Day series that “features long-form conversations between senior writer Andy Greene and singers who had the difficult job of fronting major rock bands after the departure […]

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Suck you in, bleed you dry, and set you free

Doogie White reminiscences about his days in Rainbow

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Steal from everybody and get your own style

Metal Edge magazine has reprinted online a Ritchie Blackmore interview from February 1997. It goes from the heat of the moment to some timeless advice. What do you love most about the guitar? Blackmore: Its shape. The guitar for me, when I was about 11, I was very introverted and I wanted something to relate […]

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Lift the spirit higher

Paul Gilbert has an RJD tribute album coming out on April 7 via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. It is called simply The Dio Album and contains purely instrumental covers of tracks spanning Dio’s career in Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and solo. An instrumental tribute album dedicated to a vocalist is definitely an interesting concept. Here’s […]

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Mr. Richard Hugh Blackmore was a romantic gentleman

A branch of the family tree rarely explored — an interview with Shoshana Feinstein, a former Blackmore’s girlfriend, who sang background vocals on the first Rainbow album. Christopher: How and in what circumstance did you meet Ritchie Blackmore? Would you tell me when and where the story with him begins? Shoshana Feinstein: I met Richie […]

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It all started with an empty email

Last Rainbow vocalist Ronnie Romero appeared on The Classic Rock Podcast talking about how did he find himself fronting the legendary band, the prospects of performing with Blackmore again (spoiler: not good), and his recent solo album Raised on Heavy Radio.

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