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Tag Archives: Ritchie Blackmore

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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Surprise: Deep Purple’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction is already drama-filled; Let’s recap…

Posted by on February 26, 2016

We were one of the first to scream in joy “about damn time!” when the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced it would finally induct Deep Purple this year. We also knew, though, that their induction would cause quite a lot of drama. After all, not only has Deep Purple gone through a crap […]

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Bassist Craig Gruber passes away

Posted by on May 6, 2015

Bassist Craig Gruber, who played on Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, and two Elf albums with Ronnie James Dio, passed away yesterday at the age of 63. Gruber was in Black Sabbath for a quick minute, too, after Dio replaced Ozzy. Geezer Butler, who posted a link to Gruber’s medical fundraiser earlier this year, left the band but would return to record Heaven and Hell […]

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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: ‘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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More Guest Appearances Revealed For William Shatner’s New Album

Posted by on April 13, 2011

More details for William Shatner’s new rock covers album Searching For Major Tom, which will feature guest appearances from Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, and many more, has been revealed.

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