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Tag Archives: Rainbow

Joe Lynn Turner hospitalized following heart attack

Posted by on April 16, 2018

Joe Lynn Turner, who has sang with Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Yngwie Malmsteen, has suffered a heart attack in Belarus. The Russian news agency RIA was first to report the news as  the 66-year-old singer is currently being hospitalized in Minsk Belarus. RIA explained (translated): “Yesterday, a patient with myocardial infarction entered the hospital, he was treated […]

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Rainbow live album to include band’s first new song since 1996

Posted by on February 15, 2018

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow is a band that many more people should know about, but the fact that they’ve been broken up longer than they’ve been together might have something to do with that. However, with a lineup that’s included Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Deep Purple’s Roger Glover and keyboardist supreme Don Airey, and songs […]

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow are recording new music

Posted by on April 18, 2017

In June 2016, Ritchie Blackmore took a break from his Blackmore’s Night project by bringing Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow back to the stage to play three shows in Europe, two in Germany and one in England. The German appearances featured classic hits from Deep Purple and Rainbow were recorded and are now available on a 2 […]

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Spotify playlist: Witherfall’s favorite supergroups

Posted by on February 2, 2017

Witherfall, whose debut album Nocturnes and Requiems is out on February 10th, has a classic heavy sound to it that suggests the band has been around for longer than 2013, which is when the project first officially formed. Former White Wizzard members Joseph Michael and Jake Dryer got together with drummer Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into […]

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Jimmy Bain’s cause of death revealed

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Last weekend, the metal community suffered another loss when former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain died while on the Def Leppard ‘Hysteria on the High Seas’ cruise with his current band, Last In Line. He was 68. And while he’s had struggles with drugs and alcohol in the past, the official cause of death […]

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Jimmy Bain, former Dio, Rainbow bassist dead at 68

Posted by on January 24, 2016

According to some industry reports, including his former bandmate Simon Wright, Jimmy Bain, former bassist of Dio and Rainbow, has died at the age of 68. No cause of death has been listed, but a posting on Wright’s Facebook page appear tp confirm it. Bain had been playing in The Last In Line, a band featuring […]

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Video of full Metal Allegiance concert in Anaheim online

Posted by on January 27, 2015

We’ve been telling you about the all-star Metal Allegiance show since its inception on Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise last fall. The big night was last Wednesday, January 21 in Anaheim, CA at the House of Blues. If you weren’t there, now you can watch the entire show yourself on YouTube! The lineup of participating musicians and […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow’ by Rainbow turns 39 years old

Posted by on August 4, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 39 years ago today, then newly departed Deep Purple guitarist recruited  a then mostly unknown vocalist to record a solo effort he had been working on. The vocalist became a legend with the […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Rising’ by Rainbow turns 38 years old

Posted by on May 17, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 38 years ago today, Dio and Ritchie Blackmore showcased some of the finest work in their entire careers with the release of  Rising. This is the album that many consider to be the […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Lock up the Wolves’ by Dio turns 24 years old

Posted by on May 15, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 24 years ago today, Ronnie James Dio released Lock up the Wolves. In my opinion, this is the worst album of any of Dio’s three most successful bands (the others being Rainbow and […]

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