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Here endeth the medieval blues

Louder Sound (nee Classic Rock magazine) has a feature on Rainbow’s Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll album, and it’s a good read. There is, however, one chink of light in the bleak, drowsy fug of that UK chart in May 1978. Straight in this week at No.7, pop pickers, it’s Rainbow and Long Live Rock […]

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New Blackmore’s Night single released

As we told you last year there’s a new Blackmore’s Night release on the horizon — and you can hear the first single now. From the press release: RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “FOUR WINDS” taken from their forthcoming studio album “Nature’s Light” New York, NY (January 22, 2021)–Today, January 22nd, internationally renowned Renaissance folk rock […]

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Stone cold crazy

Ritchie Blackmore is on the cover of Guitar Player magazine issue #704 (February 2021), with an article inside starting with a ’73 vintage photo spread on pages 38-39. He is also featured in the reader’s poll of the 40 greatest hard rock guitarists. The publisher does not appear to be selling individual issues, just subscriptions, […]

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Whiff of the Arthurian

Music Radar celebrates Ritchie Blackmore’s legacy with 5 of his songs guitarists need to hear that aren’t Smoke on the Water. And even perhaps each of us would list 5 different ones, it’s not the worst way to entertain yourselves during a holiday lockdown (like it is in this heck of the woods). Best of […]

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When he was aiming to be the fastest player in the world

One Peter Carter, who was a professional musician since the 60s, tells the stories of how he crossed paths way back then with a virtuoso guitar player called Ritchie Blackmore.

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Nature’s Light release details

The promised new Blackmore’s Night album will be called Nature’s Light and is scheduled for release on March 12, 2021 via Edel’s imprint earMusic. Candice explains the title: The story of Nature’s Light is the story of nature being the true queen and the simplicity and magic of everyday miracles that happen right before your […]

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Not Pennsylvania, presumably

Another caroling track from Blackmore’s Night Xmas EP — O Little Town Of Bethlehem. If you’re into that sort of thing.

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Everything is on standby

Ronnie Romero is doing interviews promoting the latest release of his other band Lords of Black Alchemy of Souls Pt. I. During the chat with Italian Linea Rock, he was asked whether Rainbow is still an active band: Well, we are locked down. We will see. Obviously, nothing’s gonna happen next year. And Ritchie and […]

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O rest beside the weary road

Fore more of your caroling needs, Blackmore’s Night have released a lyric video for another track from their upcoming Xmas EP Here We Come A-Caroling.

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Here we come a-caroling

For all your November caroling needs, Blackmore’s Night have released a lyric video from their upcoming EP.

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