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Tag Archives: Rainbow

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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Today in Metal: ‘Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll’ by Rainbow turns 36 years old

Posted by on May 7, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 36 years ago today, Dio and Ritchie Blackmore released their final Rainbow album, Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll together. This is Dio’s last album with Ritchie Blackmore. It’s also easily my favorite Rainbow album. I […]

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In Defense Of Their Good Name: Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath

Posted by on April 3, 2014

It’s hard being a Black Sabbath fan when your favorite era of the band isn’t the Ozzy era. A typical conversation I have with other Sabbath fans goes something like this… Them: “Oh hey! You’re a Black Sabbath fan?” Me: “Yeah, but probably not the same type as you.” Them: “What do you mean?” Me: […]

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Metallica streaming “Ronnie Rising” Rainbow tribute medley

Posted by on March 24, 2014

While all Metallica talk had been focused on their new song last week, today we get to hear a new cover from the group. Well more specifically, we get to hear Metallica’s “Ronnie Rise,” a medley of four Rainbow classics the band recorded for Dio tribute album, Ronnie James Dio… This is Your Life. The […]

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