Watch New RAINBOW Singer Perform 'Long Live Rock 'N' Roll' With AXEL RUDI PELL

September 20, 2016

RAINBOW and LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero joined AXEL RUDI PELL on stage earlier tonight (Tuesday, September 20) at Hirsch in Nürnberg, Germany to perform the RAINBOW classic "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

Originally from Chile and now settled in Madrid, Spain, Romero recently spoke to Metal Shock Finland about RAINBOW's three comeback shows in June. He said: "I feel like in a dream. It's hard to assimilate all that has happened in the last few weeks. Not just living this situation with Ritchie and the other bandmates in RAINBOW, [but also the chance to] meet the fans so close to the stage and backstage and all the people going to the show. And then, all these musicians that I love and that [were] at the shows and [they] talked to me and told me that I [did] a great job. But it's a dream come true."

Asked how he felt about his performances with RAINBOW, Romero said: "I feel really good with my job, because I tried to make justice, not just to the songs, but all these singers — Ronnie James Dio, Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Ian Gillan and David Coverdale. I just tried to sing the songs in my own way and my own style, and I think the people appreciate that. I'm not just a copy of the other singers. I prefer to sing like Ronnie Romero singing these songs of Ronnie James Dio and David Coverdale and whatever. And I think the people prefer that, and they really appreciate the situation, because I think the people don't like to see a guy or pay for a ticket to see a guy try to sing like Ronnie James Dio. It's not a good idea. So I feel really good with my job and I know the people and the fans that have sent me messages and told me that they really appreciated [how I interpreted the songs]."

The new lineup of RAINBOW made its live debut on June 17 at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Freilichtbühne in Loreley, Germany. Joining Ritchie in the group were 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).

LORDS OF BLACK's second album, "II", was released on March 18 via Frontiers Music Srl.


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