Tag Archives: Rainbow

Album review: COZY POWELL – The Polydor Years

COZY POWELL - The Polydor Years

Caroline International [Release date 25.08.17] Drummer extraordinaire Cozy Powell is one of the biggest hitters in the hard rock word, making his name with Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake, MSG, Black Sabbath, and Brian May; just before he died in 1998 … Continue reading

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News: GRAHAM BONNET – interview (August 2017) and UK dates (November 2017)

GRAHAM BONNET BAND – The Tivoli, Buckley, 30 July 2017

In this exclusive edit Graham tells Get Ready to ROCK!’s David Randall about his current activities and band. (15:02) The hour special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 27 August at 18:00 GMT. Graham Bonnet starts work … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Anthology

GRAHAM BONNET - Anthology

David Randall chatted to Graham Bonnet about his career for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  This special feature was first broadcast on 27 August 2017. (59:20) HNE Recordings/Cherry Red [Release date 28.04.17] Graham Bonnet is enjoying something of a revival … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKMORE’S NIGHT – To The Moon and Back

BLACKMORE

David Randall chatted to Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore in October 2015 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  The hour special gives background to the formation of the band along with selected tracks from their 20 year-history. Minstrel Hall Music … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR –Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

The Ramblin’ Man Fair is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. It is situated in Mote Park right in the centre of Maidstone in Kent, it is a bit bizarre passing a children’s playpark … Continue reading

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Gig review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – The Tivoli, Buckley, 30 July 2017

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - The Tivoli, Buckley, 30 July 2017

In this exclusive edit Graham tells Get Ready to ROCK!’s David Randall about his current activities and band. (15:02) The hour special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 27 August at 18:00 GMT.  The full version is … Continue reading

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Quick plays: EZOO, KAI HANSEN & FRIENDS

EZOO Feeding the Beast earMUSIC [Release date 02.06.17] Graham Bonnet has been very busy of late with his own Graham Bonnet Band releasing a studio and live album and now this, Ezoo which features guitarist Dario Mollo (Voodoo Hill/Tony Martin). … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

INGLORIOUS - Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

Inglorious’ star is rising nicely – little over a year after their debut album had them voted best newcomers in many end of year polls, and after a series of high profile touring opportunities, they have swiftly followed up with … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LYNN TURNER – The Sessions

JOE LYNN TURNER - The Sessions

This is the first part of the three-part Joe Lynn Turner special broadcast by Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in March 2016.  (Part 2 is also available at Mixcloud with a link to Part 3) Joe Lynn Turner is a … Continue reading

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Gig review: GRAHAM BONNET – Boston Music Rooms, London, 8 November 2016

GRAHAM BONNET- Boston Music Rooms, London, 8 November 2016

Graham Bonnet has always been one of rock’s most singular characters. The man with the short hair, Hawaiian shirts and musical background far removed from your traditional metal belter who gave Rainbow their commercial breakthrough. The man whose self-destructive tendencies … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – The Book

Frontiers [Release date 04.11.16] Graham Bonnet has had a busy past year or so, going on tour with his band, having his solo albums re-issued plus ones from his days in Alcatrazz and Blackthorne. Now we have this double CD … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKTHORNE – Afterlife/Don’t Kill The Thrill (Graham Bonnet, Bob Kulick)

BLACKTHORNE - Afterlife

Hear No Evil [Release date 02.09.16] Cherry Red have embarked on a fairly extensive trawl through Graham Bonnet’s back pages, ahead of some UK dates and a generally higher profile.  We’ve reviewed some of his solo material which is frequently … Continue reading

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Album review: RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW – Memories In Rock – Live In Germany

RITCHIE BLACKMORE

Eagle Records [Release date 18.11.16] If Ritchie Blackmore’s arena comeback this summer is a one-off, an estimated 60,000 fans will have been left happy men (or women).  Even better now they have a 2-CD souvenir, plus DVD and Bluray versions. … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Reissues

Graham Bonnet - Line-Up

Hear No Evil Recordings/Cherry Red [Release dates March-May 2016] The Graham Bonnet “backstory” before his tenure with Rainbow is highlighted by these reissues.  It was clearly evident in 1979 that Bonnet came from the pop mainstream – coming to wider … Continue reading

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Quick plays: LISA WEINT, AVI ROSENFIELD

Lisa Weint - Vurbei

LISA WEINT Vurbei Three piece band from Austria who formed in 2012 and who consist of Markus Baumgartner (vocals) , Ronald Wintersteiner (synths/vocals) and Tomasz Ploszajski (guitar). The band have an interesting mix of the lighter metal moments of say … Continue reading

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Gig review: RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW – Genting Arena, Birmingham, 25 June 2016

RITCHIE BLACKMORE

For us rock fans of a certain age – perhaps from early forties to sixty-ish – Ritchie Blackmore sits in the pantheon of rock royalty. As guitarist and songwriter in both Deep Purple and his own band Rainbow, he pushed … Continue reading

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News: WIN tickets to RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW, Genting Arena, Birmingham – 25 June 2016

Ritchie Blackmore

One of the most influential and versatile guitarists, Ritchie Blackmore will take to the stage to celebrate the era-defining music of Rainbow and Deep Purple in a one-off UK Tour show on Saturday 25 June 2016 at the Genting Arena … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – Boston 1981

RAINBOW - Boston 1981

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 20.05.16] At the end of every Rainbow there is  a pot of gold.  This is surely what labels must be thinking as Ritchie Blackmore plays his Strat in anger (allegedly) this summer.  Following the release … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – Monsters Of Rock Live At Donington 1980

RAINBOW - Monsters Of Rock Live At Donington 1980

Eagle Rock [Release date 22.04.16] CD/DVD Is it me or are Rainbow – 35 years on – viewed through rose-tinted spectacles?  The studio albums are worthy but – live – there is excess, there is indulgence, and there’s a lot … Continue reading

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News: JOE LYNN TURNER Interview feature and UK festival date

Joe Lynn Turner - Hard Rock Hell AOR, March 2016

Photo: Darren Griffiths for GRTR! After his stunning performance at the recent Hard Rock Hell AOR event, melodic hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple) returns to the UK this summer for the Rewind North festival, … Continue reading

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