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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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David Coverdale Reveals Near-Reunion With Ritchie Blackmore

Before David Coverdale decided to make Whitesnake's new album a tribute to his years as the singer for Deep Purple, he contemplated a full-fledged reunion with former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.

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Ian Gillan Rules Out Reunion with Ritchie Blackmore if Deep Purple Is Elected to Rock Hall

Ian Gillan would rather turn down induction than be forced to be on the same stage as Ritchie Blackmore again.

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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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Top Classic Rock New Album Releases And ReMastered Reissues For January 2013 – Deep Purple ‘Live in Paris 1975′ [VIDEO]

Another year of some good classic rock releases and we can add Deep Purple's 'Live in Paris - 1975' to the group.

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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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Rainbow Featured On 80′s At 8 With “Stone Cold” [Video]

90 of VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock

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Was Ronnie James Dio Fired From Rainbow?

His wife and manager says yes. Ronnie had tremendous songwriting ability and a great voice, so what prompted the firing? 

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