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RAINBOW Singer, PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Join Forces In THE FERRYMEN

Magnus Karlsson (MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL, PRIMAL FEAR) and Ronnie Romero (LORDS OF BLACK, RAINBOW) have joined forces in a brand new project, dubbed THE FERRYMEN. Musically, you can expect an overdose of melodic metal melting the songwriting and epics of the great ALLEN/LANDE records with the Ronnie James Dio-esque vocal approach from Romero. THE ...

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DEEP PURPLE's New Album Tentatively Due In February

DEEP PURPLE's new studio album is tentatively due in February 2017, singer Ian Gillan has revealed in a new interview with Antihero magazine. The follow-up to 2013's "Now What?!", which was tracked earlier this year at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee, was once again helmed by Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked with ...

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Video: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs At Finland's LANKAFEST

Video footage of former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner performing on July 9 at LankaFest in Puolanka, Finland can be seen below. Joe Lynn Turner recently slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group musicians instead of reforming ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Says RAINBOW 'Might Do A Few More Shows,' Reveals Setlist Will Be '95% RAINBOW Songs'

Dutch radio station Radio Veronica has uploaded a brand new interview with legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what made him decide to play the recent RAINBOW comeback shows: Ritchie: "Besides ...

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Watch DEEP PURPLE Perform In Genoa, Italy

Fan-filmed video footage of DEEP PURPLE's July 12 performance at Arena Del Mare in Genoa, Italy can be seen below. DEEP PURPLE postponed two shows in Sweden last month after drummer Ian Paice suffered a "mini-stroke" or TIA. The band recently finished recording its new album for a late 2016 release. The follow-up to 2013's ...

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RAINBOW Adds DEEP PURPLE's 'Burn' And 'Soldier Of Fortune' To Setlist At Birmingham Concert (Video)

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW played its third concert earlier tonight (Saturday, June 25) at the Gent Arena in Birmingham, England. 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). The ...

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Watch Quality Video Footage Of RAINBOW's Second Comeback Concert

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW played its second concert Saturday night (June 18) at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Festplatz am Viadukt in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. 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 ...

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New RAINBOW Lineup Performs Live For First Time: Video Footage, Photos

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW made its live debut earlier tonight (Friday, June 17) at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Freilichtbühne in Loreley, Germany. 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" ...

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DEEP PURPLE: Illness Forces Cancelation Of Swedish Concerts

Legendary British hard rockers DEEP PURPLE have canceled the two shows they were scheduled to play in Sweden this week (Tuesday, June 14 at Gröna Lund in Stockholm and Wednesday, June 15 at Liseberg in Gothenburg) after one of the bandmembers became ill. No further details have yet been made available by the group or ...

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DEEP PURPLE Completes Recording New Album

Legendary British hard rockers DEEP PURPLE have finished tracking their new album, the band's keyboardist Don Airey said in a phone interview with TASS ahead of the band’s concerts in Russia. "As far as I know, it's all recorded and now," he said. "It's on the tender mercies of [producer] Bob Ezrin; he's ...

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