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06 May

GRAIG GRUBER R.I.P.

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In unfortunate news, bassist Craig Gruber died at the age of 63 today

Joe Lynn Turner visited Greece once more for an unplugged mini-tour where he was playing mostly covers, not only of his own material, but songs that influenced him since childhood as he said. In the interview he gave to Rockpages.gr bombed us with news and exclusives. He talked about the brand new Sunstorm video which was shot in Vikos canyon that you might have already watched on YouTube, his top secret at the moment collaboration with a Swedish producer as well as his plan to go on tour with “originals” only next year. Of course, he couldn’t help ourselves and not ask him about Ritchie Blackmore’s return to rock, about which didn’t hold anything back. Enjoy! Interview: Dimitris Kazantzis, Camera: Yiannis Dolas, Editing/Post Production: OnTheFly

The interview was shot at Texas Rock Club
Special thanks to George Gakis, Dimitris Chronis, Marian Nikolaou, Vasilis Prokopiou, EpirusGate and of course Joe Lynn Turner

This video contains material from third parties that are only used here for reference.

Check out the entire interview here: http://rockpages.gr/en/interviews/item/3607-joe-lynn-turner

18 Jun

RAINBOW'S RETURN

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Last night, Friday the 17th, history was written with the first show from the new Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow at Monsters Of Rock in Loreley, Germany. The lineup of this incarnation of the legendary band features: Ronnie Romero on vocals, Jens Johansson on keyboards, David Keith on drums and Bob Nouveau on bass. Here’s the setlist:

01. Highway Star
02. Spotlight Kid
03. Mistreated
04. Since You Been Gone
05. Man On The Silver Mountain
06. Catch The Rainbow
07. Difficult To Cure
08. Perfect Strangers
09. Child In Time
10. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
11. Stargazer
12. Black Night
13. Smoke On The Water

The next Rainbow show is taking place tonight in Germnay again, while the brief Rainbow revival will be concluded in the UK with a final show at Genting Arena in Birmingham on June 25th. Check out fan filmed videos below:

 

18 Jul

WILL RAINBOW RISE AGAIN?

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Ritchie Blackmore recently talked with Radio Veronica in Denmark about his recent shows with Rainbow and the possibility of more shows in the future. When he was asked if there were offers for more shows he said: "Yes. Many. But I wanted to see how the three went. If they were disastrous and we had accepted more, it was gonna be awkward. We might do a few more shows again." About which show of the three he enjoyed the most Blackmore commented: "I enjoyed especially the last one in England. The first two were a little bit intense; because we hadn't played together… we hadn't done a lot of rehearsing, so the first two shows were a bit hectic and chaotic. But the last one in Birmingham was… obviously, we'd played two shows at that point, and that seemed to work, to me".

As for the crowd's reaction what he said is a bit awkward: "it was great to see all the old people… I mean, it was so weird how… I think it was twenty thousand people… It sold out in fifteen minutes. And I kind of wondered who they thought was playing, 'cause when I got to the auditorium, it was so vast that I thought, 'Maybe somebody else is playing this show tonight." As far as the setlist is concerned it wasn't hard for him to come up with the songs that were played: "We had about fifteen songs that were very obvious songs to play, like 'Catch The Rainbow'. And we incorporated a few Deep Purple songs — 'Black Night', 'Smoke [On The Water]', 'Highway Star' — of which some of the fans said, 'Why did you do those Deep Purple songs?' And I would say, 'Why not?' And they said, 'Well, we thought it was just gonna be Rainbow. We would prefer to hear [more] Rainbow songs.' Which I thought was kind of ironic again. I'm thinking, 'Wow! We just threw three songs in by Deep Purple when they wanted more [Rainbow].' And I noticed when they clapped, they weren't clapping so hard for Deep Purple [songs]. They said, 'We hear that every year,' 'cause [the current lineup of] Deep Purple goes around [on tour]. So the next time, if we go out and we do anything, I would do probably ninety-five percent Rainbow songs; that's what they seem to want to hear. And it didn't occur to me. I just naturally assumed they wanted to hear everything."

It has been confirmed that Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will release new material on May 26th. The new song "Land Of Hope And Glory" and a re-recording of the Rainbow classic "I Surrender" are now available for pre-order via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/land-of-hope-and-glory-single/id1237748131

Rainbow played their second gig in Germany on Saturday June 18th at Monsters Of Rock Festival in Bietigheim-Bissingen and as it was expected new videos were uploaded on YouTube. The setlist was the same as Friday, meaning the following:

01. Highway Star
02. Spotlight Kid
03. Mistreated
04. Since You Been Gone
05. Man On The Silver Mountain
06. Catch The Rainbow
07. Difficult To Cure
08. Perfect Strangers
09. Child In Time
10. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
11. Stargazer
12. Black Night
13. Smoke On The Water

The quality in video and sound was much better. Check some songs below:




Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is the subject of an upcoming documentary that’s set for release on Nov. 6. The Ritchie Blackmore

Rainbow’s Boston 1981 is being released by Cleopatra Records — the same label that brought you the three 1979 Rainbow live releases. The show was broadcast on the radio at the time and was subsequently widely bootlegged. The CD appears to be already available from the label store, with a gatefold double LP on colour vinyl promised to be in the works. Amazon lists CD availability dates at May 13 for the US, May 20 for UK, and May 27 for Germany.

Track listing:
Spotlight Kid
Love’s No Friend
I Surrender
Man On The Silver Mountain
Catch The Rainbow
Can’t Happen Here
Lost In Hollywood
Difficult To Cure
Long Live Rock N’ Roll
Smoke On The Water

In just 20 days we had the chance to see live on stage two former singers of Rainbow and the sentiments were totally opposite. On the one hand, there was Joe Lynn Turner who has clearly turned his back on his illustrious past as he chooses to play mostly cover tunes and on the other hand we can honestly say and be extremely proud that we are lucky to see Graham Bonnet live for the very first time on Greek soil! Trust me when I am saying and this is not an exaggeration at all, that even the most die hard fan of Rainbow or Bonnet didn’t expect such an explosive performance by the legendary vocalist and his band! Let’s go and see some of the highlight of the evening…

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow have announced details of their much talked-about UK show.

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