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Live from Minstrel Hall

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night posted a track of Diamond and Rust with reworked lyrics, recorded at their home in Long Island.

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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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The loudest jazz band in the world

There are several old-ish features on Louder (online successor to the Classic Rock Magazine), done by Geoff Barton and published over the past few years. February 2015 saw a series of profiles on individual band members that were published in anticipation of the R’n’R Hall of Fame induction. Unlike the HoF people, Geoff knows his […]

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Sly hirings and swift firings

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another Rainbow book — Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story. He promises this to be a “major overhaul” of his out-of-print 2005 title English Castle Magic: 50% longer, at 120,000 words and 318 pages in 6″ x 9″ format two colour sections of photos (no pictures in the […]

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Audacity to change

Music Radar has an interview with Opeth guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt, in which he discusses top 10 guitar players that blew his mind. His #1? Ritchie Blackmore, of course. This has to start with him. Ritchie Blackmore is my hero, but not just for his guitar playing. His persona fascinates me. I love his audacity to […]

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Blackmore photo book

Wymer is publishing another book on Ritchie Blackmore. It appears to be (primarily) a photo book of 128 A4 pages in full colour, with narration by Jerry Bloom. Publicity blurb reads: This new deluxe photo book compiled by Blackmore biographer Jerry Bloom is the perfect companion to his 2006 biography Black Knight, as it portrays […]

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Rainbow vorwärts

The latest incarnation of Rainbow has recorded a grand total of 4 “new old” tracks over the years: Waiting for a Sign (a Stranger in Us All outtake), remakes of I Surrender, Black Sheep of the Family, and Blackmore’s Night’s The Storm. These 4 tracks will be put on a limited edition EP CD to […]

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Rainbow The Storm now streaming

The new Rainbow single The Storm has been released and is now streaming. (listen inside)

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Rainbow remakes The Storm

Rainbow will release another single — this time a remake of Blackmore’s Night tune The Storm — on May 17 via Minstrel Hall Music. The new release said to be a “rocked up” version of the track. The original was not lacking in guitar wizardry, albeit acoustic, on its own. Thanks to Blabbermouth for the […]

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Black Sheep of the Family

Ritchie Blackmore has re-recorded Black Sheep of the Family as a single with his current Rainbow lineup. The song was written by Steve Hammond, guitar player for Fat Mattress — band founded by Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding in 1968. The track first appeared on the eponymous 1970 Quatermass album with no less than […]

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