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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Sued By Record Label Over Alleged Failure To Promote BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Album

Ritchie Blackmore is being sued by the Frontiers record label over what the Italian company claims is the legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist's "failure to comply with his promotional obligations" related to the release of "All Our Yesterdays", the tenth studio album from BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the renaissance-inspired rock band formed by Blackmore and his ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW: First Official Photo Of 2016 Lineup

The official 2016 promotional photo of the new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW can be seen on this page. Joining Ritchie in the group are LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT). Ritchie spoke to Dutch magazine ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Undergoes Surgery

Legendary hard rock guitar pioneer Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) underwent an operation in February due to an excess of uric acid buildup in his finger joint. He will be unable to play for about a month but this will have no effect on the upcoming shows this summer. The pictures below show Ritchie after ...

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LITA FORD: TONY IOMMI 'Will Always Be A Superhero In My Mind'

In a brand new radio interview with radio DJ Eddie Winters, '80s hard rock queen Lita Ford opened up about what she has described in her newly released memoir as an abusive relationship with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi. The former RUNAWAYS member said (hear audio below): "Tony Iommi was my idol, him and Ritchie ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE On Playing Hard Rock Again: 'If It Works, We'll Do More Dates'

Legendary hard rock guitar pioneer Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) and his wife and partner in BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, Candice Night, were interviewed for the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference between ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 'The Vinyl Collection' Due In January

Universal Music Catalogue has announced the January 2016 release of DEEP PURPLE "The Vinyl Collection". This seven-LP collection features the group's albums spanning the period 1972-1987, remastered from the original tapes (including the first official remasters of titles "Perfect Strangers" and "The House Of The Blue Light"). Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, they come complete with ...

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