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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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How to bury a hatchet

Consequences of Sound has a lengthy interview with David Coverdale, done to promote his upcoming new album and tour. It starts, however, with David’s relationship to the old bandmates. I went out on the Forevermore tour, which was really successful. It was a two-year world tour. And I thought I could comfortably leave that as […]

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A shy Elvis fan

The latest issue (#8-2018) of the Swedish Rock’n’Roll magazine has a 12-page feature on Ian Gillan with lots of pictures. Other juicy bits include: Chuck Berry needed a backing band for a gig in 1970, for which Deep Purple helped him out. The band went on stage without knowing the setlist. Gillan once had a […]

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The Ritchie Blackmore Story on US TV

The Ritchie Blackmore Story documentary will be shown on US cable/satellite channel AXS TV on Tuesday, October 23, between 10:00 and 11:15 pm EDT. It will be repeated several times throughout the week, check the schedule for full details.

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