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Ritchie Blackmore Rules Out New Rainbow Album or Tour

Ritchie Blackmore's "return to rock" sounds like it's going to be every bit as brief as he originally promised.

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Ritchie Blackmore Being Sued by Label

The former Deep Purple and Rainbow legend is being sued for allegedly not doing enough to promote one of his albums.

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Ritchie Blackmore Discusses Rock Show Set Lists, Still Mulling Additional Dates

Ritchie Blackmore's upcoming rock shows will focus on music from across his storied career, with a 70/30 split between Rainbow and Deep Purple Songs.

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Joe Lynn Turner Calls Ritchie Blackmore’s New Rainbow Lineup a ‘Cover Band’

Former Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner thinks Ritchie Blackmore is doing fans a disservice with the new version of the band he's scheduled to debut later this year.

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Ritchie Blackmore Claims He’s Being Barred From Deep Purple’s Rock Hall Induction

It sounds like Deep Purple's long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will pass without an appearance from former guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.

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40 Years Ago: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Release Their Debut Album

August 1975 signaled a new beginning for one of hard rock’s greatest stars, Ritchie Blackmore, who unveiled the first fruits of his brand-new band, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

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Ritchie Blackmore Reveals First Details of His ‘Return to Rock’

It looks like those rumors regarding Ritchie Blackmore revisiting his rock 'n' roll past might actually be true — to a point, anyway.

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Blackmore’s Night Announce New Album, ‘All Our Yesterdays’

Blackmore's Night are readying the follow-up to 2013's Dancer and the Moon.

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20 Years Ago: Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore Has Onstage Meltdown

What Deep Purple fans saw on Nov. 9, 1993 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, wasn't anything like a promised 25th anniversary celebration of the band. It was, instead, one of the final nights with founding member Ritchie Blackmore.

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Ian Gillan Has ‘No Desire’ to Reunite With Ritchie Blackmore

It's been 20 years since Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, and by all accounts, both he and the band are happier now. Still, some fans will never stop hoping for a reunion -- something that, according to singer Ian Gillan, will never happen.

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Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I Think a Lot About Death’

From his days with Deep Purple and Rainbow to his current gig fronting Blackmore's Night, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has always forged his own trail. It's something, as he recently explained during a Russian television interview, he attributes to his fondness for daydreaming.

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Ritchie Blackmore ‘Couldn’t Care Less’ If Deep Purple Make Hall of Fame

After years of being completely overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, pioneering hard rockers Deep Purple received word last week that they are among the nominees this year. But if you're hoping for an epic reunion jam on 'Highway Star' at this year's ceremony, not so fast -- in a new interview, former Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore says he has no interest in whether the band is inducted or not.

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