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Martin Birch

Legendary producer and engineer Martin Birch has passed away aged 71. The news was confirmed by David Coverdale last night via Twitter. Birch’s involvement in music produced legendary slabs of vinyl which paved a gateway into Metal for millions of Metal music lovers across the globe. A long time collaborator with Deep …
Photo of Metal guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore

I’ve got a Mandrake Root, It’s some thunder in my brain… Blackmore’s Night played De Vereeniging in Nijmegen, Holland on Wednesday night but the gig very nearly didn’t go ahead after Ritchie initially refused to take the stage. The guitar wizard apparently threw a wobbler because the correct number of …
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Glasgow, 2017

Following on from a successful trio of live dates last year, Ritchie Blackmore has once again plugged in his Fender Stratocaster and reacquainted himself with the Deep Purple/Rainbow back catalogue to venture out on another clutch of dates. Words: Johnny Main, Pictures: Carlan Braid Blackmore’s tour itinerary this year included …
Ritchie Blackmore Rainbow

It’s finally happened! 21 years after unplugging his customary white Stratocaster to perform with his wife Candice Night in the medieval folk rock band Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow returned to wild applause at the Monsters Of Rock event held in Loreley, Germany this evening, Friday 17th June. Ritchie Blackmore …
Craig Gruber

Craig Gruber, the original bass player in Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, has sadly passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64-years-old. Craig Gruber’s career in music took off in 1974 when he joined Elf, the band fronted by Ronnie James Dio. With them he performed on the albums …
Photo of Joe Lynn Turner

Former Rainbow, Deep Purple and Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Joe Lynn Turner has clearly recovered from the illness that forced him to cut short his recent UK tour as he gave an interview to Finland’s Kaaos TV prior to his April 24th concert at Leipätehdas in Vaasa, Finland. And inevitably, the …
Photo of Glenn Hughes on stage

Ritchie Blackmore has confirmed that his former Deep Purple bandmate, Glenn Hughes, was asked to join the latest line-up of Rainbow, Blackmore’s post-Purple band which reformed two years ago with a brand new line-up. Blackmore was interviewed by Billboard, who asked whether the guitarist invited Glenn to be part of …

Mark Taylor recently spoke to Doogie White about his time with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow making the album ‘Stranger In Us All’ and the tour to promote it. The interview is in two parts and here they are… Originally filmed for German TV broadcast on Rockpalast, this Dusseldorf show from 1995 …
Ritchie Blackmore Rainbox

When Ritchie Blackmore closed the door on his heavy rock career in 1997 to go and play renaissance folk music with his wife Candice Night in Blackmore’s Night nobody would have predicted that the door would be firmly shut for almost twenty years. Mark Taylor: Photos by Anthony May, Jens …

Doogie White has released the below statement regarding his parting of the ways with Rainbow 16 years ago. The Tank/Michael Schenker vocalist felt compelled to do this because of a radio interview with Ritchie Blackmore’s wife and Blackmore’s Night partner Candice Night in which she gave a version of events …