Advertisement




Ritchie Blackmore Would Not Have Reunited With Dio 2017 In Review

Ritchie Blackmore made news when he said that he would not have reunited with Ronnie James Dio: Blackmore made his return to rock in 2016 with a new version of Rainbow and he says in a new interview that would not have reunited with original frontman Ronnie James Dio if the legendary metal singer was still alive.

The iconic original Deep Purple guitarist was asked in an interview if he was disappointed that he wasn't able to invite Dio, who died of cancer in 2010, to be part of the Rainbow reformation.

He responded, "I hate to say it, but no, I wasn't. I'd finished with Ronnie a long time ago, and we kept in touch now and again but I went on to other things and he was in other things.

"We kept it very convivial and that, but I think neither one of us really wanted to get back together. He's a strong alpha male, and so am I; he wanted to go one way, I wanted to go the other."

Blackmore also discussed how the mid-90s regrouping of Rainbow came about and he explained why the lineup didn't last. Read more here.


Advertisement




Related Stories
  • Ritchie Blackmore Confirms Glenn Hughes Almost In New Rainbow
  • Ritchie Blackmore Doesn't Believe In The Rock Hall
  • Rainbow Streaming New Single 'Waiting For A Sign'
  • Ritchie Blackmore Says This Lineup Best Rainbow Ever
  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Preview New 2-Disc Set
  • Ritchie Blackmore's New Rainbow Disrespected Fans Says Former Singer 2017 In Review
  • Ritchie Blackmore Would Not Have Reunited With Dio 2017 In Review
  • Miley Cyrus Previews 'Rainbowland' Featuring Dolly Parton
  • Sia Releases 'Rainbow' Video Starring Maggie Ziegler
  • Sia Releases 'Rainbow' Song from 'My Little Pony' Movie
  • News Reports
    Day in Rock: Muse Release New Video 'Something Human'- Def Leppard Streaming Unexpected Cover- Billy Joel Jams With Bruce Springsteen At Milestone Concert- David Bowie Box Set- more

    Page Too: Dead & Company Hit Milestones On Summer Tour- Uli Jon Roth Announces 50th Anniversary Tour Dates- Unseen And Heard Leonard Cohen 1972 Tour Rediscovered- more

    Guns N' Roses Stream Acoustic Version Of 'Move To The City'- Queen Reveal Full Bohemian Rhapsody Biopic Trailer- Robert Plant Adds New Leg To U.S. Carry Fire Tour - more


    Copyright 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.