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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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A new album, an old label, and a Xmas EP

Blackmore’s Night will release their new album called Nature’s Light some time in the spring of 2021. To that extent they’ve signed up with their old label — Edel/earMUSIC — which back in the day had released their first two albums. Yep, they are on the same record label as Deep Purple now. The new […]

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The man who reinvented the guitar

Eddie Van Halen passed away on Tuesday, October 6, from complications due to cancer. Ritchie Blackmore paid tribute to the fellow guitar wizard: Eddie Van Halen was a brilliant guitarist who started a technique of guitar playing which was emulated by a whole generation of guitarists. He was one of the nicest musicians I ever […]

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Discovering a pleasant fellow

Trouser Press was a music magazine published in New York during the late 70s to early 80s. Their entire magazine archive is now available online, and issue 30 from July 1978 has a very interesting interview with Ritchie Blackmore. Where, for once, he is serious for the most part, and provides his thoughts at the […]

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The Trill Is Gone

Here’s something that you don’t hear every day — cover of a blues standard performed by William Shatner and Ritchie Blackmore.

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In the Shadow of the Wizard

A new book on the Rainbow by Jerry Bloom is going to be published by Wymer later this year. In The Shadow Of The Wizard is a full colour, 224 page A4 hardback coffee table style book that comprehensively documents Rainbow’s first formative period. The recording of the first album, whilst Blackmore was still a […]

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Fact check optional

Ritchie Blackmore had his own ‘Mr.Grover, Mr.Gillian’ moment yesterday when a German newspaper decided to publish a birthday note for somebody famous. So they’ve probably consulted a celebrity gossip calendar and pulled up a stock photo of a guitar player from Deep Purple to accompany the blurb that came down the wire.

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Live from Minstrel Hall, vol. 2

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night did another live performance from their home on April 9. Enjoy!

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