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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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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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