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No new Rainbow album

Ritchie Blackmore, St.Petersburg June 11, 2008. © 2008 http://spblife.info/, used with permission.

Italian publication SpazioRock has an article on Ritchie Blackmore with several quotes from the man (and this time it’s not in a machine-reverse-translation).

The most important points included him ruling out the possibility of a Rainbow album or a full blown world tour:

No. Also, there won’t be any Rainbow new studio album.

He reaffirmed that his commitment remains with the Blackmore’s Night:

My commitment lies with the Blackmore’s Night band but this is just a few dates for fun.

He also said that he actually thought of attending the RnR HoF induction ceremony, but decided against it:

No, I was thinking about going. And then heard Deep Purple management Bruce Payne didn’t think it was a good idea, so I wouldn’t like to turn up at an event when there are people that are hostile, like the management of Deep Purple. […] I wrote all the popular music that they play. I came up with the name and put the band together in the beginning to start the whole thing. But I haven’t played in the band for 20 years.

On his recent finger surgery:

Recovery is coming along. Any operation on fingers is always involved. I don’t anticipate any problems.

Thanks to SpazioRock and Team Rock for the info.

50 Comments to “No new Rainbow album”:

  1. 1
    al says:

    no new album,what a bummer! but hey this what we expected anyway.Just nostalgia.

  2. 2
    Adel says:

    No album !!! Few days for fun!!! Great Karaoke nights for all devoted fans!!! Ritchie missed a great opportunity by not inviting his friend Brain May to take the mic some Rainbow songs!!! The Karaoke would have been complete. Everything Joe Lynn turner said was right. No album No reunion No Rainbow!!!

  3. 3
    kraatzy says:

    NO NEW RAINBOW ALBUM … But our Ritchie said:

    «I think they are recording the show so I am hoping we don’t play too many wrong notes as I haven’t played these songs in 20 years. I’m sure there will be millions of bootlegs as well»

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Ritchie is my truely hero …




    P.S. (Can´t wait much longer to see him @ Loreley)

  4. 4
    kraatzy says:

    … and take a little look at :






  5. 5
    Randy Fielding says:

    Still not buying any Blackmores Night.. Period

  6. 6
    Jouko Juntunen says:

    It’s ok. Music will rule. Chuck Burgi sucks, though…and so does “Bent out of shape” .

  7. 7
    Kim Fletcher says:

    Thank God.

  8. 8
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Hahahahahaha…. Laugh?, I almost cried!. Que sera, sera….

  9. 9
    Anthony says:

    We all knew there wouldn’t be a Rainbow album and full tour so this is not really news though still doesn’t diminish my excitement at seeing Ritchie once again and in Germany

  10. 10
    Ivica says:

    Of Ritchie RnR nothing more, he misled… pretty blond woman 🙂

  11. 11
    Jeff says:

    I wonder if these answers have to be this way due to the Lawsuit (Regarding lack of Promotion to Frontiers w Blackmore’s Night) ? Doesn’t seem like it would be good for him to not state a dedication to BN.

  12. 12
    Scott W says:

    How come when Gillan said he was non establishment, then went to the Hall of shame induction (and performed) he got no grief? That’s fine, there is too much negative shiite on here anyways. RB said he would not go. and that there would be no new album. He kept his word on both counts. Whats up with the finnish poster getting Bent Out Of Shape about Chuck Burgi?! Great drummer but yes, a bit polished…just like ‘Bent Out Of Shape’ ,,,the LP.

  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    No to an album, but one can always hope for a couple of songs, released digitally perhaps? Not to worry, this lineup has the potential to be right up there with the classic Dio & Powell era! Romero is a superb choice, as is Johansson! Have seen a few images with Romero & the drummers double kick set up, wonderful. Bob is a talented musician also & has good vocals to boot! Bring it on. Cheers.

  14. 14
    Jean says:

    I’m amazed how many people seem to know what is Rainbow and what is not, what is Purple and what is not…
    Everytime one of them (the people from purple and co) says or does something, someone has to utter some statement against it, telling everyone how wrong it is, or how these musicians understand nothing about what has to be done. So sad…
    Luckily for the fans, the guys don’t wait for everyone to agree before creating something new. Otherwise, I think Ritchie Blackmore would still play with Rod Evans and Nick Simper (nothing against Mk1, I’m just happy the Mk2 and all following stuff exists).

  15. 15
    Tommy H. says:

    It surprises me that the album-question even came up. It’s like giving some people an inch and they will take a mile.

  16. 16
    Alan says:

    When the Rainbow dates were announced last November it stated there would be just 3 shows for the fun of it all. Ritchie wont make a massive fortune by doing just these 3 shows so it proves he is doing it for the very best reason of all. Simply because he wants to and to give the fans a chance to see him rock again. Hopefully a live DVD and album will follow, filmed at the NEC perhaps, to mark what will be a very special occasion

    Bring on 25 June.

  17. 17
    glubert says:

    @’2 Adel. Seems it´s you who is the devoted fan, (Mrs. Turner?)

  18. 18
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    I guess some (including myself) could be counted as being too critical regarding this “Rainbow” thing that is going on. But, as with any hardcore fan situation, there are going to be strong views of all types surrounding such an event. I am thrilled to see that TMIB is going out for a little Rock Hoopla moment. TOTALLY! I wish I could be at one of those events. I obviously hope also that there will be good documentation of it all. DVD’s, CD’s and whatnot. But (yes another But), as a lifetime Purple and All things Purple fan and fanatic since Purple’s conception, I am a little dismayed by the approach to this moment that the Fans have been begging for. Ritchie Blackmore Fans have been clamoring for him to return to Rock for years and years. We have bought all or at least most of his Blackmore’s Night CD’s because we love anything Ritchie does. Not because we love whanky campfire music. His fans have been there through thick and thin and have plenty of reason to express the many opinions about his offerings or lack thereof. Since he decided to go out and grab a bunch of session players for a couple of “Nostalgia Shows” that are to encompass tunes from Rainbow and Deep Purple’s PAST without offering anything NEW, the proper way to package this would have been something along the lines of “Ritchie Blackmore and Friends” instead of “Rainbow”. Yes, obviously he can and will do what he wants (as long a Candice lets him), but he cheapened his outing by using Rainbow as the title of the band. People are into these gigs for one reason…. RITCHIE BLACKMORE! Though I am not a huge JLT supporter here, I will state here that without a New Album, it AIN’T RAINBOW. Just going out and playing the old stuff would have been more appropriate if he had called on as many past Rainbow people that would have come and made it a true Rainbow event. Again, he can call it what he wants. It is his call. I just don’t buy it as Rainbow without New Music to support it. To finally do something after all these years so chicken shit is somewhat unsettling. I believe the old Ball and Chain has something to do with the whole thing. We will know soon after these 3 shows are done. There is no way he can’t feel inspired by the way his crowd will respond as compared to the BN shows. If he ignores the response and goes back to his pointy hat and spandex never to follow through with anything else, the ‘Nose Ring’ is truly being snatched hard and he is knuckling down to the ground…..


  19. 19
    RAH says:

    @18 A right to your opinion, obviously. I, however, welcome a few shows, returning to the music that Ritchie made his mark with. No new music? no big deal, perhaps a new opening number, different arrangements to old favorites, no need to be critical here, it’s all fun, he’s 71 and he wants to do a couple hours of all rock music for a few dates. Bring it on, and come what may.

  20. 20
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:


    If you read my whole entry you will see that I am super glad TMIB is doing some Rock Shows. I also stated how I wish I could attend one of the 3. Unfortunately for World of Blackmore Fans, very few will be able to witness this event and unless it is recorded or videoed it basically didn’t happen (of course there will be bootleg stuff on YOUTUBE). And, as far as hearing Old Rainbow and Purple songs with Blackmore, there is plenty of it available already. An official release of New material is what makes this the Real Deal.


  21. 21
    Adel says:

    glubert @17
    Reality is the remedy to confused minds. Reality will bite hard when the karaoke starts. Reunion of the unknown!!!!
    Mrs Turner!!!

  22. 22
    kraatzy says:

    @ Adel

    You are right … because you don´t understand the point of view of Ritchie Blackmore.
    If you only have the glasses of JLT on your nose … and because of that, you are right !!!

    And so on … you have to wait … till Ritchie will make some gigs with JLT and his point of view of his “real Rainbow reunion”.
    See in the next century … 🙂 😉



  23. 23
    James Gemmell says:

    At the post-Hall of Fame induction ceremony news conference, a reporter asked Deep Purple why “bygones” couldn’t be put aside for one night – a reference to Ritchie Blackmore’s no-show at the event. Gillan told the reporter that he invited Ritchie personally. The reporter responded, “To perform?”(Paraphrasing). And Gillan said: “Yes.” I asked Blackmore if that were true and Ritchie wrote back to me with a two-word response – quote – “Absolutely false.”

  24. 24
    RB says:

    I find it hard to believe that Ritchie Blackmore would allow anyone to dictate to him what he should be doing. He’s always been his own man, single-minded (even bloody-minded) and will do whatsoever he wishes.
    As for using the Rainbow name, I do think that perhaps it should be his name on the posters, but if using the band name is what it takes to get the great man playing rock music, then it doesn’t matter in the slightest.

  25. 25
    James Gemmell says:

    Blackmore told me Gillan lied about inviting him to play at the Hall of Fame induction.

  26. 26
    RB says:

    Trouble is, both Blackers and Gillan have been known to be a little economical with the truth, so it’s difficult apportion blame.

  27. 27
    RB says:

    Oops, I mean ‘difficult to apportion blame’.

  28. 28
    James Gemmell says:

    Right. I think Ritch and Ian G. are on good terms. But RB was not invited to perform at the Hall of Shame induction; that’s all he is saying. I don’t see what would preclude them all getting together for a couple one-off jams, the whole living Purple contingent. Call it something other than Purple, and just jam.

  29. 29
    TM says:

    I don’t know why anyone would (a) think that there would be a new studio album, when RB has said a million times that for now it’s 6 live dates and if it goes well, maybe more; and (b) that this formation is a karaoke band. In regards to the Rainbow catalog as it pertains to studio albums, NOT ONE album had the same line-up two albums in a row. So, I guess some folks think that anything past the debut Rainbow album was karaoke? You know, Blackmore with Elf (sans guitar player of course). So… Bain, Blackmore, Dio, Powell, Carey – Karaoke? Dio, Powell, Blackmore, Daisely, Stone – Karaoke? Bonnet, Blackmore, Powell, Airey, Glover – Karaoke? And so on. The band is actually called RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW for a reason. And you (and JLT) should all know that Ritchie likes new players as it’s stimulating to him. Doogie White is totally aware of this and hopes Ritchie kills it live with the new band. The only new albums we’ll ever see from this formation of Rainbow is a live audio recording or DVD/BluRay from these concerts. That’s the reality of the situation.

  30. 30
    RB says:

    Probably because everyone is pretty busy (would no doubt take an age to organise, what with so many managers and different schedules), and they don’t feel the desire to. Too much time has past and although us fans would love for that to happen I’m not sure the members would see the point of going to all that trouble just for a jam.

  31. 31
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @28 James Gemmell, I wouldn’t jump at “are on good terms”, just mellowing a little with the progression of time…. not having been in the same room with one another for so many years…. the arguments having worn themselves out…. not all the memories are bad… no desire or inclination to get together anymore… happier frame of mind these days just doing what they want to do… Fans try to reason this and reason that, but it’s all just their own fantasies. These musicians are not characters out of some television show, that someone can create a desired scenario for, then have the actors play it out. People have other things in their lives aside from the music y’know. Life is like a bowl of granola, it’s full of crunchy bits!. I can tell you for sure that I have no wish to ever see my ex-wife again. Smiles to ya!.

  32. 32
    RB says:

    oops, meant ‘passed’.

  33. 33
    Rock Voorne says:

    I feel very bad.
    For ages I said if he would revert to ROCK and playing on the other side of the world, I d drag myself out of my sickbed to get there.
    But my health is bad and that in combination with the travelling, the long waiting hours at a festival (enduring stuff I d rather pass on)has prompte me to NOT buy tickets
    The inside show in the UK might have been a better option for me but as you all know that was sold within a heartbeat.

    It s bugging me a lot.
    Should I press myself into going to Germany?
    Are the shows almost sold out?
    Will it still be possible to find a place to stay or , which I loath to do nowadays, a campingsite?
    And so on.

    And ofcourse it will take out a lot of money.
    In the old days I risked my financial health many times because I objectively had not the amount of money to go everywhere without getting into big problems.

    At the moment its raining overhere.
    Europe can be cold and wet even in summer.

    The idea of standing in the rain for many hours, OMG!

    Well, its gonna be a month full of internal stress and doubt if I will go anyway.

    Cheers from Rotterdam

  34. 34
    Scott W says:

    @33 I feel your pain! Many times going to shows that I looked forward to, I embark on the journey only to find the travel, traffic, people in general pissing me off, cost etc, drain my enthusiasm by time I get to the show. I often wonder why I bother putting myself thru the whole experience! That said, during the actual show, you look up there and see your heroes and have that memory to keep. That goes some way to making it worth it. Many times I have to go alone and that makes it much more stressful! I hope you can find another person to go with you Rock. If Ritchie came to the US I would have to go if it was driving distance!

  35. 35
    Anthony says:

    @33 Looks like most if not all hotels are sold out near the venue in Loreley. You might get accommodation in Koblenz which is 30mins train ride away. I was gonna go to Birmingham but was too late ( 5 mins it seems ) getting a ticket….I blame the people who buy 20 tickets then sell them for £500 each !!! this shouldn’t be allowed but that’s another discussion. Working out only marginally more expensive going to Germany than Birmingham anyway though I am staying there for a few days longer to do a bit of sight seeing after the Rainbow gig.

  36. 36
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Come on PRIEST… YOU CAN DO IT! What good would these shows be without you being there to witness and share with all your PEEPS here at THS? HE whom you have Worshipped and Begged to come out of his little forest for a ROCK SHOW. HE whom you regard as the ONE and ONLY True Axeman. Dude, you gotta go. Unless of course you are concerned that HE might let you down in the end. I say take the trip. You only live once and one thing I can state here is that this will be your LAST CHANCE to see this LIVE.

    As for you and Scott W. @ 34:
    I can relate to the sacrifice we make sometimes to see these shows. When Purple reunited back in ’84, me and a buddy got tickets for the show at the Hollywood Sportatorium in South Florida. It was only about an hour drive but my car had a knock in the engine that began a day or so before the show. I was determined to go and take the chance. We made it and were there, watching our HEROs play LIVE. The last time I had seen Purple was with Bolin 10 years prior and figured that was going to be it. But, the Reunion happened and here we were. Man was it friggin’ AWESOME! Then the show was over and we left the arena and headed to the car. Got in and cranked it up. The knock I mentioned earlier was 10 times worse. We made it out of the parking lot and it sounded like somebody was beating on the engine with a sledge hammer. As the folks in the parking lot we passed by all yelling… “Hey Dude, your engine is gonna blow”, and left them in a cloud of smoke from the exhaust. The hour drive turned into a “3 Hour Tour”. I drove along at about 25 mph hoping and praying it would get us home. No cell phones back then and this place was out in the middle of the Everglades. As we crept along listening to the banging of the engine and see the smoke in the rear view mirror, all we could talk about was how awesome it was to see “Deep Figgin’ Purple” LIVE again. I didn’t give a rats ass about what I was facing regarding my vehicle repair once we made it home. I didn’t friggin’ care. I knew that would just have to be dealt with anyway and at least I had the experience of seeing MK2 Purple and it made everything good……

    So all I can state here my friend, as much as you love TMIB, GO!!!
    As Scott stated, if he came to the States, I too would make the trip. Knocking Engine and ALL.


  37. 37
    RB says:

    Hi James Gemmell. Ritchie may say that he was not invited to perform at the HOF, and although initially that may have been the case, Gillan did invite him, Glenn and David to play on ‘Smoke’, it was even on Ian’s website stating that. I don’t believe Ritchie had any intention of attending – I saw an interview with him a short time before the night of the induction and he stated that he had no interest whatsoever in the HOF – I think it amuses him to put the cat amongst the pigeons so to speak, and attempt to wind up Purple (especially Gillan) and his ex manager. He only ever said he was considering attending after he mentioned that he was told he couldn’t perform with Purple. If he really wanted to go he could have contacted any one of the Purple chaps and sorted this out very easily, and even if he didn’t get to play he could have been there on the night (like Glenn and David) as the fans so dearly wanted, been gracious and accepted the award on behalf of said fans. Ritchie likes to make out that so much is down to everyone else, just as he did when he forced the band to remove his image from t-shirts because he said he hadn’t been consulted, when the truth was that for some time he’d been perfectly happy to receive his share of the merchandise. He moaned about how Roger had removed some of his solos from ‘Machine Head’, when in fact Roger merely put an alternative solo from Ritchie on ‘Smoke’ on the remixes disc of that album. Ritchie does seem to like to bitch about his old colleagues, which is such a shame. Ritchie does what he wants to do, which is usually without compromise.

  38. 38
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @37 RB, yeah, but don’tcha just love him?. Mirthful chortles & smiles to ya!.

  39. 39
    RB says:

    Ah yes BR, his actions have often made me chuckle. All the best to you mate.

  40. 40
    MacGregor says:

    RB@37- Not that I want to be dragged back into the Hall of Shame comments again, but you may need a reality check it seems! Blackmore doesn’t attend those sort of ceremonies or similar, it is well documented, as you also stated. Why would Blackmore attend that & sit there like the proverbial & watch Gillan & company perform? Gillan would never allow the ‘living & breathing’ DP to be upstaged by Blackmore in a live playing scenario & that is more than likely what would have happened. He said it years ago in regards to a few suggested ‘reunion’ shows etc! And please don’t compare Blackmore attending ‘graciously’ to the likes of Coverdale & Hughes! Those 2 had a much smaller role to play with Purple when looking at the DP history, so the fact that they both turned up, is, well not very relevant it seems, when ‘comparing’ to Blackmore & his legacy with DP. Forget all the tit bits & so called nit picking, who knows what really could have happened, it didn’t, so it is the way it is! Whether Gillan said that & Blackmore said this, well who can tell! A comment or two on someones website or the like, is to be taken literally? In regards to your comment saying Blackmore ‘likes to bitch about his old colleagues’, really? We have seen plenty from others over the years haven’t we? Well particularly one ‘old colleague’ at times. I don’t see or hear Blackmore ‘bitching’ about Paice, Lord or Glover & other past DP members? Also, did Hughes & Coverdale play on Smoke at the Hall, no they didn’t for whatever reason. Was that ever going to occur? Cheers.

  41. 41
    RB says:

    It doesn’t matter how small a role any former members had in Purple, they still turned up. I didn’t specify who Ritchie moaned about, and you’re right, he hasn’t had a dig at Jon or Paicey but has done so about Gillan and Roger (obviously less so), and about the band as a whole. We all know that the band have had digs at Ritchie, which are often justified, but none of this really matters because the point is that Ritchie was never going to attend, when perhaps he could have made the effort for the sake of the fans. Not long ago current members weren’t that keen on attending but decided to put aside their personal feelings about the HoF and do it for the fans. Even if Bruce Payne had said no to Blackmore he was invited to get up for Smoke, and dear God he is a grown man who should rise above the nonsense of who said what and to whom, be bloody gracious for the fans and attend! Surely, with Jon’s passing, why didn’t that galvanise the man into action before anybody else dies. There was a time when they all got on and were even friends, so just celebrate that everyone who was or is in the band has contributed to making some of the best music ever!

  42. 42
    MacGregor says:

    Why would anyone go to a function like that for the fans? If you don’t want to do something for a reason, you don’t do it. If you feel uncomfortable or couldn’t give a toss about those sort of things, why go there? What, for other people? It is for the musicians & the like & maybe some members of their families, depending on whether they have been ‘invited’ or have to pay to attend! If some fans get off on thinking musicians are doing what they want them to do, so be it. Is it any different for ‘fans’ expecting a photo or an autograph from their favourite musician?
    In regards to some of the current members of Purple, I thought I read a while ago they couldn’t give a toss about the Hall thing either? The reason they decided to turn up in the end is, well another story perhaps. There are many who would never attend such a thing & their personal decision on that should be respected. Rather than an expectation being put on them from others, for their own desire. Musicians put in big time writing, recording & performing their own music throughout their lives. Maybe ‘fans’ or some of them, should lower their expectations? It isn’t about being disrespectful, it is about letting people do what they choose to do! And before anyone says ‘yes but if not for the ‘fans’, they wouldn’t be where they are now’, it works both ways! Imagine if there were not any musicians? Not to mention having to sit there & listen to some sycophant waffling on & then waiting in turn for your time to appear graciously etc! Those sort of ceremonies are rather pretentious in so many ways! But it is ‘Hollywood’ isn’t it? Cheers.

  43. 43
    RB says:

    Ok mate, there’s little point in me responding as this will just never end. So, we’ll have to agree to disagree because otherwise we’re in danger of boring the tits off everyone on here. All the best. RB

  44. 44
    MacGregor says:

    No worries, just looking at it from another angle, that’s all. Take care. Cheers.

  45. 45
    Rock Voorne says:

    I m not going anywhere.
    I just could not muster the motivation or drive.
    I think what really demotivated me is the fact that I think the drummer is no good for this kinda music and Romero ‘s singing I experience to be very limited.

    Reading on other fora I get the idea more people feel this way.
    The next clips are low quality YT so its hard to make up a good idea but so far regarding the points related to Romero and Keith seem to come to the fore.
    bassplaying sounds very good, expected.
    Blackers seems to playing sensitive stuff but something is missing.

    Rainbow in Loreley 17 06 2016






  46. 46
    Rock Voorne says:

    I ve been seeing some more YT’s.
    It seems JLT was totally right.

  47. 47
    Rock Voorne says:

    There might be indeed “explanations” for his playing but I m saddened anyway.
    Like many others I expected it to be like the great moments on strat he exposed in recent years inbetween the BN songs.
    Apart from the loss of Powell in 98 when another possiblilty arose he then waited far too long IMHO, resting under the wings of his wife.
    After Dio died the options became fewer.
    he could have chosen Daisley, Rondinelli, Turner and JLT.

    JLT still has a great voice and always had this extra plus that he ahas a lot of soul in his voice.
    If he gets enough rest he does not croak or crackle but sounds amazing after all these years.
    JLT was right.
    The bashing by senseless people annoyed the hell out of me.
    Some wanted Bonnet over JLT.
    Well, I saw him end 2014 in haarlem and he indeed was delivering.
    I still prefer JLT because the SOUL.
    Doogie I never liked)I did laugh about the remark of someone here that said his kitten died of Doogie emoticon but I must admit, Doogie had range and could cover all singers quite well.
    But I still prefer JLT , he does not deliver this annoying BraveHeart accent.

    Romero is a generic metalsinger and probably hired because he is cheaper than a Jorn Lande.
    There is no soul, no variation, not enough octaves.
    I hoped he would deliver, improve after he was hired.

    The drummer really freaks me out.
    Compared himself to Cozy Powell.
    Someone here praises him.

    Rightfully so, Paicey and Glover beat this rythymsection even though BNs bassplayer really delivered.
    Did he not say in recent days something across the lines that we should not expect too much because they had not rehearsed much?
    Which might have to do with Ritchies operation on his finger?

    So now I ve been frustrated for 20 years because

    1. Gillan should have retired ages ago.
    2. paicey became very slow and one dimensional
    3. Morse always depresses the hell out of me with his wrong sound, his overrated doodling
    4. Blackmore stubbornly pursuing this BN venture way too long.We could have had a Dio/Powell/Blackmore reunion before Powell died. We all would have die peacefully instead we re suffering these decades of torment.
    Must be very warm under her wings.
    5. Even now we could have had Turner/Rondinelli, Carey, Daisley and Blackmore.

    And why the !@#$ this wrong setlist with too many DP songs(If you dare to provoke everyone by using the old Rainbow rising picture and name show some chops and forget DP and that awful SYBG, there are so many great Rainbow tracks.

    Well, maybe he finds some of his old energy and kicks this ridicilous David Keith person, preferebly ask JLT and show us in Birmingham what he is made off.

    Maybe also the whole band( I dont think Keith will)would improve drastically if taken on the road for a longer time and with real(!!!) rehearsing?

  48. 48
    Rock Voorne says:


  49. 49
    Rock Voorne says:

    Bietigheim, de 2nd gig was better but uptill now not enough for me to change my mind about drummer and singer or going to the UK.


  50. 50
    Brian says:

    Thank goodness no new Rainbow album. Those shows were atrocious – very sad to see an aging (and overweight) Blackmore doing a parody of himself. The band was absolutely awful. You have to be a mega-fanboy to try and say “I liked it.”

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