Tag Archives: Ritchie Blackmore

Rainbow

RAINBOW – Memories in Rock II       

Of all the names regularly mentioned as sixties guitar heroes in the classic rock firmament, few stars shine brighter than that of the iconic man in black himself, Mr Ritchie Blackmore. Equally lauded as a guitar hero or the most divisive and truculent human being on the planet, and the bane of many a rock journalist, nonetheless he’s been responsible ...

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Rainbow

Rainbow rising on Memories In Rock II

Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore surprised the rock world by reforming Rainbow for a series of European and UK concerts. Most people thought this a one-off and all they were left with was Memories In Rock I – Live In Germany as an audio memento. Only the man in black did it again and now Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow  rise once more and not ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER

Joe Lynn Turner Performs in Bergen, Norway

The former Rainbow and Deep Purple vocalist that is the legendary Joe Lynn Turner is still out there touring and rarely (if ever) puts on an anticlimactic show. Yours truly has caught quite a few performances by Turner over the years and has never gone home even remotely disappointed afterwards. The man possesses a set of heavenly pipes and there ...

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Rainbow reveal first new track in 22 years ‘Waiting For A Sign’

In 2017 legendary gutiarist Ritchie Blackmore made one of the least expected moves of his career. No, he didn’t teach a giraffe to ride a unicycle…I don’t know if anyone has done that before. What I meant was: he reformed rock icons Rainbow, placing himself back on lead guitar duties. After a few live dates and sub-sequential live blu-ray, fans ...

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Blackmores Night Winter Carols

Blackmore’s Night – Winter Carols

The folk rock outfit Blackmore’s Night, which is spearheaded by the talented Candice Night and the living legend that is Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), has been quite prolific and productive ever since its inception back in 1997. Countless albums and releases have seen the light of day since then, but the actual quality of the music has wavered a ...

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Blackmore’s Night Festive & Best of Collections

Blackmore’s Night the band formed by Rainbow and Deep Purple co-founder guitarist Ritchie Blackmore with his wife, vocalist Candice Night, celebrate their minstrel rock with a Best Of collection To The Moon And Back – 20 years And Beyond that is out now and a re-mastered edition of their Christmas album Winter Carols that will be released 20th October.  Both are ...

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow announce 2017 tour dates

Long live rock n’ roll! The positive thing about 2016 is the great ‘cold day in hell’ reformations – such as the original Guns N Roses, At The Drive-In, Thin Lizzy and of course, Bros. Yet, the most amazing band to make a come back this year was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. After a one-off show earlier this year the legendary ...

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Deep Purple to reissue 7 remastered vinyl as part of a 1972-’87 boxed set

January 29th has been announced as the very special day that a Deep Purple release, ‘The Vinyl Collection’ will be due out. ‘The Vinyl Collection’ will contain a 7-LP collection featuring albums from the bands 1973-’87 era. Not only will these be re-mastered from the original tapes, it will also include the first official re-masters of the titles ‘Perfect Strangers’ ...

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Review: Blackmore’s Night – All Our Yesterdays

Two years since Blackmore’s Night released their Dancer And The Moon album their latest release may be getting lost in the furore concerning Ritchie Blackmore getting ready to plug in and play a short set of rock gigs next summer; the interest level heightened with promotion for them now going under the totemic Rainbow banner. Impressive as those shows hopefully ...

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Blackmore’s Night Get Brave with New Video

Among the things informing the songs of Blackmore’s Night are sagas and symbolism. In the case of the supernatural ‘Will O’ The Wisp’, the rock-based song continues the band’s vision involving what singer and lyricist Candice Night describes as “Nature and folklore from around the world.” ‘Will O’ The Wisp’ is from the group’s tenth album All Our Yesterdays now, ...

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