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The self-conscious one

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night; photo courtesy of Frontiers Records

Blackmore’s Night are featured in a short article Billboard. The article premieres new video for the upcoming album and has a few quotes from the titular couple.

On the much-talked-about recently Blackmore’s plans for a foray back into heavier rock:

I’m now 70, so I just felt like playing some rock ‘n’ roll for a few days. We’re going to do four or five dates of just playing the old rock stuff, Purple stuff and Rainbow. I’m doing it for the fans, for nostalgia, and the singer I found is very exciting; he’s a cross between Dio meets Freddie Mercury. So this will mean exposing a new singer to the masses, and I’m sure he’ll become pretty famous because of his voice.

The following is not a verbatim quote, but a paraphrase from the author:

Blackmore isn’t revealing the other musicians yet because contracts are still being negotiated, but none will be known names from his previous groups as has been rumored. He plans to film and record the performances for future release.

On the upcoming The Ritchie Blackmore Story documentary:

I haven’t seen it myself. People are always going, ‘Why haven’t you seen it?’ I leave it to other people to OK. Candi’s seen it and our management’s seen it, and I go, ‘Well, how is it?’ and They go, ‘It’s very good,’ and so that’s good enough. I’m too self-conscious to look at myself on film, so I take their word for it it’s good.

Read more in Billboard.

Thanks to Blabbermouth and LRT for the info.

5 Comments to “The self-conscious one”:

  1. 1
    MacGregor says:

    Classic Blackmore, great to hear he is allegedly going with a new vocalist, predictable in many ways & what many were hoping for! Forget the baggage from the past! Now the drummer, bass player & keyboard maestro, hmmmmmmmm! Interesting DVD of his life, as long as it isn’t padded with old clips that have audio from other sources, with the out of sync all over the place, you know the ones! Genuine clips please, whether live or promotional, I guess we will see many that we have already seen! And not too much Blackmore’s Night, I know I know, no expectations please, but we do tend to wish for what we like. Cheers.

  2. 2
    kraatzy says:

    yeah thats our Ritchie … hahahaha …

    And the young hungry new guys are not so expensive like the others … hahahaha …

    L L Ritchie play some R´N´R


  3. 3
    nupsi59 says:

    remark to the video-clip:

    “Same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?”

    “Same procedure as e v e r y year, James!

    (from “Dinner for One”, a famous british sketch and a blockbuster
    in Germany at New Year’s Eve)

    Have a nice Day!

  4. 4
    LRT says:

    @1, interesting… what does it take for you to go from alleged to the fact that it’s how words that were published? “Alleged” means claimed, he can’t claim to have chosen who he’s chosen.

  5. 5
    Roberto says:

    Perfectly said Kraatzy! New guys are hungry and, specially, are much more cheaper than “old & famous” ones! haha!!
    Anyway, always good to hear him playing good and old rock’n roll.

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