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RAINBOW's JENS JOHANSSON Compares RITCHIE BLACKMORE To A Cat: 'You Never Know What He's Going To Think'

Ritchie Blackmore introduced a new RAINBOW lineup in 2016 that included singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith, bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT) and backing singers Candice Night and Lady Lynn. The l...
October 1, 2022
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Survive

Seven years might seem like a long time between albums, even for a veteran band like STRATOVARIUS, but the poor Finns had been bashing out albums at an impressive rate and touring relentlessly for 30 years when the sturdy but unremarkable "Eternal" came out in 2015. Second only to HELLOWEEN when it...
September 21, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Defends His 'Well-Deserved' Opinion Of RAINBOW's Latest Lineup, Says Band's Legacy 'Deserved Much Better'

Former RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner has defended his recent comments about Ritchie Blackmore's decision to go out and perform the band's classic material with a new group of musicians, saying "the RAINBOW legacy deserved much better treatment and respect than it received." Blackmore stepped away f...
September 18, 2022
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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Fires Back At JOE LYNN TURNER Over 'Cheap Imitation' Comments

Ronnie Romero has fired back at Joe Lynn Turner over the disparaging comments the former RAINBOW singer made about the most recent lineup of the band. Earlier this month, Turner slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with...
September 16, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER: RITCHIE BLACKMORE 'Damaged' RAINBOW's Legacy With 'Trainwreck' Reunion

Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner has once again slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group of musicians instead of reforming RAINBOW with a more "authentic" lineup. Blackmore stepped away...
September 14, 2022
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Watch JOE LYNN TURNER Perform RAINBOW Classics At Finland's TUSKA Festival

Fan-filmed video of Joe Lynn Turner's July 2 performance at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. A couple of years ago, Turner once again slammed his former bandmate Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material wi...
July 2, 2022
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Emerge

Originally masterminded by former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki, CHAOS MAGIC have already proved themselves to be a solid addition to Frontiers Music's increasingly impressive roster of metal acts. Led by charismatic and versatile vocalist Caterina Nix, the Chilean crew began their story with t...
June 8, 2022
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STRATOVARIUS Releases 'Survive' Music Video

earMUSIC will release STRATOVARIUS's new studio album, "Survive", on September 23. The official music video for the LP's title track can be seen below. Seven years after the release of its last album "Eternal", STRATOVARIUS once more proves its status as a flagship symphonic metal band and it return...
June 3, 2022
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STRATOVARIUS Announces 'Survive' Album

earMUSIC will release STRATOVARIUS's new studio album, "Survive", on September 23. The official music video for the LP's title track will premiere via the earMUSIC YouTube channel on Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m. ET. STRATOVARIUS will also appear at ProgPower XXI festival in Atlanta on Thursday, June 2...
June 2, 2022
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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Doesn't Think There Are Plans For The Band To Do Anything In Near Future

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero was asked about the current status of the band, six years after the Ritchie Blackmore-led outfit first reformed to play sporadic shows. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We normally keep in contac...
April 19, 2022
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SOILWORK, STRATOVARIUS, Ex-NIGHTWISH Members Guest On JANI LIIMATAINEN's New Solo Album, 'My Father's Son'

Frontiers Music Srl will release of Jani Liimatainen's (THE DARK ELEMENT, INSOMNIUM, SONATA ARCTICA) new solo album, "My Father's Son", on May 6. The Finnish musician's impeccable talents are on full display on this new LP and he's got a stellar cast of friends lending their talents to the proceedin...
March 5, 2022
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Eternal Flame

Although it made barely a ripple in the global scene, NORTHTALE's debut album "Welcome to Paradise" was arguably a connoisseur's choice back in 2018. Guitarist and chief creative force Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE/ex-JON OLIVA'S PAIN) had a very clear and noble vision — to set out on that first rec...
November 9, 2021
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DOOGIE WHITE-Fronted Version Of ALCATRAZZ Releases 'Guardian Angel' Single

"Guardian Angel", the third single from ALCATRAZZ's brand new album "V", set for release October 15, can be streamed below. The LP will feature original members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea, along with new vocalist Doogie White (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST),drummer Mark Benquechea...
August 28, 2021
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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Welcomed A Year Off From Touring While In Quarantine: 'I Hate Traveling'

Ritchie Blackmore's official YouTube channel has released a short video clip of the legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist talking about his life in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said: "I wanted last year off completely from touring. I hate traveling, because I've done it so much...
June 3, 2021
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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Releases 'The Fire And The Sinner' Video Feat. JAKE E, BRITTNEY SLAYES

Frontiers Music Srl will release the fourth album from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, "The Enigma Birth", on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro's skills on display once again. Today, the second single from the album, "The Fire And The Sinner...
May 10, 2021