Brand New Rainbow
The members of Rainbow have re-formed and are back on the road. Well, except for Ritchie Blackmore. But the band’s got the next best thing.
Blackmore – a founding member of Deep Purple and therefore creator of one of the most famous guitar riffs in rock history (at least the one most people play when they first learn guitar) – is out. His son, Jurgen “J.R.” Blackmore, is in.
Appropriately, the band is called Over The Rainbow and is heading out in February.
The only thing is, they may not be heading to your town just yet, unless your town is Minsk, Moscow, Ufa, Ekaterinburg or another Russian city.
The band is rounded out by Joe Lynn Turner on vocals, Tony Carey on keys, Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Greg Smith on bass.
Over The Rainbow marks the first time that four members from three different eras of Rainbow will take the stage together.