In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited, vocalist Ronnie James Dio was asked about the possibility of a RAINBOW reunion at some point in the future. "There are no reunions for me," he replied. "There is no reunion with RAINBOW and there are certainly no reunions with BLACK SABBATH. I went there twice and it didn't happen the second time, either. I don't want to be involved in that anymore. They are doing what they want to do with Ozzy and that is good for them. I wish them all the best. There is nothing backward at all about what they are doing.
"We had an opportunity to do RAINBOW about five or six years ago. It just didn't quite work from a record company/management standpoint. It is a shame that it didn't happen. It was going to be one show televised and recorded in Tokyo. We could have finally given the people what they wanted. That didn't happen for all these years and I don't have time for that anymore. I tried to make my window of opportunity open for it but that window has closed. My career will be DIO and that will be the end of it.
"It is nice that people care enough to want that to happen. They care about us after all these years and they remember what good things Ritchie [Blackmore] and I did, but those days should be left where they were. They were great days and we made some really great music but life goes on. Too many times people who reunite in that classic manor are doing it because they can't carry on in this day and age. I can, so I am going to continue doing it."
Read Ronnie James Dio's entire interview with Classic Rock Revisited at this location.